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Proxy Switcher Standard

Proxy Switcher Standard

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  • Latest Version

    Proxy Switcher Standard 7.5.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    Valts Silaputnins / External Link

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Proxy Switcher Standard provides proxy settings management solution and anonymous surfing capabilities. This includes flexible proxy server list management, proxy server tester, and anonymous proxy server list downloader.

Features include trying proxy manager module with built-in anonymous proxy server finder and proxy server tester, capability display active proxy server in the absence of the banner, automatic proxy switching capability, the capability to specify a custom proxy server for proxy list downloads, and capability to control scanner speed depending on your connection speed.

There are times when you have to cloak your true IP address. It might be that you want to remain anonymous when you visit a particular website. Or your access to various social networking and entertainment sites has been blocked.

The solution is to use Proxy Switcher Standard for all the anonymous browsing needs. It can be used to avoid all sorts of limitations imposed by various sites. Be that a download site that limits the number of downloads. Or video site works only in a particular country - more often than not it gets defeated by the anonymous browsing features Proxy Switcher provides. On top of that, if you used to manually change proxy settings ProxySwitcher provides a way to change them much faster and easier.

Features and Highlights
  • Hide your IP address from the web sites you visit.
  • Penetrate bans and blocks on forums, classifieds, and download sites (RapidShare, etc.).
  • Automatic proxy server switching for improved anonymous surfing.
  • Easy way to change proxy settings on the fly.
  • For webmasters - check search engine results from different countries.
  • Fully compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and other programs.
  • Full support of password-protected servers.
  • Full support of Socks v5 and Elite servers.
Note: 15 days trial version.

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What's new in this version:

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.5.0
- Future version will not have code signature due to changes in the code signing requirements and prices

- OpenSSL 1.1.1u
- CA root certificates updated
- IP2Country

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.4.0
- If test for SocksV5 proxy fails, always retry as v4

- OpenSSL 1.1.1s
- CA root certificates updated
- IP2Country

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.3.0
- Changed folder names and logic
- Servers that do not support SSL/TLS are now moved to "Non-SSL" folders
- Removed "SSL" subfolders

More fine grained Special GEO rules:
- Can have multiple rules for each county. Processing stops after the 1st rule matched is executed
- Filter by type allows to specity Socks server version 4 or 5
- User folders (under My Proxy Servers) are included in background testing
- Added logic to retry testing socks server with v4 protocol if there was no response to Socksv5

- OpenSSL 1.1.1l
- CA root certificates updated
- IP2Country

Special GEO handling fixes:
- Non-standard rules
- Socks servers
- Fix crash in Settings dialog if it's closed while the special geo settings are being edited
- OpenSSL state machine fix to skip re-negotion if connection is already established
- Unicode issues in custom tray menu notes display
- Out of memory error if there is an prolonged connectivity issue that prevents submitting of testing results
- Few minor memory leak fixes
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.2.0
- Immediate re-testing of servers that were working in last N attempts but tested as dead
- Added settings to control this under Scanner->Other
- When adding server manually try to detect address that's already in clipboard
- Wizard and background tasks will not move alive/working/etc. servers to "New" when re-testing

- OpenSSL 1.1.1i
- CA root certificates updated
- IP2Country
- PCRE 8.44

Fixed Issues:
- Wizard and scheduled tasks did not always properly start scanning
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.1.1
- CA root certificates updated

Fixed Issues:
- Preferences window not fully loaded in trial mode
- Links to program's homepage changed to https://
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 7.1.0
- Compatbility with "strange" SOCKSv4 servers

More flexible rules for special geo processing:
New modes added:
- Option to filter by type (Alive, ...) and put in certain folder
- Option to match all countries
- Rule evalution order

- Higher threshold to server relegation to "permanently dead"
- Adjusted background scanner to re-test dead servers that are more likely to work
- Can set lower minimal response times for scanner
- Ability to set shorter auto switching period
- Do not switch to internal proxy server for SOCKS servers anymore
- Adjustable re-testing of the server when server is manually switched (View->Preferences->Scanner->Other)
- Language picker added to the wizard

