How do you go incognito on the Internet?


Quick Answer

Browsing the Internet in incognito mode is possible by using proxy servers and firewalls. Free proxies found online need to be manually configured on the browser. Other proxy servers are available as browser plugins and they configure the Internet settings automatically after installation.

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A proxy server serves as an intermediary between a real server and an endpoint device, such as a personal computer. It allows users to connect to the Web anonymously by hiding the user's IP address. It can be connected to a firewall server or may exist in a separate server and intercepts requests through the firewall. Instead of accessing a website directly, a proxy server opens the website first by sending its own IP address, preventing the real server from getting information about the user's network address and location.

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