New in version 5.12.1 Build 7048

March 3rd, 2015
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Goole Images test target removed as it has stopped working via many servers.

New in version 5.12.0 Build 7036 (February 13th, 2015)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved "User defined lists":
  • Added support for file:// URL scheme to suppot locally stored files.
  • To add references to local files you can drag them from Windows Explorer.
  • Full support of IDNA (internation domain names) and unicode characters in URL.
  • Support for RAS connections that have unicode names.
  • Backup/Restore now shows what was backed up or restored.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.1k
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • When "Test" was used in user defined lists dialog, the recent changes made to the list were not used.
  • Apple test target had stopped working due to site changes.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.11.3 Build 7029 (January 12th, 2015)

  • Increased scanner worker counts for faster scanning speeds. Adjustable via Preferences dialog.
  • PRO version - 128.
  • Standard - 72.
  • Stricter checking of port settings in the preferences dialog.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Duplication of server entries during testing.
  • Corner cases where proxy server might be pointed to internal proxy server thus causing recursive loopback.
  • Fixed crash on shutdown that was happening if the proxy target testing was active.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.11.2 Build 6956 (December 3rd, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Added new option to control max count of redirects to follow.
  • "Switch to Direct Connection when exiting" option will be performed even when Internet Explorer control is set to hybrid.
  • Added TinyProxy server detection and filtering and enabled by default. This can be changed from Preferences...
  • When the server is marked as dead because the CoDeeN/TinyProxy/etc. are detected this will be shown in scan log.
  • Improved proxy list parsing speed- should handle huge pages better.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • On some PCs where the access to certain parts of registry would fail program would hang on launch till it runs out of memory.
  • Often the background tasks would not start at all.
  • Issues in importing servers with usernames&passwords.
  • Fixed potential endless loop of redirect following during scanning.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.11.1 Build 6926 (November 10th, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Initial per-monitor high DPI support for Windows 8 and newer.
  • Improved User defined Test Targets functionality:
  • Option to follow redirects.
  • List redirects in the Details window.
  • Cookie support.
  • Properly handle duplicate test targets.
  • Added more proxy sites, fixed and cleaned up old ones.
  • Tested for compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 TP.
  • Disabled SSLv3 connections, only TLSv1.0 and newer are allowed now.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Wrong server selected when proxy server was clicked in the scanlog with filtering being active.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.11.0 Build 6896 (September 29th, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Auto switching mode control now shows active test targets.
  • When auto switching mode is active, test targets will be periodically retested to ensure proper functioning.
  • Scanlog in Auto Switching mode can now show testing details via popup menu.
  • Reworked and improved User Defined Lists window
  • "Test" button added.
  • Added two columns - HTTP response and Found servers count.
  • Resizable window.
  • New functionality of proxy list parser added.
  • New site gatherproxy dot com added.
  • Changed one of default test targets from Baidu to Ask dot com
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.1i
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Properly handle situation when user has disabled all the test targets (or they all are not working).
  • Fixed hostname validation - now accepts hostnames like K-12
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.10.1 Build 6873 (July 31st, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved handling of HTML parsing child processes.
  • Support for gzip for server testing and proxy list downloads.
  • Not using windows common control trees anymore.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.1h
  • Upgraded scripting engine.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Multiple memory leaks.
  • SSL connections in certain cases were being closed prematurely.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.10.0 Build 6810 (June 10th, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Completely revamped test targeting system:
  • Added "negative matching" - check for string in content that should not be there.
  • User defined targets added - full functionality in PRO version.
  • Updated built-in targets.
  • New target configuration window (main menu View->Configure Test Targets...)
  • HTTP request and response trace window.
  • For countries/places where proxy switcher domains are blocked switched from DynDns service for to DTDns as a "last resort DNS lookup".
  • Added new wizard task named "Custom..." - user can select common sub-tasks to be performed.
  • Reworked settings storage, most settings now are stored inside psw.lz file.
  • Results of importing from text file are now reported to the scan log as well.
  • Restore from backup - if the backup is encrypted and entered password is not valid - a proper warning will be shown.
  • If the last entry of the list is deleted then the selection is set to the new last entry.
  • Updated proxy list parsing scripts.
  • Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.1g.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • View->Internal proxy servers... works properly on Standard and Unregistered versions.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.9.1 Build 6698 (February 8th, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved "permanently dead" server handling and re-testing algorithms:
  • If the proxy host name is not found, server goes into permanently dead".
  • Servers that are not showing up in proxy lists anymore for a certain period are deleted from "permanently dead".
  • "Permanently dead" servers that keep showing up in proxy lists but have not been tested recently will be re-tested roughly once per week.
  • Improved proxy list parser handling.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Memory corruption fixed in one of external libraries, should result in improved stability.
  • Reports correct scanning error instead of "cont-no-sock targets left"

