7 Firefox Add-Ons To Browse Anonymously

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Update: The following browse anonymously Firefox add-ons were tested on Firefox 3.x. They might not work on the latest Firefox releases. Starting from Firefox 57, most of the Firefox add-ons no longer work. Check this list of free VPN/proxy Firefox add-ons.

Browse Anonymously FirefoxBrowsing the internet gets more and more volatile towards our privacy every day, however, there are people out there that can make it a little safer for us. Using an Internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox enables a user to install plug-ins and add-ons that cannot only increase the efficiency of our browsing but also help secure our private information from getting into the wrong person’s hands. The following are just some of the better Mozilla Firefox tools that can make the internet a safer place.

Tips to browse anonymously on Firefox

What exactly browse anonymously means? The term refers to the fact that visited sites cannot identify you using your IP address or by using other tracking methods (like cookies).

Thus, here is what you need to do for anonymously browsing:

  • hide your IP address.
  • regularly delete cookies, cache and browsing history.
  • block ads.

Browse anonymously Firefox add-ons

Anonymization Toolbar – This special tool will enable you to stay more anonymous while browsing the internet through Firefox. There are one-click options that allow you to delete your browsing history, cache, and cookies.

BrowseAtWork – Add-on ideal for viewing web pages blocked by many corporate or school filters.

FoxTor – This program will help hide your computer behind different proxies, changing your IP address as you surf different websites on the internet.

FoxyProxy – Gives you complete control over the proxy configuration. Can be used to browse anonymously.

ProxySel – Add-on that allows you to choose a proxy from a drop-down list and also to import proxies from proxy lists.

SwitchProxy – This add-on allows you to easily switch between proxy configurations and keep your surfing more anonymous.

Hide My Ass! Web Proxy – Hide your IP address using HideMyAss premium service.

Do you know another browser anonymously Firefox add-on? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

P.S. Must read: How to configure Firefox to increase your privacy.

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13 comments… add one
  • Steve May 22, 2008

    Which tool is the best to use?

  • admin May 23, 2008

    @Steve: It depends on what you need. Personally, I use SwitchProxy and FoxTor.

  • whitevanman May 26, 2008

    what about stealther? simple to use and works well not got the link buts its easy to find

  • Jason May 27, 2008

    Awesome list thanks alot! Will be trying some of these out!

  • bobow Feb 18, 2009

    Thank u.

  • HideIP Admin Feb 18, 2009

    @bobow – You’re welcome!

  • Stanovi Dec 29, 2009

    The list looks good but most of these plugins are for the older versions of Firefox.

  • HideIP Admin Dec 29, 2009

    @Stanovi – You are right. I plan to update the list for newer Firefox versions.

  • Juan Aug 27, 2010

    Hi. Which add-on will you recommend to hide IP address using Firefox 3.6.8.? Thanks.

  • Intensivpflege Mar 14, 2011

    What about the tool Free IP Hide 4 Firefox?

  • Sumeet Kukreja May 6, 2011

    Many of them are not available for Firefox 4

  • kyriousrobert Mar 14, 2012

    wow this is indeed a good list but i wonder why this list never came out when i browse addons related to hiding my ip thank God i’ subscribe to your blog

  • EquorialdeCostaRica Feb 8, 2013

    Hope this works better than Steganos Anonym (latest for 2013)…. :-\

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