Surf Anonymous Free

Surf Anonymous Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 153 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.8.6
  • Total Downloads:
    140,098
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    246
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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We should all know the dangers of browsing the Web without any protection. That's why it's best to take the proper precautions. One way to do that is to hide your IP address from prying eyes. Surf Anonymous Free offers a way to disguise your IP address while you browse. It worked as promised, though our browsing performance suffered, often with connections that timed out.

The program's user interface is basic and to the point. Your real IP address appears in the small window, and from there, you have two options: Hide IP and Select Fake Location. To test the program, we first went to a Web site that displays visitors' IP addresses. Sure enough, the site detected and displayed our true IP address. We then selected the Hide IP option, which replaced our real IP address with a fake one. We went back to the same Web site to see if it would display the fake IP address. Sure enough, it did. Unfortunately, we were unable to browse as usual with the fake IP. More often than not, our connections timed out. During our second round, we went to select the fake location option, only to find out it's not available in the free version. You won't find any kind of help feature with this program, but it's really not necessary.

Surf Anonymous Free installs an Ask.com toolbar in IE without your permission, and we had a heck of a time trying to uninstall it because it said we had to close our Firefox window, which wasn't open in the first place. Overall, while we were pleased with its IP-disguising abilities, its drag on our browsing performance and unauthorized installations keep us from recommending it as a viable surfing companion.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Ahem...NOT the country i live in"

March 08, 2012  |  By bingBANGding

 |  Version: Surf Anonymous Free 2.1.8.6

Pros

This program keeps my real IP address hidden. I can select to use fake IP from different countries via "Choose IP Country" option, such as Germany, France, Sweden etc.

Cons

the fake ip is powerful as you can see

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1 stars

"This is not Freeware, it's Stealware"

March 05, 2012  |  By Solomanwisethe3rd

 |  Version: Surf Anonymous Free 2.1.8.6

Pros

None None None

Cons

Any freeware software that installs add ons that use your processor clock ticks and ram without asking first is in my opinion ~STEALWARE~ not freeware. It makes serious changes to your computer without your prior permission. It deserves a ZERO! Very hard to believe that the editor gives it a "Very Good"

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4 stars

"Does a good job of hiding your identity."

March 04, 2012  |  By cananda_444444

 |  Version: Surf Anonymous Free 2.1.8.6

Pros

There's plenty of other tools that do the same job, but not do well as this one. Hiding real ip is just in a very easy, fast way.

Cons

opening pages somewhat slowly with rare fake ips

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1 stars

"Didn't work on Win 7 64 IE9"

March 04, 2012  |  By Goldenboots

 |  Version: Surf Anonymous Free 2.1.8.6

Pros

None I can think off. The software seems professional but doesn't do what it says.

Cons

Program told me my IP address was now hidden (USA address for free version)
IP check websites detected IP address as blacklisted and were still able to detect my real IP.

Webpages load much slower

Intalls ASK tool bar stealthily
Installs and runs ASK updater stealthily
Makes ASK your browser homepage despite IE9 being set to protect this.

Summary

Uninstalled

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.8.6
Version 2.1.8.6 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Surf Anonymous Free
Publisher web site http://www.surfanonymous-free.com/
Release Date February 28, 2012
Date Added February 27, 2012
Version 2.1.8.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.4MB
File Name SurfAnonymousFree-2.4.6.8.Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 140,098
Downloads Last Week 246
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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