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Squid Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Squid for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Privoxy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Squid and ten of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Squid are Proxomitron, Polipo, CacheGuard-OS and 3proxy.

Squid alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Firewalls or Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Squid.
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  1. Privoxy icon

    Privoxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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    Some users think Privoxy is a great alternative to Squid, some don't.

    It accomplishes the same thing except for one feature: the caching aspect.

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    Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is a non-caching software. There is no overlap in the use-cases for those types of software.

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    There is no similarity between the two applications. Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is not.

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    Privoxy doesn't cache web content.

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    No caching function. Primary usage of squid.

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    squid increases speed by storing caching specific http, curl requests.

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    Proxomitron

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingProxomitron supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Polipo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

    From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete. When it was first written, Polipo was probably the best HTTP proxy available. Since then, the web protocols have changed, and Polipo hasn't kept up — it has no support for HTTP/2.0 or the WebSocket protocol. Polipo will no longer be maintained."

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    CacheGuard-OS

    • 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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  5. 3proxy icon

    3proxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    3Proxy tiny free proxy server is really tiny cross-platform (Win32/Win64&Unix) freeware proxy servers set. It includes HTTP proxy with HTTPS and FTP support, SOCKSv4/SOCKSv4.5/SOCKSv5 proxy (socks/socks.exe), POP3 proxy, SMTP proxy, AIM/ICQ proxy (icqpr/icqpr.

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    This site has a poor reputation on WOT. You can see the comments on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/3proxy.ru#page-3

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    Proximodo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Proximodo is a loopback proxy server, seemingly a fork of proxomitron though likely abandonware. Unlike Proxomitron its developer is not existentially challenged. Additionally Proximodo can use Proxomitron filters. Unfortunately it does not support SSL connections.

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    CCProxy

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Want to share Internet connection? Get every computer online through a single Internet connection? Maximize the efficiency of your Internet access on a limited budget? Look no further! Get CCProxy, a small Internet sharing software!

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    WinGate

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    HandyCache

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Proxy server for Internet distribution on the local network at home, at school or in a small business. You can also run HC on the same computer you are working on.

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    Zscaler

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Zscaler consolidates your stacks of gateway security appliances into integrated, cloud-based security services. Since it’s security as a service, there’s no physical or virtual hardware to deploy or manage, so getting started is simple.

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