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Can anyone recommend a FREE Proxy Server for Windows XP

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Can anyone recommend a Proxy Server for Windows XP.

 

Ideally that is as simple and easy to use as possible...where you dont have to download or change settings.. but works direct from a proxy server company website page ..

 

I have used free online proxy servers ( that you did not need to download if I recall and that would work direct from a or on a  webpage) a few times in the past (maybe 5 years ago or so ) using Windows XP operating system..

 

and I get the impression now some years later for some  that I seem to recall using... that few if any of them seem to still be online and its as if they may  no longer be online.

 

From what I recall back then some seemed quite easy or straight forward to use...but others did not seem to work.

 

or I was able to use Proxy servers to just visit certain websites..  but often seemed to have problems if I was trying to log into websites such as yahoo when I wanted to log in to or use

their or my email service.

 

I tried searching again and I am seeming to have a problem finding one or a free proxy server website that I can easily use...

 

I found some web pages that refer to using Proxy Servers ...but some refer to downloads.. and some seem to suggest they may only work on more updated windows versions ...

such as Win 7 to 10 or above..

 

 

All I want is just a simple proxy that I can easily access and use.. and hopefully easily log into  and to use my email ...

 

Some or Oneor two egs of one webpage sites refers to what seems a much more complex method that seem to involve making changes in ones computer settings..

 

but I dont ever recall having to do anything like that in mypast experiences..

 

https://www.howtogee...in-windows-8.1/

 

 

https://www.youngzso...-sharing-xp.htm

 

 

Also can you use proxy servers on Mobile phones / Safari ?

 

Can anyone advise ..

 

Thk you in advance...


Edited by dowsp, 12 February 2020 - 07:55 AM.

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See if:

https://freeproxy.win/

does what you want.  I don't know anything about the site (could be run by the FBI or the Chinese in order to read your traffic for all I know)  but it appears to offer the service you are looking for. 


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Thanks for the link RK..

 

On a quick look... it looks promising...but I would never know how to tell if its a FBI or spy type of website..

 

Maybe that is now the case with most websites or soon well be monitored by who or what ever....as it seems that more and more of the internet is becoming or has become monitored.

 

But annoyingly and unfortunate for me... when I tried using it...  initially to try it on yahoo.com  to see if I could get the USA version   .... As at the moment I am using a Mobile phone data package to use its hotspot option as a server to my laptop that is cheaper than using a normal Wifi service that I have used in the past ...as it is only costing me 10 GBP a month ... less than half what I used to pay on one of the cheaper UK wifi broadband deals..

 

BUT to my surprise when I used the proxy... it took me to my Mobile networks website and told me that the website that I had entered can be classed as an adult website... and in order to access yahoo... it asks me to either enter my driving licence or passport details.... which I was never aware that this had been put in place...Thats a real surpise and eye opener to me and I find it rather out of order that they ask for such information online..

 

to me thats disgusting... as much as I may understand that some may see it as a way to protect children from viewing certain adult content.

 

I have also tried it on another site that I am not aware conains unsuitable adult content other than updated news... and it still requires me to enter my Passport / DL details...

 

(US Yahoo ...rather than the UK version which makes you accept the new since 2018 UK data protection which so far I have not accepted due to when I read the details involved.. I just could not believe the ammount of information that it goes into if one is willing to click on the various links that refer to it all...)

 

 

I will have to try it elsewhere in a normal wifi zone to try it again and see it works Ok under a normal broadband wifi  signal..when I visit a suitable location to retest it.


Edited by dowsp, 12 February 2020 - 04:35 PM.

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I tried going to yahoo.com with the link and it worked nicely.  Guess you will have to talk to your ISP about their restrictions.

 

If you are just trying to get to the yahoo.com site in the US try putting  us. in front:

 

us.yahoo.com

 

Also try clicking on the More button in the upper right.  There is an option for Choose Your Country at the bottom of the page.  Don't know if it will work for mail tho.

