What is a proxy?
A proxy is a computer (or a set of computers) that will serve as a gateway relay between your computer and all the servers hosting the websites that you visit. Using a proxy, the website will not see your real IP address but the proxy (useful for monitoring sites of competitors, for example).
To surf anonymously you must first find lists of anonymous proxies. Do not hesitate to combine the lists: new fresh proxies found on this site all work but there are in some cases when found 3000 proxies and likely there is only two thirds that actually work and half of them are truly anonymous. In fact, there are several types of proxies:
– Transparent proxy or HTTP proxy: shows everyone that you are using a proxy, and no security is only as HTTP cache (keeps the wanted pages in cache). The ISPs often offer a (free proxy style)
– Anonymous HTTP proxy: hide your IP address.
– HTTP Elite Proxy or Perfect Proxy: the top since it suggests that the IP of the proxy is your real IP. It does not transmit any information that could identify you.
– Elite Proxy HTTP + SSL: It also supports secure sites.
– SOCKS proxy: browsers do not support them; we need programs exploiting this protocol (IRC, FTP, for example). Version (4 or 5) must be indicated.
The most common ports are 80.1080, 8000, 8080, 3128 but the proxy may be on other non-standard ports to avoid wild scans. Once you have your list of new fresh proxies, you should check to remove those who do not work and those whose use is “risky” nobody wants to use a proxy in the military… the use of Proxy Checker (paying) but there are also others which are free. Run the program, load your lists and check everything. This may take some time depending on your connection and the number of proxies. Let it run in the background, it will transfer all IPs bullshit. Finally, sort the list by type of proxy and keep only the Elites (+ SSL). Then you just have to export it to a text file and test them live!