Hide My IP Address

Why Hide My IP Address?

In today's world, anonymity is taken for granted when using the internet.  A computer gets a public IP address when someone surfs the web.  The IP address determines much of the information about the computer.  To clarify, the computer connected to the internet.  The IP address has information such as country of origin, state, region, and city.  Furthermore, not to mention that things tracked.  For instance, such as what sites you may have visited while surfing the web.

As a user of the internet, you may not want to have such information readily available.   That is to say for anyone in the world to see.  For this reason you may want to hide your IP address. You may ask, why would I want to hide my IP address while browsing the internet.  Moreover, as I am not up to anything illegal. Many people associate hiding there IP address with hacking or other illicit online activities.  The truth is there are a multitude of completely legitimate reasons why you may want to hide your IP.

Possible Reasons

  • You may be connecting to the internet in a public area.  For example, such as a library, restaurant, hotel or internet cafe.   Most importantly, while surfing you don't want tracking by others.
  • You may not want to take a chance on your private information being exposed so choose to surf anonymously.
  • You may not want your surfing habits tracked by companies or online advertisers.
  • Visiting a school or work at an employer or live in a country.   Consequently, where web surfing greatly restricted or content highly filtered.
  • Accessing content that is available only to people in certain areas or countries.
  • You just may not like the idea of possibly having your every move monitored and tracked.

As you can see there are many reasons why you would want to hide your IP.   Above all, that have nothing at all to do with illegal activity and are simply about protecting your privacy.

Specific Ways

At this point you are probably wondering how do I hide my IP address? There are several ways you can surf the web and still remain anonymous.  We have some pages that have more information about some of the methods you can use to hide your IP.


Proxy Servers

It is important to note that while these methods may hide your IP address.   Moreover, to allow you to surf the web with more anonymity.  There is not really a way to be completely anonymous when connecting to the internet.  Your ISP can still record your activity and IP address.  To clarify, this is by what ever service you use to hide your IP.   If you were to participate in some sort of illegal activity.  These services could link those actions back to your computer.