Windows 10: Update forcing proxies Solved

  1.    14 Nov 2017 #1

    Update forcing proxies & Control Panel Crashing


    If you are having these issues see below for the resolution steps I took!

    I had some issues yesterday and seems to be related to a windows update I got.

    Most were minor but the below were a headache.

    The first relates to the control panel. When I click CP is opens it then closes it immediately now. Any ideas? - UPDATE I don't know why this would be conflicting with the CP but I was on another MS thread on this issue and the culprit is the IDT Audio Controls. This sounded familiar to me and sure enough I had them on my system so I uninstalled them which removed all my sound and my CP was again working fine. I then reinstalled my drivers and sound and CP are now working fine again! This is the thread ignore the Microsoft employees suggestion as others reported it did no good but one other user posted on the IDT causing the issue and sure enough that was the conflict that was causing the CP to crash so make sure you have your systems audio drivers so when you uninstall you can reinstall again.

    To uninstall the audio without the CP goto Start and then on left click the little gear icon to pull up the settings panel. Then click the apps icon and scroll down until you find the IDT Audio and click it then you will see uninstall since you won't be able to uninstall this via the CP since your CP is crashing. Once the IDT Panel is uninstalled use the driver install file you should have downloaded for your system before this and reinstall the drivers to return back your audio!

    Secondly I noticed that both my Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers (Don't use any others so unsure on these) are set up to use proxies now. I managed to fix firefox by saying don't use proxies and that allowed me in to browse but then I opened explorer and tried to turn it off there also and it refuses to update. I can uncheck the box and click OK and then if I load the same settings panel again the box is again checked and refuses to update so I can access the page I need to access. - Update This is also now resolved I think getting the CP back online was the resolution to this. I noticed though changing the setting in IE still showed it as set but when I checked my internet options in the CP is update then when I reloaded IE the settings were proper. so pages are again loading in IE as well now.

    For Firefox do the following to remedy the proxy issue. This is for FF57 older versions you will have to check tabs to find proxy setting but in 57 Goto TOOLS/OPTIONS/GENERAL scroll to the bottom and select NETWORK PROXY SETTINGS button and then in the new panel no proxies and OK and then restart browser and should be fine as it was fine for me!

    I just now also noticed that Thunderbird my mail program no longer displays images was working fine before the stupid update that caused all these issues! - Update on this I fixed this issue seems this update I got from windows last night is really messing with peoples proxies or at least with my proxies and I got the update from the security and updates tab in the settings.

    Solution for Thunderbird at least goto TOOLS/OPTIONS/ADVANCED/NETWORK & DISK SPACE/SETTINGS and make sure NO PROXIES is selected then hit OK I also restarted Thunderbird just in case but images were working again!

    Thoughts on all?

    Last edited by Dave1776; 14 Nov 2017 at 12:56.
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