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What is ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error?

You’ve been infected with the potentially unwanted program or browser adware/hijacker program if ‘The proxy server is not responding’ display on your computer screen while you try to open any website. Proxy servers change the network settings to let the user surf anonymously. There are many users who prefer to surf anonymously and it has inspired the cyber-criminals to create various bogus software to lure users by offering different additional features and fall them victims to various infections. They force the users to install this software that just cause problems and errors like this. It is a tedious task to remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error completely as it leaves its leftovers to further restore.

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To completely get rid of this issue, downloading and installing the defencebyte AV Pro is a better choice that will not only completely remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error, but also set your device free you from all annoying ads that appear on your web browser.

How to get rid of ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error from your computer?

Automatic Removal

Scan your device with defencebyte AV Pro to find and delete‘The proxy server is not responding’ error from your computer

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  • Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  • Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  • To run the program by clicking on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to carry on the remaining process.
  • To find plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  • As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

How to get rid of ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error manually

Remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error from Control Panel

To get rid of ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error, firstly you have to uninstall it and other malicious programs from your computer. While finding and removing ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error, try to find our other suspicious programs installed recently and delete them too because it is usual that unwanted programs contain malware.

Windows XP

  • Click Start and select Control Panel
  • Choose option Add or Remove Programs
  • In the list of programs, search for ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error
  • Once you find it, select it and click Uninstall option

Windows 7/Windows Vista

  • Click Start icon and select Control Panel
  • Select Uninstall a Program
  • In the list of programs, search for ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error and click uninstall

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  • Open the Menu and select Search
  • Next choose Apps and then Control Panel
  • Find ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error, click Uninstall a Program under Programs and choose Uninstall

Windows 10

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button (or press the Windows key), and then choose Settings at the top
  • On the left menu, choose App & features
  • On the right side, look for ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error, select it, and then click on Uninstall option
  • Confirm your action by clicking on Uninstall option

Mac OSX

  • Launch Finder
  • Choose Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  • When you find Uninstall ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error or ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error Uninstaller, double-click on it and follow on-screen instructions
  • Drag unwanted programs from the Applications folder to the Trash

If you are still unable to get rid of “the proxy server is not responding’ error, there are other options that may prove handy for removing such errors and one such way you can try is use Safe Mode:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  • Turn off your PC
  • Turn it on and press F8 button immediately
  • Advanced Boot Options menu will show up
  • Choose Safe Mode with arrow buttons
  • Navigate to Control Panel in Safe Mode, then select Uninstall a program and remove “‘The proxy server is not responding’ error”

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  • Press the Win + R buttons together, type msconfig in the run box and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab, and click check box before Safe Boot option
  • Choose the type of Safe Mode: Minimal or Network
  • Press OK and reboot your PC
  • Navigate to Control Panel in Safe Mode, then select Uninstall a program and remove “‘The proxy server is not responding’ error”

Other than using Safe boot option you can also perform Clean Boot. But for that you need to turn off all the startup programs because otherwise the program won’t uninstall.

  • Press the Win + R buttons together, type msconfig in the run box and press Enter
  • Select Services section
  • Find Hide all Microsoft services line and click on its checkbox
  • The click will Disable all
  • Go back to General section
  • Find the line Selective startup and untick the box Load startup items
  • Select Apply, then OK
  • Reboot your PC
  • From Control Panel, remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error

How to remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error from browsers

Now when you successfully uninstall the suspicious application from your computer, remove ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error from your web browser. To find and remove suspicious add-ons and extensions, you need to search for recently-installed programs.

Google Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Press Alt + F keys
  • Select Tools
  • Choose Extensions
  • Look for ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error
  • To remove it, select the trash can icon

Safari:

  • From Safari menu, click Preferences
  • Choose Extensions
  • Look for ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error or other extensions that seem suspicious
  • To remove it, select Uninstall button

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Press the key combination: Shift + Ctrl + A
  • Choose ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error
  • Select Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  • Open IE
  • Press Alt + T keys on your keyboard
  • Select Manage Add-ons option
  • Click Toolbars and Extensions
  • Then select Disable ‘The proxy server is not responding’ error
  • In the left-bottom corner, select More information link
  • Click Remove button
  • Perform alternative steps if this button is grayed out