With more and more transactions occurring online, the desire to keep these transactions and our identities private is growing. While it is difficult, if not impossible, to be completely anonymous online there are steps you can take to provide a more private browsing experience. One of these steps is hiding your IP address. Simply put your IP address is like an address for your computer which allows it to identify itself.
This guide will show you how to hide your IP address and instead provide a fake one for a more anonymous browsing session.
The most common way to hide your IP address is to use a proxy server. A proxy server is a computer or an application that allows clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. You can set up your own proxy server with a home computer but it requires some technical skill. Fortunately, there are already several web based proxy servers which you can use without the need to setup your own.
How to Hide your IP address Using a Web Based Proxy Server: A web based proxy server is usually a website you visit that then hides your IP address from the websites you visit through it. The main advantage of web based proxy server is that you don’t need to install or configure anything on your computer.
Proxify: Proxify is a web based anonymous proxy service which allows anyone to surf the web privately, securely without revealing your original IP address.
Anonymouse: Anonymouse is another web based anonymous proxy service. Anonymouse is a fast, easy and free way to hide your IP address.
Virtual-browser: Virtual-browser is another free web based alternative for an anonymous web browsing experience. Virtual-Browser is a web proxy designed to bypass website blocking or corporate networks. This site will also let you control how much of your information you want to share or expose to the internet.
How To Use a Web Proxy:
To use these web based proxies simply visit the proxy and enter the URL you want to visit in the URL box. The website will handle the rest. For a more detailed solution, stay tuned for how to setup and use Tor for anonymous browsing.
Disclaimer: This article is to help you prevent exposing your IP address to outside the world. While these tools will make your IP address harder to find there are still ways for organizations to find your IP address so do not use these tools as a means of hiding illegal activity.