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08-Sep-2011, 09:17 PM #1
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Not sure if this is the right section but..

Hi, I dont know much about technology and recently (yesterday) i encountered a problem

Yesterday and i was browsing the internet, everything was fine, and then these "zonedg.com" pop ups would appear every 2 or so minutes from my anitviruis. So in reponse i deleted my antiviruis and decided to replace it with this "Bitdefender Total security 2012" that I bought. I scanned my PC and it deleted some malware and stuff. And everything was fine again.

But then... (this is the problem im having now) when i started up firefox it gave me this message:

The proxy server is refusing connections


Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.



Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.
Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is
working.

So I got on my other computer and searched up the problem and many people suggested turning the settings to "automatically detect proxy settings", which worked, however I found that when i switched to this options my internet was very slow (i.e. I coulnt watch you tube videos over 480 p). I also couldnt get this streaming program to work (GomTv).

Anyway so I was wondering..
What's the reason behind behind my network losing its proxy settings?

How Can I get my Proxy Settings Back?


Thanks in Advance


p.S. Sorry I like to ramble on so much >.<
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08-Sep-2011, 09:39 PM #2
Does firefox show it is using Proxy server settings? And am i correct you did "auto-detect proxy settings"? If so, set that to No Proxy

Does IE have the same symptoms?
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08-Sep-2011, 09:45 PM #3
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Does firefox show it is using Proxy server settings? And am i correct you did "auto-detect proxy settings"? If so, set that to No Proxy

Does IE have the same symptoms?

internet Explorer and Google Chrone all have the same symptons,

Yes. I setted it to "auto-detect settings", and now its no proxy

Btw. I dont think there is a difference, since my proxy info is now all gone. (i think)
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08-Sep-2011, 09:51 PM #4
in IE, check Tools > Internet Options > Connections Tab > LAN Setttings. What settings is selected here?
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08-Sep-2011, 09:56 PM #5
Ah.
It was "use proxy server for your LAN"
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08-Sep-2011, 10:00 PM #6
yup, switch to none (uncheck)
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08-Sep-2011, 10:03 PM #7
Ok Done.

Thanks for your help

But I was wondering what happened to my proxy server?

Why cant my internet browser find it? It it possible to get it back?

sorry to be so much trouble =[
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08-Sep-2011, 10:04 PM #8
You have a malware issue. Your security software alerted you to that fact, and you responded by uninstalling the security software.
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08-Sep-2011, 10:10 PM #9
yeah.. i kinda realised that was a dumb move, but at that point, i had already decided to change antivirus (it was a free avast one)

And didnt just uninstall because i got pissed =/

I uninstalled to install the new one
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The new one may have changed it... security suites like to do that.
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