New in version 5.9.0 Build 6654 (December 9th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Complete support for installation on removable drives - license upgrades for PRO portable operation coming soon.
  • Installer detects if target drive is removable and issues appropriate notice.
  • Proxy list downloader speedup - HTML parsing child processes are being reused.
  • Updated proxy list downloading scripts.
  • Big performance gains with filtering enabled and scanning active.
  • Added system proxy settings change testing - if there are problems with proxy settings change a warning in log window will be printed.
  • News functionality added - can display personalized news and notices.
  • Added new browser agents - IE9 and IE10.
  • Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1e
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Certain invalid host/domain names were accepted into proxy list.
  • Multiple problems with HTML parsing.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.8.1 Build 6579 (September 17th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Added Export option from User-Defined lists.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • In some cases no proxy servers were shown in the list while there are servers present in the folder.
  • Some of toolbar buttons should not disappear on some machines.
  • Crash on start on some Windows Vista systems.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.8.0 Build 6480 (August 8th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Complete large font (high DPI support) including tray icons and tool bar and all the dialogs.
  • 32bit alpha blended tray icons.
  • New option to completly disable proxy use history
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • GDI resource leaking on Windows newer than XP.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.7.2 Build 6416 (June 17th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved customization of user defined user-agent.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Internal proxy server now properly handles all IP address based exclusions.
  • Avoid crash when user tries to bind two actions to same hotkey in preferences.
  • Windows 2003 x64 post SP2 release tcpip.sys driver treated as unknown in regard to half-open connections.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.7.1 Build 6403 (May 7th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Scanning/Processing speed improvements (reduced CPU load).
  • Dangerous servers pre-filtering (handling them before they reach scanners) which increases scanning speed.
  • Improved throttling of the proxy list downloaders/parsers. It wil behave better on slow machines.
  • Proxy list download window now shows found proxy servers count.
  • Proxy list download window now shows downloaded data amount.
  • Added filtering of the new (downloaded) proxy servers - allow maximum of 5 servers with same address but different port.
  • Exclusions support international domain names (IDN/unicode).
  • Increased storage space for exclusions in Disabled IE control mode.
  • Changed proxy scanner thread count to not use all available cores on many core CPUs.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.7.0 Build 6366 (March 12th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Added dialog (View->Internal Proxy Servers...) where user can rebind internal proxy servers to different ports.
  • Scan log will properly show that server tests timed out instead of saying that server is invalid.
  • Reduced memory use.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Memory leaks when proxy list download is aborted and other memory leaks.
  • Ip2City database sometimes was not correctly reloaded right after update.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.6.3 Build 6333 (February 19th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Dynamically limit scanning speed on slow PCs, if they can't keep up.
  • Improved main window responsiveness during scanning - mostly painting of the main proxy list is done faster.
  • Reduce flicker caused by unneeded updates of the tray update menu during scanning.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.6.2 Build 6313 (January 16th, 2013)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved handling of duplicate entries during proxy scanning.
  • Improved scanning log performance.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • When importing from text file, duplicate entries are removed.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.6.1 Build 6308 (November 27th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Import from text file should handle large imports now.
  • Scanner should work more reliably on old (slow) hardware.
  • Auto-saving of DB is delayed if scanning is active to avoid slowdown and potential crashes on old PCs.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Fixed issue introduced in previous version - crash when servers that were actively scanned are deleted.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.6.0 Build 6280 (October 22nd, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • New feature: temporarily bind specific proxy server to local port. Right mouse click on the server and go into "Bind proxy server to local port..." sub-menu.
  • Much improved high DPI display support (100% to 200% fonts work properly now).
  • Uninstaller is now has a code signature.
  • Periodic DB self checking during startup implemented.
  • "Repair DB" button in Help->Troubleshooting... window. Performs consistency checks and attempts to repair current database.
  • Upon import of database from backup, verify it's consistency.
  • More responsive UI during huge proxy server list download.
  • Somewhat updated help file - especially for Lite version.
  • Throttled scanning log update - should reduce load.
  • Updated Ip2Country.

