It only seems to work for me with a direct connect.

And i cant find anywhere to set a proxy.

Windows 7 64bit.

As for why... we are in development network that is isolated from the organizations production network. So we just wanted a lightweight virus scanner without having to setup any corporate update server or the like.

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In case max's blogspot link breaks...

To get IE proxy settings to apply to other user accounts (which applications may use specifically), enter the following in a command prompt:

proxycfg -u

The -u option copies the proxy settings from the currently logged in user.

In Windows Vista and 7, proxycfg has been deprecated, so use the following instead:

netsh winhttp import proxy ie
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  • Even after using that, and having checked that the proxy works in IE and can browse web sites, it still fails to update. I see it is trying to connect to some Akamai IP address and not to the proxy server one – golimar Nov 29 '18 at 9:23

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