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How to disable proxy?

Updated on: 2017-07-24 11:16:23 UTC

Introduction 

A proxy is an intermediary between your computer and the Internet. It is used to hide your real location and allow you to access the websites that would otherwise be blocked. You need to disable these settings while using VPN service as when you are connected to a VPN connection all traffic will be redirected to the VPN tunnel and there is no need to use a proxy. 

To see the difference between VPN and Proxy please click here

In order to disable proxy please follow our step by step guide:

A. Safari

  1. Click on Safari and select Preferences.

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  2. Go to the Advanced tab and click on the Change Settings option.

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  3. Under Select, a protocol to configure, uncheck all the boxes.

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  4. Now click on Apply Now to save the changes (if any).
  5. Click OK and close any open boxes to save your settings. 

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B. Firefox

Instructions for MAC

  1. From the Tools menu, select Preferences.

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  2. Select Advanced, and then in the Network tab, click Settings

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  3. Select either No proxy or Auto-detect proxy settings for this network, then click OK

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Instructions for Windows

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options.

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  2. Select Advanced, and then in the Network tab, click Settings.

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  3. Select either No proxy or Auto-detect proxy settings for this network, then click OK.

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C. Chrome

Instructions for MAC

  1. Click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. 

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  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Advanced.

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  4. In the System, click Open Proxy Settings. This will open the Internet Properties window.

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  5. In the Proxy tab, under Select a protocol to configure, uncheck every protocol. 

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  6. Click OK

Instructions for Windows

  1. Click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. 

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  2. Select Settings.

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  3. Click Advanced

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  4. In the System Section, click Open Proxy Settings. This will open the Internet Properties window.

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  5. Under Local Area Network (LAN) settings, click on LAN settings

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  6. Under Automatic Configuration, uncheck Automatically Detect Settings.
  7. Make sure Use a proxy server for your LAN is also Unchecked.

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  8. Click OK.

D. Internet Explorer/Edge

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.

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  2. In the Connections tab, click LAN settings.

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  3. Uncheck all the options except Automatically detect settings.

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  4. Click OK.  

E. Opera

  1. From the Opera menu, select Settings and then Browser

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  2. In the Advanced tab, scroll down to Network and click Change Proxy Settings

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  3. In the Connections tab, click on LAN settings.

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  4. Uncheck all the options except Automatically detect settings.

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  5. Click OK.  

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