New in version 5.5.5 Build 6243 (September 8th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Better scaling DB backend.
  • Added option of setting new hotkey that makes auto switcher to switch to next proxy server. You can set this at the Preferences->Auto Switching.
  • Faster removal of the servers from DB.
  • Added option to disable automatic background task delaying.
  • When operating in "disabled" Internet Explorer control state the last proxy server used is saved upon exiting the program.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Less likely to get stuck on "aborting" when download of proxy lists is stopped.
  • Proxy Switcher tended to forget the IE control state in some cases.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.5.4 Build 6201 (July 5th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Upon installing Proxy Switcher does not set itself to start automatically anymore.
  • Starting of the background automatic tasks now ismore delayed. Time is measured from the event of last testing of theservers. This period is varied from 30mins to 4 hours depending on the mode.
  • Disable group protection upon uninstall in case it was on.
  • Improved crash handling.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Random crash on startup introduced in previous version.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.5.3 Build 6137 (June 1st, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Upgraded to new version of RE.
  • Import from text file now can import servers into any currently active folder.
  • Updated proxy list downloading scripts.
  • Better detection of hung threads.
  • Import from text files now supports socks=ip:port;
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Disabled sync saving of files as it seems to cause hangs on some machines (driver issues?).
  • Fixed case where delete button was not activated on the toolbar.
  • Some filtered issues fixed.
  • Rare crash while in parallel sorting.
  • Lot of small fixes.

New in version 5.5.2 Build 6057 (April 25th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Heavily updated Ip2Country, provides improved coverage, as well as improved detection for IP2City plugin.
  • "Keep-Alive" and "Auto-Switching" modes now show location along the IP address of the servers.
  • Added new command line switch "-m" to automatically open main window upon start.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Startup issues on some systems.
  • During uninstall proxy will be set to direct connection.
  • Other minor problems.

New in version 5.5.1 Build 5999 (February 29th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Better test server block/ban avoidance added.
  • Added discounted upgrades from Standard to Pro, from single user to multi user.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Protection from group policy was bit too overzealous.

New in version 5.5.0 Build 5935 (January 6th, 2012)

  • Improvements:
  • Support for protection against group policy changes in Windows 8.
  • Most wizard processes and automatic background tasks do not put up a modal dialog, user can keep using the program while the tasks work. During that time a special progress bar is shown.
  • Windows 7 custom destinations support.
  • Windows 7 taskbar progress bar support for wizard and background tasks.
  • Icons format optimized for Windows 7.
  • Whole data backup and restore funcionality is added. See File menu.
  • Possibility to import initial database during install. Installer supports parameter: /import "c:\filename"
  • New option - switch to direct connection on exit.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Clicking tray icon will not hide modal dialogs anymore.
  • In settings window restore proper selector state on second opening of the settings window.
  • Race condition in winsock wrapper fixed.
  • Proxy list parsing load meter fixed.

New in version 5.3.1 Build 5813 (October 10th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Reworked user tray menu - now it includes last used proxy connections.
  • Switching mode restored on startup.
  • Last used folder and sorting mode restored on startup.
  • More graceful handling of broken WinInet API - which seems to be the case for Windows 8 Developer Preview.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Improved handling of system suspend/resume events.
  • Race condition in parser with possible crash on startup fixed.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 5.3.0 Build 5798 (September 28th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Switching mode is restored upon start of the program (you can disable this behaviour in the preferences).
  • Updated SSL, Regular Expressions and Hashing libraries.
  • Proxy scanner is now multi-threaded and will use all available cores on the machine, also cpu load is reduced while scanning proxy servers.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • CPU load measurment sometimes was getting messed up under Windows XP.
  • Drag&Drop URL into user defined lists from IE9 was not working properly.
  • Internal socks server will now bind to localhost only even when http proxy server has external access enabled.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 5.2.1 Build 7515 (August 10th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Program will inform if there are issues with internal proxy server.
  • Slightly reduced cpu load.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Few rare crashes fixed.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 5.2.0 (August 10th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Much reduced GDI resource use resulting in lower CPU loads while scanning.
  • Altered how proxy server multi selection works - selection will not be cleared when you press right mouse button without holding Ctrl down.
  • Improved proxy list parser control - faster aborting, throttled launching of parsing jobs to keep system load lower. As a result weaker machines should not struggle so much. Also it should not timeout as much anymore.
  • Ip2City dumps it's data to swap file (if possible) to reduce memory load.
  • Proxy passwords are displayed as dots instead of cleartext.
  • If Proxy Switcher detects that system has half-open connection limitation enabled, then a warning is displayed in message log.
  • DEP is enabled by default.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Rare crash related to drag&drop should be fixed.
  • Registered user name now accepts and properly shows unicode.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 5.1.0 (August 10th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Internet Explorer "Auto" control mode added and made default. It works as follwing - if socks server or a server with set login&password is activated then the IE will go through internal proxy server of the Proxy Switcher. Otherwise IE will be set to go through the specified server. Reason for this is following - IE doesn't play nice with socks servers.
  • Improved crash handling.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Good autoconfig pac files were not being accepted.
  • Australian flag was gone missing.
  • On some systems searching for anonymous servers were not activating properly.
  • Sometimes internal proxy server would stop responding to requests, in such case it will get restarted automatically.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 5.0.0 Build 5633 (May 6th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • Socks v4 and v5 and v5 password protected server support.
  • Improved removal speed of large amount of proxy servers.
  • Support of file:// syntax for autoconfig (pac) files.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Issues:
  • Sometimes internal proxy server was rebound twice on same port which caused it to actually stop responding to the requests.
  • HTTP/1.0 clients (like wget) work properly via internal proxy now.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.10.0 Build 5587 (February 10th, 2011)

