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Why should I concern about anonymous Internet surfing?

IP address (Internet Protocol address) is your Internet identification number. Everyone has an IP address to communicate on the Internet.
Your computer's IP address is comparable to your home address or your Social Security number.
If someone can match your IP address to your ISP's customer list, they can use the information to identify your country, city, internet provider and even physical address.
When you surf the web, your IP address is left in logs all around the Internet: in the logs at your ISP, at the routers of your requests and finally the destination of your request. Hackers and identity thieves can use this information to infiltrate your system and steal personal information, use it in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, spy upon you or cause damage to your computer, cell phone. It is possible to restrict accessing any information or provide customized content to specific IP.
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When you visit any web site, your IP address is packed into a special header. As this header is transferred from server to server and router to router, the header includes special variable containing yet again, your IP address.
These are some environment variables:
Remote_addr - IP your IP address
HTTP_VIA - if it is not empty, then a proxy is used. Value is an address (or several addresses) of a proxy server, this variable is added by a proxy server itself if you use one.
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR - if it is not empty, then a proxy is used. Value is a real IP address of a client (your IP), this variable is also added by a proxy server if you use one.

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HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE - what language is used in browser (what language a page should be displayed in)
HTTP_USER_AGENT - so called "a user's agent".Browser's name and version (e.g. Internet Explorer 9.0) and an operating system (e.g. Windows 7) can be found in http_user_agent field.
HTTP_HOST - is a web server's name
In fact there are much more of them. Your anonymity is determined by what environment variables "hide" from a web server.
Anonymous proxy servers hide your IP address saving you from vulnerabilities concerned with it. So you can safely surf the Internet and your information will never be used by hackers and spammers.
• Proxy server is not used:
REMOTE_ADDR = your IP
HTTP_VIA = not determined
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = not determined
• Transparent Proxies
REMOTE_ADDR = proxy IP
HTTP_VIA = proxy IP
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = your IP

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These proxies are not anonymous. They don't hide IP-address of a client and let a web server know that you are surfing through a proxy server. The task of such proxies, as a rule, is information caching and/or support of Internet access for several computers via single connection. Such proxies are not applicable for security and privacy while surfing on net. You can use them only for network speed improvement.
• Anonymous Proxies
REMOTE_ADDR = proxy IP
HTTP_VIA = proxy IP
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = proxy IP
These proxies don't show your real IP but change the request fields so it is very easy to detect that you are using proxy.
• High Anonymous Proxies
REMOTE_ADDR = proxy IP
HTTP_VIA = not determined
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = not determined
High Anonymous proxy servers do not pass an IP-address of a client and don't send any variables indicating that you are using proxy server to host and look like real browser.

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Anonymous Internet surfing software which you can use together with a wide variety of web applications (web browsers, Instant Messengers, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), etc.) to ensure your anonymous Internet surfing. Proxy program hides IP address (hiding IP), provides an extended proxy management system that enables you to search for proxies (proxy finder); check proxy (proxy checker) - multithreading proxies checking, check proxy servers for proxy speed, proxy anonymity, proxy type (HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS), proxy location; create proxy chains. Proxy software lets you change HTTP header (User-Agent and Referrer fields), clear Internet history, delete Temporary Internet Files, delete cookies, clear Recent Documents, clear clipboard, empty Recycle Bin

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With anonymous surfing software you can hide your IP address, change your IP address, change your computer information sending by your web browser.
Instead of the anonymous web surfing software you can use web proxies. Web prxoies also alows you to surf anonymously, hiding IP address
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Anonymous proxy software you can use together with a wide variety of web applications (web browsers, Instant Messengers, etc.) to ensure your anonymity.
Proxy surfing software provides the advanced proxy management system that enables you to:
• Search proxies (proxy finder software) - searches for HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS (SOCKS4, SOCKS4A, SOCKS5, SOCKS5 with Authentication) proxies on the Internet, extract proxies from different proxy lists simultaneously, searches proxies from certain country(ies) recognizes different proxy list formats, Import/export proxy capabilities.
• Check proxy (powerful proxy checker software) - multithreading proxies checking (up to 10 threads simultaneously), check proxy servers for proxy speed, proxy anonymity, proxy type (HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS), proxy location (check proxy country), using internal or external script for proxy checking.

