How To Find a Free Proxy Server

A free proxy server is the best option for someone looking to surf the Web anonymously and with privacy. Contrary to popular belief the Internet is not a private place, and all of your movements and actions online can be traced back to you through your IP address, a unique identifier like a car number plate which is your computer's digital identification while you are online. Finding a free proxy server will allow you to disguise this identification, and surf the Web in privacy.

By using an anonymous proxy server you can hide your IP address from the rest of the Internet. A proxy allows anonymous surfing by acting as an intermediary between your computer and the Internet, routing your traffic through its location and substituting its own IP address in place of yours in every outgoing request. Anonymous surfing provides you with personal privacy on the Internet, and it can be used to avoid the kind of information-gathering and surveillance that is routinely carried out by corporations and repressive regimes worldwide. A free proxy server can also be used to circumvent blocks on Web sites like Facebook and Myspace at school or in the workplace - blocked sites can often be accessed through a Web proxy, if the proxy site itself is not also blocked. The following will explain how to find a free proxy server on the Web.

The best place to find a free proxy server on the Web is the Proxy Authority Web site at This Web site has a list of thousands of free proxy servers which is updated frequently. All you have to do is choose a free Web proxy from the list, or alternately you can simply type the URL you wish to visit into the form and the Proxy Authority will pick a random proxy for you. Voila! You are now surfing anonymously.

Note that some free proxy servers are better than others. Some Web proxies can run slowly, or have problems with Javascript. Sometimes a proxy server will have been banned from a forum you wish to post in, as they are often used by trolls to post offensive content anonymously. It is best to shop around for a free proxy server that is right for you. I find proxify to be the best all-round Web proxy, however with the thousands available at sites like the Proxy Authority you are sure to find one that's right for your needs.


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