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Should I remove Polipo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,803
United States Rank #13,401
Reach 0.0323%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 73.42 days
883.47 days >
Average installed length: 464.19 days


What is Polipo?

Polipo is a lightweight forwarding and caching web proxy server. Polipo is HTTP 1.1-compliant, supports IPv4, IPv6, traffic filtering and privacy-enhancement. To minimize latency, Polipo both pipelines multiple resource requests and multiplexes multiple transactions onto the same TCP/IP connection. Polipo can be configured to use on-disk cache and serve cached content when offline, perform various forms of content filtering and serve as a proxy to access TOR. Polipo is designed to be used as a personal web cache or a web cache shared among a few users to boost internet access. Polipo will upgrade client requests to HTTP/1.1 even if they come in as old HTTP/1.0. Polipo will cache the initial segment of a download and can complete it later using Range requests, in case of interrupts. Since Polipo can speak both IPv4 and IPv6, Polipo can be used as a bridge between the IPv4 and IPv6 Internets. Polipo can speak the SOCKS 4 & SOCKS 5 protocols and therefore is recommended for use with the TOR anonymising network. Polipo is a web proxy that does HTTP 1.1 pipelining well, so it can enhance TOR's communication latency or lag.

About  (from Juliusz Chroboczek)

Polipo is a small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). While Polipo was designed to be used by one person or a small group of people, there is nothing that prevents it from being used by a larger group. By virtue of being a (mostly) compliant HTTP/1.1 proxy, Polipo has all the uses o...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vidalia bundle
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 27.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Polipo

Program executable:polipo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\vidalia bundle\Polipo\polipo.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Vidalia Relay Bundle (Vidalia Relay Bundle

How do I remove Polipo?

You can uninstall Polipo from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Polipo, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Polipo.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.28%
Windows XP 11.95%
Windows 10 8.81%
Windows Vista 8.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.48%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.32%
Windows 7 Starter 1.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.62%
  Germany 27.25%
  Iran 5.90%
  France 4.92%
  Italy 2.95%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Japan 2.53%
  Canada 2.11%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Switzerland 1.40%
  Austria 1.26%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Australia 0.98%
  Poland 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.60%
Dell 20.34%
Acer 17.51%
ASUS 8.19%
Toshiba 5.93%
Medion 4.24%
Samsung 3.95%
Intel 2.82%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Sahara 1.69%
MSI 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.19%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.09%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.09%


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