NetConceal Anonymizer 3.7 - User Guide and FAQ
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- Select the NetConceal Anonymizer shortcut from Start / Programs / NetConceal Anonymizer menu (This is done automatically for you on first use after installation).
- Trial version will popup registration window - click the 'Try Free' button for evaluation. Trial version is full featured, but has limited evaluation period - 8 days (Please feel free to contact us and obtain extended license, if you need more). If you like NetConceal
- Anonymizer, then please buy it and obtain your License Code. For more information, please refer to Registration section below.
- Click Launch Web Browser button.
- After some small period of time (usually no longer than 1 minute), NetConceal Anonymizer asks you to confirm web browser startup. Click OK to confirm.
- New web browser instance is started by NetConceal Anonymizer, and you can now use it to perform anonymous web surfing - be sure, nobody will see your real IP address now. Fake IP information (address and location) is displayed by default for your convenience.
- Close NetConceal Anonymizer window when done.
Frequently Asked Questions - NetConceal Anonymizer
- I see my real IP instead of faked one under NetConceal Anonymizer. What happened?
Most likely you have tried to start new application under Anonymizer but the application has re-used existing instance which is not anonymized. Please make sure that no other application instances (e.g. web browsers) are started before launching application under Anonymizer and try again.
- Does NetConceal Anonymizer hide networking activity from my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
No, your ISP is still able to see which web sites you are surfing and what other networking activity you are doing, but the web sites you are connecting to, are not able to track you and your ISP.
- Is my faked IP changed everytime I start NetConceal Anonymizer?
The faked IP address is chosen randomly, but sometimes it can be the same. Anyway, you are always able to click Try Next button before starting your program, so the new IP address is selected automatically.
- Can I post sensitive information, such as my credit card info, through internet while surfing anonymous?
Yes, it is safe to post such information, but only you are sure that target site (e.g. online store) uses secure connection (e.g. SSL) when accepting this data. Intermediate 3-rd party proxy servers and even your ISP won't be able to see anything in this case.
- I'm using personal desktop firewall software (such as Windows XP Firewall or Outpost firewall). How to configure it for proper NetConceal Anonymizer operation?
Basically you should open TCP ports 80 and 1080 only since most proxy servers use this port numbers by default. This ports must be open both for NetConceal Anonymizer executable (netconceal.exe) and for the application you are running anonymously (e.g. your web browser). Feel free to contact our technical support if you need help configuring your firewall. Some SOCKS proxy servers use weird port numbers, such as 23456 and 12745, rather than well-known one (1080), but they can be ignored for the sake of simplicity.
- Is it possible to use NetConceal Anonymizer within corporate network?
Generally not. That is because network administrators in most organizations disable all outside network access except for corporate e-mail and web browsing through designated proxy server. Anonymization services require special network access (SOCKS protocol on port 1080) in order to work properly. Also, many enterprises discourage usage of such tools, so please don't violate their policies.
- I want to anonym my software but don't know which executable file to launch. How to locate it?
That's easy, under Windows NT, 2000, XP or higher, follow this steps:
- Start the application which you want to make anonymous.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to invoke Windows Task Manager.
- Click on Applications tab (opened by default).
- Look for your application's title and right-click it.
- Click the Go To Process menu item to navigate to Processes tab.
- Notice executable file name of selected item (e.g. iexplore.exe).
- Find this file using standard Windows Search (click Start | Search).
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