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10 Free Proxy Servers for Anonymous Web Browsing

Free Proxy for Anonymous Browsing
Written by Ravi Saive

Proxy Servers act as an intermediate level between you and the internet. They are used to provide different types of security, functions, and privacy. One can choose a proxy server depending on the need of the individual or the company’s policy.

As the name suggests Proxy means substitute. When you visit any website, your IP address gets recorded. To avoid or hide the IP address, one can choose to show a substitute IP address by using a proxy server.

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There are a variety of available servers on the internet. A proxy server can be used for multiple reasons. Students & employees use it to access sites that might be blocked at their school, college or workplace. Proxy servers are also useful while traveling as you can access sites from your home country that might be barred in the country that you are visiting.

Let’s look at the different available proxy servers that are available for free and understand their functionality.

1. Hidester

There is no need to install software or apps to use this site and it is available to be accessed on multiple platforms including your mobile phone. The servers of this proxy is spread around the US and Europe and this helps you choose from a variety of available countries.

To access Hidester, go to https://hidester.com/proxy/ and enter the website link you want to open in the bar shown below which reads “Enter URL”. The best part about this proxy server is that it does not require you to fill in any sign-in information forms.

There is also a Hidester Secure VPN Software Suite that will unleash the Internet for you.

Hidester Proxy

Hidester Proxy

2. Proxysite.com

If you are looking to access social media websites, the Proxysite is the best proxy server for you. It supports sites like YouTube & Facebook too. No more do you need to wait to be out of your office or be in a particular country to browse the website of your choice.

It ensures browsing safety with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Irrespective of whether the destination site is secure or not you connect to a secure site.

This proxy server also gives you the option to block ads and have a seamless experience, which makes it widely liked by all. It also allows you to switch between multiple proxies serves to allow you to access multiple countries at a time.

Proxysite.com - Free Web Proxy Site

Proxysite.com – Free Web Proxy Site

3. Hide.me

Utmost privacy is maintained on Hide.me proxy site as it does not store any logs of your online activity. It also allows an ad-free service even in the free package. The Chrome web store also have an extension available for hide.me.

Hide.me - Free Anonymous Proxy Browser

Hide.me – Free Anonymous Proxy Browser

4. Kproxy

Kproxy server has different subscription plans available to suit the user. Some of the offerings include unlimited downloads, no ads and access to premium servers. Kproxy also has its Firefox & Chrome extensions available.

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Kproxy server allows you to hide the top menu, an option that is not available with any other proxy servers. Kproxy server has a disadvantage – it often requires you wait for 30minutes or prompts you to buy the Pro version after using the extension for a certain amount of time.

Although this is often a break in the flow of browsing for the user, we still recommend Kporxy for the other benefits it offers.

Kproxy - Free Anonymous Web Proxy

Kproxy – Free Anonymous Web Proxy

5. Hide My Ass

Based on varied user requirements, Hide My Ass proxy server caters both Free and Pro version to offer. The free version is recommended for simple private browsing, and the Pro version works on a range of devices and for games and apps too.

It also enables one to access restricted websites and do safe online banking with good connection speed.

HideMyAss Free Proxy

HideMyAss Free Proxy

6. VPN Book

VPN Book has a number of servers across Europe, US and UK based servers. One of its major attractions is that it is 100% free. It also unblocks websites and is easily accessible as there is no sign-up or registration requirement. It also goes to the extent of bypassing government censorship.

VPNBook - Free Proxy

VPNBook – Free Proxy

7. Whoer.net

With servers based in 16 countries, Whoer.net is a VPN that gives you a wide variety of choice. You can even leave it to random server selection in case you aren’t very particular about what you want. It is safe to use on public Wi-Fi and even protects your browsing history.

It is recommended for online purchases, bank transactions, and secure password login for sites that is done on a public Wi-Fi. It also ensures data safety and anonymity, eliminating the fear of surveillance and the chance of data leakage. For additional security, it also has 2 different encryption points before the site reaches you.

Whoer.net - Free Web Proxy

Whoer.net – Free Web Proxy

8. MegaProxy

Megaproxy has some unique features that draws it apart from other proxy sites. It allows you to stop all ads and also block cookies from websites. What also sets it apart is the provision to disable or enable OS and browser user agent identification.

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One of its limitations is that you can browse only a limited number of pages in a limited amount of time and it also cannot be used to stream media files or access HTTPS sites.

Megaproxy Anonymous Proxy

Megaproxy Anonymous Proxy

9. Zend2

Zend2 is one of the few servers that allow you to browse YouTube and Facebook without paying any premium charges. While using this server, one must be aware that any changes in enabling or disabling cookies, encrypted URLs or scripts must be done at the start of the session.

Zend2 - Online Anonymous Proxy

Zend2 – Online Anonymous Proxy

10. Croxyproxy

One of the delights of using Croxyproxy server is that it can be used for any audio and video streaming. Without any additional software download, it allows you to anonymously use YouTube and all its features like commenting or liking. It can also be used on any operating system including the Android and Chrome OS.

Croxyproxy - Web Proxy Service

Croxyproxy – Web Proxy Service

There are many available proxy servers and we’ve listed the top 10 for you. No server suits all and before making your choice, know what you need. The advantages of a proxy server range from being able to hide your identity to be able to access region-locked content.

It allows you the freedom and choice of accessing any webpage without being identified or traced. While choosing a proxy server also look into its OS, service quality, country of origin and its performance speed.

Hope this list helps you in browsing the websites without revealing your identity! Do let us know what proxy servers you used to browse the websites of your choice. Feel free to post the website names that you could seamlessly browse by using these proxy servers so that we can benefit too!

If you think we have missed out on any proxy server which according to you should have been in the list, please do let us know by filling up the form below! Till then, Happy Browsing!

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Ravi Saive

I am Ravi Saive, creator of FossMint. A Computer Geek and Linux Guru who loves to share tricks and tips on Internet. Most Of My Servers runs on Open Source Platform called Linux. Follow Me: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram