iPrivacyTools offers it's own fee-based software and
service, and therefore may not be considered the most unbiased reviewer
of 3rd party products. However, we also strive to be a legitimate and
valuable source of information for all "Hide IP Software"
and "Change IP Software", whether that be ours or another
company's. Therefore, without including our own service in these reviews,
and while not "rating" or "ranking" programs, we
instead provide you with an outline of all software that we would not
hesitate to recommend. We do not receive any commission or rewards of
any kind for the links provided.
If a program prevents detection of your IP, we classify it as "hide
IP address software". If the program also gives you a
choice of where to locate your IP address, or at least lets you rotate
IP's anytime, then we classify it as "change ip address
Hide-My-IP (change IP software)
This is a proxy-based service that will conceal your IP
address in all major web browsers, popular messengers, email programs,
games, and more.
Countries: Multiple random
locations, or you can pay an extra $8/mo for US, UK, Canada, France,
Encrypted? Their regular services
supports SSL. Premium service includes full encryption.
Software: 2 megabytes. Compatible
with Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista.
Free trial? Yes
Anonymizer (hide IP software)
Anonymizer's "Anonymous Surfing" software will
hide your IP address by routing browser traffic through a relay server.
It will also encrypt your connections, making unsecured WiFi communications
safer. Anonymizer is geared to Internet safety, rather than just changing
your IP address, and offers features such as phishing protection (blocking
suspicious websites). This might make it a good choice for families
or non-techie users.
Countries: Undisclosed, so
you'll probably get a U.S. IP address, as that is where the company
Encrypted? Yes, with 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Software: 10 megabytes. As of November 28, 2009, it is compatible with Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 (not IE 8 or FF 3).
Free trial? Yes
Steganos (hide IP software)
Steganos offers a VPN service that will secure your Internet
traffic for safe Internet cafe (WiFi) surfing, prevent ISP/employer
Countries: Undisclosed, so expect to get an IP address in Germany, where the company is based.
Encrypted? 128 Bit SSL secure encrypted tunnel
Software: Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
Free trial? No
Price: $15.95/mo for 50 gigabytes
GoTrusted (hide IP software)
GoTrusted offers a "secure tunnel" service that hides your real IP address and secures virtually all Internet traffic, including Web, email, video, IM, P2P.
Countries: Undisclosed, so expect an IP address in the U.S. (company is headquartered in Florida).
Software: 2 megabytes. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac, and iPhone.
Free trial? Yes, 7 days
Hide My Ass (change IP software)
Along with it's free web proxy, HMA also offers a premium
VPN service. What differentiates this VPN service from others is the
availability of servers in multiple locations/countries.
Countries: Change your IP
to the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, or Sweden.
Encrypted? Yes (VPN connection)
Software: Compatible with all Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
Free trial? Not for the VPN, but the web proxy is free.
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