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Update: The SwitchProxy is no longer available. However, you may still hide your IP address in Firefox with other free add-ons.
SwitchProxy Firefox add-on lets you supervise and switch between several proxy configurations promptly and without any difficulty. You can also use it as hiding IP tool to protect your computer from snooping eyes.
When we work with more than one proxy on a normal basis, we all perhaps know how irritating it is to keep track of each of them, not to talk about the number of clicks it takes us to switch between them. SwitchProxy is a Mozilla add-on which we use to systematize and organize all proxies which we want to work with. With SwitchProxy you can insert, edit and delete proxies which you work with from a distinct master list. When you want to use one proxy, you just pick it from the master list and click apply.
SwitchProxy has an anonymous feature or one may say a secret feature, an anonymizer uses a file of proxies that it at random switches between at definite intervals. Many people use anonymizers to guard their IP addresses and protect themselves from hackers, online tracking, and other website prying techniques.
How to use SwitchProxy Firefox Add-on
Here is exactly how to use this add-on to hide your IP:
Step 1. Download and install SwitchProxy (Update: Firefox 3.0 users should download from here)
Step 2. Press Add button
Step 3. Choose Anonymous from proxy configuration type dialog and press Next
Step 4. In the next window, you can add proxies, either manually (one by one) or by loading from a proxy list (check our recommended proxy lists). Also choose a name for your proxy configuration, for example, MyProxy, and then press Save.
Step 5. From the toolbar, choose MyProxy from the dropdown list and then press Apply.
Step 6. Check your IP to XMyIP.com and you are done.
Step 7. In order to add more proxies to your configuration press Edit. In order to create a new proxy collection / configuration press Add.
Step 8. To restore your original configuration select None from the Proxy dreopdown and press Apply.