How do you use a free anonymous Web-surfing proxy?


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Depending on the browser, the process of using a Web proxy involves navigating to the browser's proxy server settings. Proxy Web pages are an alternative for users who do not know how to configure their browsers.

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Taking advantage of a proxy server requires configuration of your computer's browser. If you use Internet Explorer, first navigate to Tools, and select Internet Options. From there, go to the Connections tab, click LAN Settings, and select the Use a Proxy Server for Your LAN option. Click the Advanced button to input the settings accordingly. Chrome users have a similar process, since Chrome uses the same settings as Internet Explorer, so you configure Internet Explorer, Chrome is already set up.

If this is not the case, click Settings under Chrome's main menu, and then choose Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down until you see the Change Proxy Settings option under the Network heading. Click the LAN settings button, select Use a Proxy Server for Your LAN, and click the Advanced button. If you use Firefox, go into Tools, and then into Options. From there, go to Advanced, click the Network tab, and under Connection, click the Settings button to finally select Manual Proxy Configuration.

If you do not know a Web server's proxy settings, use a website that tunnels you through your own server. There are a number of websites that provide listings for Web proxies. Proxy.org is a good starting place. To use a Web-surfing proxy, select the Web proxy among the list, and input the website that you wish to surf anonymously.

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