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How to Start/Stop WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Service name: WinHttpAutoProxySvc

Display name: WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service


Description:

WinHTTP implements the client HTTP stack and provides developers with a Win32 API and COM Automation component for sending
HTTP requests and receiving responses. In addition, WinHTTP provides support for auto-discovering a proxy configuration via its
implementation of the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) protocol.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service service:

net start WinHttpAutoProxySvc

sc start WinHttpAutoProxySvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service service:

net stop WinHttpAutoProxySvc

sc stop WinHttpAutoProxySvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config WinHttpAutoProxySvc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config WinHttpAutoProxySvc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config WinHttpAutoProxySvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config WinHttpAutoProxySvc start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinHttpAutoProxySvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f