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How to hide Your IP Address

When you connect to the internet, your ISP assigns you an IP address. When you surf the web, your activity can be tracked with your IP address. The IP address can be used to locate a person although not precisely, and trace the internet activity. To surf anonymously and protect your privacy, you’ll need to hide your real IP address.

Why hide IP Address?

The following are some of the common reasons why people want to mask their IP address online:

  • ·        By hiding the IP address, people can browse websites anonymously without leaving the trace of their identity
  • ·        To access websites and portal that are not available to the IP address’s geo location.
  • ·        Stay safe from intruders and hackers by showing a fake IP to the world and keeping real IP concealed
  • ·        Hiding IP means hiding geographical location.
  • ·        Hiding IP prevents leaving a digital footprint of their online activity.

How to Hide Your IP?

Some of the most common ways to hide IP and safeguard your online identity are discussed below:

Conceal your IP address with a VPN:

Sign up with these services and when you go online, you’ll be showing the world a different IP address…VPN providers that you might consider:
  • ·        Hide My Ass
  • ·        ExpressVPN
  • ·        SaferVPN
  • ·        VyperVPN

VPNs can be free or you can pay for the service. They help you get on the internet and assign you a different IP address.

Website Based Proxy Servers

This is another popular way to quickly mask IP address on the internet. Since it is a web based service, users need to have to install any piece of software program on their computer. The following are some of the most popular websites that offers free proxy services to obscure your IP address:
  • ·        Hidemyass.com
  • ·        Newipnow.com
  • ·        Anonymouse.org

The downside of using these free proxy services to mask your IP address is that most of them become overloaded and are too slow to use. In addition, annoying ads and popups during your browsing.

Browser Configured Proxy Servers

There are hundreds of freely available open proxies that can be found on the internet. You can obtain the IP address of one of those freely available proxy servers and configure your browsers to start hiding your original IP address. However, as they are openly available to public, most of them are either dead or perform too slow under normal conditions.

IP Hiding Software

There are many IP hiding software available. Some are free and provided as shareware, while others are sold by monthly / yearly subscription or at one-time price. Such proxy software is usually faster and more reliable.

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