Property
HTTP
SOCKS
CGI
Supported protocols
HTTP, FTP (sometimes)
HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, UDP, all TCP/IP
HTTP, FTP (sometimes)
Proxy chaining supporting
sometimes (need SSL support)
yes
yes
Software required
browser with proxy support (all modern browsers)
special programs to work with socks
browser only
Easy in use
you must know how set up proxy in browser
you must know special programs and how to set up its
skills of Internet using
Anonymity
transparent,
anonymous,
high anonymous
high anonymous only
transparent,
anonymous,
high anonymous
complication of proxy chain creation
very hard (you need special software)
hard (you need special software)
easy (you don't need to change any settings)
using behind corporate proxy
hard
only if your corporate proxy is socks
very easy
Additional traffic using (AD banners)
no
no
yes
(sometimes is very much)

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