How To Install and Configure Squid Proxy on Windows



Download Squid


To rename files, Go to



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Rename the files to


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Open Command Prompt

CD C:\squid\sbin

squid -i

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squid -z

proxy cache web pages will be stored here

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Start Squid service

Go to services and start the service

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Check in The task manager whether the service is running or not

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Make sure Squid proxy server is working or not

Configure Internet Explorer proxy settings in local host

Address : localhost 
Port: 3128

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By default Squid denies access to internet

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Configure the Squid Proxy to Access the internet

Open squid.conf file at


search for

# And finally deny all other access to this proxy
http_access deny all

Change to

http_access allow all

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Search following to change Caching web pages size (default is 100mb)

# cache_dir ufs c:/squid/var/cache 100 16 256

Make the Changes (make sure to delete the #) (new size is 10 GB)

 cache_dir ufs c:/squid/var/cache 10000 16 256


Restart the service

Check whether you can Access the Internet

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Client configuration


Proxy server IP Address is given here (
Port is 3128

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