- OpenSSL upgraded to version 1.0.2u
- Root CA certificates
- Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Correctly restore window position
- Improve dialog window position
- When switching away from socks servers correctly clear the "connected" icon
- Correctly update special geo processing rules when user renames a folder
- Fixes for wizard
- In auto switch mode popup menu correctly set SSL checkmark
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.5.0 Build 7674

- Added strict checking for servers that attempt to server malware
- Added code to avoid connecting to servers that have tried to serve malware to anyone
- Test targets revamped - more stable ones added

Improved HiDPI handling:
- Fonts in main window
- Hints
- Updated root CA certificates
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Do not change target enable/disable state if program is using newer targets than built-in list
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.4.0 Build 7666

- OpenSSL upgraded to version 1.0.20
- Major Ip2Country and IP2City updates

Fixed Issues:
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.3.0 Build 7637

Auto Switching:
- New mode - Prefer next by alphabet
- New button to change switching modes from main window
- Reduce CPU load during startup/when no servers to take from
- Improved database integrity checks and repairs on startup - should help to recover in case of DB index corruption and hopefully reduce chance of future crashes
- Tune background task priority on single core systems (virtual machines)
- Improved startup speed on multicore systems

High DPI improvmenents:
- Adjusted status bar text size on high dpi screens
- Adjusted high dpi layout for the auto switching and keep alive windows
- Scalable country flags
- Tray menu country flag scaling support
- OpenSSL upgraded to version 1.0.2
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Properly add trailing / to the URLs if it's missing
- Removed endless loop (hang) condition in case of DB crash/error
- Font fixes
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.2.0 Build 7598
- Detect and mark as dead webroot proxy servers
- Added strict checking of allowed redirection URLs for built-in test targets
- Improved processing speed on multicore PCs, especially on proxy moving between folders
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Properly handle requests that return 0 content length
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.1.0 Build 7559

- Reworked all the HTTP protocol connections to simulate browser behavior more closely. Using keep-alive instead of connection close
- Added more DB consistency checks
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Fixed case of not rebinding of the built-in proxy servers when required
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.0.1 Build 7535
- Reduced minimal auto switching period to 3 seconds
- Rebind built-in proxy servers only when needed
- Updated Ip2Country

Proxy Switcher Standard 6.0.0 Build 7487

- Customizable User Agent for the User Defined Test Targets

Additions to CORE background scanner:
- Re-Test all the working servers starting from the ones tested longest time ago
- Re-Test Dead servers picking ones that are likely to work (recently tested as working)
- Faster stopping of the testing upon user request
- Reduced CPU load when testing SSL servers
- On settings change restart internal proxy servers only if required
- Updated root CA certificates
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Hangs caused by a bug in B+Tree
- Properly handle Delete key in View->Configure Test Targets...
- Properly enable/disable items in context popup menu
- Changed default scanner User Agent to one matching Chrome/58
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 5.21.0 Build 7466

- Added new feature "Advanced Export" - filtering and export servers to CSV file from multiple source folders
- Added SSL SNI (Server Name Indication) - fixes issues with virtual hosted SSL servers
- Added new test target - doubleclick dot net
- Removed stopspam target as it's API was disabled
- Renamed server state from (Alive) to (Alive-SSL)
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Do not re-create icons when running from auto update
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 5.21.0 Build 7433

- Avoid crashes due to timeouts on slow systems when deleting large quanities of servers
- Adjust running frequency of the CORE background scanner depending on how many new servers are found each run
- Upgraded to OpenSSL branch 1.0.2 due to 1.0.1 going out of service
- Updated root CA certificates
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Case when high anonymity testing service was falsely detected as being down
- Other minor problems

Proxy Switcher Standard 5.20.0 Build 7423

- Added SSL subfolder to "Basic Anonymity"
- Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.1u
- Updated CA certificates
- Updated Ip2Country

Fixed Issues:
- Few crashes when certain part of registry is unreadable
- Fixes few crashes in virtual tree code
- Other minor problems