One of the more common computer issues we see because of malware is a misconfiguration Proxy Server connection setting in the browser. You may be able to do a quick fix to get your Internet connection back up and running, however if this has gotten set and you don’t recall doing it, this is probably because your computer is infected with malware or a virus.
NOTE: This may only temporarily fix your Internet connection issue and malware may change this setting back on reboot. It is recommended you get professional computer repair services.
In Windows Search type inetcpl.cpl.
Right click and choose to Run as administrator.
Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN settings button.
Make sure Automatically Detect Settings is checked.
If you have already attempted this fix, and are still getting a Proxy Internet connection issue then you may need computer repair service. Bring your computer to South City Computer or to a local computer repair service and support provider near you.
Why is the Proxy Server Setting enabled?
While every issue is different, malware is usual the culprit behind this proxy setting being changed on a computer. The setting allows for all Internet traffic to be rerouted and monitored through another computer. This is likely in order to serve pop-ups and/or search your Internet traffic for usernames, emails, credit card numbers,and passwords.Tags: internet connection, malware, proxy, proxy server, virus