What is a Proxifier?

Some programs and software don’t have native support for Socks4/5 proxies, some don’t have HTTP or HTTPS Support, and some don’t even have support for any type of proxies! That simply wouldn’t do for some internet users.

Proxifiers are software that were made specifically to route internet traffic from certain applications without proxy support through proxy servers and proxy chains. However, some times a proxifier is used to monitor traffic and proxies, so even applications that have native proxy support will be “proxified” via a proxifier regardless of the native proxy support.

So, What Exactly is a Proxifier?

Wikipedia has this to say regarding Proxifiers:

A proxifier is a software program which can make other programs pass through a proxy server by intercepting and modifying their network requests

Basically, when a proxifier is installed, you make ‘rules’ for certain programs using their .exe executable file and set proxies that will be used with those rules. Any time a program starts the proxifier checks it’s rules and either lets the program run through your native IP or a proxy depending on what it finds.

(Also, not to be confused with the proxifier that is named “Proxifier” – confused yet?)

List of Most Popular Proxifiers:

FreeCap – Windows

FreeCap is a program for transparent redirect connections from programs through SOCKS servers. The fact that some programs don’t have native SOCKS support, like Internet Explorer for example, makes FreeCap helpful because it transparently redirects all connection requests through a SOCKS server.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel

Proxifier – OSX, Windows

Proxifier allows network applications that do not support working through proxy servers to operate through a SOCKS or HTTPS proxy and chains. Work with any Internet client through a proxy – Flexible rule system – Easy yet powerful UI with live data – Improve network performance or ensure privacy.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS4A Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • HTTPS/HTTP GET

ProxyCap – OSX, Windows, Windows Mobile

ProxyCap enables you to redirect your computer’s network connections through proxy servers. You can tell ProxyCap which applications will connect to the Internet through a proxy and under what circumstances. This is done through a user friendly interface, without the need to reconfigure any of your Internet clients. ProxyCap has native support for the SSH protocol, allowing you to specify a SSH server as the proxy server.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS4A Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • HTTPS/HTTP GET
  • SSH1 Tunnel
  • SSH2 Tunnel

Super Network Tunnel – Windows, Linux

Super Network Tunnel is professional http tunneling software, which includes http tunnel client and server software. Despite other http tunnel software, Super Network Tunnel is really two-way http tunnel software. The client computer can access the server computer’s network and control the server’s computer. Super network Tunnel is equal to SocksCap + Bidirectional Http Tunnel + Remote Control. It’s the first two-way http tunneling software in the world.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS4A Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • SSH1 Tunnel
  • SSH2 Tunnel

WideCap – Windows

WideCap is system proxifier. WideCap is fully functional Winsock Service and Namespace provider. That means simple integration into your network subsystem. Forget about ugly injection methods, the need to run all programs ‘through’ the proxifier, and possible errors and incompatibly with firewalls/antiviruses. WideCap acts as virtual network driver covering all your TCP/IP activity. No launchers – just run your program as usual and work via proxy.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • HTTPS/HTTP GET

SocksCap64 – Windows

SocksCap64 is an application for shell agent software, developed by Taro Labs. It enables windows applications to use networks through a socks proxy server without any revision of the applications even tjough some of them such as Web Browsera, IM programs, FTP Clients, Email programs, and games don’t support Socks proxies.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • SOCKS4 Proxy
  • SOCKS4A Proxy
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • SOCKS5 UDP Associate
  • HTTP Proxy
  • HTTPS Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • HTTPS/HTTP GET
  • SSH1 Tunnel
  • SSH2 Tunnel

Postern – Linux, Android

Postern is an Android proxifier that allows network traffic on your device to go through your configured proxy servers.

Currently the following proxy/tunneling protocols are supported:
  • Shadowsocks
  • SOCKS5 Proxy
  • HTTPS/HTTP CONNECT method Tunnel
  • SSH2 Tunnel

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