IE Settings in Win 8 Differ from Metro to Desktop

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Having an odd problem with my MS Surface Pro running Win 8: I get solid Wifi connectivity, but when I am on the Metro home screen and attempt to check mail, update or shop through the store, open NextGen Reader or open Internet Explorer I get a "You're not connected to the Internet" message. Odd that the mail icon has already informed me I have emails, the store icon has told me I have updates, and the NextGen icon has told me I have unread feeds.

If I go to the desktop and open Internet Explorer, it works perfectly.

If I change Internet Explorer|Tools|Internet Options|Connections|LAN Settings to uncheck the "Use Proxy Server" checkbox, everything works perfectly for the balance of that session: IE on the desktop continues to work, and I can return to the Metro screen and everything now works fine there. This continues as long as I don't shut down.

When I shut down and re-start, all settings revert back to what they were, and I have to go through the drill again. The "Use Proxy Server" box won't stay unchecked after shutdown.

The proxy server Address and Port for HTTP and Secure are always 127.0.0.1 and 49445.

I double-checked, and do not have e-Rewards Notify on the system (known for doing this).

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
 

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that sounds like you have malware or another program on the computer that is setting a proxy server and Metro IE isn't seeing the correct settings

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 
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