Knowing your IP address, hackers can get a lot of information about you. Below is only a small part.
IP address is short for "Internet Protocol Address". This is the unique number of the device connected to the internet or local network.
Here are answers to some of the most popular questions about IP addresses, their use, and ways to change them.
How do I find out my IP address?
You can find out your computer's IP address using specialized services. They ask your browser and system for information about your IP address. For example, your information is displayed on this page.
How can I change it?
If your provider works with changing, i.e. dynamic IP addresses, it is enough to turn off the router, wait a few minutes, and then turn it on again. Most likely, the network will give you a new address. But this will still be your real IP address. If you want to not only change the address, but also make it anonymous, you need to use a proxy or VPN.
Why isn't the proxy hiding my real IP address?
You may have connected the proxy server incorrectly in your browser, or you may be using an HTTP proxy that is not configured to hide your real IP. Use a different type of proxy with a higher level of anonymity, or a VPN service.
How does the service determine that a proxy is being used?
Use a Socks proxy with an increased level of anonymity to completely hide the fact that a proxy is being used. The second, even more reliable way is to connect a VPN. In this case, in addition to changing your IP address, you will protect your internet traffic.
How do I get a permanent address if my IP address is constantly changing?
There are several ways you can do this. You can buy a personal IP address service from your internet provider for an additional fee per month. But not everyone provides this opportunity. It's better to connect to a VPN service with static addresses. This option is often even cheaper.
Is it possible to hide information about the system and the browser?
This information is provided by your browser. Therefore, you can only change it in the browser. For example, using the "Random User-Agent" plugin. Additionally, we recommend installing a plug-in that prevents IP address leaks via WebRTC: «Disable WebRTC» or «WebRTC Leak Prevent».