The best thing about KProxy is that you do not have to install it. That means you do not have to go clean the registry after uninstalling the program to remove all traces. This review of KProxy checks out the claims on its websites about it being able to protect your data on the Internet and change the IP address of your connection so that people don’t know where you are from. In addition, we also check if we can indeed access websites blocked by admins.
Free anonymous web proxy
According to the manufacturers of KProxy proxy, it is a tool that you can use for two purposes:
- Secure your data while it travels the Internet (This must be related to NSA snooping etc.);
- Provide you with a proxy that enables you to visit any website that is blocked by the network admins
There are three versions of KProxy:
- KProxy Online version that you can use directly via browser. No need to start any application.
- Windows version that runs only on Windows to give you both encryption and proxy.
- A cross-platform version that runs across different operating systems, including Linux (I did not test this, as I do not have Linux on any computer at my place).
To use KProxy, all you have to do is to fire up your browser and enter “www.kproxy.com” into the address bar. You will get a webpage with a text box in the middle. Type the name of any website that you wish to visit, and you will be taken there – with an encrypted connection and with a different IP address.
To test “Blocked websites part” I tried a couple of websites after putting them in Internet Options’ Restricted List. The KProxy simply ignored the Restricted List. It went smooth so this part works well.
The only drawback when you use the online version is that you will get an ad banner right on the top of the screen so your familiar websites will look odd. But since the service is free and given that the service providers need money to maintain the service, this is not much of an issue.
Check out the image above for an idea of how it looks (click on the image to enlarge it). The YouTube appearance could be due to lower CPU power. Please check it out at your end and let us know if was just my machine or KProxy tries to load lighter versions of websites.
NOTE: You need to have redirects turned ON if you wish to use the online version, else you will be stuck at “Loading…” message.
The first time I ran surf.exe after unzipping the portable version, it opened Google Chrome in Incognito mode. Please note that Google Chrome is not my default browser so I guess it works with only Chrome and Chrome-based browsers.
You will get a box with choices as to which proxy to use. Click on the button towards the left of the proxy server to connect to it. It also has some other options that allow you to specify your own proxy. Check out the image below to see the box.
With Chrome, when I tested my IP, it showed Germany. Also, the site “whatismyIPaddress.com” was not able to detect it as a proxy but showed it as a router or something like a firewall. That part is fine too. With Chrome and the proxy agent still open, I tested my IP on Firefox that was able to detect Hyderabad where I am writing this post. That proves it works only on Chrome, even with a separate proxy agent.
KProxy – Conclusion & free download
It does what the developers of KProxy say. You get to surf anonymously, but only on Chrome Incognito mode. Other browsers will not help but you can use the online version.
The online version of KProxy has an icon showing a lock. You can use this to toggle between https (secure) and http (normal) mode. For maximum privacy, we recommend that you turn it on. You can also get to secure mode by typing “https://kproxy. com” instead of “http://kproxy. com” in the address bar of your browser.
If I access Internet through the two browsers at the same time, will not the browser other than one running on KProxy give away what/who I am? This is for the portable version. After all, there are social media and Internet marketing agents following us everywhere!
If I have three tabs open in any browser and I use KPROXY in one of them, will the other two tabs give away what/who I am? How does KProxy work in that case?