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Proxy settings in Internet Explorer. Enabling and disabling

Using a proxy server for Internet Explorer is relevant both for simple web surfing and for professional tasks on the network. It will help to classify your valid IP address, which will allow you to use the Internet anonymously. You can register and manage two or more accounts on social networks and other online sites without fear of blocking. Also, a proxy server will be useful for web-scraping, Internet marketing, automation, and other tasks. Below we will talk about how to configure proxy settings in Internet Explorer.

Clearing cache and cookies before setting proxies in Internet Explorer

Before using a proxy server, it is important to clear the entire history of your previous sessions in the browser. Removing the cache and cookies in Internet Explorer will help to completely hide your identity and protect private data.

The first way to clear cache and cookies in IE:

  1. Press the key combination “CTRL + SHIFT + DEL”.
  2. Check the boxes next to 3 options: “Temporary Internet files and website files”, “Cookies and website data” and “History”.

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  3. Click the "Delete" button.

The second way to clear data in IE:

  1. Go to Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on “Service” (the gear in the upper right corner of the browser) or the key combination “ALT + X”.

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  3. Go to the "Safety" tab and click "Delete Browsing History ...".

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  4. Check the box next to “Temporary Internet and website files”, “Cookies and website data” and “History”.

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  5. Click the "Delete" button.

Better to delete cookies after each work session.

Setting proxies in IE

To connect the proxy server to your browser, follow the instructions below.

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser.

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  3. Go to “Internet options”.

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  4. Internet Explorer will automatically redirect you to the system settings, namely the "Internet Options" section. Here you need to go to the “Connections” tab.

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  5. Click on the “LAN Settings” button.

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  6. Check the box next to “Use proxy server for your LAN” and “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”.
  7. Enter your proxy data in the free field of the "Proxy server" section.
  8. Click the Advanced button.
  9. Check the box next to “Use the same proxy server for all protocols.”

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  10. In the empty window, enter the sites through the separation with a semicolon (";"), for visits to which you do not need to use a proxy server.

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  11. Click the OK button.

If after completing all the steps the proxy server does not respond in Internet Explorer, there may be 2 reasons for this:

  • you entered incorrect proxy data
  • the server is not operational - in this case, you will have to replace it.

See also our proxy setup guide for Google Chrome.

Disabling proxies in Internet Explorer

The process of disabling a proxy server in Internet Explorer follows approximately the same scenario as its connection.

Follow the step by step instructions:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser.

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  3. Go to “Internet options”.

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  4. Go to the “Connections” tab and click “Network Settings”.

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  5. Uncheck the box next to “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.

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  6. Click OK to disable Internet Explorer proxies.

The process is completed. After setting up the server, check your IP address on any site on the Internet where this can be done. Read our instructions that will tell you what to do if the proxy server is not responding.

As you can see, the IP address and port of the server are stored in the database, so in the future, you can quickly enable or disable proxies for Internet Explorer.

You will only need to check/uncheck one box next to the option “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.

Using another browser too? Learn how to configure proxies in Opera.