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ProxyWatch - Proxy Setting Guard for Web Filtering in Windows

Links for ProxyWatch:  Installation | Browser Settings | Uninstall |

Links on this page:  Open ProxyWatch | Enable or Disable the Setting Guard | Change Password

 

ProxyWatch Overview:

ProxyWatch is a program that works in conjunction with your ISP's Web Filtering service.  ProxyWatch is NOT web filtering software.  Your ISP handles the filtering with a "Proxy Server" before web pages reach your computer. 
ProxyWatch serves two roles:

  1. Configures your web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) to communicate with your ISP's Proxy Server.

  2. Password protects these settings so that no one else using your computer can disable the Proxy settings.

If anyone attempts to make changes to or disable the proxy settings in your web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape), ProxyWatch automatically re-enables the proxy settings.  If you do need to turn off the proxy filter settings, you will need to open ProxyWatch, enter your password, and then disable the program.  Once ProxyWatch is disabled, you can remove the proxy settings from your web browser.

Remember:  ProxyWatch is not a filter.  It merely sets up your web browser to work with your ISP's filter.

 

Accessing ProxyWatch's Settings:

To access ProxyWatch's settings, click Start, Programs, Proxy Watch, then click the ProxyWatch icon.

    Alternatively, you can open the C: drive -> Program Files -> Proxy Watch folder.

Important:  Do NOT use the Matchstick icon to uninstall ProxyWatch!

 

ProxyWatch opens, as shown below.  Type in your ProxyWatch password to gain access to the two buttons across the top.

The Padlock button allows you to change your ProxyWatch password.

The Green Light button allows you to DISable or Enable ProxyWatch.

 

Enable or Disable the Setting Guard:

After entering your ProxyWatch password, the buttons at the top become active.

Note:  Your default password should have been sent to you along with ProxyWatch.  If you cannot remember your password, contact your ISP's Technical Support Department.

The Green Light button allows you to Disable or Enable ProxyWatch.

While enabled, ProxyWatch does not allow any changes to be made to your web browser's proxy settings.

 

By default, ProxyWatch is enabled, as in the two images below.  

To disable the program click the Green Light Button.  Or you can click Proxy, then Stop, as shown on the right.

         

 

Once disabled, the screen looks like the one below (notice the status bar displays "Proxy watch disabled...").  

You can now freely make changes to or disable your web browser's proxy settings without ProxyWatch overriding your changes.

When you want to re-enable ProxyWatch, click the Green Light Button.  Or you can click Proxy, then Start.

 

Change Password:

After entering your ProxyWatch password, the buttons at the top become active.

Note:  Your default password should have been sent to you along with ProxyWatch.  If you cannot remember your password, contact your ISP's Technical Support Department.

The Padlock button allows you to change your ProxyWatch password.

 

If you want to change your ProxyWatch password, click the Padlock button.  Or, click Proxy, then Configuration.

 

The following screen appears:

You can change your password on the left.  Type your new password, and then type is again in the box below.  Click the Apply button and then the OK button to change your ProxyWatch password permanently.

Note:  Your ProxyWatch password must be at least 6 characters long.

IMPORTANT:  Do not change the Proxy Server info on the right.  These are the settings which ProxyWatch configures in your web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape).  These numbers are precisely based on your ISP's Proxy Server.  Any changes to these numbers will make it impossible for you to surf any web sites.

 

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