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FreeProxy

CNET Editors' review

Perhaps useful for a quick game of Quake, this proxy program isn't robust enough (or perhaps secure enough) to invite the whole neighborhood over. FreeProxy creates a virtual server that allows a number of users to share an Internet connection.

If you've never managed a proxy before, this program might not be the best place to start -there's no help file, and it's not the most intuitive process. While you can add IP addresses and user names to the proxy, you also can block addresses as well.

FreeProxy also is able to track connections, and record them on a log file. Yet we were surprised (and a bit alarmed) to find there's no password protection or other security feature for people joining the group. Overall, FreeProxy's good for a small party, but it's not for beginners.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star: 34
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Good software"

    February 29, 2012  |   By GregRobsonGarth

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    Excellent software and completely safe.

    Cons

    None. Software is free.

    Summary

    As the author of this program which has been in circulation for over 10 years and had many improvements over that time I am continually amazed at peoples reaction to free software. Particularly from people who simple don't understand the nature of the software.

    1. THIS SOFTWARE IS NOT A TROJAN OR ANY FORM OF MALWARE. Heuristics of some virus checkers often make false positives about the program because it essentially allows TCP connections to be made between computers. This is the nature of the software and is completely in the control of the user. I don't care what your virus checker says. I wrote the software. There is no trojan.
    2. This software is free and has benefited millions of users worldwide. I am proud of that. Placing LARGE banners "this is such and such" etc in comments simply works against any good I had intended and is factually wrong.
    3. If you have a problem or need any information, join the forum at http://www.handcraftedsoftware.org
    4. The CNET editors review contains a number of factual errors. I am not sure the reviewer actually reviewed this software. It does have comprehensive help. It does have use authentication and always had (built in and Active Directory/NTLM based), it can handle many hundreds of users.
    5. It seems particularly unfair to me that you can simply write whatever you like and destroy something which has been of value to many over the years just by putting a comment against a listing without any understanding of what you are saying or necessarily any understanding of the time and effort that was put into creating this software. I think its a crime that this can happen.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Trojan Horse"

    May 4, 2011  |   By As_del

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    Virus - Trojan Horse

    Cons

    Software is very good and feature riched but containing Virus. Install it if you are ready to format your system..

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  • 3.0 stars

    "proxy software for your privacy online"

    May 3, 2011  |   By missfit111

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    well it sure must be really versatile and upgraded cuz I couldn t make it work for the sake of..all my PC connection ever:-OP Ima a beginner wit this proxy stuff but this program is like a big well kept secret:-)

    Cons

    I might have written anything hr, but I cant make it function, really

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  • 5.0 stars

    "sarajevo slavisa"

    December 2, 2010  |   By slavisa74

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    it is very good

    Cons

    there is nothing an like prodact is best

    Summary

    so great

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works out of the box"

    October 11, 2010  |   By Sumedh_k

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    Just works

    Cons

    Needs a better user interface

    Summary

    I tried analogX but it crashed, dont know why, Free proxy worked out of the box.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TROJAN!!!!!!"

    August 19, 2010  |   By harltron5000

    Version: FreeProxy 4.10 Build 1751

    Pros

    Nothing!!!!!

    Cons

    THIS PROGRAM HAS A TROJAN!!!!!

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE! IT HAS A TROJAN!!!1

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