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I see in the comments for the Firefox addon that websites can detect that you are using Tor, and many of them (including YouTube) will block you. That's aside from the slowness you get from Tor.
Just about everything out there that "hides" IP address utilize some form of redirection. Hence, it will add latency to the link and slow it down. Now, by how much is the question, but you are often talking about adding a full series of hops to any connection you make, so it's not often a trivial amount.Yes i am trying to Hide my Public IP. I heard about TOR, some Free VPNs, but again Slowness and they are useless.
Anything which will not slow down my internet speed, etc.
What i am trying to find is the personal experience from people who used and tested these claims.
Don't people use these things for illegal type stuff?
They can, yes. Up to this point, the OP has merely been asking questions, so we have no idea what it'll be used for. And as has been mentioned, there are legitimate uses for this information.Don't people use these things for illegal type stuff?
The more general problem you're facing is that your traffic still needs to get back to you. As other people have pointed out this is going to involve someone outside of where you are redirecting traffic for you which will always either come with a backscratching agreement or direct payment for resources. Keep in mind that anyone who is seeing all of your traffic is... well they're seeing all of your traffic, which might be exactly what you're trying to avoid, depending on why you want to hide your source address.
Deal with the bandwidth hit or don't use a proxy, those are your choices and that's all there is to it.
LOL. Thanks Guys. Just want to clear it up, i am not planning to go any illegal thing etc. I was surfing a website and checking some overclocking forums, and one link lead me to the website which captured my IP and was labelled on their website under my session.
I did not like, and i was just trying to see. If there is any free, legal addon or program that will prevent privacy and not effect my bandwidth.
Just wanted to emphasize this. Even with all these anonymizers, you're just layering complexity on in the hope that nobody will care enough to track things down. It's like a chain, and each link only knows the links next to it. While your destination doesn't know your IP, it does know the hop next it, and that hop knows the next hop, and that one knows the one next to it, etc. Eventually you get to the last hop that knows your IP. The intermediate hops are generally designed to be out of the jurisdiction of whatever you're hiding from (so they can't get the logs for all the traffic passing through) and/or non-logging (so there isn't any data to get). However, the connection does have to get back to you, and with enough power (legal, technical, etc.), they may be able to track all the way down that chain to eventually find you. There should be precautions in place to keep this from happening easily since that's the whole point of these services, but nothing is ever impossible.
There should be precautions in place to keep this from happening easily since that's the whole point of these services, but nothing is ever impossible.