Does DNS Test Leak My Real IP Address?

The website which makes the DNS test can only know our DNS provider. It can’t know our real DNS settings or our real IP address behind the proxy.

Question: I use a proxy (in My IP Hide) in the United Kindom. But the DNS servers are in Belgium. Does it leak my real IP address?

Answer: The short answer is No. Below is a detailed explanation.

Websites Know Your DNS IP?

The websites which can show our DNS servers are using the same technology. We use this one as an example: https://dnsleaktest.com

Here is the test result for our My IP Hide server 213.229.74.238 (UK5).

DNS Leak Test
DNS Leak Test for UK5 Proxy

It seems that the website dnsleaktest.com knows our DNS servers. In fact, it only knows the ISP of our DNS because our real DNS servers are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 instead of 74.125.x.x.

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My IP Hide Is 13 Times Faster Than VPN

We tested the speed of My IP Hide as well as the major VPN protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec). The result is that My IP Hide is 13 times faster than VPN.

Recently we made a test to check the speed of our product My IP Hide. It’s an encrypted proxy service to hide IP and unblock websites. In theory, it should be much faster than its main competitor, VPN. How was its performance in reality? Let’s see.

The Speed of Direct Connection

The test computer was in Los Angeles with high-speed network access. We checked the speed of its direct connection (no proxy, no VPN), which is the maximum speed of its network.

Speed of Direct Connection
Speed of Direct Connection

Since ordinary users do not upload files frequently, we will focus on the download speed. It was 345Mb/s. It means 345 million bits per second. Since one Byte equals to 8 bits, the download speed in Chrome should be 345/8 = 43MB/s in theory. However, there was some loss in reality.

Direct Download
Download Speed in Chrome

Since the download speed in Chrome was unstable, we only tested the connection speed by speedtest.net in the following test. To be fair, we used the servers in Los Angeles for both VPN and My IP Hide.

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Fix the Proxy Settings Locked by Spigot Malware

It’s the process how we fixed the browser hijacking for a user. A Spigot malware locked his IE proxy settings. We finally solve the problem by Malwarebytes.

Recently one of our customers had a strange problem. Some program locked his proxy settings. It was one kind of browser hijacking.

We could not change the proxy settings from the Internet Options dialog. There was an error message “Some settings are managed by your system administrator.

IE Proxy Settings Locked
IE Proxy Settings Locked

Our product My IP Hide failed to work because of it. It showed the error message “You are using the unencrypted regular proxy 127.0.0.1. Your real IP address may leak.

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Google Proxies Are All Dead

We used to provide a list of free Google proxy servers on google-proxy.net and update it daily. But Google blocks all the public proxies in the year 2016. So there is no google proxy server (IP address and port) on that page anymore.

What is Google Proxy?

A Google proxy (also known as the google-passed proxy) is an HTTP proxy which has the following two features.

1. It must support searching on Google. Proxies in China cannot access Google. So they are not Google proxy. Since Google uses HTTPS instead of HTTP as its primary protocol, a Google proxy should support HTTPS/SSL.

2. Google must not block it. To stop abuse, Google blocks suspect IP addresses which have unusual traffic. A Google proxy should not be on the blacklist of Google.

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How to Use My IP Hide in PS3

Question: I want to know how to use My IP Hide on my PS3?

Answer: You can run My IP Hide on your Mac/Windows computer. Then use your PS3 (PlayStation 3) to connect to My IP Hide.

However, My IP Hide only supports the browser on PS3. It doesn’t support the games.

1) Your PS3 and computer should be in the same LAN (WiFi).
2) Click the “Setting” button on My IP Hide
3) Go to the “Misc” Tab of the “Settings” dialog
4) You will see a Proxy IP (Server) and Port in that Tab

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How to Change IP Address?

Tell you how to change IP by comparing different methods and different services: proxy software, web proxy, http proxy, VPN, socks proxy and SSH proxy.

What is an IP address and how to change the IP address? An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a numerical way to identify your computer on the Internet. Web sites can know much information by your IP address. For example, from your IP address, we can know your country.

How to Change IP Address

People change the IP address to avoid online bans and protect online privacy. How to change the IP address? Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases, this will change your IP address.

But that method can only change your IP address slightly within a small range. How to change the IP address to another country? Here are some methods to change IP address completely to another one.

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