How to Install Squid Proxy on Windows

Back in 2006 or in the early days after i started this blog. I wrote about Installing Squid Cache on Windows. And i think i should rewrite it again because some parts in the old post is missing (back when this blog started, this blog is hosted at WordPress.com and when i moved to a self hosted solution there are some errors in the importing process and although i know about that since a long time ago i’m just too lazy to rewrite it again lol). But well … what’s done is done :)

Anyway, before we begin, make sure that you have downloaded Squid Windows Binary Package / Squid for Windows that can be downloaded from Acmeconsulting. And you have extracted it somewhere on your hard drive. In this post, i choose to extract it to “C:\Squid” due to hardcoded path and beside most people don’t like to read long post. So if you changed Squid location, make sure to adjust it accordingly. And don’t worry the actual installation process is fast. The other steps described here are optional unless you need it

And as a note, i wrote this post (tested) on Windows 7 x64 with UAC Enabled using Squid 2.7 Stable 8 and i’m pretty sure as it will work with earlier version of Windows as well. And No! you don’t need to turn off UAC because turning UAC off isn’t a good solution

And now let’s get started

How to purge bad cache from SQUID

If you’re using Squid Cache Proxy as your own proxy server, maybe you’ve experience Squid always returning the old cache even if the website itself already changed. If that’s the case then the only solution is by Purging the old cache from Squid cache. And there’s two method to do this. The first method is by deleting all of your squid cache but this would cause all of your cache lost and i don’t think you want that happen, right ? But don’t worry there’s other alternative and that’s by using PURGE command on squid.

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Guide to filter ads using Squid and free redirector on Windows

Here’s another tutorial again by me to configure Squid Proxy Server on Windows to filter intrusive ads, popups, javascript ads, etc by using an Open Source / Free Redirector program for Squid called AdZapper. And by using this free redirector you can filter out almost (but not all) ads, html webbugs, and many other. And for those who didn’t know on how to setup a Squid Proxy on Windows you can read my guide on how to configure squid for windows. But since this is going to be a long page (if its for me who wrote this guide) you’ll have to read more to continue :)

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