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How do you use a Proxy for Privacy & Anonymous Web Surfing?

You can increase privacy and security by using a secure proxy when you are online.
Many people assume incorrectly that the internet is an anonymous place, that their surfing from home is private, it’s not the case at all. Everything you view and do online leaves a digital footprint. All your activities are kept in records by someone or some company. Viruses track you, adware can track you, spyware and software exists that can potentially damage your laptop, pc, and compromise your internet connection.

When you are going onto the internet to surf you should make sure that you have basic and adequate anti-virus protection installed. Check your firewall to insure that it is set to enabled. If both of those tasks are complete then you can start browsing behind a proxy site. A proxy will give you a greater degree of anonymity. It will help keep you safer and more secure. Finding a free proxy is not difficult, they are available all over the internet. If you don’t mind spending a few dollars paid proxy services do exist. At times a service may seem an added uneeded expense but it will enhance your browsing experience. Paid services often offer levels of protection that include high levels of encryption. Read the rest of this entry