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12 Feb 2011   #1
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 
proxy ??

hey i want to use a proxy ,anyone know good one ?
does it affect the connetion ?


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12 Feb 2011   #2
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

no one can help me ?:P
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12 Feb 2011   #3
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If you're going to use one, it's best not to leave it enabled all the time, only for when you want your IP hidden.

Using a proxy does create some problems though. For example, added hops and the proxy itself may have low bandwidth / experiencing overuse and distance factors comes into play too-- either leaving you with a slow connection. Also, do you feel comfortable having your traffic (logins, etc) route through a unknown node?

Factors to consider are, does the proxy you're considering support security measures like SSL, how close is it located to your proximity, such. Also, the proxies that are generally professionally administered require that you have a login with them. The ones that are open tend not to last long and I wouldn't trust them with any logins.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter View Post
hey i want to use a proxy ,anyone know good one ?
does it affect the connetion ?
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12 Feb 2011   #4
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

thank you
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12 Feb 2011   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

As Colonist said, you're going to take a hit on the speed and not all proxies are free AND safe.

A popular free proxy is TOR.

Tor Project: Anonymity Online

If you want safe and don't mind paying some $$$$$, then Google "Proxy Services" and see what you find
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12 Feb 2011   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

People who use proxies spend hours finding and testing them for anonymity and speed. Not all proxies are anonymous, and are often slow or die quickly. I have never had the need myself, personally. And as mentioned, you can combine Firefox (or Opera) and Tor (and others) for anonymity as well. A Guy
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12 Feb 2011   #7
Everlong

 

Try Your Freedom as well. There's guide's on there to getting set up. Need to download OpenVPN as well for it. Free accounts are only 64kbps, then there's pay monthly accounts for 256kbps, 4mpbs and unlimited speed (whatever your Internet connection is).
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