proxy server aggravation

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Blindy8

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I posted this in the web forum but being that it's dealing with Lan settings, I thought I would also address it here in a networking forum:

This is a strange problem: I was working on my mother's Windows 98SE computer which has both AOL and AT&T installed for dialup service.

When logging on in AOL, I notice that my service defaulted to Broadband not Home as it should be, so I changed it and logged in. Then I noticed I couldn't get into the password protected parts or my personal site nor was i able to connect to AOL's online live help.

I became aware that the Provy Server box was checked in the Connections Tab of Lan settings in Internet Options. When I unclicked the box, and then tried to get into my personal website, everything worked . . . until I signed in afterwards, at which point, the provy server box was clicked again and the same errors happened as before.

I checked for viruses using EZ Antivirus that is updated as new signatures come out and did a full system sweep, finding no viruses. I did find 7 spyware files using AOL's spyware software and deleted them then rebooted and went back online only to see that Proxy server box checked again. It appears that something got into this system and now defaults that box as checked. As there are no viruses nor spyware on the system now, whatever problem has occured happened in the past and keeps repeating.

I would like to find a way to save the changes in Lan Settings in that connections tab of Internet properties but see no way of doing so. Do I reinstall windows to clear the registry?
 
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