QUOTE(spader @ Feb 11 2013, 03:28 AM)
The following are the possible reasons for hiding it:
1. Hide Your IP Address for Business
2. Hide Your IP Address for Entertainment
3.Hide Your IP Address for Downloading
and many more!
In my case I will hide my ip address if ever I will download bit torrents in my pc. In downloading we violate rules such copyright infringement and internet piracy, and we should be aware of these things. In hiding my ip address I use virtual private network such as hidemyass.com
. Although you can use other free proxy websites but there are lots of disadvantages such lack of security and etc.
I hide IP for privacy in my business...i use elite proxy to hide my IP..You can build your own through a hosting company that offers Linux VPS hosting for about 15 bucks a month. I won't walk through the process here, but you can google and find what you need. Takes about 15-20 minutes to set it up with a low degree of difficulty. Forget about all the free proxy IPs you see out there... they're worthless and not anonymous since your IP can be leaked very easily with these. Once you create your elite proxy IP, plug it in firefox, utorrent or whatever and your good to go.
But just remember one thing... Just because you're surfing the net anonymously doesn't mean that you can get away with doing illegal things. The hosting company doesn't snoop around in your server, but the IP address they rent to you belongs to them. So if you're trying to do illegal things while using their servers and their IP address, they're not going to be happy. Worst case is they ask you to leave.. just move on to another host. This is the best and only way to truly hide your IP.later check in http://www.ip-details.com
whether it has been hidden with proxy