SOCKS5 proxy is a popular solution for hiding your location on the internet and unblocking geo-restricted content. SOCKS 5 proxy from VPN Unlimited® is totally free and easily the best among its counterparts!
SOCKS5 (aka SOCKet Secure) is a technology that routes your internet traffic through a remote proxy server. This masks your real IP address, obfuscates your physical location, and prevents third parties from tracking your online activities.
Although not as reliable and versatile in terms of protection as VPNs, SOCKS5 proxy offers a few major advantages. They make it a compelling option in many situations.
When your internet traffic goes through a SOCKS5 proxy server, it is assigned the IP address of the server. To any casual observer, it will look like your traffic originates from the SOCKS5 server’s location, thus hiding your real whereabouts.
Plenty of entities on the web are particularly interested in monitoring your internet activities. Malefactors need this info for cyber crime, while ISPs, corporations, and the government use it to put together profiles on their clients and netizens.
SOCKS5 proxy protection and IP masking renders this costly and difficult. It makes it not worthwhile to try and bind your online actions and your real identity.
It’s not uncommon to find certain websites, services, or types of content restricted to, or for, specific regions. So if you want to watch a video or visit a site unavailable at your location, you’d have to move abroad… Or you could simply connect to a SOCKS5 proxy server that's located in the country where the content you need is available.
Despite all the usefulness of SOCKS5 proxy, you may not want to have it cover all of your device’s traffic. For instance, it might set off online banking’s protection from suspicious authorizations; other services just outright ban the use of virtual IPs.
If that’s your case, SOCKS5 proxy is an ideal option, since it works at the application level. This means that it will only affect the traffic of the apps with SOCKS5 configured.
In the current cyber security landscape, connecting to the web unprotected even once can completely compromise your device and data. Luckily, SOCKS5 proxy from VPN Unlimited® has got you covered! Once you set it up for an application, the proxy connection will trigger automatically every time you launch the app, so you won’t have to remember to do this manually.
Select an application that you need to configure SOCKS5 proxy for. Please note that the app you choose must be compatible with SOCKS5 proxy protocol. To see if it is compatible, please consult the application’s manuals, documentation, or website.
Unless the app’s developers specified otherwise, go to its settings and find the section where you must enter SOCKS5 proxy configurations.
Free SOCKS5 proxy from VPN Unlimited® currently offers 3 server locations: USA, Netherlands, and Singapore. To connect to any of them, enter its server address and port in the respective fields in the app’s settings:
|Location||Server address||Server port|
When prompted, enter login vpn and password unlimited.
|Hide real IP address and location|
|Bypass basic geo-blocking|
|Secures your data by encrypting it, in addition to masking IP address|
|Bypass advanced geo-blocking|
|Operates on the device level (protects all of its online traffic)|
|Works independently of other apps|
|Lets users change servers on the fly|