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Gabija Fatenaite

Feb 26, 2020 2 min read

An extra layer of protection when accessing the internet, whether it would be through a browser or a network application, has become a necessity. Implementing proxies to your browser isn’t tricky, however, you may need specific configurations or might encounter limitations on the applicability of a proxy. That is why programs like Proxyfier exist.

What is Proxifier?

It is a program that allows network applications that are not designed to work through proxy servers to operate through HTTP(S) or SOCKS servers.

Such programs allow its users to expand their usually limited opportunities to apply proxy servers not only in their browsers but with various network applications as well. If you want to learn more about Proxifier’s abilities, read their documentation for a more in-depth understanding.

In this blog post, we’ll share how to set up your proxies with Proxifier correctly.

How to use Proxifier: setting up proxies

First things first, open your Proxifier program. Then:

  1. Click on Proxies. 
  2. Then click on Add.

Once you’ve done that, enter your proxy details as per the example below.

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Once you click OK, you’ll get a pop-up asking if you want this proxy to be a default for all applications. If you wish to set up the proxy for specific applications only, click No.

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What if you want to set up proxies for specific applications only? 

  1. Click on Rules.
  2. Then on Add.

In the Applications field, fill out the applications you want to set up your proxies with, select your proxy at Action, and click OK. That’s it!

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Wrapping up 

Using a program like Proxifier, you’ll be able to add an extra layer of protection on specific network applications. This way, you’ll be able to bypass firewalls, access restricted content, and much more. 

If you would like to learn about what sort of proxies would suit Proxifier best, email us at [email protected], and we’ll answer you shortly with some viable options just for you. 

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About Gabija Fatenaite

Gabija Fatenaite is a Content Manager at Oxylabs. Having grown up on video games and the internet, she grew to find the tech side of things more and more interesting over the years. So if you ever find yourself wanting to learn more about proxies (or video games), feel free to contact her - she’ll be more than happy to answer you.

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