What is a proxy? Simply put, a web proxy, also called a proxy server, is a way for users to filter the connection between the Internet and their computer. In many cases, a proxy is used for security reasons. This includes protecting private information and increasing the performance of the internal network.
If you’re having trouble opening web pages in Google Chrome, you should look for the words “download proxy script” in the lower-left corner of your browser. If you see these messages and it seems to take forever for Chrome to download a proxy script, then the information in this article will help you.
Sometimes Chrome’s slowness can be temporarily fixed by an existing and restarted browser, but a problem like this, which is common, is certainly frustrating. So you can try this quick fix to make your Chrome browser faster and less annoying.
What is the cause of proxy script loading error in Google Chrome
Proxy servers aren’t usually used at home, but browsers are always set up to check for proxy server usage. The “Load proxy script” message in Google Chrome is due to the default setting.
Google web browser is configured to use proxies but does not find a proxy script. Note that commercial versions of Google Chrome do not have this feature enabled by default. Chrome users who are confident that a proxy is not being used can disable automatic detection to exclude the “Proxy script is loading” message in the browser.
Most versions of Windows are configured to automatically detect local network settings. Google Chrome uses this setting to detect proxy settings. However, sometimes it takes a while to get these proxy settings. Your Chrome browser is also configured to use a proxy server to download websites.
There are several ways to fix this error message. Check out the methods below to see how you can do this.
Fixing the proxy download error in Google Chrome
Change your autodetection settings
- First, open Google Chrome, go to “Menu” (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner, and select “Settings.”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”.
- Now scroll down and click on “Open Proxy Settings” in the “System” category.
- This will open the “Internet Properties” window. Make sure that you are in the “Connection” tab and click on “LAN Settings”.
- In this window, in the “Auto Configuration” section, uncheck the “Automatically detect settings” box and click “OK” to save your changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Make sure you are in the Connections tab and find Lan Settings.
- Click on the Lan Settings button.
- After opening the LAN settings, uncheck the Automatically Detect Operating Settings checkbox.
- Click on OK.
- Reload the web page.
- Update your web browser.
- Load other web pages.
- Switch to a different web browser.
- Download the webpage using a different device.
- Remove temporary files from the Internet.
- Disable plugins.
- Disable hardware acceleration.
- Press the Windows + key on your keyboard.
- Type "Control Panel" (without the quotes), then press Enter.
- Click on "Network and Internet."
- Select "Internet Options."
- Click on the "Connections" tab and then click on "LAN Settings".
- Uncheck the "Use a proxy server for your local network" box.
If you get the "Cannot connect to proxy server" message, the problem may be caused by a malware infection. Some malware can interfere with your Internet connection or change proxy server settings without your knowledge. To fix this, you need to scan your computer for malware.
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