A. There are several options available to you. The easiest method is to use the Internet Service Manager (ISM). From the ISM, select the service and click the stop/start button.

You can also use the following commands to stop the services from the command line:

net stop/start w3svc for the Web proxy service
net stop/start wspsrv for the Winsock proxy service
net stop/start spsvc for the Socks proxy service

The Socks proxy is part of the Web proxy service, and you can use the registry editor to disable it. Merge the following .reg file to the registry, and Socks proxy won’t start the next time you restart the Web proxy service.

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3Proxy\Parameters\SOCKS\]
"SocksServiceEnabled"=dword:00000000