Note: If you don't yet know how to run a proxy checker, check this thread (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...rty-guide-charon-free-good-proxy-checker.html) for a quickstart guide to using Charon 6. ------------------------------------------------------------------- There are several proxy leeching tools around, and in my personal experience (I'd never say I'm not biased, so take everything with that modifier) they're invariably hot garbage. For one thing, you need to know enough to be able to build your own leech list or you're stuck using the one provided with the program. Which means every scrub using that program will be using the same list, you'll all have the same garbage/outdated proxies, and everything goes to pot. On top of that, you often end up with massive lists of dead or barely-responsive proxies, which take forever to check (assuming anyone ever bothers in the first place) as 100,000 dead proxies still have to be pinged individually. It's ridiculous to bother with all those dead-ends when you could just stick to 2-3 main sources and harvest your own personalized, fresh off the vine lists. These are the top 5 forums from which I would recommend grabbing your proxy lists from. The reason I prefer these to (your friend's random shitty samair scrape) is that by and large, many proxy posts on other forums are just cross-posted or outright copied from the posters on these. You could really make do with just one or two of the forums here, but as the idea is to start with as realistically large a number of working proxies to check (3,000 that were reported up in the last 24 hours are much more reliable than 100,000 that you randomly scraped from a year-old chinese proxy site) you might as well grab every unique post from the subforum you're after (HTTP, Socks, etcetera) and paste them all into your preferred checking tool until you start getting too many duplicates to be bothered. This is gonna be real simple: 1) Join the forum. If you're after HTTP proxies, go to the HTTP area. If you're after Socks proxies, go to the Socks area. 2) Click every post in that area (HTTP or Socks) in the last 24 hours, and copy the IP list into your Proxy Checker. 3) Move to the next forum. Repeat. When you've got a couple thousand pasted in or you're not getting more than a few unique IPs per post, run your checker and reap the rewards. Congratulations, you've got a proxy list of your very own to use for whatever civically-minded (I'm sure) purpose you had in mind. Forums: Proxyfire.net HTTP Area Socks Area Proxie Central HTTP Area Socks Area DCS Proxy HTTP Area Socks Area Proxy Hispano HTTP Area Socks Area Remember to join the forums first. And don't just grab one post and think "Oh, it didn't work!". Grab all the posts in that area in each forum for the last 24 hours at least. Also, it couldn't hurt to actually dick around on the forums and become a decent member. You might learn a few things and end up sticking around. N PS: Seriously, don't piss off Lorissa. She'll kill you.