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Windows 7: Proxy server help.

23 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Proxy server help.

Hello everyone out there, I was just wondering if I could get some help using and or installing a Proxy. Any info would be great. Thank you.

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23 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

There are several types of proxy servers.

Please explain why you want to use a proxy server and maybe we can figure out which type to tell you about.
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23 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Im on the internet a lot doing online stocks and trading, I would like to use it for my business it's security. I also have a laptop at home that i use for online gaming. I would like to have the extra security and ability to work on my business without having to worry about being tracked.
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23 Sep 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Unfortunately that is the type of proxy (and/or virtual private network) that I don't use. Perhaps others can tell you what you want to know.
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23 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 64bit

What type of proxy do you use, and what for? If you don't mind telling.
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23 Sep 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I use a VPN to connect computers together. Mostly for automated offsite backups of a few files.

In the past, I've used a local proxy app. This is software that runs on the computer that you are using and most internet traffic flowed thru that proxy software so that you can filter/block some types of traffic as well as some websites.

What it sounds like you would want is a VPN that runs between your computer and a server.
When you ask to see a website...
...your computer sends the request to the server inside the VPN tunnel
...the server gets the website
...and sends it to your computer inside that same VPN tunnel.
Getting webpages that way makes it a bit harder for those offering the webpage to know where you are.

While all of this sounds good/safe, lots of web-servers will not accept traffic from known proxy servers. So you will not have full access to the internet. Most forums that I've ever been involved with block proxy users.
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