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Q: Unable to enable automatically detect settings keeps reverting back

Original Title: http://127.0.0.1:8080/proxy.pac

I had to reinstall my version of windows and now in my "internet options" then "Connections" then Lan settings" instead of the automatically detect settings the above appears in the "use auto config script" is this normal ? and if not how do I get rid....I try to untick and put it to auto detect but it just keeps re-appearing....any help please

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I understand that you are facing an issue while changing Internet Explorer automatically detect settings option.

This issue occurs if Proxy is enabled on the computer or due to virus/malware infections.

Please answer the following questions so that we can help you.

  1. Are you using a proxy connection to connect to the Internet?
  2. Is your computer connected to Domain?

Proxy servers are mostly used by networks in organizations and companies. Typically, people connecting to the Internet from home will not use a proxy server. Proxy settings are used to tell Internet Explorer the network address of an intermediary server that is used between the browser and the Internet on some networks. Changing proxy settings is something you usually only have to do if you are connecting to the Internet through a corporate network. If you use an Internet proxy server that requires authentication, you may encounter problems when you use apps that connect to the Internet.

You may refer to the following article for more information:

Using authenticated proxy servers together with Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2778122/en-us 

I suggest you to try the following methods below and check if it helps:


Method 1

I suggest you to check the permissions on Internet Settings in registry. Refer to the steps below:

  1. Press Windows key + R.  
  2. Type ‘regedit’ and hit enter.
  3. Navigate to the location below:       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  4. Right Click on Internet Settings and select Permissions.
  5. Ensure that your user profile has full control.


Note: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-the-registry


Method 2: Reset Internet Explorer


I suggest you to Reset Internet Explorer settings and check if it helps. Refer the Microsoft help article below to Reset Internet Explorer:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/internet-explorer/reset-ie-settings#ie=ie-11


Note: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature.

Method 3: Run Microsoft Safety Scanner

This issue could occur due to virus/malware infection. Let’s try to run the Microsoft Safety Scanner to make sure that the computer is free from virus. Download and run the link below:

Microsoft Safety Scanner: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

Method 4

If the issue persist, I suggest you to follow the suggestions provided by DeepakHanda replied on April 14, 2014 mentioned in the following link: 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie11-iewindows8_1/lan-connection-settings-keep-changing-back-to/76a0f5d2-167f-41fa-bf40-1461b8c01642?page=2

Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us

Hope this will fix the issue, if not let us know with the updated status and we will be happy to assist you further.

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