How to fix Unable to Connect to Proxy Server Error

You are facing an error while using Google Chrome/Internet Explorer to access Internet known as “unable to connect to proxy server“, i am going to explain how to fix this issue quickly but completely.

Common Questions?

Don’t you thing before fixing unable connect proxy server we should know what is proxy/ proxy server and Internet? So lets start

What is Proxy or Proxy Server?

Proxy server is a server which sits between web browser like Google Chrome and Internet. It intercepts all requests to real server and check whether it can fulfill requests itself. If not then requests are transferred to the real server. Its main purpose is to filter request and improve performance.


What is Internet?

The Internet is a global network of millions of computers. More than 190 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news, to do business and opinions.

I hope you understood the terms Proxy Server and Internet now we should move forward and check What are the causes of this error.

Causes of Error:

There are many reasons of proxy server error one basic cause is unwanted applications installed in your computer or malicious extensions in your browsers. i guess we have the basic knowledge so lets move to the next step which is:

How to Fix Unable to Connect to Proxy Server

So we are going to start fixing the error known as “unable to connect to proxy server” so carefully follow the steps as mentioned. Oh! i just forgot to tell you that there are many ways to solve this issue but i am going to share the most common two

Fixing with Method 1:

First Step:

Open Internet Explorer, click on “gear icon” and then “Internet Options“.


Open “Control Panel” and Click on “Internet Options” in small icon view.


Type “Internet Options” in search bar.

Second Step:
Open the Connections tab, then LAN settings, check “Automatically detect settings” and uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.

unable to connect to proxy server

Third Step:

Reload or open any webpage and check if proxy server error is shown or not? If after rebooting error is still present go for method two.

Fixing with Method 2:

First Step:

Reboot your PC in Safe mode (restart your PC and press F8 in start and select Safe Mood from options).

Second Step:

Open RUN command Hold ‘Windows key’ and press ‘R’ (Windows Key + R) type “regedit” and tap/press OK.

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Third Step:

Open registry files of “Internet Options

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Internet settings

Fourth Step:

Delete the files mentioned below:

  • Migrate Proxy
  • Proxy Server
  • Proxy Override
  • Proxy Enable

Now just reboot your PC and follow all steps of  ‘Fixing with Method 1‘. Reload or open any page and check I bet “Unable to Connect to Proxy Server Error” is fixed.

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Jack Morse
Jack is the Tech Reporter and is based in San Francisco

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