Hide My IP – Simple and Effective Way to Change Your IP address

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Hide My IP is one of the leading solutions when it comes to anonymous browsing. Its simple interface and effectiveness are impressive. This post presents the main features of Hide My IP and highlights several pros and cons.

Hide My IP Software

HideMyIP main features

The main function of Hide My IP is to enable anonymous browsing by changing your IP address but this is not the only feature. Here are some more:

  • Hides your identity while using E-mail clients, chat clients, games, and more
  • Protects your identity from hackers – Identity thieves can use your IP addresses to compromise your computer. Installing keyloggers, Trojans, and other tools to aid their crime. You can stop them at the source by hiding your IP!
  • Sends anonymous emails by hiding your IP in E-mail headers. Supports Webmail services like Yahoo, Hotmail, and GMail.
  • Provides automatic browser configuration – It works with all major browsers.


How to use Hide My IP

First, you have to go to Hide My IP site and then download the product. If you are using an anti-virus solution it is possible to get a warning message after installation. You’ll need to restart the computer.

When Hide My IP starts you get a very simple interface where you can:

  • Hide your IP by clicking Hide My IP button
  • Set your IP to be changed every X minutes
  • Clear cookies when the IP is changed
  • Require US IP address (only US-based IPs are provided)
  • Encrypt your connection

Hide My IP 2009 Main

Also, don’t miss the Advanced Settings if you are interested in hiding your user agent and referrer header.

Hide My IP 2009 Settings

HideMyIP Levels of Access

The full version of Hide My IP offers 3 levels of access to the IP addresses above the demo/trial version of the software:

  1. Basic IP Service: Your one-time payment for Hide My IP gives you free, lifetime access to these IP’s
  2. Standard IP Service: free access for the first year of your ownership of Hide My IP. It can be renewed after each year.
  3. Premium Service: which is a subscription service that can be paid by the month; by the quarter year or half year or full year

The Standard IP Service gives you access to our IP addresses from the United States and around the world. When access to the Standard IP Service expires one year after your date of purchase, you will continue to have free use of our IP’s through the Basic Service.

With the Premium Service, you may select your desired location as either the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, or Germany, use the same IP each time you run Hide My IP, and hide your IP with E-mail clients, Instant Messengers, games, and more!

How to Watch BBC iPlayer Using Hide-My-IP

With Hide My IP you can easily overcome this problem and watch your favorite shows on BBC iPlayer. The first thing you should do is to download and install Hide My IP.

The next step is to Start Hiding IP and find a suitable proxy to be able to unlock BBC iPlayer. To do this you have to press the Refresh button several times until you get a UK IP address.

Hidemyip UK IP

Then, reload BBC iPlayer and start watching your favorite show. Simple, isn’t it?


Hide My IP Pros and Cons


  • It hides your IP address in one click (Select Invisible or Secure)
  • Simple and easy to use UI. Suitable for beginners. No user guide needed.
  • It can encrypt your traffic
  • It provides fast proxies
  • It works with all browsers tested: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari. No need for manual configuration.
  • It can be used for sending emails anonymously.


  • You can not choose the location of the proxy. For example, if you need a UK IP you need to request a new IP several IPs until you get the one you need.

HideMyIP alternatives

If for some reasons, the HideMyIP app does not work for you there is always an alternative. There are plenty of VPN services that offer access to UK servers and that can unblock BBC iPlayer from the outside UK. Here are some of them:

VPN Provider Price
HideMyAss from $11.52/month
ibVPN from $4.95/month
NordVPN from $10.95/month
IPVanish from $10/month
PureVPN from $9.95/month
ExpressVPN from $12.95/month

Proxy, VPN or SmartDNS?

HideMyIP uses proxies to change your IP and unblock BBC iPlayer. As presented above you may get the same result by using VPN services. Or, you may try SmartDNS services. Basically, they all unblock iPlayer but the connection speed may be different. Most of the time SmartDNS works best, but it may depend on your Internet connection.

What do you think about “Hide My IP”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

10 comments… add one
  • sumit Aug 6, 2009

    sir, could anyone of you please tell me the licence key of
    HIDE MY IP 2009 plzzzzz

  • hasib Aug 21, 2009

    pls sir give me a serial of hide my ip 2009

  • HideIP Admin Aug 21, 2009

    No cracks are shared on this blog. Read here why.

  • Ed Nov 28, 2009

    I have tried hide my IP and it is dangerous because it tells you a new ip is in use but when I visited what is my ip.My real ip was quickly sussed out by the website.
    I don’t know if the fact that I am on braodband makes any difference

  • simon Dec 27, 2009

    i bough the key long time ago and i never get response and money back, they are a scam company

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2011

    Sorry to say, but this Hide My IP 2009 only works occasionally for videos on US sites; it’s very unstable (at least in trial version on my Intel Celeron (1.86 Ghz) notebook with mobile internet connection!)
    Furthermore, when finally getting an ‘UK’ adress, it was lokated in Turkey, according to this website ‘how-to-hide-IP.info’-service!

  • aimee Nov 15, 2011

    When I hide my IP my browser’s loading is too slow. Is it normal?

  • ano Nov 15, 2011

    @Anonymous – My web readers (i.e. IE…) opened Eureka video on Syfy AFTER I had closed Hide My IP 2009 generated US IP,while it didn’t work when hiding IP was ON !! (Sanctuary video works without hiding IP on Syfy and CBS videos only works sometimes)

  • ano Nov 15, 2011

    @aimee – Yes, specially in trial mode; I won’t even get any streaming live programs to work in UK ITV Player.
    Conserning UK proxy adresses, I got this one: pointing to Turkey, according to this site and ForMyIP.com that follows with Hide My IP 2009, even though the program itself says UK!

  • aimee Nov 16, 2011


    hmmm, so maybe I should try to get the premium one then..

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