Proxy Management

Anchor Link Anonymity 4 Proxy
License: Demo – $35.00 Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: – Released: 2008-01-18 Windows: 9x, Me, NT4, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.1 MB
“Anonymity 4 Proxy (A4Proxy) is a personal anonymous proxy server and anonymizer. This local proxy server includes a database with hundreds of anonymous public proxy servers located all over the world. With A4Proxy, you can scan each server, check its response time, confirm its anonymity, and test its speed in connection with the website or ftp-server that interests you (HTTP, HTTPS (Secure HTTP) and FTP are supported). You can choose the best candidate as your default proxy, or select the option to use a different proxy for each request. Advanced features allow you to actively hide yourself while surfing: A4Proxy can generate a fake IP address for each request, selectively modify HTTP variables, block cookies, and more.”
Anchor Link Automatic Proxy Caching
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-03-12
Revision: 10.1 – Released: 2011-08-19 Windows: All
How To Disable IE Automatic Proxy Cache
“When you configure Internet Explorer to use an automatic proxy configuration script, it caches the proxy that is returned by the FindProxyForURL call. The caching mechanism (Automatic Proxy Result Cache) is performed on a host basis (that is, not on an URL basis). This prevents you from using different proxies to gain access to the same Web server.
“The Automatic Proxy Result Cache is a performance enhancement that was added to Internet Explorer 5.5 and later. The purpose of the cache is to reduce the client-side processing of the automatic proxy configuration script. When you connect to an Internet site, the FindProxyForURL function is used to determine whether a proxy should be used and which proxy to use. Internet Explorer 5.5 and later first checks the Automatic Proxy Result Cache to determine whether a proxy was used to connect to the host on previous attempts. If this checks fails, it indicates that this is the first attempt to connect to the host during the current session and the normal proxy detection logic applies.”
Anchor Link FreeProxy Suite
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 4.10.1751 – Updated: 2010-03-27 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 5 MB
“FreeProxy V4.00 has been renamed to the FreeProxy Internet Suite with the addition of full featured SMTP and POP server functionality. In addition to the current PROXY functions of HTTP, Socks etc, and in addition to the current Web server, SMTP and POP has been added. SMTP and POP will enable you to set up your own inbound and outbound mail system with local mail retrieval.”
Anchor Link Guardster
License: Free or Shareware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
“Guardster offers various services to let you use the Internet anonymously and securely. From our popular free web proxy service, to our secure SSH tunnel proxy, we have a variety of services to suit your needs.”
Anchor Link IE Proxy Changer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 1.0.1544 – Released: 2004-03-24 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.1 MB Requires: .NET Framework
“Proxy Changer is a windows program that runs in the system tray and allows you to quickly change between proxy servers, or to quickly change proxy settings. Simply setup proxy servers in the program and set one as default and one as an alternate to be able to quickly switch between them. Can also enable and disable proxy, set to automatically detect settings, or to use the automatic configuration setting, all from the system tray within a few clicks. Ideal for users who use a laptop between home and work, or for anyone who needs to quickly and effortlessly be able to change a proxy setting in IE. All settings are changed on the fly without the need to restart Internet Explorer.”
Anchor Link Privoxy
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-03-25
Version: 3.0.21 – Released: 2013-03-11 Windows: All
File Size: 498 KB
“Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks. Privoxy is based on Internet Junkbuster.”
Anchor Link Proximodo
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 0.2.5 – Released: 2005-10-10 Windows: XP
File Size: 660 KB
“Proximodo acts as a mediator between the browser and the website. It ‘sees’ everything that is going on and, according to your choices, modifies headers and html page content on-the-fly to make things right. You don’t want pop-ups and banners? Just activate the corresponding filters and they will disappear. You want cookies to be deleted when you close your browser? Proximodo will do it for you. You want a fast navigation in the pages you already visited? Page caching will be forced.
“Basically, Proximodo is a clone of a great piece of software called The Proxomitron, developed by Scott R. Lemmon. Now that for sad reasons Proxomitron is unmaintained, I started this project to carry on the idea. Though a few Proxomitron features are still missing in Proximodo (mainly SSL support) the essential is already there: 100% of Proxomitron filters will run under Proximodo (plus there is a menu to import your custom Proxomitron filters). Proximodo currently offers the same features as Proxomitron, with a few differences.”
Anchor Link Proxomitron
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 4.5 – Released: 2005-08-31
File Size: 1.1 MB
The Webhiker’s Guide to Proxomitron
“Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy. At it’s heart is a powerful text matching engine specially designed to re-write web pages on the fly, as you view them in your browser. Getting rid of many common annoyances is as simple as clicking on one of the filtering rules included with the program. But best of all, the Proxomitron’s rules aren’t ‘hard-coded’. You can look at them, modify them, even write entirely new ones! Here’s a partial list of what Proxomitron can do ‘out of the box’:
¤ Stop windows that pop-up, pop-under, or pop-over
¤ Remove web-branding and other scripts tacked on by ‘free’ web providers
¤ Change your browser’s user-agent and other identifying fields
¤ Disguise your browser’s identity and version from JavaScripts
¤ Hide where you’ve previously been from inquisitive web servers
¤ Convert most ads and banner pictures into simple text links
¤ Un-hide URLs when the mouse is over a link
¤ Remove slow web counters
¤ Change or delete cookies
¤ Close top or bottom frame banner windows
¤ …and much more … ”
Anchor Link Proxy List
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Updated daily
“Here is a list of some third-party sites where you can find free proxy server lists.”
Anchor Link Proxy Server
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Author: Martin Brown
“In the general sense, a proxy is a stand in. In network architecture, it’s an entity that sits between corporate client machines and the Internet. A forward proxy stands in the way of the Internet and receives data from client machines bound for the Internet and forwards it on on their behalf. A reverse proxy stands in the way of servers within the corporate network and receives data bound for them, and distributes it on.”
Anchor Link Proxy Switcher
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 1.7 – Released: 2011-01-04 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 374 KB
“The Proxy Switcher is a small tray icon type utility that allows you to select whether Windows and Mozilla Firefox should use a proxy server for Internet access in a couple of clicks. No more digging around in the Internet Options screen for Windows or the Advaced tab in Firefox. Simply right click on the tray icon and choose ‘Home’ for a direct connection to the Internet or ‘Office’ to use the proxy, there is even an ‘Auto’ option which will change the setting for you when you connect to your work/home or work VPN network.
“Proxy Switcher will even inform your windows environment of the changes so you don’t even need to restart applications such as Internet Explorer or MSN Messenger when the proxy settings change.”
Anchor Link ProxyPal
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2003-05-28 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 271 KB Requires: Internet Explorer
“Ever think that it takes way too many clicks to turn your Internet Explorer proxy on and off? Me too so I wrote ProxyPal. After installing ProxyPal, just add it to your IE toolbar and you have one click access to toggle your proxy. This is very useful for corporate laptops that connect to the Internet away from work. Install ProxyPal today to put an end to seven-clicking your proxy on and off!”
Anchor Link PtronGUI
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-28
Version: 1.2 – Released: 2007-06-16
File Size: 153 KB
“An XP-styled graphical user interface for Proxomitron 4.5-J. Zipfile contains the quick and easy patcher program, plus font and readme.
“PtronGUI applies cosmetic interface changes via the program’s resource files, plus makes a few hex edits. Hex edits include switching the late author’s webpage/email links to Proxomitron.Info and PtronGUI links, and switching the font used for the filter editors’ input/edit fields from Courier New to Andale Mono. PtronGUI makes no changes to (nor to affect) Proxomitron’s core program or operation.”