Knowledge base


Proxy Server Status Explained
  • What does each proxy status mean?

    • There is no 100% anonymity as such on the Internet. Any proxy server by design provides some degree of cloaking. Different server types can counter specific attacks.

      • Alive - provides basic anonymity - your IP won't show up in default web server logs.
      • (Alive) - same as previous but supports SSL connections. In cases where SSL (https://) connection it will behave as an Anonymous server.

      • Anonymous - proxy server doesn't include your IP in the extra headers. These headers by default are not logged.
      • (Anonymous-SSL) - same as previous, but supports SSL connections.

      • Elite-Anonymous - this server doesn't send any additional headers at all. Can be countered by use of Java.

      • Socks v4/v5 - Same as Elite-Anonymous.

      • Private - server is password protected (access was denied).

  • How many high-anonymous and elite servers are there?

    • It's hard to give an exact number. For public lists, the rough estimate is that only 5-10% of alive servers are actually high anonymous. Private lists usually have more. That's why it's important for Proxy Switcher to check for actual state of the servers (registered version only).

Availability of High Anonymous & Elite servers
  • How many high-anonymous and elite servers are there?

    • It's hard to give an exact number. For public lists, the rough estimate is that only 5-10% of alive servers are actually high anonymous. Private lists usually have more. That's why it's important for Proxy Switcher to check for actual state of the servers (registered version only).