Disable the proxy settings in registry for Mozilla® Firefox
What are proxy settings? What is the method or way to disable the proxy settings in registry for Mozilla Firefox? The proxy server will act as an intermediate between two or more system when they are connected over Internet. The proxy server is having different settings which will determine the level of security and privacy for the system. It will also provide options like bypassing controls and accelerating data transfer needs. One among the most important setting of the proxy server is the connection filtering which will protect network security. The anonymizing proxy servers can make the server appear itself a client machine to preserve anonymity of users. Reverse proxy server is to provide security and encryption to a group of servers. Another setting of the proxy server is the tunneling proxies which provide port block and content filtering to avoid the effects of other proxy servers. Here are some notes on disabling the proxy settings in registry for Mozilla Firefox:
- Need to disable proxy settings
- Steps to disable proxy settings
- Tips to take care
Need to disable proxy settingsThe proxy settings are good for securing the system from possible infections. But, you may be having some good security essential included in the system. The Mozilla Firefox may also have security enhancements included. At the time, there is no need to enable the proxy settings. Thus, you can disable it and can get rid off blocking issues which can come with the proxy settings.
Steps to disable proxy settingsTo disable proxy settings in registry for Mozilla Firefox, you need to access the Run prompt from the Start menu of the system and type regedit. It will display the registry editor in which you need to select the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" folder. You need to then click the + sign near to the folder and thus navigate to the 'CurrentVersion Internet Settings' sub-key. In the right pane, you can view contents of 'Internet Settings' folder. Here, you need to select the 'ProxyEnable' DWORD value. It will bring up the 'Edit DWORD Value' window and you need to change its "Value data" to '1'. Finally, click OK button to confirm these changes.
Tips to take careThere are some things to be taken care while disabling proxy settings in registry for Mozilla Firefox. Any changes to the system registry can cause serious changes in the system. It is less possible to undo changes made to the system registry. Thus, it is important to take backup of system registry before making these changes.
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