One of the major problems faced by the internet is security. Spy ware, Trojan horses, viruses, malware, hacking and ad ware are some of the main issues. Most internet users don't want their credit card info and passwords to become visible to others. Nothing could offer 100% security.

Proxy servers hide your IP through unique numbers for every system. As it is static, one can't change it when messing up things. For hackers who find out the IP, they can get all info in case you are unlucky. Hence, it becomes highly important to hide the number.


While clicking on a button or link, the proxy browser sends information to web servers. When you have proxy at hand, the information is initially sent to the proxy server, and thereafter to the web server. In case the web server retrieves the IP, it would usually be of the proxy server.

It also functions from web server to computer. A major counter part of such proxies is that the proxy server owner could see all data (including credit card info and passwords) for installing proxies of someone trustworthy.

Write the port and IP of the proxy on a piece of paper after finding the proxy. Proxy installation process varies from one browser to another. After opening the internet explorer, check online options and click on connections tab.

Important Instructions

Check the LAN settings tab for those with LAN connection or DSL for those with dialup connection. Click on the settings button to choose your connection.

Now, enable the proxy server, typing the proxy port and IP in the port and address fields. Double click on OK till you are done.

Many people forget this step. Proxies, especially the free ones tend to become transparent, quit working or disappear. You, of course don't wish this to occur. Hence, it is important to check the proxy every then and now.