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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?

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closed as off topic by slhck Jan 9 '13 at 10:19

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I disagree with the answer below. I believe the best solution for you since you want to pay for the service to get reliable connection is to buy VPN connection. There are lot of legitimate providers out there and the price will be a lot less than for dedicated server on which you would need to install and configure your own proxy. – mnmnc Jan 9 '13 at 10:14
Sorry, but product or service recommendations are off topic for Super User—in that case, it's not even about computer software but online providers. Feel free to discuss about this on Super User Chat though if you like – slhck Jan 9 '13 at 10:20

Honestly, the best solution is to find a cheap VPS from one of many different suppliers and simply install proxy software on it.

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I think that is where my google search was failing me.. "VPS" is a much better term to search for, thanks. – Zombies Jan 9 '13 at 10:16

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