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Change proxy settings for Windows Update as well


I have found that Proxy Monitor works perfectly for web browsing, but does not help with Microsoft's Windows Update, Security Essentials and other update tasks.
It appears that the background internet connections in Windows use a different method to Internet Explorer when selecting the right proxy
More info here:
Would it be possible to include functionality in Proxy Monitor to automatically change the WinHTTP proxy as well?
At the moment, I have managed to get close to this behaviour by using the "command" option in the config file to call a batch file that sets the WinHTTP proxy (i.e. using "proxycfg -p <ip>:<port>"). This works, but is slightly ugly (and does not allow the WinHTTP proxy to be automatically cleared when no proxy is available).