Proxy Checker: Am I Using a Proxy?

Question: Proxy Checker: Am I Using a Proxy?

Strange thing is, I’m NOT USING A PROXY! Never bothered to run the proxy checker when i’m just using the internet normally before. Tried it this time and got these information below. looks like I’m using a proxy.

HTTP_ACCEPT text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html; q=0.9,text/plain; q=0.8,image/png,*/*; q=0.5
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE en-us,en; q=0.5
HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET ISO-8859-1,utf-8; q=0.7,*; q=0.7
HTTP_USER_AGENT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
HTTP_VIA 1.1 wc-bkkbt2 (NetCache NetApp/5.6.2D7) Dubious
Conclusion You are possibly using a proxy.

So, my question is this…

On sites that don’t like you using Proxies (paypal etc) how dubious to the above values need to be before said sites can confirm you are definately using a proxy and then take action?

Can someone explain the values: HTTP_VIA, HTTP_X_FORWARDED FOR in more detail for me (sorry still new to this game)

Is having these fields pop up on a proxy i’m using going to flag up my paypal account?

Answers to any or all of these questions would be nice!

Answer: You aren’t using any proxy in your computer. But your company or ISP may be using a proxy. So the proxy checker detects proxy using.

Proxy Anonymity

Proxy server may be configured to either reveal or hide the end user’s IP address, depending on the administrator’s preference. Proxy Anonymity is determined by whether or not the proxy reveal your real IP address.

There are three types of proxy server according its anonymity.

High Anonymous Proxy (Level 1): The web server can’t detect whether you are using a proxy by the information your browser sent.
Anonymous Proxy (Level 2): The web server knows that you are probably using a proxy, but it can’t detect your real IP.
Transparent Proxy (Level 3): The web server knows that you are using a proxy and it can also detect your real IP address.

Proxy Checker

Proxy checker analyzes the HTTP header variables. If your IP address is revealed, it will usually show up in the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR variable. Other variables that may reveal your real IP are:


You can use our online proxy checker to detect the anonymity of the proxy you are using.

You don’t need to worry about using a proxy. If I was PayPal staff, I would think that you were using a proxy. But I would not think you were going to cheat because both of your IPs ( and were from the same city: Bangkok. It’s usually because your ISP is using a proxy.

Proxy List Checker

If you want to test the anonymity of a proxy list, it will take too much time to check the proxies one by one. You can use our software Elite Proxy Switcher to help you.

How to Block Proxy?

Question: How to block proxy?

I am running a forum, I have a person who has activated app. 30 accounts, he wants to destroy our forum.
He is only using proxies, how can i block him, I know in which country he lives. I validate all new members by hand, is it possible that i check the IP using a list or program to scan if it might be a proxy?

All information is welcome, this guy is really dangerous!

Answer: There are three methods to block proxy. The first method is to check the HTTP headers. If there is HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR or HTTP_PROXY_CONNECTION in the headers, the visitor is using a proxy.

The second method is to make a proxy database. You can collect proxies and save them in your database. When an user visits your site, you try to find his IP from the database. If found, you can say he is using a proxy and ban his access.

The last method is to use a third-party script to block proxy access such as ($199/domain) and ($50/month). It charges some fee to use their proxy blocking service.

URLs for leeching proxy?

Question: URLs for leeching proxy?

I have been trying to find a good list of Urls to load into one of my proxy programs. Is there anywhere I find such a list? Or if I have to make one myself, where do I get the URLs? or maybe a better questions would be, what type of URL am I looking for?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer: Here you can find some URLs for leeching proxy. You can use our software Forum Proxy Leecher to use the leech list and gain proxies.

leeching proxy

Forum Proxy Leecher (FPL) is an intelligent proxy leecher that can extract proxies from various proxy sites and proxy forums even if the proxies are in the attachment. Here is a video tutorial for you.

How to Get Dutch Proxy?

Question: How to Get Dutch Proxy?

I want to change my IP address every time I connect to the Internet for work security reasons. But the connection has to made from Holland.

I have heard, that the best way to do it, is to use a proxy but the question is how do i do that? and from where do i get a list of proxies? Specifically dutch proxy?

I hope you can help me.

Answer: It’s hard to find dutch proxy. However you can get some free proxy from us and use the free software Elite Proxy Switcher (EPS) to test the proxies. After checking the proxy list, just double a working proxy in EPS to set it active for your browser (IE, Chrome or Firefox).

If you need the advanced function such as filtering dutch proxy from a proxy list, you can try the professional edition of Elite Proxy Switcher. However the free edition is usually enough for most users.

You can also buy proxy list from us to get more working dutch proxies.

Is it illegal to use proxy?

Question: Is it illegal to use proxy?

This is an important question, that i know many people must ask to you guys on a daily basis. Is it illegal to use proxies? Because I was thinking about trying it for privacy on my computer, and also to increase my computer speed.

But, I am afraid that I will get caught and get into trouble. I live in wisconsin and can anyone find out for me the law of using proxies in the state of Wisconsin. Because if it is oh ok, than I will use it but I don’t want to get into trouble for using it. Let me know the full details about it.

Answer: Of course it’s not legal to use a proxy for illegal purposes. You don’t need to worry about it if you use it to protect your privacy.

Here is the detailed legal information. 18 USC 1030 (which covers computer-related fraud and theft):

The best method is to buy a private proxy service such as My IP Hide if you really concern about the legal issue.