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What's the best tools to surf anonymously ? Software / Proxy / From specific url ?
Give me your recommendation.

And to make things clear, is this the one I should use so the visited website would not know my IP address ?
(Considering I got static IP)

Thanks.
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by:jifa
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try using a program called admuncher, it also blocks ads, banners and popups, and also has a function of "scramble IP", it masks your IP behind other IP's, and affects your surfing speed minimaly.
http://www.admuncher.com/
very recommended software (if only for removing the annoyind ads, but also for your IP solution).
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There is no such thing as anonymous surfing, that is the honest answer.
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I have been using anonymizer.com for some time.  It works very well, and they have a large server group, so I can get 300K/sec even when tunneling through the proxy.  The biggest drawback of the free ones is that they tend to be slow, especially when downloading rather than just surfing.

I paid $99 for the year for anonymizer.com , which includes software through which you can tunnel just about anything - mail, http, irc, aim, etc.

$9/month is totally worth it.  I spend more than that on lunch some days.

esmogen - why is there no such thing as anonymous surfing ?  The proxy protects your IP address - the sites will see 168.* in anonymizer's case.  The data is also sent through SSL, preventing ISPs from seeing it.





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by:esmogen
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You might fool the sites, but not Big Brother or hardcore snoops. It's ok for daily use but if something is after you, it won't stand.
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by:AshuraKnight
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Hmm none will work for my static ip -.-
I've tried Steganos Anonym too but it won't work
Well I can live with this :)
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by:JaffaKREE
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>> You might fool the sites, but not Big Brother or hardcore snoops. It's ok for daily use but if something is after you, it won't stand.

I think the interested party would have to subpoena anonymizer.com for the information.  SSL is not a simple thing to break.

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by:UpsideOut
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Proxify is a very strong anonymous proxy:

http://proxify.com/

It has many features that other proxies do not.
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by:gmd024
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 May I ask/add a comparative question here?
      How does GhostSurf compare in the 'phantom surfing' ranks - I started using Anonymiser a year ago and it slowed me down so much I stopped using it - (i'm on dial-up)
      GhostSurf seems to work fine - just wanted to her some other user's comparative opinions
  Thanks - gmd
       
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by:AshuraKnight
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You might want to test it with different IP lookup server such as http://www.showmyip.com/
It still can show my real IP although others mostly can't
I'm trying Complete Anonymous Web Surfing program at the moment :)
I'll try that GhostSurf sometimes
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