What are the best resources for hiding your IP address?

asked by Hayley Dykes
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    #1Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is a public virtual private network (VPN) service provider which protects your identity by hiding your IP address from prying eyes. This VPN is suitable for streaming, browsing, gaming and file sharing. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Roger Kelley
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "In today's day of internet safety and privacy, I have a hard time trusting my security. I stream video games on a popular gaming site and have been fearful of people tracing my IP to track me down. Fortunately, this shield has helped keep me secure and, to date, has not let me down. "
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    #2TunnelBear

    TunnelBear

    TunnelBear is a really simple VPN to browse the web privately & securely. It allows you to unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Opera, and Chrome.

    Software

    Web, Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Brittany Sanders
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I feel more secure with this app and have not had any trouble with it at all."
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    #3Tor Browser

    Tor Browser

    Tor Browser is a free multiplatform web browser developed with privacy in mind. It lets users browse the internet anonymously and privately, reducing the risk of personal data breaches and hacks. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Nicholas Hoffman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I would recommend TOR Browser hands down since honestly it is the only one software I know. A lot of people use this for some reasons, actually, specific reasons to hide their IP address but I have not tried this, though again, I will still recommend this software since I am sure of its offers and it will do the job as advertised."
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    #4Red Onion

    Red Onion

    Red Onion is a full-fledged Tor-powered browser that offers you a real solution, with multiple tabs, customizable start screen, built in ad-blocker, history, bookmarks, and much much more.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Andrea Sandoval
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I have not heard of this particular software before until just now, and wow this looks to be somewhat of an upgrade compared to one that I have in mind. I guess this will definitely fit the title as one of the best since judging by the patches that it got along the way, I can trust this software are being my daily driver."
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    #5AirVPN

    AirVPN

    AirVPN is a fast and secure virtual private network (VPN) service based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defense of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $8.3- per month

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    #6Orfox

    Orfox

    Orfox is a free web browser based on Tor Browser's source code with a few adjustments in terms of privacy. It has built-in NoScript and HTTPSEverywhere add-on. Orfox is available for Android mobile devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jacob Sullivan
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This webpage is not cleared."
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    #7ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN is an easy-to-use VPN service for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Routers, and Linux. Its user-friendly apps let you secure your connection and unblock websites in one click. Just sign up, install, and connect.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Carolina Hidalgo
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I was on a search for a new VPN when I found ExpressVPN. It turned out to be an awesome resource for hiding my IP address."
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    #8NordVPN

    NordVPN

    NordVPN provides a stable connection which is available to all devices. It can check your bank balance, provides safe online shopping, and more at public hotspots for Windows, Mac, iOS and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "NordVPN is really quite perfect. I'm into some very freaky fetishes, so my adult entertainment viewing habits are, to say the least, quite embarrassing. That is, I'm surprised other people share my particular indulgences. And yet, here they are, throughout the world. With NordVPN, I can be sure that neither my ISP nor the NSA know just how much I really, really love my little ponies."
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    #9Epic

    Epic

    Epic is a private browser that immediately disables lots of the most common ways your privacy is comprised when you are surfing the web as it doesn't save your history, no autofill feature and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Vihaan Patil
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "epic is a good start as far as privacy browsing and definently good for hiding your ip adress from websites. that being said the real answer to is this the best for hiding your ip adress really depends on the context and what your trying to hide your ip from. so this one gets an alright as far as being the best."
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    #10Hide.me

    Hide.me

    Hide.me is a VPN service provider which allows you to surf the web anonymously. Unlike some of its competitors, it offers a free plan without restrictions that includes 2GB data transfer per month.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- 5.41

    Jack Henderson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Hide.me is a great VPN if you want privacy while surfing the web. I love that they offer a free version of their services as it's more than sufficient for my needs. I would highly recommend hide.me for hiding your IP address."
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    #11IPVanish

    IPVanish

    IPVanish is a VPN service based in the United States. It allows users to appear in one of more than 60 different countries. It also provides end-to-end network encryption.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Robert Warren
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is by far one of the best VPN services available. I have not gotten a DRM notice since subscribing. The interface is very intuitive and easy to learn, and the peace of mind when using my computer on a public hot spot alone made it worth the purchase."
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    #12VyprVPN

    VyprVPN

    VyprVPN is is a VPN provider that operates 100% without third parties, offering exceptional online security to protect sensitive data. It allows you to access an unrestricted, free and open Internet.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jorge Velasco
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I was looking for something that would enable me to surf the web anonymously on my phone, and a tech site recommended VyprVPN. I went to install it, but despite a few hours of fiddling and installing, it just wouldn't work on my phone, which is a relatively recent Android model. It might be great for people with other types of devices, but for me it was useless."
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    #13PureVPN

    PureVPN
    PureVPN is a virtual private network software for browsers created with ad-blocking capabilities, protection against trackers, shield against malware, and leak protection. It works on most platforms and browsers.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kyle Wagner
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I like to have extra security and comfort knowing that my identity is protecting when I am online. I've been using this product for the past few months and have found it covers my needs. It's easy to use and I find it effective for the things that I need to use it for. Recommended for those that want an easy to use vpn."
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How to Browse the Web Anonymously

    [TUTORIAL] How to Browse the Web Anonymously
    From turning on your browser's incognito mode, to downloading a plugin to erase your tracks, here are some tips on surfing the web without leaving (too much of) a trail.
    Articles

    Free

    Harry Chapman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "its a pefrect solution. it gives you step by step to complete task"
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    #15Cargo VPN

    Cargo VPN

    Cargo VPN allows you to browse the web privately. Plus, it has a built-in firewall that protects your computer from malware, spyware, and viruses. You'll be able to protect your personal information, sensitive data, and browsing history.

    Software

    Mac

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Ajay Venkatesan
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I use this VPN daily. It allows me to access websites that can only be accessed on some countries. Also, it protects my identity. I like being able to browse without others knowing about me. This service allows me to do that."
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    #16Hola VPN

    Hola VPN

    Hola VPN is free peer-to-peer VPN service, works by sharing idle resources to create an open web. 10,000,000+ Installs offered by Google Commerce Ltd. Reduce your data costs while browsing an unrestricted internet.


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gary Herrera
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a VPN app that is freely available for Android devices. This seems to do exactly what I'd want from a VPN app, and does so in a simple and easy manner. It is also extremely popular, with nearly 1 million user reviews, so this is likely a very good choice for anyone looking for a VPN for free on Android."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for hiding your IP address
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hotspot ShieldSoftware 33 Free
2TunnelBearSoftware 30 Free
3Tor BrowserSoftware 29 Free
4Red OnionApps 24 Paid
5AirVPNSoftware 24 Paid
6OrfoxApps 21 Free
7ExpressVPNSoftware 19 Free
8NordVPNSoftware 17 Free
9EpicSoftware 15 Free
10Hide.meSoftware 13 Free
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