Web Proxy Checker
Web Proxy Checker is a lightweight and straight-forward software solution meant to help you verify the availability of your proxy connections, both those that require authentication and those that do not.
Following a simple and uneventful installation procedure, the application creates a desktop shortcut, which you can use to quickly launch it. The interface of Web Proxy Checker is far from impressive, but it manages to do its job satisfyingly.
The 'Proxies / Files / URLs' field enables you to input the proxies that you want checked, either by entering the IP address or the link of the proxy, or by inputting the full file path to the document containing all the items that you wish to verify.
Web Proxy Checker allows you to select one of several options, so you can 'Check for URL', 'Check for Connect', 'Load and Combine', 'Check for SMTP' or 'Check for Delivery', depending on your needs. Additionally, you have the possibility of separating the usable proxies from the bad ones, by creating two distinct TXT files and saving the corresponding entries to those documents.
The various tabs in the lower part of the main window enable you to configure the program's parameters, for instance the number of 'Threads', the 'Timeout' period in seconds, with the option to retry after a certain amount of time. You can also enter the RBL check or select the targeted proxy type between 'AUTO', 'HTTPS', 'SOCKS4' or 'SOCKS5'. You can use more advanced settings for detecting a proxy's country, or adding the accepted encoding type; optionally, you can use custom DNS servers.
In conclusion, Web Proxy Checker is a user-friendly and efficient utility that offers you the proper means of checking if numerous proxies are useable or not, with just a few button presses, thus saving you a lot of time and effort.