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What kind of information about my computer can be collected by web sites?
Why should I be concerned about anonymous web surfing?
Why you need anonymous web surfing software

What kind of information about my computer can be collected by web sites?

When you surf the Internet, web sites collect and record usage information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, configuration of a browser (display resolution, color depth, java / javascript support, etc.), operating system of your computer, web pages you visited before. Some of this information, for example browser type, operating system, etc. automatically comes from your browser. Other information, for example display resolution, color depth, local time, java / javascript support, etc. can be collected if you enable scripts in your browser.

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Why should I be concerned about anonymous web surfing?

•As any web resource you access can gather and record usage information about you such as your IP address, location, computer operating system, your browser version, browser language, software configuration, last visited sites and other information that you might want to keep confidential.
• IP address (Internet Protocol address) is your internet identification number. Everyone has an IP address to communicate on the Internet, in other words it's like a telephone number or mailing address. Using your IP it is possible to know your country, city, internet provider and even physical address. Hackers and identity thieves can use this information to steal personal information, spy upon you or cause damage to your PC. It is possible to restrict accessing any information or provide customized content to specific IP.
• While most sites use information about OS and browser to provide a better surfing experience this information can also be used by hackers for virus attacks that use weaknesses in your system to get access to the content of your hard drive or RAM, steal personal information or cause damage to your computer.
• Information about last visited web pages can be used to track your web usage and profile your browsing habits. Spammers can use this information to send you spam and junk e-mails.
• Some sites use scripts and Java applets. While most of them are useful, some are harmful as can be used to get access to your personal information or cause damage to your PC based on the information about your computer. Information about system settings can be used to track your location and spy upon you. Spammers can track your web usage and profile your browsing habits to send you spam and junk e-mails.
• Using malicious scripts and Java applets it is possible to get various information about your computer. Some kinds of your computer information (ex. screen resolution) are harmless and can be used for statistical research or providing special advertisement. But some information is not as harmless (ex information about your disks, etc) and can be used by hackers to get access and cause damage to your computer.
• As you surf the web, most web sites send cookies to your computer to track your Internet usage. Some cookies are "good" cookies, used for legitimate purposes, such as storing preferences, account information and remembering the choices you have made on the site. Some cookies are "bad" cookies. Bad cookies are used to track your browsing habits, purchase history, etc.

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What is a proxy server?
What anonymity levels of HTTP proxy servers exist?
Why should I use proxy servers?
What is HTTP proxy server?
What is SOCKS?
How can I configure my browser to use a proxy server?
Do I need to perform the proxy browser configuration every time I go online?

What is a proxy server?

A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resource(s) you are accessing. The data you request come to the proxy first, and only then it transmits the data to you. A proxy server receives a request for an Internet service (such as a web page request) from a user. If the proxy server is also a cache server, it can use its local cache of previously downloaded web pages to provide the page without forwarding the request to the Internet. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the server on the Internet. When the page is returned, the proxy server relates it to the original request and forwards it to the user.

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What anonymity levels of HTTP proxy servers exist?

• Transparent - these proxies are not anonymous. They don't hide IP-address of a client and let a web server know that you are surfing through a proxy server. The task of such proxies, as a rule, is information caching and/or support of Internet access for several computers via single connection. Such proxies are not applicable for security and privacy while surfing on net. You can use them only for network speed improvement.
• Anonymous - these proxies don't show your real IP but change the request fields so it is very easy to detect that you are using proxy.
• High Anonymous - these proxy servers do not pass an IP-address of a client and don't send any variables indicating that you are using proxy server to host and look like real browser.

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Why should I use proxy servers?

