proxychains VS Tor

Compare proxychains vs Tor and see what are their differences.


proxychains - a tool that forces any TCP connection made by any given application to follow through proxy like TOR or any other SOCKS4, SOCKS5 or HTTP(S) proxy. Supported auth-types: "user/pass" for SOCKS4/5, "basic" for HTTP. (by haad)


Tor protects your privacy on the Internet by hiding the connection between your Internet address and the services you use. (This is *not* the official repository.) (by katmagic)
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7.0 0.0
5 months ago over 12 years ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of proxychains. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Tor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing proxychains and Tor you can also consider the following projects:

torsocks - Library to torify application - NOTE: upstream has been moved to

nitter - Alternative Twitter front-end

CrackMapExec - A swiss army knife for pentesting networks

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

nipe - An engine to make Tor network your default gateway

duckduckgo-locales - Translation files for <a href=""> </a>

sshuttle - Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man's VPN. Forwards over ssh. Doesn't require admin. Works with Linux and MacOS. Supports DNS tunneling.

blahdns - A small hobby ads block dns project with doh, dot, dnscrypt support.

impacket - Impacket is a collection of Python classes for working with network protocols.

Tutanota makes encryption easy - Tuta is an email service with a strong focus on security and privacy that lets you encrypt emails, contacts and calendar entries on all your devices.

ansible-squid - Ansible Squid role

Fido - A PowerShell script to download Windows or UEFI Shell ISOs