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I would like to use Firefox with a proxy server. How can I do this?

March 7, 2012 by admin  
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Question by pro1: I would like to use Firefox with a proxy server. How can I do this?

I want to have Firefox use a proxy server for web browsing, and instead of using a regular server, I would like to use another computer. How would I do this? I know that I need to input the computer’s IP address, but what else would I have to do to make this work?

Best answer:

Answer by SH
Proxies can’t do most of the things people think they can. I found that out the hard way over the years constantly trying to find ones that worked and constantly trying to get the Malware off my computer. When they did work pages wouldn’t load properly and sites like Facebook and YouTube didn’t work as they were supposed to.

I think a better approach is to use a Personal VPN service. http://www.surfbouncer.com or unblock@surfbouncer.com It costs a few dollars but it does work when you need it, is safe and the web sites all work as intended.

I’ve read several news articles about proxies and how they are being used by hackers all over the world, some employed by foreign governments, to get into millions of computer systems around the world. The goal is to create what they call a bot net which allows them to use all these computers to do all sorts of nefarious things from the safety of these millions of computers. All of this activity then points to the owners of the computers through their IP address and ISP.

There is also a free limited proxy service that works many times because it changes it’s IP address every morning. It too gets blocked like all proxies but you usually get some time on it and all you need to do each morning is look up the latest address to start over. It’s limited because it only works on certain sites but the good news is that it works on the sites most people want to go to. Most importantly it’s safe to use as it’s run by the Personal VPN company and there are no advertisements while on the proxy. http://www.ippredator.com/index.html

What do you think? Answer below!

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6 Responses to “I would like to use Firefox with a proxy server. How can I do this?”
  1. Mike D says:

    Here’s a free proxy created today:

    http://64.235.47.234/~isweird/WeLoveSchool/

    -Unblock ANY Website
    -watch youtube videos
    -download up to 100 MB
    -hide you IP and stay anonymous
    -Fast and hosted on a dedicated server

    I get new proxies here everyday:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Coolproxies

  2. HomeComputer.ro says:

    don’t bother with that, instead use:

    http://www.homecomputer.ro

  3. H says:

    Proxies are great ways to invite hackers into your computer to do what they wish.

  4. Miha L says:

    Free proxy servers from http://www.proxyblind.org with tutorials will help you to start and learn a lot.

  5. Shreyans says:

    1. Click “Tools” – “Options”.

    2. When the “Options” dialog box appears, click the “Advanced” button.

    3. Click the “Network” tab.

    4. Click the “Settings” button next to “Configure how Firefox connects to the Internet”.

    5. A “Connection Settings” dialog box will appear. Here you can decide whether to use:
    * No proxy (default)
    * Auto-detect proxy settings for this network
    * Manual proxy configuration
    * Automatic proxy configuration URL (if you select this, enter the URL).

    6. If you require a proxy, auto-detection fails, and you do not have an automatic configuration URL, you need to configure Mozilla Firefox manually with the proxy settings.

    * Enter proxy information for the following protocols: HTTP, SSL, FTP, Gopher (!), and / or SOCKS. If all use the same proxy settings, click the “Use the same proxy for all protocols” button.

    * Next to “No Proxy for”, enter addresses that don’t require a proxy server to access.

    7. When done, click “OK” on the dialog boxes to close them.

  6. SD says:

    If you are using free proxies that you get off the internet you are going to get your computer infested with malware.

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