Speed improvement: Proxy servers accumulate and save files that are most often requested by thousands of Internet users in a special database, called cache. Therefore, proxy servers are able to increase the speed of your connection to the Internet. The cache of a proxy server may already contain information you need by the time of your request, making it possible for the proxy to deliver it immediately.
Security and privacy. Anonymous proxy servers hide your IP address saving you from vulnerabilities concerned with it. So you can safely surf the web and your information will never be used by hackers and spammers.
Sometimes you may encounter problems while accessing to web server when server administrator restricted access from your IP or even from wide IP range (for example restricting access from certain countries or geographical regions). You can try to access those pages using an anonymous proxy server.

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What is HTTP proxy server?

HTTP proxy server is a proxy allowing to work on the Internet with HTTP and (not always) FTP protocols. It can carry out caching of information downloaded from the Internet.
Now HTTP proxy servers are the most widespread. Their support (ability to use them) is included into many programs: browsers, download managers etc. However, their support is not realized at a level of an operating system - in order to use them, you should configure all programs, which should use proxies, in an appropriate way.
HTTP proxy servers have several proxy servers anonymity levels.

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What is SOCKS?

SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol that enables hosts on one side of a SOCKS server to gain full access to hosts on the other side of the SOCKS server without requiring direct IP-reachability. SOCKS is often used as a network firewall, redirecting connection requests from hosts on opposite sides of a SOCKS server. The SOCKS server authenticates and authorizes requests, establishes a proxy connection, and relays data between hosts.
There are two major versions of SOCKS: SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.
For more information, see: SOCKS Overview and SOCKS FAQ

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How can I configure my browser for anonymous Internet surfing?

How to configure browser to use a proxy server:

Internet Explorer 5.5
Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla 1.4
Opera 8
Opera 7
Netscape Navigator 6
Netscape Navigator 7
Netscape Navigator 8

