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Best Way to surf anonymously & hide IP Address?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by 12smile, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. 12smile


    Apr 9, 2008
    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.

  2. 12smile


    Apr 9, 2008
    Thanks that's exactly what I am looking for.
  3. The Fed

    The Fed

    Dec 23, 2012
    Central Florida
    TOR is all you need.
  4. zodiacbw


    Apr 3, 2008
    Buford, GA
  5. ThinkMud


    Jul 26, 2010
    Northern VA
    My TOR on my Mac stopped working after the last FireFox update.
  6. 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

    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.
  7. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    If you use Safari, you can select "Private Browsing". Works on their PC version as well as on Macs.
  8. Borrow a computer from someone you don't like?
  9. 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.

  10. MySiK26

    MySiK26 ******

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

  11. MySiK26

    MySiK26 ******

    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.
  12. 12smile


    Apr 9, 2008
    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.
  13. 12smile


    Apr 9, 2008
    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.

  14. Don H

    Don H

    Dec 9, 2005
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  15. vram74


    Feb 21, 2010
    Adblock Plus + Ghostery should stop the trackers well enough.
  16. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

    Jan 28, 2001
    VPN. Hotspot shield is not expensive and decent speed.

    Comodo Dragon or IceDragon browsers.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  17. 12smile


    Apr 9, 2008
    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.


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

    Thanks again for the info...
  18. 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.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013