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I'm using Windows 7 and have been taking Java and C# classes this past year. Somewhere during this time my computer has started automatically changing the internet connections setting to use a proxy by default, rather than automatically detect settings. In this past year I have been using NetBeans IDE and Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express, and I think one of them (probaly the C# program) is the culprit, but I don't know how to get my computer to change the default setting. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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There is no single, central, universal proxy setting for the whole system, so you’ll have to be more specific about what you are talking about. Are you talking about a specific browser? Are you talking about the Internet Options applet in the Control Panel? What happens when you reset the proxy, does it switch back right away or after running a specific program or after reboot? –  Synetech Dec 28 '13 at 1:29
    
I am talking about the Internet Options applet in the Control Panel. If I turn off the "use proxy" settings, then it stays off until I reset my computer. I believe this started happening after I installed Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express, though I can't find any such settings in the program itself. –  Jacob Jan 22 at 17:25

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