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Windows 7: How do I hide my I.P. Address?


08 Mar 2012   #1

Widnows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
How do I hide my I.P. Address?

I'm not new to computers, however, I'm a far way away from being good at using them. I want to know how to hide my I.P. Address, from someone, so others can't find it. I heard that people can find I.P. Addresses through Facebook is this true? Anyway I don't want to use a proxy because I don't trust them and heard they don't work anyway. How can I be sure I'm safe?

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08 Mar 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Teetar, and welcome to Sevenforums!

#1 way to ensure you are safe. NEVER enter personal information (home address, phone numbers, credit card numbers) into any website.

Alternatively, follow #1 above, but make an exception to enter personal information into trusted websites that act as stores, such as walmart, best buy, etc. NEVER enter that info into social sites like facebook, even to buy stuff. Its just not smart.

Anything else is a bit overkill, but you can still do it. Its kinda paranoia, because millions use facebook all with an ip address. Unless you are hiding from the government because you are criminally inclined, there isn't a perfectly good reason to mask your ip address.

Hope this helps

PS. don't use the facebook apps or games either, as some of them use cookies that track more than people want them to.
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08 Mar 2012   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only way that I'm aware of to hide your IP is to use an anonymous proxy. Of course, anyone that is truely determined and has the legal means to do so can still backtrack to you, but it might help deter those that are simply malicious.
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09 Mar 2012   #4

Widnows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks guys, for the help. I'll make sure to delete my Facebook games (I barely go on anyways ), and I wouldn't ever enter personal information into websites. Thanks a lot and Goodbye.
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09 Mar 2012   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Thanks a lot and Goodbye.
That sounds rather final.
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