How to configure proxies for Google Chrome. Enabling and disabling

A proxy server will help you anonymously and more securely use the Internet through the Google Chrome browser. You can hide your valid IP address and geolocation, get to blocked sites or visit foreign web resources inaccessible to residents of your country. Also, a proxy server is an indispensable assistant for performing professional tasks on the network. With it, the risk of account blocking will decrease at times. You will find instructions on how to configure proxies in Google Chrome below.

Clearing cache and cookies in Google Chrome. Preparing to configure proxies

To surely hide information about you from all kinds of web resources and analytical systems on the Internet, you need to clear the history in your browser before setting up the proxy.

Instructions on how to clear the cache in Google Chrome:

  1. Open a browser.
  2. Go to the "Customize and control Google Chrome" menu (a three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the browser).


  3. Hover over the "More Tools" option and click "Clear browsing data ...".


  4. Select the “All time” time range.


  5. Make sure that all the checkmarks are affixed to the desired items.


  6. Click "Clear Data."


You can clear cookies in Google Chrome and your browsing history an unlimited number of times. It is better to do this after each session if you want to maintain maximum anonymity when working on the Internet.

Before buying proxies, it is important to understand what types of proxies are generally. This will help you make the right choice for your specific task.

Proxy settings in Google Chrome

To configure the mediation server on your computer, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Go to "Configure and manage Google Chrome" (three dots icon).


  3. Go to "Settings".


  4. In the settings search engine, write the word "Proxy".
  5. Click on the option “Open proxy settings”.


  6. In order for the proxy settings in Google Chrome to go according to the parameters you set, in the window that opens, scroll down the system settings page just below to the “Manually proxy settings” section.
  7. Turn the toggle switch under “Use proxy server” to the “ON” position.


  8. Enter the IP address and port of your proxy for Google Chrome in the appropriate fields.


  9. Specify sites for which you do not want to use a proxy server. Separate web resources with a semicolon (";").


    These sites will display your valid IP address and geolocation.

  10. Click the “Save” button. Setting up a proxy in Google Chrome is complete.
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Do you need to configure a proxy server on your smartphone? Read the proxy setup instructions for iOS.

Disabling proxy in Google Chrome

This procedure is performed on the same principle as connecting a proxy for Google Chrome. The only difference is in what position the toggle switch is, which is responsible for its activation/deactivation.

Follow the instructions:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three dots icon to enter the “Configure and manage Google Chrome” section.


  3. Go to "Settings".


  4. To simplify the search for the desired section in the settings search engine, enter the word "Proxy".
  5. Click on the option “Open proxy settings”.

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  6. In the "Manual proxy settings" section, switch the toggle switch next to the "Use a proxy server" parameter to the "OFF" position.


That's all. New settings will be saved automatically.

As you can see, the proxy activation/deactivation for Google Chrome is regulated by clicking on only one toggle switch. You can even not erase the proxy server data if you need to use it not constantly, but periodically. This will help you not to re-enter its IP and port every time.

Also, read our proxy configuration guide in Internet Explorer.