  • Improvements:
  • General database speed improvements - works much faster with large amount of servers - tested up to 2.5 million entries in the folder. First time loading will take more time as database is converted
  • Improved proxy moving speed
  • Database is saved using new faster compressor - faster load times, faster exit times
  • In preferences user can set a hotkey to show the main window of the program
  • Updated Ip2Country
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Fixed memory leak in internal proxy server - could make program go out of memory in couple days of active use
  • Minor bugfixes

New in version 4.8.2 Build 5448 (September 10th, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Proxy scanner now submits fake user-agent to the server - seems some servers filter requests depending on the agent.
  • Support of running on removable drives (requires Portable PRO registration).
  • Using a subset of OpenSSL to reduce installation size.
  • Automated background tasks now include rescanning of the servers in the user folders.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Fixed crash on Windows XP after calling proxy list settings.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.8.1 build 5435 (August 27th, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • In settings now can disable checking for support of POST method.
  • Fixed a crash in alive checker if invalid proxy settings were set.
  • Fixed a case where sometimes on exiting program would hang.
  • Fixed a case where a handled exception on Windows XP would initiate Dr.Watson (possible bug in Windows).
  • Fixed few spots it could crash due to race condition and div by 0.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.8.0 (August 27th, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Added checking if internet connection is active. If the scanner is run and connection failure is detected a warning will be shown and scanning will be stopped.
  • Checking for POST enabled servers - requires anonymity checking enabled (registered version only).
  • Checking for server types - marking ZScaler and AnchorFree (optional) servers as dead.
  • Reduced times the DB is getting auto-saved.
  • Updated defunct testing target site.
  • Increased timeout from 45s to 90s for automated proxy list downloads in wizard and automated tasks.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.7.0 Build 5337 (August 27th, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Added checking if internet connection is active. If the scanner is run and connection failure is detected a warning will be shown and scanning will be stopped.
  • Checking for POST enabled servers - requires anonymity checking enabled (registered version only).
  • Checking for server types - marking ZScaler and AnchorFree (optional) servers as dead.
  • Reduced times the DB is getting auto-saved.
  • Updated defunct testing target site.
  • Increased timeout from 45s to 90s for automated proxy list downloads in wizard and automated tasks.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.7.0 Build 5337 (May 30th, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Support of password protected server import and export to text files - format is login:password@host:port
  • Scanner count boosting when there are lot of servers timingout (will work on systems not being tcp throttled).
  • Try to rescan some of the permanently dead servers every couple days (give them a last chance).
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Winows 7 was not being properly detected thus slowed down version of scanning was used.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.6.0 Build 5306 (March 22nd, 2010)

  • Improved javascript enabled parser reliability, should avoid some crashes.
  • Added new proxy list parsing engine - as a result new proxy list sites are added.
  • Added new subcategory for Dead servers - permanently dead, ones that go into there will not get rechecked as often.
  • Added check for presence of new version on site - will be shown in log.
  • Program restores auto switching state after restart.
  • Reduced used resources when idle even further (unused scanner workers are shut down).
  • Updated Ip2Country.

