One of the things that make the Internet even more attractive to the average person is the fact that you can whoever you want to be online. There is anonymity online. Except that that isn’t exactly true, especially not today. As a matter of fact, it will be smart of you to always bear in mind that whatever you do online can be traced and found out.
Of course, most of us do not have such a need for high level security. In all likelihood, no one cares about what we do online. Still, we do have to protect our privacy in some cases. There may be times when you absolutely need to keep your identity hidden online. In these cases, there are things that you can do to ensure your anonymity.
One of the simplest ways is to use anonymous proxy servers. This simply means that you have a layer of protection between you and the web site/s that you visit. So instead of your information going straight to the web site (such as your IP address), the proxy server serves as a liaison.
There several ways to set up the use of proxy servers, but perhaps the most efficient is to use free software like Tor. The great thing with Tor is that it not only protects your privacy when you visit web site. It also works with applications such as instant messaging services. Download Tor and learn more about set up details from their web site.
There is another, even simpler way to use anonymous proxy servers – just find web sites that offer the service for free. There are a lot of web site offering this service, and you can actually just google for them. The way they work is that you visit the web site offering anonymous proxy server surfing. You then enter the URL of the web site that you actually want to visit. Simple, but there is a disadvantage: surfing might be slow. Also, some web sites may not display correctly.
Last, but not the least, is for you to change the settings in your Internet browser yourself. What you need to do is to first find an anonymous proxy server. There are countless lists online, but one trustworthy list is the AtomInterSoft Proxy List. You can take your pick from the proxy servers listed here – do pay attention to the uptime percentage and average response times.
There are definitely advantages to using proxy servers to keep you anonymous while surfing online, and it is relatively easy to make sure that they work for you. You have to be aware of the potential disadvantages, such as the slowing down of your surfing experience. Also, bear in mind that you are still not protected from malware attacks and that you have to protect yourself from that front.
Other options to surf web anonymously includes using incognito browsing in Google chrome browser or private browsing in Firefox also other notable free software’s include hotspot shield VPN(adbased proxy ) and cyber ghost VPN anonymizer which does a excellent job in hiding your actual IP address and preventing personal information being shared to the internet.
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