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 nine of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Squid are Proxomitron (Free), CacheGuard-OS (Paid), Polipo (Free, Open Source) and 3proxy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2020

      • 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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      Privoxy vs Squid opinions
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      squid increases speed by storing caching specific http, curl requests.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

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      There is no similarity between the two applications. Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is not.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Privoxy doesn't cache web content.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      No caching function. Primary usage of squid.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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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. 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.

      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."

      • 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.

      Warning

      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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    3. 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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    4. 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!
    5. 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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    6. 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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