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Old 01-23-2013, 02:52   #1
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:40   #2
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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
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25   #3
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Thanks that's exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:28   #4
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TOR is all you need.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:33   #5
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TOR is all you need.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:36   #6
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My TOR on my Mac stopped working after the last FireFox update.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:06   #7
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:10   #8
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If you use Safari, you can select "Private Browsing". Works on their PC version as well as on Macs.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:11   #9
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Borrow a computer from someone you don't like?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:22   #10
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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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Here is Chromes description.

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


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



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Old 01-23-2013, 22:12   #13
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 23:31   #14
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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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 22:24   #15
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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.

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Old 01-25-2013, 17:06   #17
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Adblock Plus + Ghostery should stop the trackers well enough.
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Old 01-25-2013, 18:10   #18
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VPN. Hotspot shield is not expensive and decent speed.

Comodo Dragon or IceDragon browsers.
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Old 01-25-2013, 19:37   #19
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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...
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 22:23   #21
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When you think you are surfing anonymously go to this site and test it out.
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:01   #22
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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.
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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.
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