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WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service - Windows 8 Service

WinHTTP 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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Service name:WinHttpAutoProxySvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\winhttp.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WinHttpAutoProxySvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service won't start, if the DHCP Client service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWinHTTPWebProxyAutoDiscoveryServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the winhttp.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.