Network proxy settings are a common feature in Windows which allows computers to connect to the internet via proxy servers. They are used for many reasons, such as improving security and reducing bandwidth consumption.
How do you use a proxy on Windows 10
If you want to use proxy services on your Windows 10 computer, it’s important to configure it correctly. This will protect you from identity theft and malicious websites, while also improving your browsing experience.
How to change the Proxy Settings in Windows.
The first step is to turn on the automatic detection of proxy settings with WPAD. Organizations frequently use this feature to control access and safeguard digital assets. To turn this feature on you must open Windows Settings and go to Network & Internet > Proxy.
You can also set up your helpful tools for your business proxy by entering the IP address and port number. This is typically recommended for organizations which require a higher level of security.
How to Manually Configure a Windows Proxy Service: Configure the Script Field
Some proxy servers require that you enter a script address to enable. This address can be a URL or a.pac file that Windows uses for configuration. After you’ve finished you can save and then enter the address into the Script address box.
Alternatively, you can disable the scripts’ use by altering the Registry. This is a risky procedure, so only do it if you are confident that you are able to restore your settings without causing any harm to your computer.