Selecting a location nearest to you is the best way to ensure the fastest connection speeds. From the Dashboard tab, scroll down the Select Location box on the left, to find the country and region nearest to your current location, and then double-click the location to connect. You may try using other nearby locations to see if another location is faster for you. You may also try selecting an IP location nearest to most of the websites or servers you regularly use.
We also recommend turning on the free Ad blocking and Malware blocking features on the Setting tab. These features can speed up your web browsing by blocking advertisements that slow your web browsing. Malware, scamware, phishing, and spam sites can be blocked as well using the Malware blocking feature, potentially further speeding up your web browsing.
When you connect to an IP location using the Connect button, SafeIP will use an IP from the currently selected location, or a random location if no location was selected. The selected IP will be applied to all currently open Internet programs. However, some programs may cache or save your old original IP address in memory, and not use or display your newly selected proxy IP address. To avoid these caching issues, we recommend making sure you Connect to an IP location in SafeIP first, then open or run your Internet programs.
To verify that SafeIP is working and hiding your IP properly, you can right-click the SafeIP tray icon menu at the bottom right corner of the screen and select Verify My IP. This will open a website showing your SafeIP IP address.
SafeIP is compatible with all web browsers for Windows, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon, Konqueror, Maxthon, Flock, Lunascape, Iron Browser, Avant Browser, Sleipnir, Epic, and Orca.
To safely uninstall SafeIP on Windows 8, you can simply right-click the SafeIP icon on the Start Screen and select Uninstall at the bottom bar.
You may remove SafeIP on other Windows versions by navigating to Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features, "Uninstall a program", scroll down to "SafeIP" and click "Uninstall". An alternate method is to navigate to Start, All Programs, SafeIP, then select "Uninstall SafeIP".
In some cases, you may need to reboot your PC for the SafeIP uninstaller to safely remove all installed files.
When you connect to an Internet, your computer sends out a unique digital fingerprint. This digital fingerprint can be easily traced back to your computer or Internet device, allowing your Internet traffic to be monitored and even pinpoint your location.
When you turn on the WiFi Protection feature, this digital fingerprint, also known as a MAC address, will be hidden and changes frequently at random intervals, preventing your Internet activity from being tracked to your computer.
WiFi Protection is useful for use on secure or unsecure wireless networks such as at airports, hotels, and Internet cafes. Will also protect your MAC address while plugged into a wired LAN connection with an Ethernet cable.
This feature is available with a SafeIP Pro License.Download for Free or Upgrade to Pro
Every time to click a link to a new web page, your browser tells the new website the last site you visited. Exposing your Referring URL can be a security risk or a way for websites to track your online activity.
To prevent your web browser from exposing your Referring URL, also known as a "Referer Header", enable the Referring URL Protection feature on the Settings window. This feature is compatible with all web browsers.
Your web browser tells a lot more about you than you realize. "Browser Fingerprinting" technology is a new way for Internet companies to track your online activity without using cookies or your IP address.
Each time you visit a website, your browser sends something called a "User Agent" to the website, which reveals your operating system and version, browser and version, and other plugins, installed fonts, extensions, installed software, and settings of your computer. This data can be compiled to form a unique Browser Fingerprint, linked to you and your computer. Clearing your cookies and hiding your IP address is no longer enough to stop sites from tracking your Browser Fingerprint.
Fortunately, our Browser ID Protection feature, found under the Settings tab, uses counter-Browser Fingerprinting algorithms to randomly change your Browser Fingerprint and prevent this form of tracking. Compatible with all web browsers.
The Optimizations tab gives you the chance to tell the SafeIP software how to best configure your Internet proxy settings depending on how you intend to use SafeIP. The current optimizations are:
Anonymous Web Surfing - The most common and default recommended setting. Select this setting if you mostly go online for normal web surfing, with little Internet application usage.
Fast Content Streaming - Recommended if you run SafeIP while going to streaming content sites such as YouTube, TV, movie, news, or Internet radio.
Mass or Bulk Mailing - Recommended if you plan to send mailing lists, newsletters, or other bulk mail. This optimization is useful if your ISP blocks bulk mail or ports associated with sending mail.
Download and Torrent - If you plan to use SafeIP to protect your IP while downloading torrents or other related intensive downloads, this optimization is needed and available with a
For each optimization described above, SafeIP will use the best proxy IP location and settings for your currently selected optimization.
SafeIP is available in multiple languages. You can change the application language on the Language tab. You may need to restart SafeIP to change the language from a non-English language to another language.
If your language visible on the Language tab, but not enabled, you may need to update your system languages by visiting the Microsoft Language Pack Downloads.
Every time your PC makes a connection to a website, may it be in a web browser or other application, it must first lookup the IP of the website it is attempting to connect to. For example, if you want to connect to "google.com", your PC must rely on something called a DNS server, which works much like a digital phonebook, translating the hostname "google.com" to an IP address.
Most Internet users use the default DNS provided by their ISP. Thus, it is possible for your ISP to monitor every website you visit and even block or filter access to certain websites.
To protect your connection from DNS monitoring or ISP filtering, we recommend turning on the DNS Privacy feature in the Settings tab. Your DNS lookups will then be routed around your default DNS provider, allowing for better privacy and protection online.
Some websites block visitors by their IP address location. Sometimes your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may block access to a some websites. In both cases, you can use SafeIP to access the blocked sites.
To properly unblock a website, be sure to run SafeIP and connect to a country location that can access the blocked website. Then, verify your real IP address is properly hidden in your web browser by visiting www.ipchicken.com. If this site still shows your real IP, try to close all your web browser windows and then verify your IP again.
If the website is still blocked, go to your web browser settings, clear your browser's cache, then try visiting the blocked site. The website should now be unblocked.
SafeIP does not require you to be logged in as an administrator acconnt to run the application. However, you will need to be an administrator if you want to install or uninstall SafeIP.
To ensure fast connection performance for all IP locations, SafeIP users with a free license will see a constantly changing list of IP locations. Some locations may not show at various times.
A refresh button appears in the upper right corner of the IP locations box, which may add or remove locations when clicked. A SafeIP Pro license is needed to view all locations at all times and will unlock other SafeIP features and additional IP locations which can only be used with a Pro license.
When the Speed Boost with VPN setting is enabled, SafeIP will use a different method to make a secure connection while changing your IP address. This method is called VPN and is faster than normal proxies for web surfing, downloading, and streaming. However it may take a little longer to establish this type of connection in SafeIP.
There are different types of VPN protocols. Currently we use the OpenVPN protocol with 2048 bit key, the most secure method of VPN applications.