Is it too late to install a proxy server to hide my IP?
Question by possessed Regan: Is it too late to install a proxy server to hide my IP?
I have posted something on a discussion board but now i realize this wasn’t a very wise thing to do since they can track my IP address. Can i still install a proxy server so they can’t track my IP address? Or is it too late? Or is a post in a discussion board not linked to a IP address? Please help.
Answer by mactruck
The servo that the discussion board is stored on has already recorded your IP address in a log (as all websites do). Can you go back and delete the post you made?
Anyways the IP address only traces back to your general location since your internet provider is the only one that has your home address and only law enforcement can get a court order to provide them with it.
However to prevent malicious attacks from web crackers (hackers) make sure your firewall is on or download “Zone Alarm” (they have a free version)
Go here if you want info on firewalls, logical ports, etc and to test your computer’s security (free)
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