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Wehave two profiles on our DELL. One profile is now showing this message - "The proxy server is refusing connections" - when we try to log on to the internet.

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One user can log on to the internet - no problem, but other user gets - "The Proxy Server is Refusing Connections. E-mails are good all around. Have checked settings, but can't find any solution.

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Network Proxy

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar.

Select Advanced > Network. Look for Configure How Firefox Connects and press the Settings button. Check the settings.

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Report ID: bp-c04b0f1a-10c5-41f0-b0a3-3e3002141010 Submitted: 2 days ago Report ID: bp-f266dc3d-2b88-4f06-8698-9c7082141010

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Some added toolbar and anti-virus add-ons are known to cause Firefox issues. Disable All of them.

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EMCheckCompatibility False


Total Virtual Memory 2147352576

Available Virtual Memory 2051600384

System Memory Use Percentage 93

Available Page File 1244311552

Available Physical Memory 65847296


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar

Select Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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Chosen Solution

Network Proxy

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar.

Select Advanced > Network. Look for Configure How Firefox Connects and press the Settings button. Check the settings.

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I have been trying all your great suggestions, but no success. My side works perfect, but my wife's side will not connect. Her E-mails are coming thru, but she can not open any attachments or download any pictures. This is weird - one side works and the other side doesn't.

Thanks for all your help.

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Were you logged in as your wife? If your side works, and using the same program does not work for her, it has to be in the settings.

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I tripped over the solution. Tools.options.advanced.connection.settings. First user: use system proxy settings Second user: no proxy.

Don't really know why, but it works.

Thanks again for all your help.

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I had told you to check the Network Proxy before. Glad your both online. Hello,

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