Top Ten Free Proxy Websites For Anonymous Surfing
The best way to still visit those sites is from Proxy server. These Proxy sites are very handy which enables you to surf those websites without changing your place or Internet connection. There are a lot of Proxy Websites are available on the internet which provides you this service to visit any website anonymously without any hassle.
- Cheap (and often free)
- Will hide your IP from basic checks, and is therefore ok for accessing some geo-restricted websites and for account creation
- Only useful for accessing websites*
- HTTP traffic is not encrypted, so government surveillance systems and your ISP can see what you are doing. If connected through HTTPS (SSL) then traffic cannot be monitored, but the IP of the HTTPS website can be logged. SSL encryption is roughly equivalent to 128-bit key length.
- Each web browser must be configured individually to use the proxy server. However, the good news is that this is well supported by all browsers
http://vtunnel.com — VTunnel is more than just a web proxy; much more. Since secure SSL encryption (https://) is exceptionally harder to block than conventional http browsing, they’ve incorporated it as an option. Their SSL proxy can even be used to log into your MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, ICQ, GTalk, MySpace, FaceBook and eBuddy accounts, all within the browser. VTunnel even unblocks YouTube.com, without any noticeable lag in video streaming playback.
As with most free web proxies, VTunnel incorporates advertisements into the service (including pop-unders), although they are easily blocked by using the AdBlock Plus addon for Firefox.
Why VTunnel is #1 — Browsing is very speedy; you’ll hardly even notice you’re surfing anonymously, even on their SSL version. The anonymous web messaging is a huge plus, as well. Below is a look at MSN through VTunnel (in silent mode).
http://hidemyass.com — HideMyAss! offers quite a selection of anonymizing features, including disposable anonymous email accounts (for receiving only); free proxy lists (for importing into browsers as manual proxies); file and image hosting (up to 400 MB filesize); link anonymizer; anonymous Google searching; and, of course, an anonymous web proxy that supports YouTube, YouPorn.com, RedTube.com (yes… anonymous 18+ browsing), and social sites (Myspace – do people still really use this?; Gmail.com; Facebook.com, etc.).
Why HideMyAss is #2 — Comes with a complete repertoire of options! If we were to choose a “best” feature, it would be the ability to filter working proxies from selected countries in the free proxy list. This is great for using (even temporarily) to sign up for services that aren’t available in your region (such as Spotify.com for U.S./Canadians).
http://proxy.org — While Proxy.org isn’t in itself a web proxy, it contains the most complete and up-to-date listings of proxies found anywhere on the ‘Net. Proxies can be sorted by country, IP, ISP, software (PHProxy, CGI, Glyph, Surrogafier, cURL, etc.), SSL proxies, even [Tor](/2007/12/14/internet-tunneling-traffic-routing/#tor “Internet Tunneling & Traffic Routing – TOR”) servers.
Why Proxy.org is #3 — If you’re a fan of huge proxy lists, Proxy.org currently has 6,742 working proxies indexed. The best part is, users can enter in a URL of an intended site, and then click one of the proxies in which to surf anonymously with – this is great for anyone who needs to use a specific country proxy.
http://anonymouse.org – Anonymouse has been around for over 10 years, and has become one of the most trusted sources for anonymous browsing. What sets Anonymouse apart from the rest is the ability to send anonymous emails and Usenet message posting – both of which when sent are randomly delayed up to 12 hours to maximize privacy.
Why Anonymouse is #4 — They’ve recently launched a Toolbar which supports both Explorer & Firefox. No longer do you need to visit the Anonymouse website to enjoy their services – just type in the URL of a site you wish to visit in the toolbar URL field, and that’s it! Also, Anonymouse doesn’t hijack or change the webpages it’s displaying; instead, there’s just a tiny closable advert. Here’s a look at the Toolbar in Firefox:
www.xroxy.com — XROXY allows users to browse through proxy criteria by using dropdown boxes, in order to filter between SSL, free & paid, cookie/scripts management – from their list of 525 proxies (509 of which are free). Additionally, “elite” users can subscribe to hand-picked proxy lists. Registered members (it’s free) are able to join in the Xorum (XROXY Forum) and browse the daily-updated lists of free, working proxies.
NOTE: If you want to view sites such as YouTube.com, you’ll first need to register at XROXY. Video playback at YouTube was almost perfect, with just a tiny bit of lag from time to time – as tested during peak Internet hours using XROXY’s own SSL proxy.
http://proxify.com — Proxify.com has some very impressive features for anonymous browsing; including SSL surfing, removing ads, cookies, scripts (including java, of course), hiding referrer info, and even the ability to view sites as text-only.
We’re not fond of the ads that are embedded into the proxied webpages; however, it’s a small price to pay for Proxify’s blazing speed and functionality.
http://evadefilters.com — EvadeFilters is a brand-new startup that’s really taking off as of late. With a cool easy-to-use Web2.0 interface, browsing your favorite video or social bookmarking site is a breeze! Similar to VTunnel, it also supports messaging services (MSN, AIM, Yahoo, GTalk) in the browser.
In our tests, YouTube streaming is perfect, not to mention catch-free. You won’t need to sign up – just click and go! Look for EvadeFilters.com to really take off.
www.unblockall.net — UnBlockAll is a regular CGI proxy, but it’s mainly marketed towards the unblocking of social bookmarking sites. Simply drag n’ drop a social bookmarking icon into the URL window, and click GO! – then just login to your account as usual.
Similar to VTunnel, it also supports messaging services (MSN, AIM, Yahoo, GTalk) in the browser. One drawback to UnBlockAll is it doesn’t support SSL (yet?), so many users are still being blocked by aggressive work restrictions.
www.the-cloak.com — the Cloak comes with a good array of features, although they really push towards the paid (subscribed) service. YouTube video streaming worked perfectly the first time; however, when leaving YouTube and trying to go back to it, we were blocked for 6 hours from accessing ANY sites through The Cloak. While fast, and free – it’s not for heavy proxy users.
www.proxyboxonline.com — ProxyBoxOnline doesn’t offer any frills, but if you’re looking to unblock YouTube (with perfect playback), MySpace, Facebook and whatever else, then here’s a simple solution. It makes the list because it’s totally free, and offers SSL as an option.
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