PhProxy InBasic, the useful Firefox add-on that is able to change your IP address easily, has been updated. I have written about the previous version(s) several months ago, so let’s see now what’s new in the latest version. Learn about the PhProxy InBasic 31.
What is the PhProxy add-on
The functioning principle of PhProxy InBasic 31.1A is very simple. The add-on redirects your traffic through a web-based proxy from a default list or through a proxy that you add to the list. 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.
What’s new on version 3.1.1A
- Works with Firefox 3.0a1 – 3.1b3
- The proxy server can be changed from status bar
- Control over address bar-icon
- Hotkeys for status-bar items
- Some bugs were fixed
How to install it
Here are the steps you need to perform to start using PhProxy (as previously described) :
- Install PhProxy add-on from here. Just press Add to Firefox and follow the instructions
- After the installation, you’ll see a small icon in the bottom-right corner of the Firefox window.
- Now, type in the Address bar the URL you what to access anonymously. (Try, for example, XMyIP.com).
- Go to the PhProxy icon and right-click to see the menu
- Click Open current site by Phproxy and you’ll see that your IP was changed.
- If you what to add your own proxies or make some advanced settings you should go to the Options window:
- That’s it! You can now browse anonymously using the 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.
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.
What do you think?
Have you used the latest version of PhProxy InBasic add-on? Have you found it useful? What is your source of reliable web proxies?