How to Resolve Internet Explorer Proxy Server not Responding Error

How to Resolve Internet Explorer Proxy Server not Responding Error

Internet Explorer is the built-in Explorer which is present with the window 10 operating system. It is most reliable and comprehensively used in millions of computers. Like other browsers Internet Explorer also has some flaws or differently while opening the web page. Read the article to fix Internet Explorer proxy server not responding error.

The basic reason behind showing such an error would be corrupt system files, registry files, spam attack or any other disturbance with the Settings. Internet Explorer  is the core release by Microsoft Corporation. If you are receiving the proxy server error while opening any webpage on your Internet Explorer then this guide will help you a lot.

If you are facing similar problem into your PC then read the article till end of the solution. We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to fix Internet Explorer Proxy Server not Responding Error

Solution 1: Disable Internet Explorer Add- Ons using command prompt.

Step 1: Press Window key + X to open menu tools. Now, Right click on the command prompt on the list. Right click and select Run as Administrator.

Step 2: When Command Prompt Window will open with admin privilege, then type the command “%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -extoff"  and press enter to continue. As a result, a popup will appear saying "Add-ons are currently disabled".On the right side, you will get Manage Add-ons button, click on it.

Step 3: Go to the Internet Explorer menu bar, click on Tools and then on Manage Add-ons.

Manage Add-ons window will open.
Click on All add-ons under show in the left section.

Select all by pressing Ctrl + A then, click on Disable all.

Solution 2: Run SFC and DISM command

It will be helpful when files get corrupted and require proper scanning.

Step 1: Go to the Search bar and type cmd. Press Enter. Right Click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 2: When command prompt window is open. Type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter to continue.

Step 3: Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type cmd to open Command Prompt window. Type the command >>> DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.

Restart the Computer and see the changes.

Solution 3: Perform resetting of Internet Explorer Settings

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open Run dialog box. Type the command inetcpl.cpl, press Enter to open the Internet Properties window.

When Internet Explorer window will open, navigate to Advanced tab.

Navigate to Reset Internet Explorer Settings section and click on Reset button on right side.

Step 2: On the Next Window Check-mark on   Delete Personal Settings, click on Reset button now. It will take few minutes to complete the Reset process. When all done Restart the Computer to see the changes.

Solution 4: Make sure to Uncheck the Proxy Server option

This step would be beneficial if problem occurs due to internet connection issues.

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open run command window. Type command inetcpl.cpl and press enter to continue. As a result internet properties window will open.

Step 2: Switch to the connection tab, and scroll down to LAN settings and click on it. Local Area Network (LAN) Setting Window will open. Switch to Proxy Server label and uncheck the option "Use a Proxy Server” for your LAN".

Step 3: On the same window please ensure that the option "Automatically detect settings" is checked. Finally click on apply and then ok to save the changes, restart the Computer and check if problem is solved.

Solution 5: Delete Proxy enable using Registry Editor.

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open run dialogue box. When Run dialogue box is opened, type the command regedit and press enter to open registry editor window.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path in Registry editor Window.
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.

Step 3: In the right section of the navigated path, right click on the ProxyEnable DWORD and select delete. Likewise, delete the following process too.

ProxyServer, Migrate Proxy, and Proxy Override.

Solution 6: Perform Full Anti-virus Scanning of your PC.

Step 1: What may be the antivirus you are using, perform Complete Antivirus Scan. This will be helpful in cleansing the infections created by malicious programs, viruses, etc. The Antivirus will find out the real culprit causing the problem. There are lots of Antivirus available in market either offline or online. Please make sure about the antivirus you are using. It must be reliable and have the capability to scan out serious trozen or viruses.

Step 2: Go to Start Menu and click on it. Search for the Antivirus running in your PC. Double-Click on the Antivirus Icon. Navigate to the Scan Button anywhere in the application. Before running the Scan, please make sure to set the scanning to full or complete Scan to all drives including OS.

Step 3: Finally, start the complete scan. After few minutes it will throw the culprit before the scanning screen. Follow the steps available there to delete all those culprits permanently. When deletion is performed, restart the computer and see the changes.

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