There’s a saying.
“Prevention is better than cure!”
And it is true in all kinds of situations. Especially when we talk about cybersecurity. We do all kinds of stuff online. We watch movies, we play games, we shop and we pay bills online. Paying bills online is a risky matter. No matter how many layers of protection there are. A system of any kind will always have a loophole as no system is ever perfect. Also, many sites and services prompt you to provide personal information like location, date of birth, name etc. You can’t just go ahead and give this information, right?
A big factor will be when these services start scraping your location data. They can easily scrape this data by checking the IP address that you automatically provide to these services and sites while you access them.
It is important that you save yourself from all kinds of threats and problems while you are online.
You can change your IP using VPN services and you can use a mock location for your safety. But choosing a good VPN service is not easy. Lifehacker posted about a VPN service that was selling their user’s bandwidth without the users even knowing this.
How despicable is that?
We recommend you Hide My IP and read on to know why we recommend this over other options.
Okay, what is Hide My IP?
Hide My IP is a tool that is used to hide your true location and use a different IP from one of the many IPs that Hide My IP provides. If you want full anonymity while you are online, there can’t be a better tool other than this one.
Since identity theft is on the rise today, you may want to hide your real IP while you are online so that you don’t fell for these scam or bad situations.
Also, Hide My IP has a free trial and let me tell you one thing, most GOOD VPN services don’t provide a free trials. Apart from that, Hide My IP works with different browsers, Operating systems like Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10 and even Android!!
Let us see how exactly Hide My IP works and we will then move over to the feature list.
So, how does Hide My IP work?
You obviously would be curious to know how this thing actually works so in this section I will list how it actually does.
Hide My IP simply takes over your browser’s proxy management and sets up an IP that is provided by Hide My IP and this IP is then used as your personal IP. In this way, your real IP is hidden below the current IP from Hide My IP and this prevents the sites and services to know your exact location and real IP.
You can use it without any ads or limits on your Android device too. But you will only be able to choose from a few IPs and to be able to choose more IP addresses, you just need to purchase a license for Hide My IP which will only cost you as low as $2.95.
After buying a suitable license, you can go ahead and choose from 70 IP locations and Hide My IP is work on providing more location options to the users so you can expect the number to only grow in the future.
Great!! What features do I get?
I was excited to write this part. The amazing part about Hide My IP is that no matter if you are a paid user or a free user, you will get a plethora of features.
Yeah, but these features will stop working after the trial period of Hide My IP so you will need to buy a license if you want to keep using it.
Prevent Identity Theft
No one will be able to use your network to do something illegal as all connections by Hide My IP are secured by 256-bit encryption.
Change your IP as you wish
You are the user and hence you have the power to keep changing the IP addresses at a certain amount of time if you wish to.
Surf Internet Anonymously
Biggest of all, you will be able to surf the internet anonymously and hence you can expect the services to get nothing out of your PC as there won’t be any meaningful data to scrape for them.
Automatically Clear Cookies
Sites and services leave some files on your PC that track your behavior online. These files are known as cookies and you can set Hide My IP to clear cookies automatically. So it’s a great way of not getting tracked.
Great Customer Service
Customer service is one of the most important services of any company out there and Hide My IP provides some great services to the customers. So if you are facing some problems or want some doubts cleared, you can contact the customer service and you will be provided a meaningful response.
Final word – Verdict Time!
It all boils down to this.
Hide My IP is a great online security tool and VPN and as I mentioned above, they also provide free trials and you can expect some great services from them. Also, from over 70 IP locations to choose from and more coming soon, you cannot go to any other service after looking at the pricing. Visit the Official Website of Hide my IP.
Overall it is a great VPN and I would recommend it to a friend.
Hi brother how r u… Great post but in this how can i change static to dynamic IP Address in my system..Actually i tried but not getting solution for this…pls tell me the path / location in system.
If your ISP is providing you static IP then you cannot change I guess and if you are using dial up connections then IP gets change everytime you connect to internet.
I guess you have given some obvious reasons to choose this hide my IP and I guess I’ve learned all about it from this post.
This post is really a valuable post as identity theft is on the rise each and every day. There are lakhs of identity theft victims in U.S.A alone. Once your identity is stolen and used for crimes or other such activities, the victims life will be in real dilemma until all the cases are solved in the court and get rid of those court procedures to follow. Actually I wrote a small post about it when I started blogging an year back.
Atish, I just have a doubt regarding hiding the IP. Hiding your IP sounds good for better protection. Is it still possible to gather information of our credit or debit card without having the IP information? I think that is possible. Let me know if you have more idea on it.
Yesterday I had a fake phone call pretending that it is from my Internet provider. But the actual motive was to gather some personal information. I think people can do identity theft crimes using just our name, address and date of birth. So it is easy to get the name and adress from Internet. The only thing left is date of birth. If they get that too, it is easy.
Still taking as much as precautions as possible is always better. People who spend more time on the internet like us have to be more careful in that matter. So this post is thought provoking and make us to be more careful.
I like to try the free trial and see how it works.
Thanks for sharing this information.
Have a great blogging journey ahead my brother.
Hi Atish !
I wish i could get this amazing tool for free . This wonderful tool is a goldmine for whose who wish to protect themselves from increasing cyber crimes .
Anyway to get it for Free ? Is there any other service of the same type and which is equally reliable ?
Please Suggest , If any 🙂
The software is cool. But its paid & I have to buy it :/ But I use Hot Spot Shield VPN and I think thats better than HideMyIP.
Dear Brother Atish !
Excellent article! You have done a great job on explaining the Best tool “Hide My IP” wish to protect themselves from increasing cyber crimes.
Heyya.. Hi Atish !
I wish i could get this amazing tool for free . This wonderful tool is a goldmine for whose who wish to protect themselves from increasing cyber crimes .Still taking as much as precautions as possible is always better. People who spend more time on the internet like us have to be more careful in that matter. So this post is thought provoking and make us to be more careful.This post is really a valuable post as identity theft is on the rise each and every day. There are lakhs of identity theft victims in U.S.A alone.
Hello Atish Ranjan
Thank you for this article . It’s very usefull . What are your thought about Hotspot shield ?
I have used Hotspot quite a few time, and I enjoyed using it too. Its nice.
We have to protect our IP address from internet hackers and identity thieves. For that, you have to browse the internet securely and safely by using a proxy server and anonymous proxies. Thanks for sharing.