 

For google you can add /ncr after the .com:

 

google.com/ncr


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Thanks for your reply R.K,

 

Its a while since I have kept up with some of the changes in security of the Internet ... in that I had only heard some past suggestions that certain types of censorship was being considered ..

but I did not realise that in some cases its now been brought in.  It was the 1st time I have now become aware of it..

 

this article was suggested back from  2016...but I am not sure when it was officially brough in

 

I found one article that refered to one mobile network using censorship to adult content in 2018 but I am not sure if it as yet applies to also broadband wifi companies...

 

UPDATE UK Government Confirm Move to Force ISPs into Blocking “Adult” Sites

https://www.isprevie...dult-sites.html

 

 

It is expected the Government has officially announced that Mobile and fixed line broadband providers in the United Kingdom will soon be forced into the mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites; specifically those that fail to offer an adequate method of age-verification for their visitors.

 

 

This gives some history of the UK Intenret Censorship, but I am not sure its actually giving any specific details as to if its actually been brought in

 

I have not read it in full to try and determine it as yet...but on a quick browse I dont think it actually makes it clear...or obvious..

 

https://en.wikipedia..._United_Kingdom

 

 

The article also refs to how it can be bypassed... but I am not sure if they may have or intend to find ways to block us using this..or already may have...

 

 

Finally, anybody who wants to find and access such material will easily be able to circumvent such blocks, such as via a proxy server or VPN. Lest we not forget Google’s image search, which displays naughty content unless ‘Safe Search‘ is enabled (will Google be blocked too?). All of these circumvention methods are easy to use and you can bet the last pound in your pocket that children above a certain age will know more about this than the rest of us.

 

 

I think for adults to be asked to supply Passport or Driving Licence details online is some what asking far too much...and I am against it...  thats far to important information to chance giving online IMO.

 

In ref to restrictions from ISP providers ... have yourself or other members also  experienced it I wonder , as I now wonder if its now become  more common.. or am I just unlucky to have selected a ISP provider who has brought  in .such restrictions.  I am not sure if this has been brought in in most other Countries or the USA  or if this has not yet happened in the USA  as it appears US yahoo has not been targeted...

 

 

In ref to trying the US Yahoo  or google / ncr links  ... unfortunately when I have tried inputting those urls... they still are asking for me to agree to accepting their terms and agreeing to data protection. GDPR..

 

General Data Protection Regulation

 

 

I found a few articles that suggest ways of how to bypass censorship... but It may require one to be a bit technical and to be confident or clever enough to know what your doing...and hope that you do not create some wrong settings that you later may make a mistake and not be able to rectify..

 

https://www.howtogee...-and-filtering/

 

 

Out of further curiousity.... do you know how to get around accepting  GDPR type Cookies that some Data protection GDPR websites are now enforcing if you want to enter their websites...

which I find a REAL pain !... and hate !.

 

Someone suggested that I use Incognito on GC  but when I tried using it... I did not over the cookie still appearing on the webpage..

 

 

 

 

Also try clicking on the More button in the upper right.  There is an option for Choose Your Country at the bottom of the page.  Don't know if it will work for mail tho.

 

This may apply to all or  just certain browsers .. I cannot find a obvious MORE button on the Top RHS ..on the two browsers I am using FF / GC ... but there is some sort of menu showing 3 horizontal bars that has various info and options or settings but I cannot find anthing that stands out relating to altering the Country...at least so far...


Edited by dowsp, 13 February 2020 - 06:36 AM.

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It's definitely your ISP that is blocking your attempt to connect to the proxy server.  They probably do that because when you use a proxy they can't see where you are going so you could be going to naughty sites. 

Can't see why they would keep you from us.yahoo.com tho.  Seems stupid.

 

Nothing like that here in the States so far but with our current wanna-be dictator in charge you never know tho with his rep he would block access to any news program other than FoxNews rather than porn sites.

 

See attached screenshot of my yahoo.com.  I've crudely circled the More. 

