FIX: An access violation may occur when a .NET Framework 2.0-based application calls the IWebProxy.GetProxy method

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In a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0-based application, an access violation may occur. This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer, the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up and VPN connections) option is selected, and the proxy Address value is not set.

    Note To access the proxy information in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
    1. Start Internet Explorer.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    3. In the Internet Options dialog box, click Connections, and then click LAN Settings.
    4. In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box, notice that the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up and VPN connections) option is selected and that the Address box is blank.
  • The application calls the IWebProxy.GetProxy method.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 2.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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GetProxy Access Violation AV Framework

Article ID: 917447 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 14:06:13 - Revision: 2.0

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