Whenever you visit a website, your computer device and the website itself beams specific information back and forth between one another. Any individual’s computer has a unique set of identification that:
- Tells the website the user’s location
- Identifies what type of computer a certain individual is using
- What internet browser he/she is using
- Which internet provider is an individual under and etc.
All these will store to better identify a user later on. Through your IP or Internet Protocol address, all these pieces of information are being provided. Even if you think that this is helpful especially when returning to regular websites, there are still times when you will want to browse the internet without having to advertise your unique IP address. There will be instances when you will only need and want to protect your personal privacy, but to do this, you will have to consider the advantage of an anonymous proxy browser.
What is a proxy server/browser?
Depending on your particular needs, a proxy can get used in several different ways. A proxy, in general terms, is a go-between in which a different entity performs the services of the individual or system requesting it and then returning it to the requestor and providing the obtained information. For the the computer and internet, a proxy serves as the go-between wherein your computer system connects with the proxy and instructs it where to go and what information should it seek out. A proxy can be able to protect the computer and office network from viruses and other malware as it is able to sift through the transferred information and provide on what is relevant.
What should you look for?
To bring this article into its final note, when finding a proxy server, you will have to…
- Make sure that the proxy server is able to reach your desired website.
- To find the best among the rest, test out different ones to see what works and what doesn’t.
- To locate the best-secured proxy browser, have the one that works with your operating system and Internet browser.
- Look into each server that you have considered and make sure that it does not offer support for your OS, browser, and nation of origin.