CIAO continuously provides the best set of free proxies available given user input like country or anonymity level.
Finding a working free proxy is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Despite several websites offer lists of free proxies, most of the proxies provided are either unreachable or can only transmit at few kbps. In some cases, they also perform malicious activities like malware injection, traffic interception, etc. Even when a working proxy is found, it might only last for a few minutes forcing the user to frequently re-iterate the quest for a "good" free proxy. CIAO is a Chrome plugin that automates the discovery of free proxies. Given user input like desired country or anonymity level, CIAO continuously provides the best set of free proxies available. CIAO also dynamically splits user traffic among multiple proxies, so to rapidly find the best performing proxies and react to failures. CIAO identifies trusted and working free proxies using its own community. CIAO is instrumented to collect anonymous data about proxy performance and behavior (e.g., amount of data downloaded, page download duration). This data is reported to our servers as an input for the proxy selection algorithm. To bootstrap this process, our servers discover free proxies by crawling proxy aggregator websites. Each proxy is then tested daily to verify reachability, performance, and behavior. Note that data collection is disable when CIAO is not enabled. We also do not collect browsing history, visited urls or domains, any personal identifiable information (PII) or long term constant identifiers like cookies, IP addresses, etc. CIAO is developed for a research project that aims to shed light on the free proxy ecosystem. By using the plugin you agree to contribute to this project. For more information please visit our webpage http://isthatfreeproxysafe.com and statement https://isthatfreeproxysafe.com/pages/ciao-chrome-statement.txt
- (2019-02-25) Debnath Son: Used to work well till few months ago. Now no proxy server is listed when enabled. I hope developer fix this. It was a good extension.
- (2017-11-16) Paul μ: I'm Happy!
- (2017-11-08) Lahouaoui Mohamed: woow
- (2017-09-26) Carlos Segura: Really easy to setup and use. You can select the country of the proxy.
- (2017-06-22) Eric Blaydes: Just what I needed. Easy to use and you don't have to be an expert on this sort of thing.
- (2017-05-24) Elio Ziko: This is legit.Awesome extension for Chrome and great working proxys.If you're annoyed by those captchas on every page like me this is definitely for you.
- (2017-04-10) Mário Almeida: Great plugin for getting working proxies! and easy to use. Please add PT proxies.
- (2017-04-10) Jeremy Blackburn: Simple to use and lots of proxies available.
- (2017-04-06) Diego Perino: Great extension to find working and fast free proxies.
- (2017-03-27) Matteo Varvello: Exactly as described, pretty awesome tool for finding free proxies!