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I am looking for a simple web proxy server that anybody can use. I mean it should be executable and not commandline/service. Something like squid/polipo but with a windows interface. It should also be able to cache and should be free of charge.

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You use FreeProxy. It is free of charge, a windows executable, with a easy-to-user GUI interface. Also it has features like authentication, caching and url-filtering.

You can download FreeProxy from here.

Another alternate is CCProxy. Still I would prefer FreeProxy over this. You can download CCProxy from here.

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Great option. Hadn't found it until you mentioned it. Hidden gem :) – Gluip Sep 13 '11 at 20:27
The FreeProxy website seems dead as of October 2015 (some download links are broken) and the software does not install properly under Windows 10. It was a great software while it lasted but it looks like it's time to look for an alternative. – Gili Oct 5 '15 at 4:24

I would like to suggest AnalogX proxy. It is really simple, and I have used it numerous times to solve my proxying problem.

Get it at

See my blog on how to configure the proxy at:

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It is more complex than what you need, but AdvOR would do it.

Advanced Onion Router is a client for OR network and is intended to be an improved alternative for Tor+Vidalia+Privoxy bundle for Windows users. It is able to "force" a program and its plugins to use the Tor proxy regardless of its configured proxy

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Does not look very simple. Something like winroute would be perfect if it was free – Gluip Sep 13 '11 at 17:21
Vidalia has a GUI for poplipo if you are interested... – soandos Sep 13 '11 at 17:23
Vidalia has something to do with tor??? I don't want lots of small tools i have to learn about. I want an application with some settings ;) – Gluip Sep 13 '11 at 17:33
I do like AdvOr for it's simplicity but it does not have caching. – Gluip Sep 13 '11 at 18:44
It caches, but not web data (just certs). It sounds like you want to configure a web server to act as a proxy? – soandos Sep 13 '11 at 20:08

I've installed and worked with ccproxy, it's free up to 3 users and very simple to install and use, I really recommend it!

for superusers there's also another nice and totally free proxy, Polipo. It's bundled with tor,

you can download tor from Tor Project Website, Tor has three modules:

  • tor
  • vidalia : is used to configure tor
  • polipo : is used as a proxy server, by default only local clients can connect to tor, but if you'd like you can use polipo.conf to set allowedClients for remote ones.

Good Luck!

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