Anonymous Friend

Anonymous Friend

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9 build 4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    5,555
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    418.19KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #49 in FTP Software

Editors' Review

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Despite a large list of proxy IPs, this browser add-on fails to live up to its most basic promise: finding a proxy IP for surfing anonymously.

Anonymous Friend installs as a toolbar with just a handful of buttons to access the Help file, register the program, and enable a proxy IP for your computer. It's simple to select an alternate IP from the drop-down box, but apparently not so easy to find one that works. We tried several with no success. At startup, you'll be directed to the publisher's Web site, where your actual IP address is displayed and they walk you through the process of assigning a proxy address.

Anonymous Friend also displays your IP address on the toolbar, supposedly showing your actual address when the program is disabled and the proxy address when enabled. The Web site showed our real IP address, but the toolbar never picked up the actual or the proxy. It wasn't clear where it was picking up the information from, but it never matched our records or those of its publisher. You might also have to forgo Java when using Anonymous Friend, as its Help file indicates that your real IP can be detected when Java is enabled.

Firefox users are out of luck. This toolbar only works with the Internet Explorer browser, but in our experience, it doesn't work so well in IE, either. There's a 40-use trial period for you to see how this privacy tool performs for you, but we're not recommending it.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"this is a ``TROJAN`` horse"

December 05, 2008  |  By Cytopix

 |  Version: Anonymous Friend 2.9 build 4.9

Pros

this is Malware

Cons

You install a Trojan in your PC

Summary

As above

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1 stars

"don't download. trojan virus attached to it."

October 11, 2008  |  By mrchriscarter

 |  Version: Anonymous Friend 2.9 build 4.9

Pros

it didn't seem to do anything. i can't name any positives.

Cons

it didn't seem to do anything. my computer was slowing down alot and i was getting disk read errors. when i ran my antivirus program, it listed a trojan virus from the anonymous friend program.

Summary

don't download it.

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3 stars

"Works for me"

October 11, 2008  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Anonymous Friend 2.9 build 4.9

Pros

When I use it--I know Im not rekognized..
Even som of my downloading programs dont work

Cons

Yes I dont feel good -when my antivirus tells me somthing is wrong.
That it is a Trojan., .but I have learned to live with this guy.

Summary

works like its supposed to,
- with the trojan

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1 stars

"WARNING TROJAN VIRUS"

October 09, 2008

 |  Version: Anonymous Friend 2.9 build 4.9

Pros

none not worth downloading should be removed from site

Cons

TROJAN VIRUS

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1 stars

"its a trojan horse"

September 06, 2008  |  By seal3k

 |  Version: Anonymous Friend 2.9 build 4.9

Pros

there are not any

Cons

its a trojan horse

Summary

its a trojan horse, good job cnet!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9 build 4.9
  • Improved proxy list.
General
Publisher AllAnonymity
Publisher web site http://www.allanonymity.com
Release Date June 02, 2008
Date Added June 02, 2008
Version 2.9 build 4.9
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 418.19KB
File Name anonymousfriend.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,555
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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