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Later edit: PhProxy Firefox Add-on is no longer available. You should check other hide IP tools. or the free VPN add-ons that work on Firefox 57+.

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Recently I found a very useful Firefox add-on that is able to change your IP address easily. The add-on is called PhProxy InBasic 3.0.3F and it’s produced by InBasic. Learn about the PhProxy Firefox add-on.

How does PhProxy Firefox add-on work?

The functioning principle is amazingly simple: the add-on re-directs your traffic through existing web proxies (not proxies, but web proxies), acting as a protective screen between you and the internet (as the authors say). The server downloads the page into its memory and then displays it to the user. The result is that only the server’s IP will be logged, and not the user’s.

Start using the PhProxy Firefox add-on

Here are the steps you need to perform to start using PhProxy:

  1. Install PhProxy Firefox add-on from here. Just press Add to Firefox and follow the instructions
  2. After the installation, you’ll see a small icon in the bottom-right corner of the Firefox window.PhProxy
  3. Now, type in the Address bar the URL you what to access anonymously. (Try, for example, XMyIP).
  4. Go to the PhProxy icon and right-click to see the menu
    PhProxy options
  5. Click Open current site by Phproxy and you’ll see that your IP was changed.Notice! See that in the front of the URL in the Address bar, a “PH:” was added. It is a sign that you are accessing the site using the add-on and your IP address is changed.
  6. If you what to add your own proxies or make some advanced settings you should go to the Options window:PhProxy servers
  7. That’s it! You can now browse anonymously using a PhProxy add-on.

Important notices from the developer:

Attention: If after installation, Proxy doesn’t work, use Options and setup new proxy!
Attention: Default server is only for testing purpose so if you want a high-speed server to find some fresh ones.

What’s new on version 3.1.1A

  • Works with Firefox 3.0a1 – 3.1b3
  • The proxy server can be changed from status barPHProxy InBasic Change Proxy
  • Control over address bar-icon
  • Hotkeys for status-bar items
  • Some bugs were fixed

To sum up, PhProxy is a very useful plugin that hides your IP address by using web-based proxies. The new version lets you change the proxy server from the status bar which is a very nice feature. The biggest problem with the plugin comes exactly from its functioning principle: the speed depends on the proxies used.

Have you used PhProxy Firefox add-on? Did it work for you? Post a comment and share your experience!

Happy Surfing!