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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 LocalService

Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service from Services.msc

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type services.msc and press Enter

Locate WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

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