Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool

Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool

By default, Proxyman will try overriding your HTTP/HTTPS Proxy Config by using networksetup CLI. However, networksetup is a bottleneck during starting or quitting the app.

Proxyman offers a better solution: Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool, which is a Privileged Helper Tool macOS in order to override Network Proxy in high performance. ‚Äč

You can notice the performance difference by starting the app with or without Proxy Setting Tool.

At the first launch, Proxyman will present the Popup to install the Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool. You can skip it and install it later in Preference -> Advanced Tab

Install Proxy Helper tool requires privilege permission.

After the installation, you can find the Helper tool at /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.proxyman.NSProxy.HelperTool

If Proxyman releases a new update for Proxy Setting Helper Tool, it requires to install again.

Guest or non-admin users

If you're a guest or non-admin users, the networksetup CLI would fail and could not change the HTTP/HTTPS Proxy config until you install Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool.

Proxyman Proxy Helper Tool has privileged permission to override the proxy config for all kinds of users.

We highly recommend installing Proxyman Helper Tool if you're a guest or non-admin user to make the UX smoother.

Uninstall Proxy Helper Tool

You can uninstall the Proxy Helper Tool in Preference -> Advanced Tab -> Uninstall Proxy Setting Tool or delete it directly at /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.proxyman.NSProxy.HelperTool


Version 1.2:

  • Gratefully revert the HTTP Proxy Config if Proxyman is crashed