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Standard User herbgold
(member) Wed 27-Jan-16 18:49:47
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"The proxy server is refusing connections" in Google search


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At random times over the last week I've been getting this message (Windows 10 64-bit, Firefox 44.0). It seems to happen no matter what the proxy setting is set to. Makes no difference whether I type the search string in the search box or the address box.

Edge and Chrome work OK.

Has anyone else been having this problem?
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 27-Jan-16 22:59:54
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Re: "The proxy server is refusing connections" in Google sea


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Why have you got a proxy server?

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Standard User herbgold
(member) Thu 28-Jan-16 06:42:23
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I don't have a proxy server. Sorry, didn't make that clear in the original post.


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Standard User TinyMongomery
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jan-16 07:12:05
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Re: "The proxy server is refusing connections" in Google sea


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It's possible that you have a virus. Have a look at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1008298
Standard User herbgold
(member) Thu 28-Jan-16 17:52:20
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Re: "The proxy server is refusing connections" in Google sea


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Thanks for the link, but no virus here according to a Kaspersky full scan... the odd thing is that it's sporadic, and happens whether I type in the search string in the address bar or the search box, and also if I bring up google.co.uk explicitly. Leads me to wonder whether it's a problem with google, but then others would be complaining.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Jan-16 18:18:29
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Have you checked "internet options" to make sure it is absolutely not using a proxy?

And/or make sure Firefox is set to "no proxy"

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Standard User herbgold
(member) Fri 29-Jan-16 10:13:09
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Re: "The proxy server is refusing connections" in Google sea


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Yes, thanks, I've checked both places and it is not using a proxy.

I think I've figured out what happened: something changed Firefox's default search url to google.COM from google.CO.UK. I've changed it back, and all seems well now
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