Pros and Cons of Anonymizer Surfing

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I have finally downloaded Anonymizer Surfing to see how this well-known software is able to change my IP address. Learn about its pros and cons.

Installation and setup

The installation process went smoothly and Anonymizer home screen was shown. Positive first impression: nice, clean, friendly user interface.

Anonymizer Surfing

The first step to start hiding your IP address is to request a trial. You have to choose a username, password, and fill in your email address. Not very happy about it …

Then, go to Anonymous Surfing tab and choose “On”. That’s it! Very simple.

Anonymizer Surfing Options

Anonymizer Surfing Pros

  • Very nice and friendly user interface
  • Simple to use (even though there seem to be several bugs – see Cons)
  • The proxy or proxies used are high anonymous proxies
  • Fast proxies
  • Powerful features: Anti-Phishing, Anti-Pharming, Wi-Fi Security, Malicious Web Site Filtering and Surfing Security SSL Encryption.
  • The price is acceptable – $29.95 / year

Anonymizer Surfing Cons

  • You have to activate the trial by filling a form (including your email address)
  • In order to activate the trial I had to restart the software
  • After activating the trial, I could not turn it on. After pressing the “On” button the first time, nothing happens. I had to restart Anonymizer again. Then it starts working.
  • You can not choose the proxy (IP address) or the country of the proxy
  • It seems to use only one proxy (?)
  • The help is … not very helpful

To sum up, Anonymizer Surfing is a good software for hiding your IP address. Even though it does not offer as many options of choosing the location of your fake IP (like IP Hider or Invisible Browsing), it’s a useful software that hides your IP.

P.S. If you are not happy with Anonymizer Surfing you may get access to a VPN service like HideMyAss or ibVPN.

Have you tried Anonymous Surfing? Share your experience with other users! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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  • James Twomey Jan 31, 2010

    Stay away from Anonymizer!!! Unless of course you do not ever want to upgrade your Internet Explorer or FireFox from what are already obsolete versions of both. I bought Anonymizer and within a matter of weeks it stopp0ed working on FireFox because it does not work with FireFox 3.x. The Anonymizer people have still not figured out how to get it to work. The same is now true with IE8. This is one of the true rip-offs of the software world.

  • torrent download Sep 26, 2010

    Pros and Cons of Anonymizer Surfing… Stay away from Anonymizer!!! Unless of course you do not ever want to upgrade your Internet Explorer or FireFox from what are already obsolete versions of both.

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