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Case Studies: Top 10 New Reasons Why People Hide Their IPs

Case Studies: Top 10 New Reasons Why People Hide Their IPs

1 Jun, 2017 –

While keeping the track of events in cyber-security sphere follow the link to learn the latest statistics on 10 all-new explanations for customers’ anonymizing.

Today when the Internet is highly restricted and censored, when your every online step is thoroughly traced and the web is filled with multiple horrifying pitfalls, companies that offer services for online protection and network anonymizing are popular with a growing number of average customers.

People that hide their IPs by using various anonymizers could make up pretty a good crowd, but what brings them about going into online ‘shelter’?

Why users hide their IPs

The case studies are based on independent notions of many thousands of the website’s followers. Relying on the fact that 500M people globally hide their IP addresses (as the diagram ‘500M people hide their IPs’ shows), it has been decided to highlight the following main points of the issue that include such questions as why people hide their IPs (‘WHY’) and by what means they hide the addresses (‘By WHAT Means’).

According to some relevant studies on ‘WHY’, the result can be presented as following:

If comparing the answers with the new company’s ‘WHY’ stats, it can be said that the issues are practically the same:

When comparing the results of the two unrelated researches we can figure out the main factors, which make users tend to shifting their authentic IPs, are nearly the same. As it is shown, average customers look for some efficient tools or ready-made technologies that are to give them a possibility to access restricted web resources and browse websites without leaving traces. As long as the company’s followers are more technologically advanced, we see that some answers like ‘for staying protected from snoopers’ haven’t found correlations with the first diagram. However, the highest percentage has been made by ‘bypassing news resources, messengers, and other web sources restrictions’. This means that the Internet undergoes the process of being controlled on the part of third parties that include our government and all the subordinated institutions, such as ISPs, which deprives common users of internet freedom.

By what means users hide IPs  

In line with four universal reasons why people hinder their personality from being exposed online like:

  • shifting their geo-location;
  • web tracing prevention;
  • digital footprints avoidance;
  • blacklists or banning of their IPs avoidance,

and taking into account the independent case studies, an analogy has been drawn and a list of the ultimate in-demand technologies and apps for hiding IPs has been developed.

Users hide their IPs through:

1.          Free web-based anonymizers including Tor;

2.          Built-in VPNs and other browser’s configurations;

3.          Free VPNs;

4.          VPNs

Having analyzed the results and compared all the technologies with each other, it has been stated why particular groups of customers are interested in usage of each of the methods:


The service was chiefly developed for providing huge corporate networks with a sufficient level of web protection while their distant co-workers get access to it. However, today we see another tendency when even non-techy customers are ready to subscribe for the service to make their ‘home’ network defended against multiple online threats and free from censorship. Therefore, websites containing VPN comapisons and ratings, are so popular with customers.

1.    IP address hindering;

2.    Traffic encryption;

3.   Virtual location shifting;

4.   Online freedom and censorship avoidence;

5.    High level of anonymity.

Web-based anonymizers including Tor and proxies

Customers can run a free anonimous search engine, which types all the URLs in required forms, which helps to shift your true address. One of such anonymizers is offered by the company, as well as a proxy list.

1.    IP address hindering;

2.    A new geo-location assignment;

3.    Access to a wider range of geo-restricted websites.

Built-in VPNs and other browser’s configurantions

Any browser can be setted to hide your address automatically through a proxy serever. However, the mean requires some additional downloading of plug-in for your browsers. Besides, most updated browsers contain a built-in VPN service, as well as incognito modes. Nevertheless, the add-ons are known to be lack of strong encryption and leave some of your online traces uncleaned.

1.   Hides an authentic address, but requires additional knowledge and settings.

Free VPNs

Although the service resembles a paid alternative a lot, it seems to be lack of reliability. For those who are on formal terms with tehcnologies it can be pretty difficult to install the service in view of customer service absence. What is more, there are no guarantees that your logging or other metadata is not stored by the company.

1.   Hides an authentic address, but requires additional knowledge. The service is lack of credibility.

The undertaken study has demonstrated that the issue of online anonymity catches fire and millions of average customers are now concerned about their online protection, as well as internet freedom. The reasons for the revived interest in hindering IPs is conditioned by numerous factors starting from the most superficial, such as watching streaming content from any country in the world and finishing with such specified aims as protection from snoopers. Web-based anonymizers and proxy servers, browser extensions, paid/free VPN services are among the most crowd-pleasing technologies for one’s online defense.

The case studies have displayed all the main points at issue that alarm business companies and common customers being put into the ‘break-neck’ internet environment. Basing on the independent poll performance, the service has assumed that average users run VPNs and anonymizers for browsing websites without leaving traces and for getting access to needed geo-restricted web-resources (news sites, communications apps, streaming services, etc.), as well as making their online identity protected. 

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