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					Learn About your Free Web Proxy
It is known that a proxy server is a server that retrieves the web information for you. These
proxy servers work by providing their own identity instead of your own and that means fewer
risks for spam or other e-junk. Through a proxy server you can browse the net without any
worries because these sites provide their own identity to the visited sites. While browsing
through web pages, information about you and your computer is required. That is why proxy
servers are recommended because the requesting data comes first to the proxy and only
afterwards the information is required from you directly.

In many cases these proxy servers are used for increasing the network capacities and also its
speed. This is done with the help of the saved information in the proxy servers’ database. It is
also known that if a person searches something on the internet that required information will
be stored in a special database called cache. When new users open the same page or ask for
the same information, the proxy server looks first in his cache and only afterwards over the
internet. In many cases the searched information was already opened and the proxy servers
do not do anything but restore the information from the cache.

It is good to know that the most common used proxy servers are the anonymous ones. These
servers hide your ID and any kind of information only in your interest. These anonymous
servers also help in cases when some internet providers band users or regions or even
countries. They can request the needed information with the help of these servers that help
you browse without having to share your IP or ID.

Even if many persons consider web surfing a normal subject it is good to know that web
surfing is not as harmless at it seems. Many threats occur while you browse the net. These
threats often refer to internet privacy. The problem is that many sites require general
information about you and your personal computer and you are automatically recorded for
analyzing purpose. The sites that require this kind of information probably intend to get your
e-mail or other information about your PC and operating system. This information is enough
for small hacking programs that will block your PC and make you reboot.

That is why the anonymous proxy servers are a solution against spammers because they can
safely hide your IP address and other information from prying webmasters.

				
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Description: A web proxy is a web site which allows you to access other sites through it. You visit a web proxy site and enter the url of a web site you want to visit anonymously. Web proxy sends request to the necessary web site, receives "answer" and returns it to the user. Web proxies allow you to be anonymous surf and access web sites that may be restricted for users from certain countries or geographical regions, access web sites blocked by corporate or school proxies.