How to Check for Transparent Proxy Interception

My IP Address
Proxy Check 1: --
Proxy Check 2: --
Proxy Check 3: --
Proxy Check 4: --
Proxy Check 5: --
Proxy Check 6: --


What Is A Transparent Proxy?

A transparent proxy, also known as a forced or intercepting proxy,  is a middle man system deployed by your ISP. It is referred to as ‘transparent’ because the client is unaware of its existence. A transparent proxy acts an intermediary between you and a website you want to visit. While you are connecting to that website, the proxy intercepts the connection, before passing it to the website.

Transparent Proxy Detection Tool
Transparent Proxy Detection Tool

How to Detect Transparent Proxies?

You can use the tool above to detect whether your ISP is using transparent proxies or not.

Free VPN, TOR, Blacklisted IP Detection Tool

This free proxy detection tool also enables you to detect the following.

How to Detect VPN Network Addresses

A virtual private network, aka VPN, is private network tunnel that encrypts your traffic and hides your IP address. The tool can check whether you are using a VPN connection or not.

How to Check Tor Exit Nodes

Similarly to VPN, you can use a Tor browser to encrypt your browsing activity. The tool above detect if you are using Tor by checking your Tor exit node.

Check If I am using Blacklisted IP

The tool above also checks blacklisted IP addresses by referencing various blacklisted IP address lists.

Why Am I Behind A Proxy?

Internet service providers mainly deploy transparent proxies with the aim of providing faster data transfer through caching. These transparent proxies are also used to block unwanted content online. That means that your ISP can effectively block you from accessing certain websites by using proxies.

Should I Be Worried About Transparent Proxies?

A transparent proxy can log your traffic including websites you visited and files you have downloaded. If fallen into the wrong hands, anybody with access to that proxy might get an insight at unencrypted traffic you are sending. This can include passwords, messages, and emails. The presence of a transparent proxy is something that should not be taken lightly. That’s why this website was set up; to make it possible for ever-day Internet users to be able to detect whether their ISP uses transparent proxies or not.

Can I Bypass Transparent Proxy?

If your ISP is using transparent proxies, you might want to contact them and ask them to route you outside it. A lot of ISPs tend to refuse such requests however, stating technicalities as the reason. You can bypass a transparent proxy by using VPN. A VPN connection allows you to encrypt all of your traffic which will then no longer go through the ISP’s proxies.

How to Bypass Transparent Proxies Using VPN
How to Bypass Transparent Proxies Using VPN


  • witstert

    I ran the “Check proxy” and the results are as follows:
    6. Possible proxy
    5.>2. VPN IP Address
    1. Success

    Can somebody tell me what those results mean to a layman?

    • Elie Azar

      The test detected a possible Proxy, VPN or TOR exit node. This means that, at the time of the test, you were -either knowingly or unknowingly- connected through one of these technologies.

  • venupapa

    hello admin i am using expressvpn.i will check proxy detect.the message is”A Proxy, VPN IP or TOR exit Node was detected”.how to solve the message is showing “no proxy or vpn/tor detect” using express vpn.what can i do?please answer me

  • osan

    At the end of several checking, 1st test result was “success”, last one was “no proxy detected”, 4th one was always “timeout” and the rest were my IP Address. Any reason for time out? Thanks in advance.

    • admin

      Hi Osan,
      This series of checks, try to detect any traces of a proxy in your web requests. The final result uses an algorithm to aggregate all the above. If it’s success, then you can be sure that your requests do not pass through any proxy.

  • Dave

    Is there a description of what each test does? In my case, check 1 was “Success,” whereas checks 2 – 5 listed a different IP address than the one listed as “My IP Address” at the top. In addition, the different IP address listed in the steps is in a tracert I ran, whereas the “My IP Address” is not (the tracert hops through a few routers on my internal network at the beginning, so my public IP should be in there somewhere). Am I correct in assuming that the “My IP Address” listed is the transparent proxy?

  • Sunewbie

    Hello I got this result
    I use local cablenet for internet which is connected to rounter by LAN (RJ45) cable.
    Check 1Success
    Check 327.106.7.126
    Check 427.106.7.126
    Check 527.106.7.126
    Check 6Proxy/VPN/TOR Detected

    • Sunewbie

      The problem is I have Linux Mint 17 XFCE and also Mint 18 Cinnamon, and I cannot use apt-get update to update my distro. GPG key with Inrelease is not getting updated. How can this problem be solved.

  • Tibo

    Hello, I got these results:
    Time out
    Time out
    Time out
    Time out
    No proxy detected
    What does this mean and how do I fix it?

  • Adam

    What do you use to check #6? I’m coming from home, no proxy, no VPN, no Tor. Tor’s exit list doesn’t include my IP.

    The result says “A Proxy, VPN IP or TOR exit Node was detected. Your real IP address is hidden. For more info, leave a comment below.”
    Please provide more info, as you promised.

  • Carlosprimero


    I get everywhere my IP . I get Tor detected Test #6 and Test #2 to #5 i get my ip address. #1 i get success.

    What does this mean?

    Can you help me to find out the ip of this proxy?

    PN please.


  • Susanne Gade


    I can’t get play. I have all 3 green, and have troubleshot. I have checked the IP on my router, and i get the message “unlocator error”. Can i have some support please ?

  • craig

    I’m trying to hook my ruko back up, it lost the connection and I’m having trouble with it finding my router for some reason.

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