Q&A: Is it better to access the internet through a proxy server?
Question by Alex Z: Is it better to access the internet through a proxy server?
Is it safer to use a proxy? Am I better protected from viruses, spyware and trojans if I use a proxy server? I like the idea of hiding my IP address for a number of reasons. I realize the connection may be a bit slower, but are there any other drawbacks to(legally) using a proxy server? Thanks.
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Answer by Jeff P
You only need to use a proxy server is you’re blocked from visiting a site. A proxy server will not protect you from viruses, trojans, or identity theft. So no, it’s not “safer” to access the Internet through a proxy.
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