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    Open Source Squid Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Squid for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Windows alternative is Privoxy. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Squid and four of them are open source and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Windows alternatives to Squid are Polipo, 3proxy and Proximodo.

    Squid is mainly a Ad Blocker but alternatives to it 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.
    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2021
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    Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response...
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      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 7 years ago

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      squid increases speed by storing caching specific http, curl requests.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

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      There is no similarity between the two applications. Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is not.
      Negative comment almost 2 years 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 about 5 years ago

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      Privoxy doesn't cache web content.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      No caching function. Primary usage of squid.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      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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      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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      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 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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