When you connect to the Internet, you are naturally opening yourself up to the possibility of spyware and viruses. These computer programs can easily track your Internet activities, and in turn send them back to your computer. There are even people who can trace your activities with the use of your IP address. This can be extremely dangerous for your computer, as they can easily acquire files from your system, which may include personal information. To avoid such security problems, you have to hide your IP address. Fortunately, there are services that can help you do this.
There are actually two methods you can use in order to achieve this; proxy servers and IP hiding applications. Though, not as strong as the proxy servers as they will not be able to help you access secure websites, but they can surely guide you in getting rid of any hazardous websites.
Proxy servers are basically websites that can hide your IP address. These services are available for free, and can be accessed from a website. But because they are free, there are sometimes complaints that they are porous and do not work on reliable sites.
However, paid IP hiding applications are different and provide strong protection. This kind of program can be installed on your computer in order to protect your identity online. The program can be configured to switch from one internet protocol location to another at regular intervals, and can even customize your location to yours. When you visit any malicious website, the IP hiding application will help block the site and allow you to come back to your regularly chosen one. This is much better than just letting you come to one website and then losing all your cookies and getting another IP right on your computer.
When you want to hide your IP address, you should consider these things:
O When you have to choose between free proxy and paid IP hiding applications, the first thing you should consider is that whether you can afford the software. If you cannot, then you should consider either free proxy or paid IP hiding. That is, until you find a program that is just right for you. Keep in mind that compared to a free proxy, a paid IP hiding software is definitely a better choice. Technical support is also given 24/7, so if you are having trouble with the application, you can just contact the seller for help.
O Paid programs are different from free proxies because they want to stay updated with the latest changes. This is good because you need to avoid exposing your identity to hackers or trying to hack it.
O Begin by downloading a trial copy of your paid program before you buy it. This will help you determine how it works and whether you can access HTTPS sites.
O After you download your copy of the program, you need to install it. This might vary depending on which software you get, but it is usually a good idea to install the ones that allow you to choose which server you want to use. After this, you will have to choose a location for your proxy server. The server location should be relevant to your browsing needs.
O The second and most important step in configuring your proxy server is to choose the proper proxy. A good proxy will have both positive and negative feedbacks. If you cannot find a positive or negative feedback, then you can never use it.
O A good feedback will boost your seller’s market reputation. This should be your second goal once you start selling.
Now, you are ready to list your goods online. On your first line of business, you will list your goods for sale. When you get positive feedback, you will gain prospective customers. Whenever you list something for sale, you risk losing sales if you have negative feedback. This is because buyers think twice before buying from someone who has a bad reputation.
O After you list your goods for sale, you can check the buyers that you have sold to. You will gain more sales if you get good feedback for your seller. As a beginner, you may not be able to check the reputation of your seller. However, as your seller grows, you will be able to contact them through any number of means, from your RSS feed to your phone bill. In any case, record your seller’s number, shipping address, and date and time of delivery. This way, you will know for sure that you are dealing with a legitimate seller, not a rogue buyer who just wants to rip you off.
Keep track of everything, including your sales, because if you don’t do this right, you will never see your money returned.