Q&A: What are the downsides of proxy servers?
Question by Andrew M: What are the downsides of proxy servers?
Is using a proxy server illegal? Does it leave your computer susceptible to virus? What are the downsides to using a proxy? Sorry, I’m new with this stuff. Thanks!
Answer by Raptor007
No, it’s not illegal.
When you use a proxy server, it means your internet traffic will go through someone else’s system. The advantage is that your computer’s IP address will be hidden from the sites you are visiting. The disadvantage is that the proxy server can watch what you’re doing and even modify page contents before they are sent to you.
If you’re using a proxy that you trust, it shouldn’t be a problem. I would not recommend using an untrusted proxy server on a regular basis, especially when using your personal information online.
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