There are a variety of reasons why you may be looking to find anonymous proxies. When jumping online from anyplace in the world, you may be worried about your web activities being traced. With your IP address, someone can determine almost precisely where you are geographically as well as gain information about the type of computer and browser that you are using. Scary, isn’t it? It could go even further than that – with hackers gaining access to your personal files, passwords, and even banking records.
There are other reasons for wanting anonymous proxies, however. Many internet marketers and researchers use them to spread out their search queries among many different IP’s so that their main IP doesn’t get banned by a website, or even Google. Someone may also use anonymous proxies to submit various promotional materials to bookmarking and social media sites under different accounts and different “pen names”. Finally, if you’re in a spot that has restricted your browsing access for whatever reason, an anonymous proxy would help you to get around that restriction.
So, now that we know why someone may wish to grab some anonymous proxies, what are they and how do we get them? Anonymous proxies simply mean that nothing about YOU is being passed along to the final website that you are accessing to through the proxy server. Not your name, IP, location, etc. Obviously, the proxy server, and whoever owns it, is going to get some of that information (your IP) so you may want to check out who that is before using them, but if your goal is to keep “anonymous” from the sites that you are visiting, this is your ticket.
How you can find anonymous proxies? Well, you can “google it’ – but you probably already knew that. There is paid software that you get and install on your desktop that will assign you an IP and render you “anonymous”. The only one that I can recommend for this is PrivateProxy by Privacy Partners because I’ve used it for a long time and know that it works flawlessly. They also offer a risk-free trial. Finally, you can look for software that will scan the net for you for free anonymous proxies. This is an option but not always the best one. Your computer’s resources will be kept busy with the scanning and the “free” anonymous proxies that it pulls out for you may or may not last long as others are doing the same thing.
Depending on your reasons for needing anonymous proxies, some of these methods may be better than others. For casual surfing, an anonymous proxy site may do the trick. To get around blocks and change your IP on a regular basis, anonymous proxy switching software may be better. Give them a try and come back and share what’s working best for you and under what conditions.