IP address is Unique Identification Number that is assigned to your Internet Connection.Each house has unique address ,right? Likewise, In Internet each machine some unique Address . This will be used to identify your computer in Internet. Using IP address, we can trace the location of the User.
IP(internet protocol) address traced
when you click or open webpage or send mail a request will be send to associate server with your IP address in header of request. This IP address can be tracked by their server using the header. So website owners can track your IP address easily. Intruders/attackers can get your IP address by website logs.
What will do intruders?
if intruders track your IP address, they can access to your computer remotely and steal confidential data(credit card details,accounts details and etc).
banned in forum or website
sometimes website/forums owners can ban your IP address(eg: 188.8.131.52) or your region/country IP address(eg: 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11) because of your or your region illegal activity . So you may not able to access your favorite website.
Why i should hide ip address
- To protect your computer from being hacked by attackers.
- To stop being tracked your online surfing
- To access blocked websites/forums/social network
- Access websites/forums banned your IP address
- Multiple registration in forum/websites
How to hide Ip address
Proxy servers are used to hide the IP.(read how proxy server working?)
In two ways , you can use proxy server IP address.
- set it manually.
- use IP hiding software tools
.in this method, easy to use proxy server than manual process.