Security is the prime concern of internet surfers. People use many web browsers to search for information they require. Though we have many web browsers, there are only few security focused. Some efficient web browsers channelize the internet content through a proxy server before it reaches the user. Few web browsers like Firefox and internet explorer has inbuilt private mode for browsing. Proxy browsing allows fast and anonymous surfing of the web sites.
Nowadays the browsers are available with many features. These are updated regularly to serve the customer with a peaceful and secure surfing. Having private mode, tabs and new extensions added the glimpse to the previous simple and insecure browsing. Proxy server acts as a security between the user and the website.
There are different proxy servers like anonymous proxy, distorting proxy, and high anonymity proxy that hide the original IP address and changes the IP address so that it cannot be made available to miscreants. To perform a proxy browsing in your web browser you need to configure the browser first. Activating anonymous browser differs across browsers, operating systems and type of device.
In Internet Explorer the browsing is done in Inprivate mode. It is activated through browsers start menu or through a simple keyboard shortcut. Activating this mode the browser does not save any history of visited websites. Even the private files, cache and cookies are erased from the hard drive. You have to click on the gear icon on the right hand corner and from the drop down menu choose safety option and click on the term Inprivate browsing. If not you can use shortcut key CTRL+SHFT+P. This way when you are activated with the proxy server, you can perform anonymous browsing on your web browser.
Anonymous browsing in Firefox has an add-on that appears as a toolbar in Firefox browser. It creates a secure surfing channel between the user and the internet. The incoming and outgoing information is secured over a proxy server. Apart from this option, all the Firefox versions use private browsing mode and the web history and cookies of all types are not recorded. To activate the proxy server you have to go to tools in Firefox menu and select private mode from the drop down. CTRL+SHFT+P is the shortcut key for activating the proxy browsing.
Google Chrome is another web browser that helps in surfing the net. It uses Incognito mode for anonymous browsing. Temporary files, cookies, and search history is wiped out. From the tool option select incognito mode from the drop down. CTRL+SHFT+N is the shortcut key for activation of incognito mode. Even the files and data can be stored in this proxy setting.
Whatever may be the browser, use of a proxy server is important to hide the data from the hackers. Peaceful browsing, bill payment, ticketing, schooling, work and trading can be done by this method of proxy browsing in your web browser. You can even deactivate from the mode when required.