Proxy server is rejecting connections - Bug fix


Although the majority of users connect to the Internet directly, some users need to do so through a specific computer or server: a Proxy. A Proxy is a computer or server that acts as an intermediary in our connection, as a barrier. This is responsible for receiving all network traffic and forwarding it to the destination. In this way, it is possible to browse the Internet a little more anonymously or control the traffic of other users within the same network.

Although a Proxy does not encrypt connections like a VPN server can, this server acts as an intermediary between two computers (ours and the destination one). Thus, the traffic is sent to this proxy server, processes it and forwards it to the destination. The same goes for the answer. It first reaches him and then sends it back to us. This helps, for example, that the destination servers cannot know our real IP or our location, among other personal data, since the information that will be reflected will be that of the proxy only.

When the configuration of our computer works correctly we can connect to the Internet without problems. However, when something goes wrong (for example, the proxy does not work or is down) we will find error messages when we cannot go to the Internet. One of the most common messages is " The proxy server is rejecting connections ".


Fortunately, it is very easy to correct this error message. Here we explain how to do it.

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Steps to follow to solve the error "The proxy server is rejecting connections"
The causes of this error message can be very varied, and sometimes it is difficult to find them. It may happen that the proxy server is not working correctly, that the configuration has changed and even that something on our PC, such as malware, is blocking these connections.

If we are not connected to a corporate network (a company, a school, etc.) and we have already verified that we are not infected with malware, then the problem is most likely caused by a program that has changed our proxy settings. computer.

Check the Internet settings in the registry
When a program makes changes to the Windows registry settings, it may, on occasion, also change the permissions to prevent the user, or any other program, from modifying these settings.

To solve this problem, what we must do is open the Windows registry settings (run regedit from Cortana) and once inside, go to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings

In it, we will right-click on " Internet Settings " and select the "Permissions" option .

W10 proxy permission registration

In the new window that opens we must select our user and mark the option «Full control «. Thus, that user can make changes to that registry key.

Add user permissions edit registry Windows 10

Ready. Once this change is made, we can go to our browser and try to modify the Proxy properties from there, since having full permissions we will not have problems to do so.

Review browser proxy settings
Chrome, Edge, and Internet Explorer take network settings directly from the operating system. In Windows 10, for example, we can access these settings from the Settings menu. Within the network and Internet section we will find the proxy options.
aprabha2611 2 april 2021, 13:12
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