Anonymous surfing is exactly what the terms suggests. You go online without revealing any of the personal or technical information on your computer. It’s done by having a special computer called a proxy server screening you from the websites you are contacting. Your computer contacts
only the proxy server, which contacts the website for you. The website, in turn, sees only your proxy server and not you. In addition to hiding your IP address, a proxy server will usually block cookies, pop-ups and other annoying web parasites.
With some systems you have to go to browsing anonymous service website and access your favorite website from there. With others, you download and install software which finds an anonymous server for you. There are numerous services and programs that facilitate anonymous surfing such as Guardster, SnoopBlocker and Mega Proxy, but Anonymizer is the pioneer and recognized leader of the pack.
Anonymous e-mail services use similar identity screening technology. They allow you to use their servers to send and receive e-mails or text messages without revealing your true identity.