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WinHTTP AutoProxy Support

August 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Our windows event logs are filling with useless messages.
I went ahead and disable that useless services.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: WinHttpAutoProxySvc
Event ID: 12503
The WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service has been idle for 15 minutes, it will be shut down.

Service Description:

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.

Consequences of Stopping:
All services listed in ‘Required For’ will be unable to function

Depends on:
DHCP Client, Network Store Interface Service

Required for:
None

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