Polipo Alternatives

    Polipo is described as 'A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing proxies such as Junkbuster, Privoxy or WWWOFFLE' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Polipo for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Squid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Polipo are Privoxy (Free, Open Source), Proxomitron (Free), CacheGuard-OS (Paid) and TinyProxy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 12, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Solaris
      • FreeBSD
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      • OpenBSD
      Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
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    1. For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 4.5, released on June 2003, is still downloadable from the official website

      • Windows
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Proxmox Virtual Environment
      All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.
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    2. Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.


    3. Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP. Caching Improve your response time, while reducing server load and bandwidth needs by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages, images, and web service calls.
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    4. The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often create problems when Apple releases a new version of Safari.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.6.6, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by javascript, & other annoyances like alert, prompt, and confirm boxes.
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    6. Quero AdBlock IE XML is an InPrivate Filtering XML-based Ad Blocker for Internet Explorer 8 and Quero AdBlock IE TPL is an ad blocking Tracking Protection List (TPL) for Internet Explorer 9. Both are based on the Adblock Plus EasyList.
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    7. WinGate Proxy Server is a highly capable integrated Proxy server, firewall and email server designed for access control, security and communications needs. What you do get is all the features of Standard license for 3 concurrent users.
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