How to Use a Proxy in Proxifier?

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The ability to integrate proxy servers with software applications that lack native proxy support is a crucial aspect for enhancing security, privacy, and performance. Proxifier stands as an exceptional solution for this purpose, offering a rich suite of features and compatibility across various platforms. This guide serves as an in-depth walkthrough for configuring proxy servers in Proxifier, ensuring that your internet-connected applications, whether they are browsers, messengers, or specialized business software, operate via secure intermediary servers. The guide also outlines the extensive capabilities of Proxifier and shows how to use it in conjunction with a data center hosted IPv4 SOCKS5 proxy powered by OneProxy, authenticated by IP-address.


What is Proxifier?

  • Developer: Initex Software
  • Initial Release: 2011
  • Offices: United States, Russia, Ukraine, Germany
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Competitors: Proxycap, FreeCap, SocksCap, Wide Cap


Proxifier is a proprietary software developed by Initex Software. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in the United States, the company also operates regional offices in Russia, Ukraine, and Germany. Proxifier is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems.

Unmatched Capabilities

In comparison to alternative solutions like Proxycap, FreeCap, SocksCap, and Wide Cap, Proxifier stands out for its continued support and ease of use. While competitors may demand advanced knowledge of network protocols or additional patches, Proxifier is straightforward and operates seamlessly across standard operating systems.

Demo Version

For those interested in a trial run, a 31-day demo version of Proxifier is available for download from the official website. While fully functional, the demo version has certain limitations:

  • Maximum of 5 connections
  • 10 rules and 10 profiles at maximum
  • A limit of 3 proxy servers
  • Disabled logging and statistics functions
  • Restricted from commercial usage

To provide this manual, we have utilized the full version of Proxifier, which offers unrestricted access to all features.

Core Features of Proxifier

Functionality Overview

Proxifier offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to streamline your online activities:

Protocol SupportSOCKS 4, 4a, 5, HTTP/HTTPS, IPv4, and IPv6
Authorization OptionsIP-address based and Username/Password based authentication
Proxification RulesCustomize how individual or all network connections interact with the proxy
DNS ResolutionResolves DNS names through the proxy
Privacy MaintenanceHides your actual IP address
Proxy ChainsSupports using multiple proxies in a chain
Real-time MonitoringAllows real-time tracking of network activities
Error ReportingGenerates comprehensive reports on network errors

Step-by-step Guide to Configuring Proxies

Global Configuration

  1. Launch Proxifier: Open the software to begin.
  2. Navigate to Proxy Servers: Click on the “Profile” menu and then “Proxy Servers.”
  3. Enter Details: Fill in the IP address and port of the proxy server. Choose “SOCKS Version 5” from the “Protocol” drop-down.
  4. Save Settings: Click “OK” to save.

Per-Application Configuration

  1. Open Proxification Rules: Navigate to “Profile” and then “Proxification Rules.”
  2. Add New Rule: Click “Add” and provide a name for the new rule.
  3. Select Application: Locate the .exe file of the application you wish to set up.
  4. Specify Action: Choose the proxy you’ve added from the “Action” drop-down list.
  5. Save Rule: Click “OK” to save.

Website-Specific Configuration

  1. Open Existing Rule: Go to “Proxification Rules” and select an existing rule.
  2. Add Target Hosts: Insert the websites you want to route through the proxy.
  3. Set Action: Choose “Block” to block access or specify a proxy for access.
  4. Save Changes: Click “OK” to save.

Proxifier stands as an unparalleled tool for optimizing your network settings, ensuring secure and efficient browsing. Utilize this guide to maximize the capabilities of Proxifier for your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Proxifier and Proxy Servers

Proxifier is a software application that enables you to use a proxy server with applications that do not natively support such configurations. This enables increased anonymity, better security, and the ability to bypass network restrictions.

  • Enables applications without native proxy support to run through a proxy server.
  • Allows you to bypass firewall restrictions and network limitations.
  • Enhances online security by masking your true IP address.
  • Provides a platform for advanced network configurations, including creating custom Proxification rules.

Proxifier was developed by Initex Software, based in the United States, with additional offices in Russia, Ukraine, and Germany.

  • Proxy support for any application on your system.
  • DNS name resolution through a proxy server.
  • Creating custom Proxification rules.
  • Supports multiple proxy protocols like SOCKS 4, 4a, 5, HTTP/HTTPS.
  • Real-time information on network activities.

Yes, there is a free 31-day demo version that allows you to try the software with some limitations, such as a maximum of 5 connections, 10 rules, and 3 proxy servers.

Yes, Proxifier is compatible with various types of proxy servers, including free, mobile, residential, and data center proxies.

You need to go to the ‘Profile’ menu, select ‘Proxy Servers’, and then add the IP address and port of your proxy server. Select the protocol you wish to use (usually SOCKS5 for best performance and security), and click OK.

Yes, under the ‘Proxification Rules’, you can set a ‘Default’ rule that routes all network traffic through your specified proxy server.

You can create custom Proxification rules that route traffic for individual applications through your proxy server. Simply go to ‘Profile’ and then ‘Proxification Rules’ and add a new rule specifying the application you wish to configure.

Firstly, check the IP, port, and protocol settings. Ensure that you have entered the correct details. Use the “Check” function within Proxifier to verify the proxy’s functionality.

It could be due to the proxy server being overloaded or too far geographically. Try switching to another proxy server closer to your location or from a different provider.

Proxifier itself is a secure platform. However, the security level also depends on the proxy server you are using. It is recommended to use reliable and trusted proxy servers.

By routing your traffic through a proxy server, Proxifier masks your actual IP address, thereby increasing your online anonymity and privacy.

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