There are many good reasons to "surf anonymously" today.
- Hide your IP address from authorities
- Hide your surfing experience from your employer or your wife/husband
- Access websites which might be blocked in your country
- To preserve your right for privacy
- To prevent data-retention laws
What does your IP address reveal about you?
Your IP address reveals your point of entry to the Internet and can be used to trace your communications back to your ISP, your employer's network, your school, a public terminal. Though your IP address may not identify you personally, an IP is a unique identifier which represents your computer's digital ID while you are online.
There are different methods of anonymous surfing (which means to hide your IP address):
No doubt, VPN servers are the more professional solution because they usually work with any Internet protocol, not just the web, but also ICQ, Skype, Email etc.
However, proxy servers are usually easier to install or set up.