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When navigating to some sites in my internal network I noticed that Chrome flashes the message below. I believe this is related to WPAD.

How can I view the actual proxy script that is downloaded? I don't see it in the network tab in the chrome tools.

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Please elaborate bit more. What are you doing, when, with what. – Buscar웃 Apr 26 '13 at 14:28
This is most likely caused by a chrome extension, maybe something like an auto-proxy script? – leepfrog Apr 26 '13 at 14:39
Why the down votes? This message appears whenever you connect to a new network, and there is nothing to elaborate. I have seen this on both mainline and canary. – Navin Jun 19 '13 at 5:47
@leepfrog It is not caused by an extension. Chrome does this by default. – Navin Jun 19 '13 at 5:50
up vote 4 down vote accepted

If you type chrome://net-internals/#proxy in the address bar, the proxy auto-configuration script that's currently being used should be listed.


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Go to the Change Proxy settings pop-up and then to LAN settings. There would be 2 sections. The lower section may contain the "auto proxy settings".

Otherwise, in the upper section there will be an input box where the path to the proxyScript may be written. If it is, you may be able to go to that path in normal file explorer and check out the proxy details.

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So, these proxy settings are related to the OS? – Jawa Jul 26 '13 at 10:07
Dunno about that, but yes, these can be set by your sys admin. Atleast that's how I found out. So, might be OS related. – Triguna Jan 9 '14 at 10:20

Open Chrome Settings page Alt+E then S -> Show Advanced Settings -> In the Network Click Change Proxy Settings -> In The Popup -> Lan Settings -> UnCheck Automatically detect settings...

This Worked for me...

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The question is How can I view the actual proxy script that is downloaded not how to disable auto-detect – Sathya May 24 '13 at 8:47

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