Although Google Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world, it is still not perfect and there are some glitches and errors in it which often go unnoticed. If you are a Chrome user, you might have noticed Chrome showing ‘Downloading Proxy Script’ message at the bottom when connecting to a website. It is all okay until the time the message appears frequently and taking more time to load sites in the browser. When it happens that way, you should know that something wrong is going on as this is not the general behavior of the Chrome browser. However, there is no need to worry as the glitch is very minor and you can disable or fix that issue, in a very short time.
Why is Chrome displaying the error message when connecting to a website?
This error does not happen automatically. It only comes to a picture if you have a configured Chrome browser to load websites through a proxy. Apart from that, the default Proxy setting in Windows also causes this issue on your PC.
One thing to note is that, if you are using the internet connection at home for your computer and did not set a web proxy in Chrome, the Windows proxy settings won’t be applicable to your connection. In such cases, you should disable automatically detect settings option in LAN settings. This will solve your problem to resolve the problem, and will also improve tab loading time in the Chrome browser.
To fix Chrome’s Downloading Proxy Script Issue on Windows, please follow these steps:
- First of all, click on the Chrome menu, and select Settings.
- Now, scroll down to the bottom of the Chrome Settings page and click Advanced.
- After that, scroll down to System and click ‘Open Proxy Settings.’
- When the Internet Settings dialog with Connections tab pops up, click on LAN Settings and uncheck ‘Automatically detect settings, under Automatic Configuration.
- Lastly, click OK twice to close the dialogue and you are good to go.
That’s it and congratulations on successfully disabling Chrome’s Downloading Proxy Script issue as from now on Chrome will no longer check Proxy Settings you have set for your computer in Windows.
Have a happy and safe surfing on the internet!