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drpepper23

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would someone please help me set up an ip blocker? and explain how its related to proxies? and how to set those up? i want to protect my computer and i figure setting it up so that no one can track my i-p isn't a bad idea, can someone please help with this?
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Johanna

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Using a proxy to hide your IP will only slow down your connection, not prevent you from getting malware. Web site owners can tell your IP address when you visit a site, but so what? They can't track you down to your home address w/o assistance from your ISP, and the ISP would require a warrant to do so.

If you want to block your IP address to get around a ban on a site, we can't help you with that, sorry.
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im not trying to get around any ban, i just want have my identity protected, so id like to know how set it up so that when i am on the internet my ip address cannot be seen by any program or site.
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Blocking your IP address will not make your computer any more secure. Here is an oversimplified explanation: When you visit a website, your computer announces "Here I am! I am this IP addy, using this browser, and have this screen resolution etc so show me your site!" The website says, "Here you go, IP addy!" All of this is done routinely at every site you visit. The IP addy only serves as a quick way for the computers to know who they are communicating with. If you use a proxy, you tell the proxy site the same info, then they request the site and channel the info back to you, using the same IP info you would have exchanged had you gone there directly. Your ISP and the proxy service then have logs of all the clicks. A website cannot do anything malicious just because it "knows" your IP address. That is normal communication for using the Internet. I hope this helps you.
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If you use P2P for legal uses, there is a program called peerguardian2 that may serve your interests ...

http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
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