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I need to switch to anonymous surfing mode for specific sites. Is there a Firefox addon for anonymous web surfing?

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use private browsing ! – ukanth Nov 11 '09 at 10:04
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Is Tor (The Onion Router) network something for you? With Tor, you are anonymous for everybody in the network, but it requires to install software on a PC. There some warnings in the FAQ page about the usage of Tor.

Torbutton is an extension that will switch the Tor usage for you.

If you just need the browser not to record usage data (cookies, history, cache), then you can use the Privacy Mode in Firefox.

There's also an extension called QuickProxy that allows you to switch the Proxy status fast. You can use an anonymous proxy somewhere abroad to hide your visits.

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+1 for the very good and thorough answer! – alex Nov 11 '09 at 9:28
Thanks and +1 for your answer, but QuickProxy does not provide a proxy server. So I need further adjustments. Can you propose some proxy servers to fulfill the anonymity in Firefox? (or, does Tor provide proxy servers?) – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 11 '09 at 9:39
I installed Tor and it works fine, but now all my sites, they cannot automatically log me on. I need a better solution. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 11 '09 at 9:50
if you want to log on, why do you need anonymity? Unless you want to escape an IP block on some site? – Snark Nov 11 '09 at 9:54
Even Privacy Mode and other built-in "private" modes are not too private when visiting Flash-enabled sites:… – Arjan Nov 11 '09 at 13:11

I use the FoxyProxy add-on which does a great job of switching proxy servers for me. They have an additional, subscription-based proxy service, which I've never used, but seems reasonably cheap ($20 for 3 months).

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I'm using Firefox 3.5.5 and FoxyProxy Standard does not install. There are complaints about this issue in the review section of – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 11 '09 at 15:09
I'm on 3.5.3 and I haven't had a problem yet; I guess I won't be upgrading anytime soon.... – Joe Casadonte Nov 12 '09 at 2:54

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