New in version 4.5.0 Build 5280 (January 31st, 2010)

  • Improvements:
  • Precise proxy uptime history recorded and shown.
  • Improved parsing and extraction of servers from pages of unknown format (user defined).
  • Display of TCP traffic upload and download speed in status bar.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • User defined proxy list will now properly handle URLs w/o trailing slash like http://example.com
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.4.0 Build 5226 (December 14th, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Replaced Ip2Country with a more accurate one (derived from one used in IP2City plugin).
  • On fresh a installation worker count (proxy scanners) will be set by default to 12 on systems that permit it.
  • Improved proxy server detection when parsing user defined proxy lists that are formatted as text only.
  • Updated Ip2Country.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.3.1 Build 5160 (September 3rd, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Databases are now saved using write-through mode to avoid data corruption in case of power failure.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.3.0 Build 5139 (July 23rd, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Added Uptime % column. Will display % of times server has been tested as working.
  • Automated tasks will prioritize scanning of servers with higher uptimes first.
  • Automated tasks dead server deletion changed - servers with lowest uptime % will be removed.
  • Filter now is applied to all folders at once and switching among them does not reset it.
  • Unicode support for user notes - properly entered, edited and displayed.
  • Unicode support for filter.
  • IP2City - filter box searches include cities now.
  • IP2City - country column sorting now sorting includes city names beside the country name.
  • Proxy listview column widths saved and restored.
  • Added minimize button to automatic tasks status window.
  • When background scan tasks are started it won't steal focus anymore from other applications.
  • Optimized miniscanlog - results in faster and freeze less UI.
  • Updated google test target to reflect changes.
  • While the scanner is active it's possible to queue more servers for testing from popupmenu.
  • Renamed (Alive) servers into (Alive-SSL) and (Anonymous) to (Anonymous-SSL) to make it more clear.
  • Slightly improved detection of the best matching whois reply from whois servers.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.2.0 Build 5101 (June 29th, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • It is now possible to request WHOIS information on proxy servers by right clicking a proxy server and clicking appropriate popup menu entry.
  • Now there are 3 ways to control IE - direct, hybrid (via internal proxy) and disabled.
  • If Direct IE control is disabled then IE settings will be changed to work via internal proxy server.
  • If user attempts to set user&password for a proxy a warning icon will be shown if Direct IE control is enabled.
  • Added option to show times as time passed since now instead of absolute values (enabled by default).
  • Improved interface responsibility while scanner is active.
  • Save and restore window size and position upon exit.
  • Added early Ip2Country detection where it's possible.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • When not scanning potentially dangerous servers it was waiting till timeout was reached instead of stopping right away.
  • Ip2Country - Slovenia and Sweden were misdetected.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.1.0 Build 5089 (May 26th, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Using more servers when checking for anonymity (registered version only).
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 4.0.0 Build 5089 (April 27th, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Full support of SSL (https://) connection testing.
  • Improved scan time measurment.
  • Added Elite-SSL server type - elite server that also supports SSL (https://) connections.
  • Optimized proxy switching speed especially in cases with a with lot of RAS connections.
  • Added click and double click actions to mini log window.
  • After a single server is scanned (from context menu) main proxy list will be scrolled to ensure the entry is visible.
  • Can multiselect entries in user defined proxy list (to remove them).
  • When starting scan from toolbar on a filtered list of servers it will only scan the filtered ones.
  • Support of IP2City external database (purchasable as additional download).
  • Automatic IP2City database update.
  • Pre-filtering of the downloaded web pages to avoid possible hangs inside Internet Explorer's html parser.
  • Additional safeguards to ProxyNet.
  • Possibility to change registration key from the about box (in case of an upgrade from Standard to Pro version for example).
  • Improved compatibility with proxy servers when using automatic proxy username and password.
  • Proxy editing window remembers previous state it was in (basic or advanced) and will try to prefer it when possible.
  • Proxy editing window accepts entered Host:Port format when entered into host window.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • When registering program under Windows Vista it will automatically register it for all accounts on the current machine.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.24.0 Build 5033 (February 21st, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved testing server checking on scanning start.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Properly scans servers which name consistsof a single word (no dots).
  • Handles properly server entries where first character of port is 0.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.23.0 Build 5031 (January 30th, 2009)

  • Improvements:
  • Improved startup reliability on some systems.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.20.0 Build 5020 (October 13th, 2008)

  • Improvements:
  • Rewritten connection throttling - should give much faster browsing via internal proxy while the scanner is active (priorities added) and moderately faster scanning due to more aggressive settings.
  • Added uninstaller option to remove user data & keys - effectively can be used to reset the settings.
  • Much reduced flicker of the filter box control.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Bugs: Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.19.0 Build 5010 (September 13th, 2008)

