Highly anonymous proxies tend to be a very secure way to access the internet. They should be, but far too often they are not. Let me first describe anonymous proxies before explaining why people make such a big mistake by using them.
You’ve always used a proxy at work, college, or school, even if it wasn’t at home. A proxy server is a web server that sends and receives requests over the internet. When you ask for a web page at work, the request is sent to this server, which looks for it and returns it to your browser. The You-Proxy server can cache copies of common pages to speed up browsing, it can track page queries to control or block inappropriate content, and it can give the workplace or school control over who surfs what through a particular link.
Anonymous proxies provide anonymity to all that wish to keep their internet surfing hidden from prying eyes, like hackers, identity thieves, and our concerned governments. The proxy server’s IP address is the only record in the logs of the webserver you access since it requests the web page and forwards it to you.
Anonymous proxies go much further by not sending the X-Forwarded-For header, which would usually contain your IP address, leaving the webserver with no record of your IP address at all. But wait, there are more: while the concept of a highly anonymous proxy is a little unknown, it’s generally referred to as anonymous proxies that can handle HTTPS sites or even mask the identity slightly by sending fake data.
Through a You-Proxy, web browsing is completed without a doubt. This typically refers to the IP address used to access the internet. It’s a proxy IP, not the IP of your computer. The former is preferable because it implies a top-notch level of anonymity.