 

yahoo.jpg

 

 


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Yes I do  think my ISP in this case is enforicing such restrictions... and for me its the 1st time that I have become aware of it..and  it seems to be it is a UK provider...

 

Seems you are still ok in the USA...I am not sure what to think...I was not sure if the US may had brought in some restrictions before UK considered it even... but it seems not the case so far.

 

In ref to the MORE button... as I was not able to access yahoo unless I agree to their Terms and conditions which is what they now include the GDPR  (Data Protection )  I could not see yahoos website..so I could not get to see the MORE  button...

 

an I was not sure if you may had been referring to something in general browsers like Firefox or Google Chrome..where I thought maybe you could select a different country setting that then may have allowed me to fool the server or ISP Company somehow and that it may then allow me access..

 

Id have to be able to access yahoos website  first before I could  change the country setting...

 

But I agree that my ISP seems to be maybe over reacting at blocking the news site part of yahoo.... you would think that they would just have ways to block the adult parts of yahoo..somehow if you tried to access them.and not the other parts of yahoo.. or other similar sites..

 

 

I thought maybe yahoo or google  (if UK access/ed) etc may had an option in the UK to have ways of blocking that content without individual ISPs doing it...


Edited by dowsp, 13 February 2020 - 09:14 AM.

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Can you get to the UK version of Yahoo?  Does it have the More button?


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I wrote a detailed reply only to find that the system would not accept the post.

 

so I am trying to rewrite and edit by adding bits as I go along to see if parts get accepted as I post..

 

Basically UK users have to agree to accept changes that refer to GDPR or new  Data Protection / privacy laws that comes from the EU or UK by clicking on links.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...tion_Regulation

 

But on the webpages where you do this there are other links that explain the details in much more depth which I found when reading where much much more involved and indepth that I can believe

so was wary to agree them at least in the early stages...

 

I was awaiting to see if anyone who maybe relevant may try to oppose or complain about certain things in regards to it...at least for the first few months...

 

Many other websites that I visit from the UK also have similar buttons or links that you have to accept or agree to or to accept their cookies in at an earlier time you could not accept accept the cookie and still access the websites content.... BUT NOW  we are forced to accept it or you cannot access the websites...

 

 

this link gives more detailed  explanation:

 

https://www.eyerys.c...-and-aol-emails

 

oath-privacy-april2018update.png

 

 

this is a newer shorten version that is presntly on yahoos website when I open it that id need to accept in order to access yahoo UK or yahoo  USA

 

 

Before you continue...
Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.  Select 'OK' to continue and to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.

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That's pretty much what they have always done without telling you.  All we get is a warning that  a site uses Cookies and we have to accept it.


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In the USA... are you forced to accept cookies or do they still give you the choice to avoid doing so... but can still access the webpages content.

 

what I mean by that is if you say get a box occur to accept a cookie... you used to be able to click on a " X" at the top rigt and side and close the box..and still enter the website..

 

but some websites now just do no longer show the "X" at the top right hand side to click on..

 

I am not sure if both you in the USA visit a certain website that I may also visit...that would force me to accept a cookie to view its content... if you get the same message to also have to accept it ..

or if its just somehow set up to detect that I am in the UK and the UK now want us to be forced to accept the cookie.

 

I know there has been cookies for some years... that I am sure we have all come across on several websites... But I think its only in the very recent years..if not the last year... that they now are forcing you to accept them..

 

This is not on all websites...but its becoming more and more...


Edited by dowsp, 13 February 2020 - 08:59 PM.

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Cookies are not a big deal.  If you don't like them you can use incognito mode or Private Window (Firefox) and tho the browser will accept them then delete them as soon as you close it. In standard mode on Firefox there is an option to delete all cookies on closing tho it's off by default.  I use Ublock Origin to block ads as well as F B Purity to clean up Facebook so they can target ads to me all they want.  I never see them.

 

Usually they don't force us to OK Cookies.  Most of the time you can still use the website.


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