How to Use the Free Web Proxy Vtunnel to Protect Your Anonymity Online

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Vtunnel is what’s known as a CGI Proxy service, that is, a website based proxy on a server, and you connect to it to retrieve websites. This can be done to evade website blocking by schools, corporations, or governments, to access websites that would normally be blocked. It can also be done to protect your anonymity, so that the website you are visiting does not know who you are.

Vtunnel is here to help you get to the websites you want to go to online. Many organizations these days block access to sites like myspace, gmail, even google search! Thanks to sites like this one however, you can fight back and access the web the way it was meant to be accessed.

Unlike standard “open proxies”, Vtunnel requires no special browser configuration. And unlike many proxies, CGI based or conventional, Vtunnel allows the HTTP Form Post method, which means that many websites that require logins will work with Vtunnel that will not work with the majority of free proxies. Finally, unless abuse becomes a problem, Vtunnel will also allow file downloads, whereas many proxies do not.

By going through any proxy, you trust any data you send or receive to the proxy owner. Open proxies may be honey pots to steal your information, or may be left open accidentally and be down tomorrow, or be otherwise unreliable. Vtunnel however, operates solely off money derived from advertising shown during the proxy session, and therefore will not be down tomorrow. Vtunnel is administrated by Gabriel Ramuglia, former owner of the Overnight PC computer repair shop. Because the visitors value their privacy, it is not in their interests to spy on you, lest they lose traffic and advertising revenue. Because government subpoena could require them to hand over their server access logs, access logs are regularly deleted to protect your privacy. In short, they value your browsing experience as well as your anonymity, and would not do anything to break your trust in them.

Best of all, due to continuing advertiser support, Vtunnel can provide this valuable service completely free of charge. As they said, they are continually working to make sure that the Vtunnel.com user experience is as good as it can be.

Its server is placed in the U.S. with very great speed. It supports SSL, which means you can visit https sites such as Gmail, MySpace, Orkut or Facebook. To use its service, just enter the page you want to visit in the address bar below “Enter a URL below to browse the internet securely!” in the upper part of the page, and then click “begin browsing” button. You will see your favorite web site sometimes with pop-up ads.

Now you can start to browse the web through their server to get past pesky URL or IP based filters!

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