Proxy acts like a security barrier between your PC and the worldwide web. Proxy-server is staying online permanently and caching all transiting files to provide the security function. Website owners can gather a lot of useful information about website users, like an IP, country, operating system information, internet service provider information, and all of this data may be obtained by the third parties. Knowing your IP address makes harmful hack attacks much easier. You can prevent the information leakage by using anonymous proxy as known as anonymizer. Some proxies even allow you to anonymously visit competitors’ websites.
Looks like there is only one shortage in proxy usage – the absence of automatic cookies cleaning, but you can easily fix it. There are two ways to fix it:
If you want to browse anonymously you should use special links, the so-called anonymizers. If you use one of such products your PC does not create a log-file. A log-file is created by a special service instead, so you can be sure that no private information is being transmitted. Cookie-files just do not reach your browser when you use this way.
A well-known situation for an office worker is: system administrator has blocked your favorite website “VKontakte”. Of course, on the one hand, your employer is in his right to do such a thing. On the other hand, such a mind distraction will surely result in efficiency decrease. Luckily there is a way to cheat system administrator and get an access to a favorite social network.
Fact is that “VKontakte” administration is interested in increase of the number of website users and in increase of usage period. This is what anonymizers are made for – allowing you to access your favorite social network freely. For a system administrator this will look like a usage of some other link bur you will be sent to your favorite social network. Do not add anonymizer links to a favorites folder, because this folder is being monitored often by the system administrator. Links list is being restlessly refreshed and topped up. If you got caught you can always contact a provider to get a new working link.