Unsuccessful use of FreeHideIP, HELP!!

Edubarca asked 2 years ago

Hello everyone, I need your help. Every time I try to hide my IP using FreeHideIP, a window appear stating:

"UNHANDLED EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED IN YOUR APPLICATION. IF YOU CLICK CONTINUE, THE APPLICATION WILL IGNORE THIS ERROR AND ATTEMP TO CONTINUE. IF YOU CLICK QUIT, THE APPLICATION WILL CLOSE IMMEDIATELY

"MINVALUE CANNOT BE GREATER THAN MAXVALUE. PARAMETER NAME: MINVALUE."

What can I do?? Thank you.

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question Edubarca.

We are not really a tech support forum but your problem appears to identify itself rather clearly as a configuration problem. I thinks it's important for you to know that all FreeHideIP is providing is software that connects you to their proxy servers. You don't need to install anything to use proxies. There are hundreds of free, directly accessible proxy services available. I would assume that the "free" version of there software probably inserts ads while your browsing.

In my opinion, if you use a decent router with a hardware firewall, you will be better protected then using FreeHideIP or any other proxy service. Then you can add a software firewall to your computer if your really paranoid about people getting to your system. Make no mistake, all the proxy services do is mask your IP from the specific sites you visit with your browser. Your true IP is still alive and visible on the internet and WILL be probed hundreds of times per day by bots, spiders and crawlers looking for whatever they can find.

[B]If someone discovers your true IP address, what can they do with it?[/B] I'll tell you what they CAN'T do with it. They CAN'T take out a loan in your name. They CAN'T get your phone number from it. They CAN'T get your email address from it. They CAN'T get your physical address from it. They CAN'T get your name, marital status or number of children from it. They CAN'T find out what kind of car you drive. They CAN'T use it for pay-at-the-pump or to charge things at Wal-Mart or Taco Bell. They CAN'T use it to rent a car, etc, etc, etc.

I mean no disrespect but I don't understand the paranoia of trying to hide an IP address. I am on the internet sometimes as much as 10 or 12 hours per day and I do not worry about who can see my IP address. I have three webservers and five routers that are connected to the internet 24/7 and I never attempt to mask their IP's.

You are at greater risk allowing people to see the license plate number on your vehicle and even greater risk giving people your telephone number. Those are both numbers that can easily be traced back to you personally. Your IP address can be traced back to an ISP and in some cases to a city and state. Unless you break the law online, your IP does not identify you or your location. If you do break the law online, it still requires a legal subpoena to discover your identity in which case you will probably get what you deserve.

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