Proxyfire

Proxyfire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.18
  • Total Downloads:
    46,567
  • Date Added:
    July 02, 2007
  • File Size:
    2.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    78
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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You'll really have to work to get this proxy hunter and checker up and running, but it pays off in the end. There's been no effort to make Proxyfire's multitabbed interface attractive or user friendly. Information, options, and controls are jammed together in a compact space. Flash movies mentioned in the instructions are either missing or use the program's Chinese interface. Dedicated testers will need to scour the program's Help files and online forums to find out how to use Proxyfire.

Getting Proxyfire to work is only the first hurdle. Getting it to find and check useful proxies is an art. Most users aren't going to find any useful proxies with the default settings. The online forum is filled with hints and proxy lists collected by power users. Thorough users will eventually find various proxies that this utility can quickly check. It helpfully prepares reports listing the proxies as High Anonymous, Anonymous, Transparent, SOCKS, SSL, or Tunnel. The reports are easy to read, and information is simple to save for later use. Defining proxy searches is very flexible with simple methods to choose search parameters by country or port.

Testers found that Proxyfire's proxy check was fast and thorough. Finding the proxies to check was far less simple, but the demo limitations are centered on number of check threads with no time limitation. Advanced users needing large numbers of well-tested proxies should give this finder and tester a shot, but be prepared to spend some time tweaking it to get the best results.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Dirty piece of soft"

March 12, 2012  |  By mar_v

 |  Version: Proxyfire 1.18

Pros

I couldn't find a pro for this.

Cons

People running this software perhaps are not aware that they are scanning thousands of IPs and quite a lot of ports, thus creating trouble. It's a waste of admin's time and a waste of bandwidth and, on top of that, unfair. If you want anonymity, you have much better tools as, for ex. Tor.

Summary

By using this, your IP will likely be considered as offensive and therefore, it will be no wonder if you find yourself banned in a lot of sites.

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1 stars

"Leaves much to be desired as proxy analyzing software"

February 11, 2008  |  By DCS.Lorissa

 |  Version: Proxyfire 1.18

Cons

Your "editor's review" fails to mention a very important fact about this program. It reports numerous transparent (non-anonymous) proxies as being anonymous. In my opinion this makes Proxyfire useless.

It gives the user the impression it is checking proxies very fast. However, in my opinion it is simply comparing your submitted list against an online pre-tested master list ... much the same as all online proxy checkers do. This is the chief reason why so many transparent proxies are reported as being anonymous. They were at some previous point in time, but the status of a proxy is momentary. and although the "master list" is (supposedly) checked regularly there is no way to keep it current and produce the desired quick results.

For this reason alone, the purchase of Proxyfire would be a total waste of money.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.18
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Proxyfire
Publisher web site http://proxyfire.org
Release Date July 02, 2007
Date Added July 02, 2007
Version 1.18
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.27MB
File Name proxyfire.v1.18.en.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,567
Downloads Last Week 78
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $59
 
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