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Anonymous Surfing Glossary

Use this glossary whenever you come across a term you don't understand.
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These proxies don't show your real IP but change the request fields so it is very easy to detect that you are using proxy.
Anti-virus Software
Anti-virus software scans a computer's memory and disk drives for viruses. If it finds a virus, the application informs the user and may clean, delete or quarantine any files, directories or disks affected by the malicious code.
Attack
An attempt to subvert or bypass a system's security. Attacks may be passive or active. Active attacks attempt to alter or destroy data. Passive attacks try to intercept or read data without changing it.
Authentication
The process of identifying an individual, usually based on a username and password.
Back Door
A feature programmers often build into programs to allow special privileges normally denied to users of the program. Often programmers build back doors so they can fix bugs. If hackers or others learn about a back door, the feature may pose a security risk. Also: Trapdoor.
Broadband Connection
Data transmission at a rate, generally greater than T1 speeds (1.5 Mbps). This allows the transmission of voice, data and video signals over a single medium.
Browser
The general term for WWW client software.
Cable modem
A Modem designed for use on a TV coaxial cable circuit. Usually providing high-speed asymmetric Internet connectivity.
Connectivity
The ability to communicate between computers and terminals. Can be a physical or logical connection path.
Cookie
A cookie is a piece of data which often includes an unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site you visit, stores as a file on your computer, identifies you as a unique user and track your web usage. Persistent cookies are created in order to recognize users when they return to a website and enable the site to offer a customized experience tailored to that user - such as remembering your name and password on protected login pages. Non-persistent cookie as a cookie that only exist as long as your session on the web site lasts and expires as soon as you leave the web site. It is used to facilitate your activities within that site.
Decryption
The process of decoding data that has been encrypted into a secret format. Decryption requires a secret key or password.
Dial-Up
A type of communication that is established by a switched circuit connection using the telephone network.
DNS server
Domain Name System server. A computer that keeps a database of domain names and their corresponding IP addresses. When a computer sends a domain name to a DNS server, the server returns the IP address for that domain. The Domain Name System is a mechanism used in the Internet or Intranet for translating names to host computers into addresses. DNS allows host computers not directly on the Internet to have registered names in the same style. DNS allows you to use the Internet without remembering long lists of numbers.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack
A malicious kind of attack that floods the intended destination IP address with requests. Example: by pinging 400 to 500 times per second.
Dynamic IP
A dynamic IP address is an IP address that changes periodically. A different IP address may be assigned every time you connect to the Internet. This makes it more difficult for the others to locate your computer or other devices from elsewhere on the Internet.
Encryption
A method of scrambling or encoding data to prevent unauthorized users from reading or tampering with the data. Only individuals with access to a password or key can decrypt and use the data. The data can include messages, files, folders, or disks.
Firewall
A firewall is a barrier between your network and the Internet, through which only authorized traffic can pass. This can be either a software or hardware firewall.
Software: The program is installed onto your computer to control access between your computer and the internet. Hardware: This is a piece of equipment that connects to the outside of your computer. The Hardware Firewall (Router) Connects to your DSL/Cable modem then to the internet giving you the most protection.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. A standard protocol for copying files to and from remote computers over TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. FTP uses ports 20 and 21. FTP is commonly used to download programs and other files to your computer from other servers. It is also used to upload Web page files to your own Web site.
Gateway
A gateway is what it sounds like. It's an entrance and an exit into a communication network. A gateway intercepts and steers electronic signals from one network to another. In data networks, gateways are typically a node on both two networks that connects two otherwise incompatible networks.
Hacker
A person who attempts unauthorized access of other people's computers for the purpose of obtaining information on those computers or to do damage to those computers.
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These proxy servers do not pass an IP-address of a client and don't send any variables indicating that you are using proxy server to host and look like real browser.
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol. A set of rules for requesting pages from a web server and transmitting pages (including text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) to the requesting Web browser. HTTP uses TCP port 80.
HTTP proxy server
HTTP proxy server is a proxy allowing to work on the Internet with HTTP and (not always) FTP protocols. It can carry out caching of information downloaded from the Internet.
Now HTTP proxy servers are the most widespread. Their support (ability to use them) is included into many programs: browsers, download managers etc. However, their support is not realized at a level of an operating system - in order to use them, you should configure all programs, which should use proxies, in an appropriate way.
HTTPS
HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. A variation of HTTP that uses encryption to transmit data securely (secure HTTP). HTTPS uses TCP port 443.
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol is a network-layer Internet protocol that provides message packets to report errors and other information relevant to IP packet processing. ICMP provides a number of diagnostic functions and can send error packets to host. ICMP uses the basic support of IP and is an integral part of IP.
Intranet
An intranet is a private LAN designed for use by everyone within an organization. The essential idea of an intranet is that it uses LAN (and WAN) technologies to facilitate communication between people and improve the knowledge base of an organization's employees.
Intrusion
Unauthorized access to computer systems and networks, usually for malicious activity.
IP address
Internet Protocol address. A 32-bit numeric address assigned to hosts that use TCP/IP. The address for a host must be unique on the network. IP addresses are usually expressed as four decimal numbers, each ranging from 0 to 255, separated by periods. For example, 127.0.0.1.
IP Spoofing
