I would like to install and set up a proxy server on my Windows XP that filters all web traffic. The problem is that I can't find any way to force all programs to use the proxy server. It looks as if any program is free to ignore the proxy and connect directly to the network if it chooses to.
What is the point of setting up a proxy server if your applications are free to ignore it if they wish to?
Can someone suggest a way to configure Windows so that all traffic must go through my proxy, or else it doesn't get onto the network?