How to set up a proxy in the Best Proxy Switcher extension

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Enhancing your anonymity online is optimally achieved by managing your browser's built-in configuration options in tandem with a proxy. While there are various programs for proxy server management, one of the most effective methods is using a browser extension.

Best Proxy Switcher is a compact utility tailored for integration with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It features a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of altering network settings to anonymize your IP address. This extension works by intercepting traffic from your computer, rerouting it through a chosen server, effectively concealing your original IP.

Step-by-step proxy setup in Best Proxy Switcher

To set up a proxy in the Best Proxy Switcher extension, particularly for Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. After installing Best Proxy Switcher, click the extensions icon in Chrome's upper right corner and open Best Proxy Switcher.


  2. You'll see tabs for “Enable Proxy Server” and “Disable Proxy Server” indicating the proxy connection's status. Ensure the “Enable” box is checked for the proxy to be active.


  3. To use custom proxies, go to the “Import Proxy List” tab. Here, enter your proxy details in the format “user:pass@ip:port”. Once you've entered this information, click the “Save Changes” button.


  4. For configuring a list of proxies, in the “Import Proxy List” section, click “Import From File” and choose a text file from your computer with proxies in the correct format. After loading the data, click “Save Changes”.


  5. To activate a specific proxy server, navigate to the “Select User Proxy” tab and choose the desired connection.


These instructions are applicable for using Best Proxy Switcher in both Chrome and Firefox browsers. With the proxy extension configured, your browser's internet traffic will be routed through the proxy server, enhancing the security of your internet connection, PC, and personal privacy.