A technique used to gain unauthorized access to computers, whereby the intruder sends messages to a computer with an IP address indicating that the message is coming from a trusted host. To engage in IP spoofing, a hacker must first use a variety of techniques to find an IP address of a trusted host and then modify the packet headers so that it appears that the packets are coming from that host. Some routers and firewalls arrangements can offer protection against IP spoofing.
ISP
Internet Service Provider is an organization that provides access to the Internet.
Java applet
A small program that runs in a restricted environment that is managed by your browser. Most Java applets are used to add multimedia effects, interactivity, or other functionality to a web page, but they can be used for malicious purposes.
JavaScript
A scripting language that is similar to, but less capable than, Java. JavaScript code can be included in web pages to add interactivity and other functionality.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A computer network that serves users in a limited area such as a building. One local area network can be linked to another. Two or more local area networks are called a Wide Area Network (WAN).
NAT
Network Address Translation is an Internet standard that enables a local area network to use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set of IP addresses for external traffic. This allows a company to shield internal addresses from the public Internet. NAT translates the internal local addresses into globally unique IP addresses before sending packets to the outside network.
Network
A group of two or more computer systems linked together. There are many types of computer networks, including LANs and WAN.
Packet
A logical grouping of information that includes a header and(usually) user data. A continuous sequence of binary digits of information is switched through the network and an integral unit.
Packet filtering
Security established through the use of a set of filter rules that operates by examining IP packets to allow them to pass or not. A router that implements packet filtering is known as a screening router or firewall router.
PGP
Short for Pretty Good Privacy. PGP is a technique for encrypting messages. PGP is one of the most common ways to protect messages on the Internet because it is effective, easy to use, and free. PGP is based on the public-key method, which uses two keys -- one is a public key that you disseminate to anyone from whom you want to receive a message. The other is a private key that you use to decrypt messages that you receive.
Ping
A method by which an ICMP packet is sent over a TCP/IP network to a particular address and echoed back to confirm that a particular site can be reached via the network.
Port number
A logical communications channel to be used by a particular TCP/IP application. Each application has unique port numbers associated with it. By convention, some protocols use a well-known port number (for example, HTTP uses port 80), although this is configurable.
Proxy cascade (proxy chain)
Proxy chain (porxy cascade) is a connection of 2 or more proxy servers. To make a proxy cascade(proxy chain) you can use as many proxy servers as you can or want.
Proxy server
A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resource(s) you are accessing. The data you request come to the proxy first, and only then it transmits the data to you. A proxy server receives a request for an Internet service (such as a web page request) from a user. If the proxy server is also a cache server, it can use its local cache of previously downloaded web pages to provide the page without forwarding the request to the Internet. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the server on the Internet. When the page is returned, the proxy server relates it to the original request and forwards it to the user.
Router
A device that performs routing and appropriate paths for data packets across networks as it traverses an internetwork or WAN.
Sniffer
A program and/or device that monitors data traveling over a network. Sniffers can be used both for legitimate network management functions and for stealing information off a network.
SOCKS proxy server
SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol that enables hosts on one side of a SOCKS server to gain full access to hosts on the other side of the SOCKS server without requiring direct IP-reachability. SOCKS is often used as a network firewall, redirecting connection requests from hosts on opposite sides of a SOCKS server. The SOCKS server authenticates and authorizes requests, establishes a proxy connection, and relays data between hosts.SOCKS allows to work with any (version Socks 4 - with TCP, Socks 5 - with TCP and UDP) protocols. A socks proxy simply transfers data from a client to a server, not penetrating into this data contents (therefore it can work with HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, NNTP, etc.). As SOCKS transfers all data from a client to a server, nothing adding from itself, from the point of view of a web-server, a socks proxy is a client. Therefore anonymity of this type of proxy servers is very high.
There are two major versions of SOCKS: SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.
Static IP
A static IP address is a "fixed" IP address assigned to a specific computer or other device on a network. The IP address remains the same and is associated with that computer or device.
TCP/IP
Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. TCP/IP is the standard method of sending data on the Internet. It is based on data packets that have a set format, including to and from addresses. Generally refers to the Internet Protocol Suite, which includes TCP and IP, as well as several other protocols used by computers to communicate with each other. TCP/IP is the standard protocol used on the Internet. It can also be used as a communications protocol in intranets and extranets. TCP/IP is a two-layered program. The higher layer, Transmission Control Protocol, manages the assembling of a message or file into smaller packets that are transmitted over the Internet and received by a TCP layer that reassembles the packets into the original message. The lower layer, Internet Protocol, handles the address part of each packet so that it gets to the right destination.
Transparent Proxy Server
These proxies are not anonymous. They don't hide IP-address of a client and let a web server know that you are surfing through a proxy server. The task of such proxies, as a rule, is information caching and/or support of Internet access for several computers via single connection. Such proxies are not applicable for security and privacy while surfing on net. You can use them only for network speed improvement.





Question of the Day

• How can I clear Internet Explorer AutoComplete history?

To clear AutoComplete forms in Internet Explorer:
- Select "Tools" then "Internet Options".
- Open the "Content" tab.
- Click the "AutoComplete" button.
- Click the "Clear forms" button to delete all AutoComplete form data and/or click the "Clear Passwords" to delete stored passwords.
If you don't want Internet Explorer to save this data in the future, you can disable IE AutoComplete. Just remove check marks from the necessary check boxes.

   
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