transparent proxy vs non-transparent

  • can someone explain please

    what is the purpose of using transparent proxy if my PC still connect to remote site directly ... I can see it in netstat -a :


    when I use non-transparent proxy it connects via proxy server (what is required, and this is what I been looking for, a 3rd party player who does all required job while I am sitting behind its back)


    but as read somewhere it less safe (secured) than transparent ???

    highly appreciate if any qualified answers available

  • Some services or programs has connection issues when using a transparent proxy.
    So to solve this you use:
    WPAD to auto setup manual proxy
    Transparent proxy to catch the rest