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12smile 01-23-2013 02:52

Best Way to surf anonymously & hide IP Address?
 
I'm getting a little tired of going to websites and seeing target ads for the things I've just googled OR adds for a shopping site on another site showing the items I have in the first sites shopping cart.

If there were a way to be completely surf anonymously I'd do it.

I'm using Windows XP.

I also see my facebook icon on the comments section of news sites....this is annoying.

What proxy servers do you find effective. I'm looking for a free solution but a paid solution could be welcome as well.
TIA

sbhaven 01-23-2013 06:40

Start by disabling the "cookies" in your web browser. You may have to delete them after disabling them. Then see the info at the following links for more suggestions.

Disable third-party cookies in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome
How to Delete Cookies
Browse Anonymously
How to Browse Anonymously With Tor
TOR
Top Free Anonymous Web Proxy Servers
Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services
Ways You Can Hide Your Public IP Address
Readers Respond: Ways to Hide IP Addresses for Anonymous Web Surfing

12smile 01-23-2013 10:25

Bullseye.
Thanks that's exactly what I am looking for.

The Fed 01-23-2013 10:28

TOR is all you need.

zodiacbw 01-23-2013 10:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fed (Post 19901215)
TOR is all you need.

This.

ThinkMud 01-23-2013 10:36

My TOR on my Mac stopped working after the last FireFox update.

ScottieG59 01-23-2013 12:06

First of all, there are alternative methods of determining your true IP address. The best method of hiding is to use a live CD distribution called "TAILS." You can find it online at https://tails.boum.org

Just realize there are still methods of finding you.

If you read and understand the information on the TAILS site, you will see that a live CD with TOR embedded is a better method than using an operating system installed on a hard drive.

Good luck and stay legal & safe.

HexHead 01-23-2013 12:10

If you use Safari, you can select "Private Browsing". Works on their PC version as well as on Macs.

ditto1958 01-23-2013 12:11

Borrow a computer from someone you don't like?

Adjuster 01-23-2013 12:22

Google Chrome has a 'New Incognito Window' feature. It is supposed to let you surf anonymously. I am not sure exactly what it hides from the web but anonymous surfing is its purpose.


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Adjuster 01-23-2013 12:22

Here is Chromes description.

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin...n&answer=95464


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MySiK26 01-23-2013 22:06

run a virtual machine, inside of a virtual machine, spoof each machine's mac address, and use a proxy...



:tongueout:

MySiK26 01-23-2013 22:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adjuster (Post 19901637)




Incognito mode (browse in private)



For times when you want to browse in stealth mode, Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Here's how the incognito mode works:
  • Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren't recorded in your browsing and download histories.
  • All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you've opened.
  • Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.
looks like it just cleans all traces of internet activity from your computer... I'm sure everything gets stored...somewhere.

12smile 01-23-2013 23:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottieG59 (Post 19901580)
First of all, there are alternative methods of determining your true IP address. The best method of hiding is to use a live CD distribution called "TAILS." You can find it online at https://tails.boum.org

Just realize there are still methods of finding you.

If you read and understand the information on the TAILS site, you will see that a live CD with TOR embedded is a better method than using an operating system installed on a hard drive.

Good luck and stay legal & safe.

This is good....I'm liking the idea of Tails on a flash drive with a TOR browsing package on it...This is a higher level of Geekyness than I'm accustomed to.
Thanks

12smile 01-24-2013 22:24

Oh Yes....I am liking Tor. Folks it's a separate browser and it tells you what 'spoofed' IP address your computer is displaying.

Good Stuff.

Now it appears that Tails is a surrogate OS separate from Windows, that will further mask your presence. I'd like to put that on a flash drive and plug it in and browse on a phantom browser with a phantom OS... I'll report back.

I'll try running it from a DVD first.

Thanks

Don H 01-25-2013 14:41

edit...

vram74 01-25-2013 17:06

Adblock Plus + Ghostery should stop the trackers well enough.

g29andy 01-25-2013 18:10

VPN. Hotspot shield is not expensive and decent speed.

Comodo Dragon or IceDragon browsers.

12smile 01-25-2013 19:37

The plot is thickening.

I'm seeing 'Online Privacy' as an issue more clearly.

When I heard the phrase 'Online Privacy' I just assumed it was more 'worry wart' nonsense.

But I used one of the sites above and it gave me a 'referrer' ? and it was this site and this thread.

At the same time I saw adds from 2 websites that I have shopping carts saved on...I did open the adds and will buy from them tonight but the deal is.

THEY FOUND ME

digikey.com and tmart.com

so....whatever they paid for those adds they're going to get a return on them.

Thanks again for the info...

sbhaven 01-25-2013 20:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12smile (Post 19911571)
The plot is thickening.
But I used one of the sites above and it gave me a 'referrer' ? and it was this site and this thread.

Yep. Sites have the capability (if programmed) to capture the web page you came from when selecting a URL link to reach that web page.

That is why some times you'll see people here and on other gun sites leave links to sites like Democratic Underground (DU) and some online polls cold. Its so those sites don't see where people are coming from.

Linux3 01-25-2013 22:23

When you think you are surfing anonymously go to this site and test it out.
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

12smile 01-26-2013 06:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linux3 (Post 19912263)
When you think you are surfing anonymously go to this site and test it out.
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

That was fun...I used the Tor browser to get there and clicked 'use new identity' and the site (which reveals your IP address) could show me a new IP address as soon as I requested it.

Next up is using the TAILS OS w/ the Tor browser.....this is growing on me....I've been a little behind the curve on this level of geekyness.

Jumper 01-26-2013 06:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linux3 (Post 19912263)
When you think you are surfing anonymously go to this site and test it out.
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Good site! I surf with Firefox and NoScript and that does a pretty good job of breaking the Google trail. But I'm going to give the Tails plus Tor a try.

Mr Spock 01-26-2013 06:33

Tagged

IGotIt 01-26-2013 06:34

https://startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html


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