Software recommendation: unified deployment of the system to manage the proxy function

Proxy is a very common network feature, and many software programs have options to set it up. However, there are some software programs that do not have the relevant options, but directly call the proxy settings of the operating system. In fact, whether you use the system’s own proxy, or the software program’s own proxy option, it is very troublesome to configure. The following method teaches you how to set and manage the proxy information in all software in a unified way through a professional proxy software.

Set proxy service information in batch

CFan once introduced an ad filtering software called Proxydomo, its biggest feature is to use the system’s proxy function to operate, so we will operate through it today with the proxy software.

First enter the home page of SocksCapEx2 proxy software (https://github.com/sonyps5201314/SocksCapEx2), click the green button in the upper right corner of the list, and click “Download zip” in the pop-up dialog box. button to download the latest version of the proxy software. After unzipping and running the SocksCapEx.exe file in the folder, you can see the operating interface of the proxy software.

The first time you run the proxy software, a pop-up box will appear, indicating that the proxy configuration file does not exist, click the “OK” button and a configuration file will be automatically generated. Now click on the “Proxy Server” command in the “Edit” menu and you will be able to manage the proxy server. Since the proxy address and proxy port used by Proxydomo ad filtering software are 127.0.0.1 and 8080 respectively, we now click on the “Add a proxy” button in the configuration window, then click on the “Click to edit IP” option in the list. “Then click on the “Port” option and change it to 8080. Finally, click on the “Proxy Type” option, and select http in the list (Figure 1). After all the parameters are modified, click the “Save” button to complete the proxy configuration.

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Tip: If there are multiple proxy services in the list, we can select one of the common services and click the “Set as Active Proxy” button in the toolbar. This will activate the proxy service by default when the proxy software is started in the future.

Adding proxy applications in bulk

Now go back to the main interface of SocksCapEx2 proxy software and click the right mouse button on the main interface and select the “Add an executable” command in the menu. Next, set the information of the software you want to use the proxy service in the pop-up dialog box, for example, we will use “Google Chrome” as an example here. First set “Profile name” to “Google Chrome”, then click the “Browse” button to select Google Chrome’s Then click the “Browse” button to select the main program file of Google Chrome, and finally click the OK button to finish adding the software program (Figure 2). Next, follow the same steps to add other software programs that need to use proxy services to the list.

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Tip: Click the right mouse button in the main window and select the “Import Web Browser” command in the menu to add the system default browser to the list.

Later, when we need to use proxy service, find the Google Chrome icon in the SocksCapEx2 window. After clicking the right mouse button on the icon, select the “Run selected program in proxy tunnel” command in the menu, so that the Google Chrome browser can be launched to filter web ads through Proxydomo’s proxy service (Figure 3). If users find this operation troublesome, they can click the “Global Proxy” command in the “Edit” menu and select the “Only programs in the program list” option in the pop-up submenu. “This way, you can directly double-click the icon in the window to invoke the proxy service set.

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How to connect system agent with system apps

Users who have used Windows 10 system know that many features are available through UWP apps. But these UWP apps can’t be added inside SocksCapEx2 proxy software because they are not the common exe executable files we see. So how can you make UWP apps connect to the network through the system proxy even if you need it?

UWP applications in Windows 10 run in a virtual environment like a sandbox, so they are naturally isolated from the state of the system, and thus cannot use the proxy option set by the system. So to solve this problem, you just need to separate them from the sandbox environment. To do this, you need to use a software called Fiddler (https://www.telerik.com/fiddler). Once you install and run Fiddler, you will see an eye-catching “WinConfig” button in the upper left corner of the software interface, and clicking it will bring up a window called “AppContainer Loopback Exemption Utility” window.

Tip: Since the UWP application set up by Fiddler software can only use the system’s proxy service, click the “Network and Internet” button in the Windows 10 system settings window. In the new window that pops up, click on the “Proxy” command on the left side, and then set up a proxy as needed in the right window (Figure 4).

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This window lists the Windows 10 UWP apps that are currently installed on your system, but by default they are not selected (Figure 5).

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Next, check the name of the UWP application you want to use as a proxy, and then click the “Save Changes” button (Figure 6). After this setting, the UWP applications that have been checked will be able to operate through the proxy service information set up in the system, just like normal software programs. Of course, if you do not want to continue to use the proxy service, just uncheck the UWP application name and save it again.

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Tip: If you want all Windows 10 UWP apps to go to the local proxy, click the “Exempt” button directly to check all the UWP app names, and then click the “Save Changes” button to return to the main interface.

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