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PC's Proxy settings being overridden

"I am running IE8 & Firefox 3.0.12 on an XP SP3 PC at work. I think some program is overwriting my proxy settings. How do I figure out what that program is?
I set the proxy settings to :"

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Guest [Entry]

It turns out it is Fiddler that is overriding my settings. When it runs, the proxy settings are changed to use it, on port 8888. When it stops, then proxy settings are returned to normal. I must have crashed it a couple of times, leaving the settings pointing to the non-existant Fiddler proxy.
Guest [Entry]

You can also try WinPatrol. You can set up alerts for any time a registry change is made.Spybot S&D's real-time monitor also monitors registry changes.I hope this helps.