Download Surf Anonymously - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield

    7.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safely access blocked and restricted sites

    7
    8375 votes
    • PROS: Secure connection, Unrestricted US sites, Easy installation, Good streaming, Unlimited data transfer
    • CONS: Intrusive advertising, Slow surfing
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2073 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • ZenMate VPN for Chrome

    6.2.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    1664 votes
    • anonymoX

      2.4.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Surf anonymously with Firefox

      8
      594 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to use, Pick between geographic locales, Generally very fast
      • CONS: Not very flexible
    • anonymoX for Chrome

      1.2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Surf anonymously with Chrome

      9
      41 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to use, Pick between geographic locales, Generally very fast
      • CONS: Not very flexible
    • UltraSurf

      18.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Browse the web anonymously

      7
      1957 votes
      • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Automatically deletes cookies and history, Disguises IP and location
      • CONS: Not enough options, You can't choose the IP
    • Steganos Online Shield VPN

      3.0.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      9
      7 votes
      • Expat Shield

        2.25

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Watch BBC and ITV outside of the UK

        7
        532 votes
        • PROS: Watch UK TV such as BBC and ITV outside the UK, Free to use, Easy to install, Doesn't slow down surfing, Fast and stable streaming
        • CONS: Advertising banner at top of browser, Installation a bit lengthy, Tries to install toolbar, Some users report it reverts to a US VPN sometimes, Ads can be too invasive
      • ZPN Connect

        2.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Go online securely with ZPN Connect

        8
        419 votes
        • PROS: Simple client, Reliable VPN service, Quick setup and startup
        • CONS: Setting updates unclearly explained
      • SafeIP

        2.0.0.228

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Make Your Browsing Secure with SafeIP

        7
        232 votes
        • PROS: Completely free, Quick and easy
        • CONS: Some users may find anonymous browsing necessary, Depends on there being anonymous IPs nearby
      • Freegate

        7.31

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Secure anti-censorship software

        7
        374 votes
        • PROS: No installation required, Two different operating modes, Quick set up and use
        • CONS: May not unblock some websites, Can experience slow connection speeds
      • OpenVPN

        2.09

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Secure connections for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

        7
        123 votes
        • PROS: Easy to setup, Very secure, Picks up dropped connections automatically
        • CONS: Does not reconnect quickly enough
      • Ivacy VPN

        3.5.0.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Surf the Internet Anonymously and Privately without being spied upon by governement, hackers, ISPs, DMCA etc

        8
        16 votes
        • Hideman

          2_

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Hideman

          7
          131 votes
          • ZenMate VPN for Android

            2.5.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            Proprietary VPN software for smartphone users

            9
            16 votes
            • PROS: A free seven-day trial version of this software is currently offered., All data is kept private through the use of advanced encryption software.
            • CONS: A subscription will eventually be necessary to continue accessing this software., This bundle is not currently available in China.
          • Your Freedom

            VPN Client 20151111-01

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Windows
            Mac

            Your-Freedom: an anonymization and anti-censorship solution

            8
            41 votes
            • PROS: Hides your IP address on Android, Windows and Mac OS, Free anonymized Internet connectivity for up to 5 hours a week, It is a subscription-fee service, so you pay for as much time as you need
            • CONS: Does not provide data compression or enhance connection speeds, It is not a Virtual Private Network service or a firewall solution
          • idcloak Free VPN Client Software

            2.2.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Use Free VPN Proxy to hide IP address to unblock YouTube, unblock Facebook, protect identity and surf anonymously

            8
            14 votes
            • Hide My IP

              varies-with-device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Android

              A free app for Windows, by Hide-my-ip

              10
              1 vote
              • OperaTor

                3.5

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Surf anonymously with Opera

                7
                100 votes
                • PROS: Fits on a USB stick, Requires no configuration
                • CONS: Some sites prohibit Tor (such as Wikipedia), Doesn't work with Java enabled sites
              • Tor

                0.2.2.23

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Protect your privacy when your surfing

                6
                45 votes
                • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step
                • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Sometimes can take a while to connect to Tor network
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