This article is an instruction of how to use https://www.systutorials.com/proxy-using-ssh-tunnel/ on a Windows machine. The mechanism is similar as the one in https://www.systutorials.com/proxy-using-ssh-tunnel/ with "Proxy listening to localhost port only".
PuTTY is the software we use here for port forwarding. Please download it following the links in https://www.systutorials.com/open-source-and-portable-ssh-scp-sftp-and-vnc-clients-for-windows-to-remote-control-linux/.
Configure PuTTY and create a SSH tunnel
Second, set the dynamic port forwarding as in the following figure. Here, we use the port
8080 as the local proxy port.
After clicking "add", you should see the configuration as in the following figure.
You can also save your configurations as a session by going back to the "Session" window and saving the session before the last step so that your configurations can be reused and you need not to set them each time.
Configure your programs to use the proxy
Now, you can configure your programs on Windows, such as Internet Explorer and Chrome to use the socks proxy:
One example configuration for Internet Explorer (Chrome also uses it) is in the following figure.