i haven't tried Tor but i have the Anonymizer software, i really hate that it takes forever to come up since it demands to look for updates for the anti spyware, data shredder, and anonymous email programs that came with it that i dont bother using and didn't activate. i prefure software rather then going to an Proxy site. i'd prefure just a stand alone anonymous IP browsing software but Tor is the only other software that i've heard of. is there a way to do it yourself? i'd like to hear some input on which of these two are considered better or any other ways to hide an IP.