Proxy servers are computers that offer a computer network service that allows its clients to connect indirectly to other network services. Proxies that are able to block the offensive web content are called web proxies. Another meaning of web proxies is reformatting the pages for other different operating systems. The internet providers might also set up proxies for preventing the occurrence of the computer viruses or any other hostile content such as spam that might affect your PC.
The special case of web proxies and the most frequently used are CGI proxies. For everybody to understand it is good to be explained that these CGI proxies are web pages that allow users to access other sites through them. These special sites are mostly used to gain access to blocked web sites. This thing is possible because the web proxy servers hide your IP address from any website and might also lead to faster browsing.
Many organizations such as schools or families use a proxy server to enforce acceptable network use policies or to provide security such as anti-virus, anti-malware or anti-spam services.
Anonymous proxy servers are most frequently used because these web servers do not share your IP address or any information about you or your computer. These anonymous proxy servers will protect you from different forms of malware such as viruses or spam.
Another advantage was proved when it comes to the anonymous web proxy server. It is known that these servers work with the help of a virtual database called cache. This memory is used to store the asked information and when that information is needed again there is no need for a new connection. The required information will be restored from the cache memory and this can not lead to anything but an increase of web surf quality and an increase of browsing speed.
These web proxy servers are indicated because it is known that if some sites get your IP and some minimum information about your operating system, hacking might be possible. Hacking will lead to an ongoing block and more than that it may lead to sharing the information from your hard drive and RAM.
More an inconvenience than a risk is the fact that proxy users may find themselves being blocked from certain web sites because numerous sites or forums block the IP addresses that are known to be spammed or trolled.
The good thing is that your IP is not vulnerable by using these web proxies.