Windows – Is real public IP Address hidden when using a system wide proxy in Windows 10

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For example if I am using a free VPN(I know vpn and proxy not the same) and it looses the connection, for this short period of time my real IP is exposed, before connecting back to VPN again.

Does this occur if I am using proxy server setup in Windows 10 settings?

Settings -> Network & Internet -> Proxy


Internetoptions -> “Connections” -> “LAN-Settings”->“Extended Options”

If yes, can I somehow prevent it from doing so.

Best Answer

No. The proxy settings are 1) completely optional, 2) not applicable to most non-HTTP-based protocols. (For example, protocols built on top of UDP are outright incompatible with HTTP proxies.)