Guide to Setting a Proxy in Internet Explorer

The no longer supported Microsoft’s legacy browser, Internet Explorer, is surprisingly still somewhat relevant, especially in organizational networks that haven’t yet updated their systems.

Keep in mind that Internet Explorer is scheduled to be permanently disabled in some versions of Windows in February 2023. It’s highly recommended to switch to the current Microsoft browser – Edge. Note that there is an Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge to sustain legacy settings.

And yet, if you’re still using Internet Explorer and want more privacy and security provided by proxies, follow this guide to integrate Oxylabs Residential and Datacenter Proxies.

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Configuring proxies

The same workflow applies to Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11, and other versions as the browser redirects the user to Windows proxy settings. Beware that these settings will apply system-wide, not just to Internet Explorer alone.

1. Navigate to settings (⚙️) > Internet options.

Internet Explorer’s Internet options

2. As Internet Explorer redirects you to Windows internet options, continue from the second step of the Configuring proxies using the legacy Windows settings section in the Windows proxy setup tutorial.

How to disable a proxy in Internet Explorer

After finishing proxy-related tasks, make sure to disable proxies to avoid interference with other applications.

Simply go to your Windows Internet options as described above and remove all of the specified proxy details or, optionally, if you’re on Windows 10 & 11, disable all proxy toggles in the Settings app under Network & Internet > Proxy.

Wrapping up

Whether you’re using a Windows PC, macOS laptop, or iOS or Android device, Oxylabs got you covered – find out how to set up proxies for various tools and apps with the help of our integrations

Don't hesitate to contact us for more details if you have questions about configuring our proxies or if you have any inquiries about our solutions.

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