I'm looking to purchase access to a single SOCKS4/5 proxy server. I wish to have an origin USA IP address while I travel. I prefer to use a legitimate service, however when I google for this I see a lot of shady looking providers who seem to offer their servers for spam use. I just want to bypass IP restriction rules, which in my opinion are lame attempts to say "hey, you're not part of the american demograph (I am), so this doesn't pertain to you (it does)".
Basically I'm shut out of a lot of services I should have access to (Windows online Update, I even want to give them money and pay for the upgrades and they still say no).
Is there a type of proxy service I can buy? Would SOCKS be the right one?