With the ever increasing threats of eavesdroppers, data thieves and all sorts of people (including governments) trying to know more about you for various reasons, the need of Anonymous web browsing is increasing day by day. Besides this, Anonymous web browsing is helpful for you in case some website, which you want to open, is blocked in your path, may be by your local school / college network, or by your ISP or in some cases by your government.
How to Browse Web Anonymously ?
Welcome to xB Browser.
xb Browser combines the flexibility of our loved Firefox, with the capabilities of TOR technology, to give you this robust anonymous browser, which can help a great deal in protecting your online privacy. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It uses the web channels and bandwidth provided by its users, in a manner similar to torrents, to transact the data online.
xB Browser is the free and open-source anonymous web browser. You’re just a click away from anonymous surfing right now! The benefits of xB Browser are that it allows you to securely and anonymously surf the Internet, and bypass firewalls and website censorship. For enhanced privacy, xB Browser automatically clears surfing history and deletes cookies when you close the browser.
The main advantage compared to other anonymous web browsers is that xB Browser requires no configuration or technical knowledge in order to achieve anonymity. xB Browser is open-source so you can feel safe knowing what goes into xB Browser. Additionally, it is even portable on a USB stick so you can take it to work, school, or on vacation.
You can test about the functionality of xB Browser anonymity, by checking your IP address on the sites like whatismyip.com. You will get a different IP address than your actual IP Address.
xB Browser provides you two options at the time of installation as you can see in the following screenshot.
1. XeroBank Client: This entitles you to encrypt your data and let it pass through the XeroBank servers, thus providing you total anonymous surfing. This is fast and secure method, but it requires you to shell out $35 per month by subscribing. Although you have to pay $1 only for the first month after adjusting for $34 discount for the first month.
2. Tor Version: This is free. This requires you to transact your data through other clients in the form of small bits and pieces, just like the concept of torrents. The screenshot clearly explains the principles on which Tor technology works. Although I am yet to completely test xb Browser, but it appears that this version reduces the speed. But it is a nice concept and you can expect to get more and more speed for anonymous browsing web, as more and more people adopt this, which will mean more nodes and more bandwidth availability.
If you go for it, or have used it earlier, please don’t forget to let us know your experience about this tool for anonymous web browsing.