How To Change Your IP Using PhProxy Firefox Add-on

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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+.


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!

9 comments… add one
  • karimbia Sep 3, 2008

    I created proxy site using the phproxy script. Check it out and let me know what you think at – Myspace proxy

  • kt Sep 27, 2008

    i try to open the site with hpproxy (choose open current site with hpproxy) and it keeps loading this other hackers website, even though it says the website up at the top. I can’t figure out how to get it to open the site i want it to open. please respond here in a comment and let me know what I need to do. thanks.

  • Justin Jul 24, 2009

    I mainly only downloaded this add-on for Magavideos
    Since they track your IP address and make you have to wait something like 54 minutes after 72 minutes of viewing time
    But even with an anonymous IP I’m still forced to wait
    Any suggestions

  • Carson May 16, 2010

    @Justin – it wont even let me use it with this but if you use a add on for fire fox called cacaoweb you can eliminate the limit.

  • Nin9 Sep 4, 2010

    Works great, installed tried the example went from my current location to japan…anyway, got to bypass the download limit time, haha, vip my ass

  • Link TH May 21, 2011

    It’s very very good for me. It’s stable.

    I surf internet (black web) easily.


  • Anton Mar 1, 2012

    PH Zilla Disabled By Firefox.

  • alexi Apr 2, 2012

    can’t download the firefox add on. connection is denied by firefox

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