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Hide My IP Review: Online Anonymity for a Steal

Michael Looby May 28, 2015
Hide My IP Review

Hide My IP Review

As many of you may know, VPN tools allow you to protect your online privacy and improve your confidentiality. Although the technology has been around for a long time now, it is becoming increasing popular among individuals and organizations alike.

That said, it is also very crucial to choose the right VPN tool for your daily needs. Hide My IP is one such tool that combines all the best features in a reasonably priced package.

What is Hide My IP

Hide My IP is a desktop VPN software that allows you to surf anonymously while preventing hackers from spying on you or acquiring your IP address. You can also use the tool for sending anonymous emails.

It includes all the state of the art features that one would expect in a modern day VPN software. You can encrypt your internet connection, un-ban yourself from forums and message boards, access geographically restricted websites such as Hulu and gambling websites (that users need to use by showing an IP address outside of the US), stay protected in a public Wi-Fi hotspot, unblock any kind of website and much more.

How Hide My IP Works

After you install and run Hide My IP on your computer, it sets up your browser’s proxy settings and shows a fake IP from their database of IP addresses.

Now as your real IP is masked and a fake IP is used instead of it, you will be able to browse anonymously. Once you stop Hide My IP, your browser will return to the normal settings.

Product Details and Pricing

Hide My IP is available for both PC and Mac. It has a free version as well, with limited features.

The standard version costs $29.99 for a lifetime license and will allow you to fully access all its features. There is also a premium version of Hide My IP which would ideally suit power users.

Compatibility

Hide my IP is compatible with most modern browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer etc. It works perfectly with Dial-Up, wireless, DSL or any other type of internet connection.

It will also work fine with other tools, such as Skype and messengers. They have a dedicated 24×7 customer lifetime support team, so if you run across any issues, you can get in touch with them and have your issue addressed via email, phone (from 9am-6pm PST), and even through support via their forum.

Hide My IP Review: What I Liked

The first thing that I liked about Hide My IP is that they offer a 14-day free trial which gives you plenty of time to check it out thoroughly before making a purchase decision. And if you do decide to buy, you pay a one-time fee of $29.99, which is an absolute STEAL when you consider that its major competitors charge nearly three times as much for a comparable service.

What’s more is that, in the latest Version 6.0, Hide My IP now offers even more IP locations for you to use across 20 different countries. On top of that, they have even more improved features, like an enhanced interface, expanded OS compatibility, a quicker IP search time and API and SSL encryption for all internet traffic and websites.

And to top it off, Hide My IP 5.3 even has a feature that enables the automatic rotation of your IP address. This allows your IP to be changed every few hours on auto-pilot.

An additional important factor to note is that your real IP address (or anything else about your computer, for that matter) is never revealed to any website you connect to, which actually happens with other services that use transparent proxies. Hide My IP only uses elite proxies that are totally anonymous, thereby offering you that necessary additional protection.

Hide My IP Review: What I Didn’t Like

The only drawback I can see from installing Hide My IP is that you have to purchase a separate license key for every computer that you want to install Hide My IP on.

However, that’s not a big deal for me, as I really only need it on one computer, the main one that I use daily, anyway.

Hide My IP Review: Overall Thoughts

Hide My IP offers all the necessary features you would look for in a VPN software for security and privacy. When you take into consideration that it’s priced well below the major competitors in the market, and the fact that you can get a free trial for 14 days, then it’s definitely worth at least a try.

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