How to use a charon proxy

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How to use a charon proxy
Learn how to use the Charon proxy program. (computer image by Blaine stiger from

A great way to hide or change your identity on the Internet is through a proxy. Normally your computer connects to a website directly, revealing data such as your IP address, operating system, location, and other personal information. When you connect through a proxy, your computer connects to the proxy and the proxy information is revealed to the website instead of your personal information. There are a lot of proxies available for use on the Internet, and Charon Proxy is a program that checks proxies to make sure they're valid.

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Things you need

  • Windows operating system

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  1. 1

    Start Charon by double-clicking the Charon icon on your desktop or by going to Start > Programs > Charon.

  2. 2

    Open your list of proxies by double-clicking on your proxy file. Go to "Edit," located on the top menu bar and "Select All."

  3. 3

    Right-click and select "Copy."

  4. 4

    Click on the Charon program to bring it to the front of your screen. Right-click and select paste to insert your proxy list into the Charon program.

  5. 5

    Find the icon on the left side of the Charon program called "Connect Options." There's a green check mark as an icon for this option. Click it.

  6. 6

    Look at the connect options screen and find the option that says "Use external judges." Click this box so it's selected.

  7. 7

    Press "OK"at the bottom of the screen.

  8. 8

    Click the "Judge Options" button on the left side of the Charon program. Judges are special proxies that are used to test other proxies to see if they're valid.

  9. 9

    Choose the "Test Judges" button and wait. The program will go through the judges to make sure that they're active.

  10. 10

    Right-click on the two proxy judges that have the smallest number in the ping time column.

  11. 11

    Select the option "Move judges to the selected list." This will enable you to use these two judges.

  12. 12

    Click the close button on the lower-right hand side of the screen and you'll see the Charon main screen again.

  13. 13

    Press the check proxies button and the Charon program will list all of the valid proxies.

Tips and warnings

  • You'll have to search for valid judges each time you use the Charon proxy program.

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