Your IP address provides valuable information about you to the internet, such as your location, although you may not be aware of it. When you access a web page on the internet, it will establish a connection between your device and the web server on which the web page is hosted. Plenty of information is automatically exchanged during the connection process, with an IP address being part of it.
Most IP addresses will expose your location. Some website owners will create geo-restricted content based on your IP location. Network administrators would monitor your online activities from your IP address, and security companies, too, would be able to track down someone.
So what this implies is when you are on the internet, your privacy is not guaranteed. Therefore this article will discuss ways to maintain your privacy using some of the latest tools in the form of an IP Scrambler.
However, First, let’s first look at instances when you need to hide your IP address.
Hiding your online activity from your ISP( Internet Service Provider)-Not only can your ISP monitor your online activity, but they also can sell your data to third parties. So it’s best to take precautions by masking your IP address.
Accessing Geo-restricted content- Most video streaming websites restrict their content to viewers in certain countries only. Also, if you need to watch your favorite movie and if it only shows on Netflix, you will not have a chance to view it if Netflix is not available in your country. Again, the solution would be to hide your IP address and access it from different locations using proxies.
Web Scraping- When you scrape data from websites, it is more likely that your IP is getting blocked. This occurs when you use the same IP address for every request to the website to scrape the data. So you need to have different IP addresses when you scrape.
Avoiding government Surveillance –Governments of different countries monitor their citizens’ online activities to check if they visit websites deemed illegal in such countries and media and news sites that carry out opposing government views. Although you may not fall into any of the above categories, micro monitoring can still hinder you.
Once again, the solution would be to mask your IP address.
Avoiding IP bans on your social media accounts- there would be circumstances where you need to create more than one social media account from a particular platform for various obvious reasons, as mentioned in this article. However, doing so with the same IP address could result in an IP ban or account ban. The obvious choice would be to use proxies.
All these examples prove that your privacy is not guaranteed online. A remedy for all the above scenarios would be to disguise your IP address so that the sites you visit would have false information about you, and hence they would not be able to make any correct judgments about you. Let’s find out how.
IP scrambler is nothing but rotating proxies that automatically change their IP address after each web request. It routes all your requests to the target web server by masking your IP address. So the target web server would detect the proxy server’s IP address instead of yours.
The significant difference between an IP scrambler and a proxy is that the former uses a proxy every time you connect to it. However, it will be a different proxy in each instance of a new connection. This is more like rotating proxies, so experts prefer IP Scrambler more than a typical proxy and often call it a proxy switcher.
To achieve the effects of an IP scrambler, you have two options: use the rotating proxies or manually rotate by yourself. You will have a pool of proxies for the latter method and change them after each web request. However, the IP scrambler works by rotating proxies that automatically change their IP address after every request.
You now know what an IP scrambler is and how it functions. Next, let’s look at some of the other methods by which you can hide your IP address.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) operates pretty much similar to proxies with some notable differences. First of all, a VPN operates at the Operating System-level so, unlike a proxy, you don’t have to set up specific applications to get the job done. As far as the similarities are concerned, they also mask your IP address and route all your requests to the target website.
Once you install a VPN on your desktop, all the requests from your computer will be routed through it by masking your IP address as well as your location.
One of the significant advantages of proxies is that VPN encrypts all your data, whereas proxies do not. However, they are slower than proxies due to the time it takes for encryption.
Tor is a decentralized network that is operated by thousands of volunteers. This process can be a bit challenging but one of the most effective ways of masking your IP address. Of course, it’s more technical than the IP scrambler or a VPN, but we will describe the critical points in a nutshell.
Unlike the proxies or VPNs where your requests will be routed through one or fewer more devices, in Tor, your requests will be routed through a large number of devices. So your IP address will be that of the last computer before your target device in this routing process. All the computers involved in the routing process will remove all the traces, which leaves a lack of chances of finding your original IP address.
ProxyScrape can assist you with several different pools of proxies to get the best results for scrambling your IP addresses. For instance, with our 7 million residential proxy pool, you are sure to get the best possible results. Please visit our website to get further information on the different types of proxies.
Now you have learned about the IP Scrambler as well as other ways of changing your IP address. One of the inconveniences that you come across with the internet is that it gives a false sense of security, whereas, in reality, this is hardly the scenario. So we hope you have learned all the fundamentals to mask your IP address to be on the safe side.
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