I first got interested in this when I’d log onto a website and a ‘popup’ would display my IP address. It would tell me to go to ******.com to download their software to stay protected.
I would then close my browser, scan for the obvious and, so far, have had no problems.
Recently, I did a search for IP Address Hiding and found one that looked promising:http://www.hide-my-ip.com/hidemyip.shtml
However, the flipside of this coin is this:
Un-ban Yourself From Forums and Message Boards - Have you been banned from a forum or message board? No problem! Use Hide My IP to change your IP and clear your browser cookies, allowing you to access any website that has banned you such as eBay, Craigslist, and many browser-based games.
That raised the question; do the MPC gurus have a workaround for such things? I can’t imagine anything but total anarchy if such software exists!
Personally, I just want to surf the web without some unscrupulous employee from a reputable website scamming my IP address. However, I can’t help but thinking how something like that software may affect a forum!
I welcome all thoughts and opinions on this subject!