Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and other web browsers support Internet access via web proxies. When you’re using a web proxy, the sites you access see the proxy’s IP address as your personal IP address, making it more difficult (but not impossible) to find out where and who you really are. Though we help you find free web proxy servers as a convenience, we cannot guarantee the safety or effectiveness of free web proxies in shielding your identity online.
For maximum protection online, consider using NordVPN’s secure servers, which offer DoubleVPN over Tor, ultrafast TV and P2P, and other exclusive features to keep you safe and give you the best possible Internet experience. Our VPN servers use uncrackable 2048-bit SSL encryption algorithms. And they can easily bypass ISP restrictions. That means you get fast, uninterrupted, and anonymous access to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as video streaming services offered by Hulu, Netflix, BBC, and other providers.
Prevent hackers, government, and Internet service providers from following you online with NordVPN’s advanced VPN technology. We give you the highest level of security and privacy possible. Plus you get superfast unrestricted access to blocked social websites, video channels, VoIP services, and more.
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A VPN is essentially a private tunnel through the Internet. If the English Channel were the Internet, the Chunnel would be a VPN. If it were your VPN, you would be the only one allowed inside. Anyone else using a VPN would get their own Chunnel from England to France (i.e., from their device to whatever site or stream they want to access).
The data traveling along a VPN tunnel doesn’t have to be encrypted, though it almost always is. How? By inserting each chunk (packet) of data inside a little mobile fortress, kind of like an armored car. Each car travels up and down the tunnel, ideally staying locked up tight until it reaches its destination (either your computer or the computer you’re connecting to). But if the armored car has any weaknesses, chances are pretty good that someone will try to break in. If they do manage to break in, you probably won’t even know they’ve been there, pawing through your stuff and stealing your private data.
To keep you safe and anonymous online, NordVPN protects all your traffic with unbreakable military-grade encryption. That encryption puts until your traffic makes it to the destination. That way, even if someone else sneaks into your personal Chunnel, all they see is a bunch of impregnable armored cars driving by. There’s no indication of where those armored cars came from, where they’re going, or what they contain. And there’s no way to break in, even if hackers had billions of years to try. It’s really the best way to protect yourself online.
In contrast, a web proxy is just that: a proxy that acts on your behalf on the web. You give the proxy instructions, and the proxy carries them out. To the site or stream on the other end of a web proxy connection, it looks like the proxy is the one asking for files, videos, and so on.
However, you must send instructions to the proxy. If that proxy is a simple web gateway, these instructions aren’t encrypted, so anyone can eavesdrop. Even if your instructions are encrypted, the proxy has to decrypt them to send them on. That’s like sending an armored car whose contents must be unloaded and reloaded into another armored car before continuing on their way. That means you have to trust your proxy not to snoop and to hide your personal details when sending traffic to the final destination.
The process takes time. For streaming and other bandwidth sensitive uses, this slowdown may make the service unusable – or at least extremely unpleasant. So before using a simple web proxy, keep in mind that speed could be an issue. Also be aware that your privacy is not as protected as it would be with NordVPN’s high-speed, double-encrypted VPN.
Select a country and click Update Proxies to display a list of free web proxy servers near you. You can also choose a port, speed, and other options to filter your search results.
If you’re having trouble getting a free proxy to work on your machine, your browser may not be set up correctly. Here’s how to set up proxies on popular browsers:
Chrome: Options -> Network -> Change Proxy Settings -> LAN Settings -> Use a Proxy Server -> Advanced ->HTTP
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Settings-> Manual Proxy Configuration
Opera: Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Network
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings -> Use a Proxy Server -> Advanced -> HTTP
Safari: Preferences -> Advanced -> Change Settings -> Web Proxy(HTTP)