Do you use an anonymizing proxy and/or utility program to hide your IP? Which one(s)?What Method Do You Use?
MAC spoof + VPN via web proxy
- The only real way to stay hidden from anyone that wants to find you is to first use a program to spoof a MAC address and IP for you, then use the already fake information to create new fake info through another client such as a web proxy. Of course it isn't fool proof, but I doub't you're worth the time to crack it... ;p
- —Guest Hidden
Hide ALL IP have a French server
- @Lamine - you can use Hide ALL IP (hideallip.com) in France. It is good hide ip software based on my testing.
- —Guest Amns
A good VPN service
- I use and recommend Witopia. Many gateways, good speed, reliable, fairly inexpensive.
- —Guest Roamer
Tried http://hidemyipaddress.org/ but..
- Tested in google.ru, but somehow it recognized me as a Swede (which I am). So is hidemyipaddress.org trustable? Hmmm.. Would be nice to hear what you others here think.
- —Guest funky
IP Hider in Africa
- Being from a North African country, most of the content online is restricted, so for a secure and anonymous browsing I usually use ipaddresshq.com.
- —Guest mehdi2409
Hide My IP
- I use Hide My IP 5.3 software to hide my IP address... . It does not affect my Internet speed.. that's the main reason I like it very much.
Read reviews before buying
- I use Hide My Ass, but it's always best to read reviews first... .
- —Guest belle
Who can you trust?
- You can never be totally anonymous online. If an infringement gets reported, the owners of the proxy will (by law) have to provide the original IP address at the time of the infringement. The website which act as a proxy also do as they say, but you'll find a lot of sites ban them access due to abuse. Also you never know who's running public proxies, software or website versions. Is it agencies collecting usage data? There's also VPN's which encrypt your traffic (as well as hide your ip) - meaning your ISP can't determine what it is you're downloading. It's good way of bypassing P2P throttling, etc and at the same time accessing things outside your country (BBC iPlayer/Hulu/Netflix etc) at nice speeds - which you definitely won't get with a public or web proxy. will have to comply with the law regardless of their views on it. They know better than to mess with the government.
- —Guest various
- I use Cyber Ghost VPN PPTP... . I have access to four servers in four countries including the U.S. It hides my IP and anonymizes all traffic. I only use it for torrents or to access banned content. I also use it via public Wi-Fi for added anonymity.
- —Guest what
Not hiding everything
- I paid for Easy-Hide-IP, and they do not hide your IP from bittorrent sites, but they don't tell you that when they take your money.
One of the popular Web proxies
- Use www.hidemyass.com for the best socks4/5, or http, or https proxies.
- —Guest poop
VPN via USA servers
- I'm an expat living in Singapore and I travel to China a lot. I mainly use the USA servers to watch TV and see my facebook account which is blocked over here. I had some problem connecting through the firewall of China but the support was really helpful and now it works well. It's not that fast in China as it is in Singapore, but at least I can get out without being blocked.From my limited experience, this is a really easy to use vpn and the support was great for me.
- —Guest CIFeBxENtp
Hide IP is safe with encryption?
- I think the way these IP address hiding sites work (or should work) is their software on your local machine encrypts your request to www.dodgy.com, then passes that encrypted request along to the IP hiding website (via your ISP of course). That way your ISP *cannot* see what site you are really visiting... The IP hiding website then decrypts the request, forwards it to www.dodgy.com, waits for the reply, encrypts that reply, sends it back to you via your ISP, then the software on your local machine decrypts the response and your browser renders the result...Your ISP only has access to encrypted requests and responses. Only the IP hiding website can see what is really going on... Any thoughts? Am I right? [A: Yes!]
- —Guest Guesser
We all use an ISP - it has logs...
- Always been confused, but surely, in the end, we all must connect to the Net via a service provider (ISP). Surely it has server logs, yes? Basically, what real 'hiding' functionality do any of the previous comments suggestions provide? Would not BigBrother (or any clever hacker?, or..) firstly start inspecting ISP logs?
- —Guest WhatAboutTheISP
VPN is the best advice
- I agree that VPN is the most reliable and safe solution to hide a real IP address. I use vpn-account.com to hide my IP, and it works fine.
- —Guest Ann