Free Proxy Tools

1. Freegate


The Freegate proxy software supports both English and Chinese languages, you can download and run it without any installation.
When Freegate runs, it will automatically open Dynaweb homepage in IE, which you can turn off in the settings. For any other browser, you can set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8580.

2. UltraSurf


The free proxy software UltraSurf also supports English and Chinese, and you can also download and run it without any installation.
When UltraSurf runs, it will automatically open Ultrareach homepage in IE, and of course you can turn it off in the settings. For any other browser, you can set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:9666.

3. GTunnel


The GTunnel proxy software also supports Chinese and English languages.
The most powerful feature of GTunnel is that you can access the proxy network with your GTalk or Skype account.
When GTunnel runs, it will automatically open Garden Networks homepage in IE, if you like to use GTunnel on any other browser, just set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8081.

4. Tor


The free proxy software Tor supports a lot of languages, such as English, Chinese, French, and so on.
For windows, you can download the Tor Browser Bundle, which can be used directly without any installation, or you can download the Vidalia Bundle and install it. When the Vidalia is connected, just set the browser SOCKS (v4) proxy to 127.0.0.1:9050, then you are done.
But most of the time, you also need to add some bridges.

5. GappProxy


GappProxy is an http proxy software based on Google App Engine, and its instructions are written in Chinese, here is the English instructions translated by Google.
You can download the GappProxy windows client and run it without installation, but most of the time, you need to create a new FetchServer with Google App Engine and Python.
To run GappProxy, you need to set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8000.

6. Hyk-proxy


The free proxy software Hyk-proxy is also built on Google App Engine and Java with Chinese instruction, here is the English instruction offered by Google Translate.
You need to create a Google App Engine application to use the hyk-proxy client.
To run Hyk-proxy, you need to set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:48100.

7. Your Freedom


Create a free account on the Your Freedom website, download and install the suitable client for your computer system, change your browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8080, then you can visit those blocked websites.
The configuration will take a few minutes automatically.

8. GPass


You can download the GPass proxy software and run it without installation.
The most powerful feature of GPass is that you can access the proxy network with Tor or Skype.
You need to set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:8000.

9. Tunnelier


You need a SSH account to use the free proxy software Tunnelier.
For SSH account, you can use your own hosting, or search for a free account.
You need to set the browser HTTP proxy to 127.0.0.1:7070.
Bonus:
Install the Firefox add-on AutoProxy , then you can switch the above nine free proxy softwares from one to another easily, no need to change the browser HTTP proxy address every time.
Or you can use below free proxy software, which is free of browser network settings.

10. Hotspot Shield


Besides English, French and Chinese, Hotspot Shield also supports Arabic, Persian, Russian and Vietnamese.
You download the Hotspot Shield software and install it, then you can use the free proxy services, but there will be ADs when you visit open any web page.
What is a proxy?
A proxy or proxy server is basically another computer which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed. By connecting through one of these servers, your computer sends your requests to the proxy server which then processes your request and returns what you were wanting. In this way it serves as an intermediary between your home machine and the rest of the computers on the internet. Proxies are used for a number of reasons such as to filter web content, to go around restrictions such as parental blocks, to screen downloads and uploads and to provide anonymity when surfing the internet.

Why use a proxy?
If you are wanting to surf the web anonymously then proxies can provide you with a means to hide your home IP address from the rest of the world. By connecting to the internet through proxies, the home IP address of your machine will not be shown but rather the IP of the proxy server will be shown. This can provide you with more privacy then if you were simply connecting directly to the internet. There are number of proxies that can provide you with service. You can find a list of these simply by typing "Proxy List" into any search engine. There are some proxies which are free and some which charge money, the choice is up to you but we have found that the paid proxies are more reliable, faster and more secure.

How to setup a proxy?
Most internet browsers can be setup to run through proxies in just a matter of minutes.

Internet Explorer Proxy Settings
Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click the Connections Tab
Click LAN settings
Check the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" box Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number
Click OK

FireFox Proxy Settings
Click the FireFox Button(The button in the upper left corner)
Click Options
Click Options in the new tab
Click the Advanced Tab
Click Settings
Click Manual Proxy Settings In the HTTP Proxy Box enter the IP Address of the proxy server and the Port number
Click OK

Google Chrome Proxy Settings
Click the Customize and Control Button(Button with the wrench picture in upper right corner
Click Under the Hood
Click Change proxy settings
Click LAN Settings
Check the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" box Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number
Click OK

Safari Proxy Settings
Click Safari
Click Preferences
Click Advanced
Click Change Settings
Check the Web Proxy(HTTP) box Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number Click Apply Now