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Tips to stay safe on the Internet

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Tips to stay safe on the Internet

Within the modern digital era that we live in today, we are constantly connected to the Internet either through a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.It has become easier than ever for government authorities, businesses and also hackers to track your movements online. An example is the use of tracking cookies by social media giant Facebook, which trace your IP address and Internet history in order to tailor the ads to you specifically. Here is an example of the kind of data that is collected:


We will show you the methods and techniques to browse the Internet care free, for peace of mind.

The best way to surf the web is anonymously using something called a proxy. When using a proxy your web browser doesn’t contact the website directly it goes through a proxy first masking your IP address. There are several methods to achieve this, you can configure your web browser to do so or use alternative software. First of all we will show you how to configure your web browser:


For Firefox:

Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox


Step 2: Click Firefox tab


Step 3: Click “Options


Step 4: Access Connection Settings. Click the Advanced tab, then the Network tab, then Settings

Step 5: Chose the manual proxy configuration option. In the HTTP proxy field, enter your proxy server IP address. In the port field, enter your port number.

Step 6: Click Ok to complete


Within Internet explorer the technique is a little different:


Step 1: Open up Internet Explorer

Step 2: Click on the Tools menu in the upper-right corner, and select Internet Options.

Step 3: Click “Connections”

Step 4: Click “Lan settings

Step 5: Check “Use a proxy server for your LAN” then enter your proxy IP address and port number.

Tips to stay safe on the Internet

Tips to stay safe on the Internet

Step 6: Click Ok


Now below is the technique within Google Chrome.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

Step 2: Click on the options menu on the top right hand side


Step 3: Click on “Settings


Step 4: Click “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the drop down menu


Step 5: Then click “change proxy settings“.


Step 6: Click Lan Settings, click on the Proxy server for your LAN and enter your proxy settings.



Step 7: Click “Ok” and save your new settings.


You can also use third party proxies, there a large list of them available on the Internet to choose from.  Simply search for proxies on your desired search engine.

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Derek May 28, 2015 - 8:50 pm

This is all fine and dandy, but you forgot to mention the part about needing a proxy sever IP address in order to use a proxy. What is the best source for your large list of reliable proxies?

Dick Morgenstein May 28, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Wow, amazing trick ideed! But Opera isn’t there.. 🙁
Can you show us how can we set this trick in Opera?

Thank you so much.. 🙂

sagar saini March 30, 2015 - 3:17 pm


Oswald March 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Please pardon me for being very newbie at this part. Can you please lead me on how to find the proxy settings at my side? Thank you.

Mike March 28, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Thanks for the tips but where is a good, trustworthy Proxy source?

Marcel January 18, 2015 - 10:21 am

What about Opera???

fahad January 17, 2015 - 4:15 am

Please tell us some good n trusted proxy sites 😉
Article is amazing keep it up 🙂

sudheer March 30, 2015 - 3:50 am

Opera dose not haves the proxy because it is a phone app it will haves only mac address of ur device

François Bernard-Thibault January 17, 2015 - 12:21 am

Well, also a great article for malicious proxy owner who could inject malicious content in any of your connection and or spy on you… Please, only connect to proxy you trust, if you can trust your jugement!

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