What is AnonProxy.exe?

The genuine AnonProxy.exe file is a software component of Anonymizer Software by Anonymizer.
AnonProxy.exe is an executable file that belongs to Anonymizer, a Virtual Private Network that hides user Internet Protocol addresses with the help of online servers. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Anonymizer is a security software that is designed for the Windows platform. The program works by routing all Internet traffic through encrypted data tunnels to online servers where real IP address are converted into anonymous proxy addresses. The program is advertised as a safe way to bypass government surveillance, IP Sniffing, unsecured public Wi-Fi, etc. Anonymizer was first created by Lance Cottrell in 1995. Cottrell began working on Internet anonymity tools in 1992 as a PhD. student in physics, eventually leaving to focus on his work. He is currently regarded as an expert on security, privacy, anonymity, misattribution and cryptography.

AnonProxy stands for Anonymizer Proxy Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AnonProxy.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AnonProxy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AnonProxy
AnonProxy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AnonProxy or Anonymizer Software belongs to software Anonymizer Software or Anonymous Surfing by Anonymizer (

Description: AnonProxy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AnonProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 541,368 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 540,672 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The AnonProxy.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The AnonProxy.exe file is digitally signed. AnonProxy.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to completely remove Anonymizer Software or Anonymizer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AnonProxy.exe. Therefore, you should check the AnonProxy.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This file is used as part of anonymous browsing system
  Steven Tanzola   (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.
  Wm   (further information)
Part of a subscription service for anonomous web surfing.
  Jay   (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.
  SnowsLight   (further information)
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.
  Cal   (further information)
Part of program for anonymous web browsing

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AnonProxy.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 7 users think AnonProxy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AnonProxy issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AnonProxy. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AnonProxy.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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