What are the best resources to hide computer location?

asked by Jon Dunn
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11 solutions
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    #1NordVPN

    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

    Yu Gu
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "With all the data breaches with major companies these days and all the Russian hacking rumors I have been looking for a way to better hide my location and make my internet browsing more secure. This has provided me an excellent way to do just that, hiding my location and making me more secure as well, would highly recommend. "
  2. 11

    #2Orbot

    Orbot
    Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Christopher Ruiz
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Orbot: Proxy with Tor has helped me solve a critical issue with anonymity. I am a foreign journalist in war zones and sometimes I need an additional level of anonymity and security when transmitting sensitive documents or details to my editor. Orbot: Proxy with Tor gives me peace of mind when I am transmitting data, articles, and unpublished manuscripts to my colleagues. Thank you Orbot!"
  3. 11

    #3Buffered VPN

    Buffered VPN

    Buffered VPN is a VPN service which redirects online traffic from anywhere around the world, as well as keeping the origin of the traffic hidden. This service protects your browsing sessions from ISPs and hackers and public Wi-fi channels.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Varies by plan

    Elizabeth Davis
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "Was looking for a resource to hide computer location and found Buffered. It was great because I can bypass online censorship that the country I was in had in place."
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    #4Tor 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

    Ralph Riley
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love this to protect my online identity. If you are torrenting a lot and do not want to get caught, use this site. It will protect you. "
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    #5IPVanish

    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 Pierce
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Privacy is everything in today's digital landscape, and that's why it's best to hide your computer's location while browsing, working, and playing. Many VPN services are clunky and will cost you an arm and a leg, but IPVanish is sleek and fits all of my criteria. This is an excellent solution."
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    #6Hide.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

    Albert Gray
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I was looking for a free VPN and this was the only one I could find. It works great on my PC, though it takes a few minutes to get logged into it. Once in, I surf away knowing that my webpage views are not being tracked by location."
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    #7I2P

    I2P
    I2P is an anonymous overlay network that provides privacy protections for communications over the internet.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Patrick Willis
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I2P seems like a great resource for providing additional privacy or providing privacy in public spots, such as a cafe or public library. I would recommend it if you feel the need to be more private about your internet usage. "
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    #8Globus VPN+TOR+Cloud

    Globus VPN+TOR+Cloud
    Get a Globus VPN+TOR and protect your online privacy provisioning access to your favorite websites and applications.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christian Perez
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "VPN+TOR+Cloud VPN Globus Pro! is an app from the Google Play Store. It gives you as much privacy online as possible. It is a free app, but their is a subscription plan to actually use the service. That confuses people. If you want to mask your internet use, then this is a very good tool for the job. It is effective and well rated by the people on the Google Play Store. It fits the topic very well."
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    #9Onion Browser

    Onion Browser

    Onion Browser is the original open-source Tor-powered browser for iOS which helps you to access the internet with more safety and privacy. It is available on different platforms such as Windows, Mac, and iOS. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Emma Mitchell
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This can be a good program to help keep your privacy when browsing but you really need to have a little extra technical know how to make sure that everything is running smoothly. Using this can really help keep the FBI off of your back when you are off doing shady and nefarious things like getting presents for your grandchild for christmas but you somehow feel like the trending toy of the season might be used against you by the government."
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    #10Hotspot 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

    Kimberly Weaver
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "My husband travels a lot and we needed a privacy solution that worked on multiple platforms and would able to used at home and away. Hotspot Shield met all of our needs and was even able to allow him to visit sites he couldn't previously because of his work computer settings. "
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    #11Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access is a personal VPN service providers which allow you to encrypt your connection and provide you with an anonymous IP address to protect your privacy.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox

    Varies by plan

    Ananya Chavan
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "If you're looking to hide your computer location, one of the easiest ways to do that is with a Virtual Private Network. What a Virtual Private Network (or VPN) does, is it encrypts your connection and uses VPN "tunnels" to connect you to your destination websites anoymously. Private Internet Access offers a great, easy to use VPN that does everything it needs to do to keep you safe and anonymous."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to hide computer location
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NordVPNSoftware 13 Free
2OrbotApps 11 Free
3Buffered VPNSoftware 11 Paid
4Tor BrowserSoftware 9 Free
5IPVanishSoftware 8 Free
6Hide.meSoftware 7 Free
7I2PSoftware 6 Free
8Globus VPN+TOR+CloudApps 4 Free
9Onion BrowserSoftware 3 Free
10Hotspot ShieldSoftware 3 Free
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