  • Reworked settings dialog.
  • Added option to disable tray icon animations.
  • Overall reliability improvements.
  • Slight database search speedup.
  • Improved recovery from data corruption.
  • Added startup watchdog - should help starting on some rare configurations.
  • When downloading proxy lists the amount downloaded being shown instead of speed.
  • In some cases proxy list downloads were not stopping until aborted.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.18.0 (August 18th, 2008)

  • Added detection of hibernation/sleep/wakeup.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed proxy list not being refereshed when proxy is manually added.
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 3.17.0 (July 16th, 2008)

  • New version of ProxyNet.
  • Faster proxy list downloads.
  • Reduced idle CPU load.
  • Added hints that show why the proxy test has failed last time for the particular server.
  • Removed XP-style for the Windows 2000 and older.
  • Added much more robust settings saving to reduce chances of the corruption.
  • Removed half-open socket throttling (it actually was not being disabled completly).
  • Fixed protection against group policy.

New in version 3.16.0 (June 26th, 2008)

  • Protection against domain group policy changing your proxy settings while Proxy Switcher is running.
  • Added option to mark CoDeeN servers as dead since recent changes to proxy scanning handling resulted in them being included in results.
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Server shouldn't time out when checking increased number of targets.
  • Fixed minor issue with unchecking options in group checklist boxes.

New in version 3.15.0 (June 10th, 2008)

  • Auto switcher supports multiple source folders for switching.
  • Changed auto switching algorithm to maximize count of working used servers - thus reducing amount of data sent through each of the server.
  • Added option to change auto switcher proxy server picking strategy - prefer faster servers vs prefer random servers.
  • Changed proxy handling protocol from HTTP/1.0 to HTTP/1.1
  • Updated Ip2Country database.
  • Fixed: Suppress scripting error messages from Internet Explorer while parsing proxy lists.

New in version 3.14.0 (May 17th, 2008)

  • New/Updated tutorials added.
  • Improved backup strategy against database corruptions.
  • Updated IP to Country database.
  • Installation over the already installed Proxy Switcher does not overwrite previously saved settings

New in version 3.13.0 (April 23rd, 2008)

  • Now can be installed by power user instead of only administrator.
  • If during auto tasks network has gone done or test sites are otherwise are unreachable error dialog will automatically close.
  • Registered users can change scanning non-anon test targets in the options.
  • Installer supports new options /name and /key to allow install via Systems Management Server.
  • Internal proxy server has fixed limit of possible active connections to avoid exausting resources in some cases.

New in version 3.12.2 (March 15th, 2008)

  • Better handling of tricky javascripted proxy lists.
  • Updated IP-2-Country database.

New in version 3.12.1 (January 16th, 2008)

  • More clear category names added.
  • Fixed hung while starting up if internal server is disabled.

New in version 3.11.4 (November 20th, 2007)

  • Auto scheduled task window doesn't get covered in some cases by main window.
  • Fixed autoswitching bug - it was not cleaning scanner queue in some cases.
  • Additional checks for scanner reliablity added.

New in version 3.11.3 (November 3rd, 2007)

  • Reworked fake-server detection - version upgrade for users strongly recommended.
  • Dynamic timeout scanner manipulation - should reduce amount of timed out servers.
  • Fixed minor issues.

New in version 3.11.0.4289 (September 10th, 2007)

  • ProxyNET implemented - added feedback loop forfunctioning servers to improve list quality.
  • Detection of half-open limitation patch fortcpip.sys driver under Windows XP and Vista.
  • Improved unhandled exception handling to increasesoftware stability.
  • Lot of components unit tested to increasereliablity.
  • Fixed race condition which can happen on multicoreCPU during program startup under very high loads.
  • CPU load measured properly for Vista.
  • When uninstalling feedback webpage was gettingopened too many times.
  • Other minor issues.

New in version 3.10.0 (July 12th, 2007)

  • Improvements:
  • More lightweight and faster javascript parser.
  • Added support for external javascript includes.
  • Automatic redirection support for proxy list downloader.
  • Cookie support for proxy list downloader.
  • Improved integrated proxy server HTTP/1.1 compatibility.
  • Control and queue of HalfOpen sockets for operating systems newer than XP.
  • Fixed Bugs:
  • Fixed crash in certain cases of multi-monitor system.
  • Fixed few other problems.