If you ever wanted a surefire way to hide your IP address and browse the internet anonymously, JAP Anonymity Privacy will do that for you. In addition to that, since web servers fail to recognize your IP address, you can access websites that would be usually blocked for you like websites restricted to specific countries.
Installation & Requirements
The installation for JAP Anonymity Privacy could not be any simpler even if it tried. You simply select a destination installation folder and the program installs itself. It does not create a desktop icon but you can find the program in your Start menu or start it from the installation folder you chose. It supports all the major Windows versions with no additional 3rd party software required.
When you start the program for the first time you will be greeted by the installation assistant. This little tool will help determine the results of your anonymity and it will guide you throughout whatever you need to do in order for the program to function at its optimum performance. The first major thing it will put you through is the anonymity test. The installation assistant will provide you with a URL where you can take the test. After you have taken it, you will report the results back to the assistant. If you have never used anonymity software before, it is very likely that your results will be colored red which means that you are not protected. The installation assistant will then guide you through the required steps. Whatever the case may be, you will be informed that the free version is a slow service and if you want a more fluid one you should consider getting the premium package.
The main interface of the program will offer you information on your current anonymity as well as the local points of the users you are connected to. The way the system works is by merging the connections of various users so that no one, not even them or you can know the identity of JAP’s users. It will also give you detailed information on the connection speed as well as the response time. Lastly, you have the option of using your own connection/computer to provide anti-censorship for other users as well as open the installation assistant again if you feel like you did something wrong. Most of the more speedy connections and the more advanced ones will require you to pay for the extra services.
The Configuration window allows advanced users to edit the program to suit their needs, as well as alter its look and check on their payment history and current credit. First time users should leave that tab alone unless they want to alter the look of the interface which is more than fine.
-The free version provides decent enough anonymity
-A variety of options provided in a neat interface
-Most of the more customizable and advanced options require payment
If your budget is tight but you still want to browse anonymously, then you will probably be fine with JAP. You only need to remember that free users will probably experience a slower connection than usual.