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What is Windows Security Proxy?

Windows Security is an adware application which first installs a proxy server in Windows and then configures your default web browsers to use it. This proxy server changes the settings of your default browser to inject pop up and advertisements. This proxy server will also make changes if you are searching anything on Google because it will be under the control of the malware developers hence will load a Google Custom Search engine.


Once this proxy server is installed, it will configure the computer to use a proxy server located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Dsq\network\sysnetwk.exe is actually an adware supporting program then inject advertisements into web pages, cause to show pop ups and adware links in new browser tabs, and also show a Google Custom Search engine while exploring something on Google.

How did this Proxy Hijacker get on your computer?

Often such malicious and unwanted programs get installed with those freeware that don’t adequately disclose the identity of the programs that are attached with them to get installed and infect your machine. Most of the third-party sites install adware when you download even something legitimate. So it is better to download the required application from its developer’s website. Always par close attention while downloading any application online and don’t accept its terms and conditions without reading them. Pay attention to installation screens to know what it is offering you; always choose   Custom or Advanced installation options to know which free application is getting installed with the main software.

If the license agreement or installation screens say that any other unwanted software or toolbar is going to install, immediately cancel the install. As often adware are integrated with the free applications that you install from third-party websites in order to generate revenue. Once it gets installed on your computer, it starts displaying ads, , hijacking of Google search results, showing the malicious links. etc. You device is not safe if you have got this infection, so remove it and associated programs immediately.   This guide will help you in getting rid of this infection. Follow the steps in the given order for removing Windows Security Proxy Server program.

Options to remove Windows Security Proxy

  • Ask the experts to help you or
  • Follow our Self Help Guide

If you are not a computer savvy person, it is advised to you that ask the experienced engineers to help you in removing Windows Security Proxy. Otherwise follow the steps given below to remove it from your machine.

Important Note: Before proceeding, make sure that you create backup of your data.

How to remove unwanted Windows Security Proxy:

  • Manual method of removing Windows Security Proxy may seem a bit overwhelming cause of numerous steps, but it is easy to understand. Before moving ahead, download all the required applications on your desktop to avoid in between complexities. Print the instructions as you need to close or reboot your computer during the removal process.
  • Terminate or close all the programs that may interfere with the removal process. To do the same download defencebyte AV Pro.
  • Download defencebyte AV Pro
  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro application first.
  • Make sure that you have chosen the appropriate version for your Windows System.
  • Select a convenient location to save it when it asks to save the file.
  • Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt that it is completed.
  • Now, click on Run button to start the program. Or browse the location of the folder and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe to run it.
  • Accept the company terms to continue to continue.
  • Perform the scan on your computer to find plug-ins, add-ons, harmful programs, and other malicious entities linked to unwanted Windows Security Proxy.
  • Continue to follow the prompt to carry on the removal.
  • Reboot your computer once scan and removal process is done for changes to take effect.

Remove Windows Security Proxy from the Control Panel:

  • Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel.
  • According to your version of Windows, ouble-click on one of the options below in the Control Panel:

For Windows XP, double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10, double-click on the Uninstall Program option.

  • When you see Add or Remove Programs or the Uninstall Program screen, please scroll through the list of programs to find Windows Security Proxy or the similar malware and double-click on each of them and follow the prompts to uninstall each one.
  • Close the Control Panel screens, once you are done.
  • Restart your computer.

Windows Security Proxy and other adware displaying agent will be removed from your device and now, your computer should be free of the Windows Security Proxy program.