Anonymous surfing allows you to surf the web without leaving a trail of particulars about your browser, your computer system, your country, IP address, etc. This is usually done by entering the address (URL) of the site you wish to go to at the free anonymous surfing proxy site, and that site will retrieve the page for you and present it to you. The site you visit will not receive any particulars about your system, your IP address etc because the proxy will not have transmitted such particulars to it. This is a selection of some of the best freeware (free) services for anonymous surfing online:
- Anonymouse – allows you to surf the web without revealing any personal information. Instead of your computer transmitting the data directly to the recipient (Web-, News- or Email-Servers), these are transmitted to the Anonymouse server. The Anonymouse server anonymizes the transmitted data and continues to transmit these then to the actual recipient. A possible response (Web-Server) of the recipient is transmitted over the Anonymouse server back to you. Works well and can be used without any payment, so useful for free anonymous surfing.
- Proxify - is a web-based anonymous proxy service which allows anyone to surf the Web privately and securely. Unlike other proxies, there is no software to install or complicated instructions to follow. Just enter a URL (website address) in the form above. Through Proxify, you can use websites but they cannot uniquely identify or track you. Proxify hides your IP address and our encrypted connection prevents monitoring of your network traffic. Once using Proxify, you can surf normally and forget that it is there, protecting you.
- Megaproxy – is a medium that handles web requests on your behalf in order to preserve the privacy and integrity of your Internet experience. When using Megaproxy your web requests are first sent to Megaproxy which processes and filters them for your security as quickly, and usually quicker, than if they were sent directly to the target web site. On average, the process is completed within ten milliseconds. Because the connection to the Megaproxy service is encrypted with 128bit SSL encryption, neither the target web site nor the Internet Service Provider is able to determine where you are from, from where you are surfing, or what content you are downloading.
- Shadow – allows you to browse the Internet anonymously. With a choice of 5 different countries to choose from, you will always be able to find a proxy server to make your Internet browing experience truly anonymous. Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, and XP. You can surf HTTP and FTP URLs and Anonymous FTP surfing is also supported.
- StealthMessage – is a secure messaging system designed for communicating sensitive and confidential information. It protects your privacy, allowing you to communicate in complete confidence with friends and colleagues. You don’t need to install any software to use Stealth Message, since the recipient is sent a URL and keyword combination that they then use to access your message via the Web. For the truly paranoid, you can even specify a time delay after which the message will “self-destruct” and no longer be accessible to the recipient. Messages are untraceable, and there are multiple back-up security systems in place to ensure that the content of your messages can not be accessed except by legitimate recipients. Special options help prevent recipients from accidentally making copies, forwarding your messages, or allowing them to be seen by prying eyes.