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What Is Your Proxy Setting?

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Proxy is a unique, advanced, and advantageous feature that helps you hide your device's IP address, enabling you to access geo-restricted content. It also prevents malware requests from reaching your laptop or desktop. Your proxy settings in Windows depend on your usage. If you want to access unavailable sites in your country and conditions like such, you should turn on the proxy setting to use an anonymous proxy server; otherwise, you should not.  

How to Find Proxy Settings in Windows?

Most users lack knowledge about the proxy system, which leads to various doubts, such as how to find the proxy settings, what the procedure is to enable it, etc. Follow the steps below to learn how to find these settings and enable them accordingly.

  • Select the "Start" button to initiate the procedure.
  • Go to the "Settings" section to proceed further.
  • Choose the "Network & internet" option from the menu.
  • Visit the "Proxy" tab to view the different proxy setups.
  • Please choose the suitable one and turn it on.

How to check current proxy settings in Windows?

You can check your current proxy settings by following the steps listed above. Once you reach the "Proxy" tab, go to the "Automatic proxy setup" section. Under this section, you must see whether the "Automatically detect settings" button is turned on. If it is not turned on, then your proxy is inactive. Also, check whether other proxy settings are enabled or not. If any other proxies are enabled, then the "Automatic" system may be turned off by default.

How do I know if my proxy is active?

There are several ways to know whether your proxy settings are active because Windows provides various proxy setups to its users, whether you have opted for automatic setup, a setup script, or the manual way. Below is a general method you can use to know whether your proxy setting is turned on. This method is based on the automatic setup because it reduces your burden, and you no longer have to make any additional adjustments in the future.

  • First, open your device and tap the "Start" button.
  • Choose the "Settings" button appearing on your screen.
  • Select the "Network & internet" option from the drop-down.
  • Go to the "Proxy" tab and find the "Automatic proxy setup."
  • If it is turned on, your proxy setup is active; otherwise, it is not.

What is the Windows Run command for proxy settings?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find the appropriate options and buttons to enable features in Windows. To resolve such issues, they provide the Run Commands feature, which helps you directly open a document or application whose path is unknown to you. To enable the proxy settings in Windows through the Run Command, follow the steps listed below.

  • Tap the "Start" button and go to the "Search field box" at the top.
  • Type "cmd" and right-click on the "Command Prompt" section.
  • Choose "Run as administrator" to proceed further with the procedure.
  • Enter this command: netsh winhttp set proxy :.
  • Press "Enter" to visit the proxy settings, and follow the prompts.

Read Also:- How To Change Proxy Setting In Windows?

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