How do you use an open public proxy?

I read somewhere that one way to surf anonymously is using open public proxies like the ones on the following page:
http://www.freshproxy.org/
for example: 211.219.155.41:8080
That’s what I did:
I opened Internet Explorer/Internet Options/Connections/Lan Settings/Proxy server and put 211.219.155.41 as Address and 8080 as Port.
But I couldn’t even go online any more. :frowning:
Maybe I don’t know how to use them and where to put these numbers.
I’d be grateful if you guided me with details.

I’ve never tried freshproxy, but as an alternative you can use Opera Tor, http://archetwist.com/opera/operator, which uses the Opera browser and the Tor network and runs from a flash drive so you don’t have to isntall or change anything on your computer. You can also try Tor with Vidalia, http://vidalia-project.net/, http://www.torproject.org/, which offers pretty good anonymity, although it will slow down your browsing.

[QUOTE=Mori79;2214098]I read somewhere that one way to surf anonymously is using open public proxies like the ones on the following page:
(some proxy site)
for example: some.proxy.ip:port

But I couldn’t even go online any more. :-([/quote]
You know, many of these “proxies” are just trojanised home or office computers controlled by botnet pwnerz?

Then have fun.
Tor or JAP are better options for enhanced privacy.

Michael

“Free public proxies” tend to die pretty fast from abuse, or from the misconfiguration which opened them being corrected, or if they are dynamic IP, the address changing or the system being turned off.

I see the address is also from their “unchecked” list.

[QUOTE=Whappo;2214106]I’ve never tried freshproxy, but as an alternative you can use Opera Tor, http://archetwist.com/opera/operator, which uses the Opera browser and the Tor network and runs from a flash drive so you don’t have to isntall or change anything on your computer. You can also try Tor with Vidalia, http://vidalia-project.net/, http://www.torproject.org/, which offers pretty good anonymity, although it will slow down your browsing.[/QUOTE]
Thank you! Tor is a great suggestion!

[QUOTE=mciahel;2214128]You know, many of these “proxies” are just trojanised home or office computers controlled by botnet pwnerz?

Then have fun.
Tor or JAP are better options for enhanced privacy.

Michael[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the answer!