How to remove the FreeProxy virus

Most antivirus programs identify FreeProxy.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Adware.Gen, and Sophos identifies it as HandCraftedSoftware FreeProxy.

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FreeProxy.exe file information

The process known as freeproxy proxy/web server belongs to software FreeProxy or Hand-Crafted Software FreeProxy / FreeWeb by Hand-Crafted Software.

Description: FreeProxy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FreeProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 446,464 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 356,352 bytes or 299,008 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. FreeProxy.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with FreeProxy.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of FreeProxy (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify FreeProxy.exe related errors

Important: You should check the FreeProxy.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If freeproxy proxy/web server has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Standard HTTP Proxy and as such can control the opening and closing of ports
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Summary: Average user rating of FreeProxy.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving FreeProxy issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active FreeProxy process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the FreeProxy.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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