Why do you manually configure proxy and port?
Question by Levi: Why do you manually configure proxy and port?
I see these proxy websites with IP and port that you can configure in your web browser. Why do you do that?
Answer by SH
Because that is how to use that type of proxy.
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t reach the site. 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. You can get the daily proxy address from Twitter at http://twitter.com/Surfbouncer or from the proxy site http://www.countersurf.com
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