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ProxyFirewall doesn't work on Vista

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by frenchboy, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. frenchboy

    frenchboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Alright Im a total noob to proxies, heres my problem

    If you read on the official website it says ProxyFirewall doesn't work on Vista. But I read on a forum that is should actually work fine except with some crashes.

    I installed it and here's what happen. I run it as administrator. As soon as I run it it actually acts as a firewall. All my applications stop connecting to the internet. Then I add my proxies and make some rules to allow firefox/IE/etc. and they can connect to the internet.

    But when I go to a page like hxxp://whatismyip.com it shows my real IP address. Means it's not working, right?

    I also just notice I get this weird thing. When Proxyfirewall is running it seems I sometimes get a bad proxy and firefox times out. I click the button to manually change the proxy and then it works again. Is it possible that the program and proxies are working fine, but that they can see my ip anyway?

    Am am doing something wrong or is it because it doesn't work on Vista? Is there any alternative to ProxyFirewall for Vista? (Cant find the drivers for XP)
     
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  2. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    I see how old this post is but thought I would add pertinent, current info to it in case
    it helps someone else .....

    I run vista ultimate SP2 with proxyfirewall and have no problems at all EXCEPT
    occasional (once every month or two) PF crashes out and have to restart it.

    You have to actually provide proxies to proxyfirewall for it to use them.

    I use TOR for the proxies and route it through proxyfirewall .....

    Also, to speed up TOR see force tor to use only .us relays .....

    HTH .... :cool2:
     
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