Download Surf Anonymously - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield

    7.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced VPN software for personal and professional use

    7
    8684 votes
    • PROS: Up to five separate devices can be connected to a single account., It offers more than 2,500 global servers., Hotspot Shield is considered to be one of the best apps for streaming media., A seven-day free trial of Hotspot Premium is available.
    • CONS: Slower speed on free version., Access to only US servers from the Free version.
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2185 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
    1685 votes
    • UltraSurf

      18.05

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Browse the web anonymously

      7
      1985 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
      • anonymoX for Chrome

        1.2.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Surf anonymously with Chrome

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

        2.4.7.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Surf anonymously with Firefox

        8
        625 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to use, Pick between geographic locales, Generally very fast
        • CONS: Not very flexible
      • SafeIP

        2.0.0.228

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Make Your Browsing Secure with SafeIP

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

        2.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Go online securely with ZPN Connect

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

        2.25

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Watch BBC and ITV outside of the UK

        7
        547 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
      • Freegate

        7.31

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Secure anti-censorship software

        7
        381 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
        129 votes
        • PROS: Easy to setup, Very secure, Picks up dropped connections automatically
        • CONS: Does not reconnect quickly enough
      • Your Freedom

        VPN Client 20151111-01

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        Mac

        Your-Freedom: an anonymization and anti-censorship solution

        8
        50 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
      •  ZenMate VPN for iOS

        4.2.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android

        Proprietary VPN software for smartphone users

        9
        31 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.
      • 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
        20 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
          • Shadowsocks

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A free social & communication app for Android, by Max Lv

            -
            No votes yet
            • Hideman

              2_

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Hideman

              7
              131 votes
              • idcloak VPN

                2.2.1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Anonymity On The Internet

                8
                17 votes
                • PROS: Have a private internet browsing, Be secure from online danger, Access foreign websites restricted by some countries, Make online transactions secure and untraceable
                • CONS: More exclusive features hidden in subscription, Free version is only good for a day, Cannot absolutely make users invisible online, Only few proxy servers available
              • OperaTor

                3.5

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Surf anonymously with Opera

                8
                103 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
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