The internet provides many services to a user including bill payments, video-on-demand, information, news, and much more. As the internet’s functionality increases, so do the associated risks. Therefore, internet users prefer to surf the web anonymously to safeguard themselves against malware and unwanted third party interference. Using an anonymous browser carries the following advantages.
The IP address is masked
First and foremost, the location of the PC or a mobile device is masked by an anonymous browser. The IP address of a device is similar to the physical address of a person. By masking the IP address, it becomes impossible to track the user and their actions on the internet. Users employ proxy servers, VPNs, and other means to achieve this feat. This method also carries other advantages such as encryption of data, high-speed bandwidth, and so forth.
Crucial information could be shared online on different websites. Users could make financial transactions, share bank details, or upload such other data which, if accessed by unwanted third parties, could cause trouble. By being anonymous on the internet, such data becomes encrypted and the third parties cannot access the data. It also blocks any malware that might be downloaded unnoticed. It enhances user’s data security.
Accessing different websites
Many websites and different contents are geo-blocked. They cannot be accessed in certain regions. To overcome this barrier, a server of a country, where the content is not blocked, can be used. Also, many other websites not accessible directly can be accessed by using the right browser or proxy server.
There are various age-related or area-related restrictions on information and other filters that can be bypassed through anonymous browsing. It helps in making the internet more accessible and also protects the user’s confidentiality. The user only gains through anonymous browsing and does not give away any information either to the destination server, the internet service provider or to any third party.