Q&A: What’s the best and safest free anonymous proxy server?
Question by KC: What’s the best and safest free anonymous proxy server?
Are free proxy servers safe? How do you know they aren’t download spyware or viruses to your computer when you download them? Can anybody reccommend a good one? I tried using something called charon but it didn’t work.
Answer by mistradams
A true anonymous proxy server isn’t downloaded. If you run a proxy on your computer, your IP address will still be made available to the web servers that you connect to. A proxy that you install may block cookies, ads, and mask the type of browser that you use, but that’s it.
Since true anonymous proxies run on a remote computer, and all of your data goes through the remote computer, unless you’re using end-to-end encryption like SSL, the anonymous proxy has access to any data that you send through it.
Privax network of free web proxies:
List of free proxies:
There are reputable proxy servers, but you really can only rely on the reputation:
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