What does the AnonProxy.exe file do?
The AnonProxy.exe process is also known as AnonProxy or, as the case may be, Anonymizer Software and is a part of Anonymizer Software or, as the case may be, Anonymous Surfing. This software is produced by Anonymizer (www.anonymizer.com). An obsolete or defective version of AnonProxy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AnonProxy has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AnonProxy has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AnonProxy.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AnonProxy.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AnonProxy.exe AnonProxy
AnonProxy.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AnonProxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 541,368 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This AnonProxy program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. AnonProxy.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 82% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AnonProxy.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AnonProxy?
|This file is used as part of anonymous browsing system (further information...) |
|Provides a fairly anonymous connection to the internet (your machine can still transmit identifying information beyond their control). Several settings, include ssl connection to their servers. Protects your privacy well when used with a webmail program. It protects you from website hijinks and the random hackers. Not from more sophistocated threats by organized or dedicated entities. (further information...) |
|Part of a subscription service for anonomous web surfing. (further information...) |
|This is not a dangerous file if you know that you have installed the software Anonymizer. If you do not have this software then this could be a very dangerous file. |
|AnonProxy.exe is a process used by Anonymizer - Anonymous Surfing. This process connects you to Anonymizer's secure proxy servers, providing IP anonymity and protecting privacy. This is not a dangerous program, Anonymizer is a trustworthy internet security company. If you did not install this, it might be dangerous. It is located in the C:/Program Files directory of Windows. Norton 360 detected no viruses/spyware in this process. I use this software to protect my privacy online. (further information...) |
|Part of program for anonymous web browsing |
Summary: 7 users judge AnonProxy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Anonymizer Software or Anonymous Surfing
To remove AnonProxy from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Anonymizer Software or Anonymous Surfing in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AnonProxy.exe (AnonProxy) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AnonProxy. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AnonProxy or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AnonProxy.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.