I am looking for a program that can:
- provide a SOCKS proxy server
- support Windows 7
- require no or little configuration
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3proxy. Very small console program, can do a lot. Free & opensource, cross platform. A proxy server is created with an 1 line config.
You can use CCProxy:
To connect to it, e.g., in Firefox:
WinGate has had SOCKS support for many years. The current version supports:
Policy/Events support allows you to modify Connect, Bind and UDP associate requests, so you can divert connections where you like.
Connections can be intercepted to other proxies (for example the caching web proxy, or mail proxies) so that HTTP (and even HTTPS) over SOCKS can benefit from caching and AV scanning.
Connections can also be gatewayed via an upstream SOCKS4, SOCKS4a or HTTP tunneling proxy.
WinGate has a free license for 10 concurrent users or you can purchase a license if you need more users or features.
* You need an enterprise license for AD support.
Disclaimer: I work for Qbik, the authors of WinGate
Another more simple solution is FearGate - small and fast SOCKS5 and SOCKS4 proxy server, TCP and UDP protocol port mapper. Supports access restrictions and traffic monitor. Number of running servers is unlimited as long your resources can handle.
Demo is available for testing, uptime is limited to 30 minutes. Unlimited version single user lifetime license price is 50 € or 0,005 BTC.