How do I reset the proxy settings?

You can manually reset the proxy settings or alternatively run the attached program "Reset_Proxysettings.exe".


For a manual reset, proceed as follows:

  1. In Windows 7 click on Start > Control Panel (in Windows XP, go directly to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options) and then select "Internet Options" within the category "Network and Internet".

    Control Panel - Network and Internet - Internet Options
  2. In the window "Internet properties" please select the tab "Connections".
  3. There you click at "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" on LAN Settings.

    Internet Properties - Connections - LAN settings
  4. Here, you should remove the entry from the address at "Proxy server" and then disable the option "Use a proxy server for your LAN" again. Confirm this with the OK button. This way you should have restored the original setting for your internet connection.

    LAN Settings - Use a proxy server for your LAN

Alternatively, you can reset the proxy settings with the included program "Reset_Proxysettings.exe". After extracting the zip-file you should see the following confirmation once you have  double-clicked on the program:

Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira Server Security [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Wednesday, January 14, 2009
  • Last updated: Friday, October 16, 2015
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