What is WinHTTP Auto proxy service

This service implements the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) protocol for Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP).

WPAD is a protocol to enable an HTTP client to automatically discover a proxy configuration. If this service is stopped or disabled, the WPAD protocol will be executed within the HTTP client's process instead of an external service process; there would be no loss of functionality as a result.

Article ID: 439, Created On: 6/28/2006, Modified: 6/2/2009

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