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I realize that it is hard to surf the web completely anonymously, but I wanted to know what sorts of things are out there to protect and hide yourself while on the web. I know about Tor, but I find that extremely slow. Also, I've been through my torrenting phase of life and have now gone cold turkey so this is mostly just for paranoia purposes only. Just a precaution in case SOPA and ProtectIp go through!
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There are websites that give you the IP addresses and ports of proxy servers you can use. Pick one and it in your browser settings when you want to use it.
     
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There are several different proxy 'tunneling' methods. If you're just browsing the web via a web browser, www.hidemyass.com is the simplest way to do it. However if you want something that is guaranteed to be fast 100% of the time, you can rent a VPS server for around $5-6 a month and browse about 70% as fast as you do on your home line with it, while your IP address is completely hidden for ANY online activities you do, including gaming, IRC, etc. Also if you want a free solution that is semi fast, I would recommend going to a site like xroxy.com OR samair.ru and browsing through their anonymous http proxy lists and testing each one to determine which is the fastest. It's tedious but it'll pay off and they usually last for a week or more at a time. To browse using a proxy, you simply go into your browser settings, go into the advanced settings, then network settings, and set it to connect to the internet via the proxy's IP and port instead of direct, and you're all set. Just keep trying different proxies until you find one that meets your needs. Good luck!
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post #4 of 12
Theres also hotspot shield which is good for public networks.
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post #5 of 12
"Tor" browser, but its a little slow.

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en
Edited by losttsol - 1/16/12 at 9:38am
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post #6 of 12
I use nothing. Oh yeah, my full time, intrusive, fellow friend NotScripts for Chrome.

It doesn't anonymize what I do, but it blocks ANYTHING but what I actually say it to unblock.

Works wonders.
   
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post #7 of 12
I'd recommend Hotspot shield, its a fast, easy to use, unlimited and free VPN.

http://hotspotshield.com/
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i drive around find open wifi, connect

ANNON!
     
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Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post

There are several different proxy 'tunneling' methods. If you're just browsing the web via a web browser, www.hidemyass.com is the simplest way to do it. However if you want something that is guaranteed to be fast 100% of the time, you can rent a VPS server for around $5-6 a month and browse about 70% as fast as you do on your home line with it, while your IP address is completely hidden for ANY online activities you do, including gaming, IRC, etc. Also if you want a free solution that is semi fast, I would recommend going to a site like xroxy.com OR samair.ru and browsing through their anonymous http proxy lists and testing each one to determine which is the fastest. It's tedious but it'll pay off and they usually last for a week or more at a time. To browse using a proxy, you simply go into your browser settings, go into the advanced settings, then network settings, and set it to connect to the internet via the proxy's IP and port instead of direct, and you're all set. Just keep trying different proxies until you find one that meets your needs. Good luck!

You have to be careful with some of them though, they can be a bit dodgy.
Edited by Sonics - 1/16/12 at 10:15am
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Is it really necessary to surf anonymously?
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