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A little diagram of an IP address (IPv4)

A little diagram of an IP address (IPv4) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I Am Surfing Internet Why Should I Hide My IP Address?

Fred Horstman PhotoBy Fred Horstman on December 22, 2013

Hiding your IP address is the best way for surfing the net anonymously. An IP address is the Internet protocol address. This is the unique address of a computer on the Internet. The address consists of four numbers divided by periods. These numbers indicate the domain, the subnetwork, the network, and the host computer. Each address mostly has an equivalent domain name address, spelled with four letters. It is very important to hide your IP address online. Hiding it online ensures that your personal information is not leaked out to outsiders.

By installing software in your PC, you can hide your IP address. Anonymous surfing of the web will enable you to safeguard your Internet privacy. There is nothing illegal in hiding your IP address and if you have any doubt regarding this you can always consult your legal advisor. A legal advisor can give you the information you need about this matter.

An address changer can help you change your IP address when you are surfing online. The tools of the changer will let you change it anytime by routing your Internet traffic through an overseas server. The tool has a drop down box that enables the user to choose an IP address from one of the countries mentioned in the box. Hiding a trace is the best option to protect your self from any kind of fraud.

Spyware

Spyware (Photo credit: Sophos D/A/CH Presseinfo)

Hiding your information also enables you to protect your computer from spyware. Spyware is the software that monitors the activities of the user of a computer. Some website owners and software producers offer free downloads for your computer. Most of the free downloads are embedded with spyware. After you complete the download, the spyware gets installed in your computer and your activities can be monitored.

Dozens of pop-up ads covering a desktop.

Dozens of pop-up ads covering a desktop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hiding your IP also gives you freedom from the constant bombarding pop up ads in your computer. Sometimes when you enter a website, you will be flooded by pop up ads. Constant pop ups can be very irritating and they really disturb your thoughts. The efficiency of the computer also diminishes because of pop ups. Hiding your IP address will protect you from some of this constant frustration.

The main advantage of hiding your IP address is that you are protected from any website that wants to monitor your online habits and activities. Hiding it also makes sure that you do not receive any junk or bulk emails in your inbox. Good hiding software will keep your computer safe from the hackers. If the software has the ability to support frequent changes, the chances of protecting your privacy increases. Remember, your IP address is meant for your personal use and nobody has the right to misuse this without your permission.

Fred Horstman PhotoAuthor: Fred Horstman has done many things in his long life. He is the “been there done that” type. He has been a potter and sold over 5,000 pieces. He has been a professional gardener. He enjoys making upcycled hats and bags from Kimono Obi and blue jeans. He vents by singing classic rock at the top of his lungs as the speakers are blasting and he is zooming down the highway in his van. His present goal is to help newbies in internet marketing by providing information and suggestions so that fellow oldie newbies won’t make the same mistakes that he has made. For some good information and suggestions check out his blog at: https://oldienewbies.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter (fredgarden8).

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