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09-19-2002, 04:44 PM #1Unregistered Guest
I would consider myself a newbie. I am not a programmer nor do I understand comp. language. I have been reading and trying to learn all I can about anonymity. Especially after reading a thread I believe at FK Microsoft. Anyways, There are times where I don't want a sight,including my ISP, knowing what information or sights I've visited. Where I came from, where I am going, or where I live. I want my privacy Dammt!! So far I have Proxomitron. I can't believe the speed increase( I discontinued DSL). Although I haven't mastered Promoxitron (I printed the whole help menu!), I was able to browse through proxies. I learned here that I can't chain the proxies with my IE 6( at least it didn't work for me as I typed in the example roxyBort/http://proxyC/http:// etc......After reading a little about using socks, decided to get a firewall. What decisions?? I am an indecisive person. Dozens of this software, dozens of that. I downloaded ATguard firewall. Maybe it was a mistake because after downloading it, I no longer could figure out how to use my proxy settings in Proxomitron. I followed the help menu but no success. I got frustrated and moved on to my next goal after the firewall( even though I haven't figured out totally how to configure the damn thing) and loaded up SOCKSCHAIN. Now that I have given you my current scenario( Proxo,ATguard,Sockschain), here are some questions that hopefully some of you savvy pros can help me with.
I want to browse/surf anonymously. How should I configure or combine the different software tools . Do I need all three? Should I get a different firewall? Which ones are compatible. Will Proxo and Socks work together? OR>>> should I just subscribe to one of the services advertised on the web such as Anonymizer,ZeroKnowledge, The Cloak,even this site, etc... Is my identity,location,computer info. really protected using these places? How about the other programs I see: Stealther,etc... Is it suggested I get one of the system cleaners like: Evidence Eliminator,Ultrawipe,etc..?
I am trying not to buy a piece of software that does something I already have covered. By the way, I have Norton Antivrus and who knows if this thing even works or not ( I run a scan and nothing ever shows up, but for all I know someone has already hacked my machine).
My computer: P4 1.7 20G . Sorry I bought from Dell(Nosy), Sorry I have this IE 6 from Mcsft (Sneeky). I am going to take the advice from those here and get OPERA. It seems like a never ending problem to get this thing working like I want when I keep trying to learn another piece of new software. It is very confusing and frustrating. Anyones knowledge,experience, help,hints,etc.. is effusively appreciated. One last question with Sockschain: Do I need to worry more about someone gaining access or hacking my machine if I use socks? I'm on dial-up and my computer isn't on all the time. Thank you in advance for your time in helping me.