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What does it mean if my internet started working after i disabled the proxy server?

July 28, 2011 by admin  
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Question by Ghoul808: What does it mean if my internet started working after i disabled the proxy server?

My Internet wasn’t working and i couldn’t find out the problem, but then i read something that said to disable the proxy server and i did, and my Internet is working faster than ever… did i do something that i should be aware of? because i don’t even know what a proxy server is.

Best answer:

Answer by VarnesComputers
You probably have a malware infection, the proxy settings are a very common target of malware.

Edit:

A proxy server is a secondary server that some people will choose to use to either mask their internet usage, or to provide secure access for a workplace. Unless you know what a proxy server is, these should be disabled.

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One Response to “What does it mean if my internet started working after i disabled the proxy server?”
  1. tim_27_us says:

    Without proxy server
    * Your PC -> ISP -> Internet

    With proxy server
    * Your PC -> ISP -> proxy server -> Internet

    Since every time you surface the internet, you pass the proxy server, it is slower compare with directly connection. May be you got virus in the first place, beware of those proxy server they are used to track your browsing history.

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