Best Proxy Switcher (Firefox Addon)

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TomAZ, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    For some time, I've been looking for a very simple and easy to use proxy switcher. I finally landed on the Firefox addon: Best Proxy Switcher. It should do everything I need. Not having had much (any) experience with proxies, I have a couple questions:

    1) Where can I get an additional free proxy list? BPS already includes a few proxy locations, but I wouldn't mind having a few more to choose from, but I don't need anything crazy.

    2) How do I download the list (format, etc.)? I assume it's a text file??

    3) How do I import it into Best Proxy Switcher?
     
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  3. TomAZ

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    From your comment, I assume you're not a real big fan of using proxies at all. Right?
     
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    I mainly use VPNs, JonDonym and Tor. When I need HTTPS proxies, I generally use private paid ones, such as from Insorg. If I just need to get around some Tor blockage, I typically use the HideMyAss proxy. Those are businesses, with reputations to protect, so I trust them not to hack me. But still, I only use any of this stuff on VMs, where potential damage is limited.
     
  5. TomAZ

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    I know very, very little about VPNs and/or proxies. So, a very basic and fundamental question. . . why would someone choose to use a proxy?
     
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