Fix: Windows Could not Automatically Detect Network’s Proxy Settings

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Are you getting Windows Could not Automatically Detect Network’s Proxy Settings error on your Windows computer? Microsoft latest edition is prone to error and bugs as well, and no one can save once your computer plagued. However, the Windows team continuously work to provide updates to fix the issues. You can fix the “Windows could not Automatically Detect Network’s Proxy Settings” error by following a few simple steps. Our solutions consist easy to understand solutions at first, and then we move on to the complicated solutions.

How to Deal with Proxy Issues in Windows 10:

1.  Run System File Checker (SFC)

Microsoft added several features to the latest edition so that can fix the most common issues with Windows OS. However, its  highly likely for regular issues to run into file corruption issues. For that, Microsoft has offered an advanced tool called SFC. It helps you identifying the issues like corruption of the core files & folders.

SFC checks every Windows installed files & folders to verify their working status & corruption & virus infection.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S, type “command prompt,” and open the first result as administrator.


Step 2: Make sure to run the CMD (command prompt) as administrator.

Step 3: Now, type “sfc /scannow” and hit enter.

Step 4: The tool starts, and it takes one minute to a few minutes to complete the process. Remember to avoid unplugging the power cord and turning off the computer.

Step 5: It takes plenty of time to complete the process, so be patient.

The system file checker identifies the corrupted files and fixes them if possible. However, the problem may persist because there might be another issue crawling your computer.

2. Disable Security Program

Windows is vulnerable to the virus, malware, spyware, and adware. There are many software companies offering security programs to protect your computer from all online threats. Fortunately, they also offer banking safe computer and several privacy features.

Few security programs come with extra features like firewall and Avast offers a firewall feature that replaces the Windows Firewall. Interestingly, it allows the Avast to controls the programs that try to have more control over the computer. If the Avast firewall feels like a program or feature trying to get unnecessary access to the computer, then it blocks it.

Step 1: You have two options uninstall & turn it off. I would choose to turn it off because it disables every real-time feature. Now, open the antivirus program, or you can right-mouse click at the notification icon, and select “Avast Shields Control.”

Step 2: Disable the feature permanently, and you can turn it on after a restart or manually.

Overall, the Windows 10 firewall takes over the computer and keeps your computer safe.

Remember, you do not access any other website or open email during the absence of your third-party computer security protection. Remember, you have to restart your computer if the solution does not work. Turn back on the antivirus program on your Windows machine to keep it secure.

3. Reset Your System’s IP & TCP

When your machine’s TCP & IP is misconfigured then you also run into “Windows could not Automatically Detect Network’s Proxy Settings” error. The Command Prompt allows you to reset the TCP and IP at the same time, and restart your computer to take effect.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S, type “command prompt,” and open the first result as administrator.

Step 2: Make sure to run the command prompt as administrator to work. In case, if you have the admin rights, then contact your admin.

Step 3: Type “netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt” and hit enter.

Step 4: It takes only a few seconds to reset the IP and TCP and then close the CMD.

4. Reset Your Internet’s Settings

Internet settings can also mess up plenty of things if configured incorrectly because one wrong configuration can mess up everything. You cannot expect a software or troubleshooter to solve this issue in such case. if Internet settings are the culprit, you can solve this issue by following the steps below:

Step 1: Press Windows key + S and “internet options” and select the first result.

Step 2: A small Window pops up on the screen and click on the “advanced” tab to proceed.

Step 3: At the bottom, you have to click on the “reset” and another Window pop up on the screen.

Step 4: Now, select “Delete personal settings” and click on “reset” to proceed.

Step 5: Now, click on “apply” and then click “ok.”

Restart your Windows machine to take the changes effect.


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