If you're just looking to surf the web anonymously, here's a quick and easy way to do it.
In Firefox, Click on:
From then on, you're IP address will be different. You can verify this by going to www.ipchicken.com.
When you're done playing and/or raising hell , go back to the same settings tab and just click the "No Proxy" option, and you'll be surfing the original, proxy-free way. There are addons for Firefox to make it all a matter of clicking a button once you've added this, but I won't won't get into the details of all of that here. I plan on doing a thread soon on anonymous surfing.
See I go to cook/eat dinner and come back to this. I was just going to say I've never heard of multiproxy and I just installed the addon and was going to play with it some and now I see doggs post. Ohhhh I like that way your doing it dogg so I'll have to play with that some.
I'll have to play with both only to say I did and I know how they work. I did find this on the multiproxy: clicky (not sure if you saw this).
Glad you joined Geekdrop
Yes I saw that but I'm so "proxy" challenged that I don't know what a proxy label should be, I don't know what a proxy address is, I don't know what port number to enter and what the heck is a sock?
See wha'd I tell ya "proxy challenged" that's me
Hey don't worry alot of this I go "huh" on too. That is when I go doggggggggggg I also like to figure things out so we will and once I get it figured out I'll post and take lots of screen shots. I'm one who can go screenshot happy
Hopefully I can help clear up some of the mystery for ya
A Proxy Label is just the name for the Proxy. If it asks ya to type in a label, you can just name the proxy whatever you want. It's just to help you identify which one it is. For example: "My Favorite Proxy cuz it's fast".
Proxy Address is just the domain name (i.e. http://myproxyaddress.com) or the IP address (i.e. 18.104.22.168) to the proxy itself.
Port Number: usually wherever you find the list of proxies to use, it'll tell you the port number along with the proxy. Sometimes the port number will be at the end of the proxy address, preceded by a colon. (i.e. 22.214.171.124:8001) The 8001 would be the port number.
A "Sock" is just a "protocol" just like http, ftp, https, etc. are. It's just a name for a certain way of connecting to something. If you don't know for sure which one to use, you can just try them all, one after another until you see it start to work.
Once you do it a few times and get the hang of it, it's actually all very simple and easy. The most frustrating part is finding a good, (fast hopefully) proxy that works, and even then, they often don't stay available for long, forcing you to find a new one to use. It's just all part of the game.
how cool is that! So is this something I can leave "on" all the time or should I turn if off. I'm looking for something that will block my ip address all the time.
You are a rock star!
So is this something I can leave "on" all the time or should I turn if off. I'm looking for something that will block my ip address all the time.
Technically you could leave it on all the time, but proxies are notoriously slow, and unreliable, so most people only enable them when needed. Also, I wouldn't recommend passing any personal info through a proxy, like your login/password for a website, as one example. It's not unheard of for unscrupulous proxy owners to log that kind of thing. That goes for any proxy, including the TOR network.
Yes, it's extremly slow!
The internet is a wonder tool. BUT a scary one as well. Recently I was doing a google search for an eye problem I was having and the next thing I know, I log into Facebook and all the adds are for local eye doctors and surgeons. How does Facebook know what I've been searching for on google? In my book thats invation of privacy.
Aside from the proxy way, is there anyway to change settings in my pc to prevent this kind of thing?
I believe Facebook used to use Google Adsense for it's ads, so it just read from a cookie already on your computer from your searches. They share the information. You can download a Firefox addon called Ad Block Plus, and subscribe to our tracker blocker list (it's free), and it'll hide those Google ads from now on.
Also, there's another Firefox addon called Customize Google, that has a couple of options to stay a bit more anonymous with Google.
You can download a Firefox addon called Ad Block Plus, and subscribe to our tracker blocker list (it's free), and it'll hide those Google ads from now on.
Yep I love it. I never see a ad on facebook, its much cleaner and streamlined. Every bluemoon wihen I log in via IE I hate how it looks, too much clutter.