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Anonym is a network access anonymizer. Its main purpose is to hide your real public IP address. This is possible using anonymous proxy servers and open socks. Anonym collects proxy lists from well-known publicly available Web sites, tests them and builds a database of working proxy servers. Every proxy is scanned and information about latency, physical location (country) and anonymity level is stored in the database. Maintaining a proxy list is a hard task because proxy average life is usually very short. With Anonym you can manage your proxy list by hand or you can let Anonym do it for you with automated operations. Anonym more...

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Simplified interface with less options and bigger fonts
  • New scheduler option: automatically build and update a web page with proxy list
  • Fixed testing address


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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marignan83 Member IconComment+0

I installed it today but it doesn't work...
I don't have the same window that it's showed in the help
But especially, it indicates no proxy after having looked !
I cannot thus activate any proxy.
How could I do ?

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Version 2.3
poisongirl Member IconComment+0

It's hard to figure out what to do unless you go into the help menu. Even then, I get a popup asking for my computer's account password so the application can make changes. Nowhere in the help did it say it needed to make changes and what they are. I don't like to let apps have access to my computer like this without knowing why it needs it. Going to go try TOR and see if it is any easier to use and will let me not enter in a password.

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Version 2.3
G. I.

It changes the web proxy settings in OS X that's why it asks for password.

earwig Member IconReview+0

I installed it this morning and it slowed down my wifi to unusable levels. Every single link took minutes to load, many timed out. I was forced to revert to ethernet to get back my connection speeds. I deleted it but suspect it has left some junk in my system somewhere as I can'y use wifi. useless.

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Version 2.2
Macs007 Member IconReview+48

It works fine but mostly suffers from slow connections. Tor is imo much better.

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Version 2.2
Hanynet.com (Developer)

Tor is choice number 1 for anonymize web browsing. Anyway Tor may be blocked by your provider and it may be not easy for everyone to find a good Tor bridge.
With Anonym it's easy to build a list of proxy servers based on physical location.
I use both of them for different purposes.

Neat2run Member IconReview+9

Works quite well for me. At first I thought it was broken, but I read the developer's comment about changing the network interface on the bottom to WiFi, and instantly it began to work. Great little app!

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Version 2.1
Asff Member IconReview+0

this application is easy to use , less than before but now with more information about everything , it really simple of use and it free and it really great cause those on window are paying program alike so thx alot and hope to see more development on this program

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Version 2.1
piccobello Member IconReview+7

Does not work for me :(

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Version 2.0
Hanynet.com (Developer)

retry :) it does work. Remember to select the correct network interface before starting.

Wts Member IconComment+165

Help me understand as to why i need these types of applications ?

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Version 2.0

To avoid regional restrictions or to protect your IP from malicious web sites are just 2 of many reasons.

FreddyAnderssen Member IconComment+48

I like the changes in version 2.0, but as I mentioned previously, use this just for casual anonymous surfing. I was wondering why my IP address was being leaked through ftp, even though Anonym changes that setting as well, and I found this:

"Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari leak the user's IP address as a FTP test, recently implemented into our anonymity test suite, shows. Browsers based on WebKit seem to disregard their FTP proxy settings and fetch respective content directly. This is entirely independent of the particular anonymization service used. For instance, Tor users having Chrome or Safari as their browser are affected as well. Therefore, we strongly recommend to use a browser not based on WebKit, e.g. Firefox (with our privacy enhancing profile JonDoFox), in order to use the Internet anonymously."

Again, I strongly suggest you try this:



It is only after starting the test that you will see if your IP address is being revealed. Mine is, with Safari, every time! This is NOT the fault of Anonym. You MUST block Java as well!

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Version 2.0

I should add:

If you insist on using Safari or Chrome with Anonym, also use Little Snitch to block Safari's "end run" on ftp:


Try it, and whenever you run the anonymity test in my previous post, use Little Snitch to block Safari's attempt to access the test via FTP. This should work on any Web-site that does the same.

Also, use ClicktoPlugin extension in Safari to block Java and Flash:


None of this will help, of course, if you plan to take over the world and the authorities subpoena the log files of the proxy server you are using!

Hanynet.com (Developer)

Thank you Fred! I hope that this webkit "feature" will be fixed soon or later...
Maybe I should put an option in Anonym to deny all FTP connections with a static ipfw rule... I'll think about it.
Anonymity is a funny challenge. :-)


Good information! Thanks! This is important for people in certain countries.

ehd Member IconComment+86

Can someone confirm that if people are concerned about stolen laptops and use Prey or other tracking software than Anonym can actually precent recovery?

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Version 2.0
Hanynet.com (Developer)

Yes and no, it depends. IP-based tracking systems may not work as expected using proxy servers. Anyway anonymous proxies life is usually very short, every time you need a proxy you have to choose a new one from the list. And you should disable it when you don't need it anymore. There's no sense in setting an anonymous proxy as "default" proxy, you have to use it only for specific tasks and then forget it.

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Version 2.3
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Date 18 Dec 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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