WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service (WinHttpAutoProxySvc) on Windows Server 2008
What is the "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service (WinHttpAutoProxySvc)" system service on Windows Server 2008? Can I disable "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service"?
"WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service (WinHttpAutoProxySvc)" is a Windows Server 2008 service that 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.
Detailed information on "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service" service:
Service name: WinHttpAutoProxySvc Display name: WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService Dependencies: DHCP Client Impacts: IP Helper
"WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.
Disabling "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service" service should not cause any issues on running Windows Server 2008. If you are not writing programs using the WinHTTP API, you can disable "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service" to improve system performance and security.
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