KProxy Review: The Complete Edition (With Pictures)

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Kproxy proxy service has been in the business for over decade. Is it any good?

Pros

  • The Pro version comes to premium users which are difficult to ban.
  • 30-day official money-back guarantee
  • Performance is decent
  • No advertisements on the Pro version.
  • Pro subscribers don’t have to pay by months or other periods. They only have to pay for effective days.
  • The company removes the limits on its KProxy extension.

Cons

  • The free version is limited
  • Questions about its privacy policy since it stores some user logs
  • Not really an elite proxy service.

 

Summary

Perhaps the most convenient thing about using KProxy is that it is absolutely free.

Not only that, users don’t have to install anything on their machines in order to use this anonymous proxy service.

The other benefit of such features is that users do not have to worry about cleaning up their machine’s registry after they have uninstalled the application in order to get rid of all the application’s traces.

Our research shows that KProxy makes some bold claims on its official website about how it can protect users and their data while they surf the online world.

KProxy also claims that it has the ability to change the user’s IP address.

More specifically, it can change the IP address of the user’s connection to the internet.

This essentially makes sure that no one is able to know where the user comes from.

Full KProxy Review

Let’s get one thing straight right of the bat:
KProxy is not a VPN service.

It is an anonymous web proxy service.

 

Of course, a proxy service is a useless service is admins have an easy time in blocking it.

So how does KProxy do on that front?

Let’s find out.

According to official sources, the company has served more than 1.5 million users on the internet.

These are just the number of people who make use of KProxy on a monthly basis to protect their privacy and guard their online identity.

The company has been providing anonymity services for the past 13 years.

WIth KProxy users can bypass any given filter.

Geo-restrictions basically block access to specific websites.

WIth Kproxy, users can access all the foreign content just like they were a local.

Moreover, it can work the other way too.

Suppose a user is traveling abroad but wants to access his/her home country’s website just like he/she does at home.

Well, that user can simply go to KProxy and then start surfing just like a local.

WIth services like KProxy available in the market, users should not have any problems in bypassing workplace and/or government censorship programs.

KProxy also claims to help users evading hackers.

Since KProxy provides users with complete security if the user is taking advantage of the company’s web extensions, users don’t have to worry about getting hacked even when they have connected to a given public WiFi connection.

According to KProxy, users can prevent all types of hackers from stealing their personal credit card details, bank accounts and passwords.

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And of course, how can KProxy not mention the fact that with its service, users can surf the internet anonymously.

Users should remember that if they are using a decent proxy service, then they are actually hiding their real IP address along with their location and other personal information in the online world.

This also means that proxy services can help users to protect their data from their internet service providers who are always ready to swoop in and collect user data.

For users who don’t use Mozilla Firefox and/or Google Chrome, KProxy offers them their own exclusive and official KProxy web browser.

The KProxy web browser is actually a portable Mozilla Firefox web browser which the company has configured with the official KProxy extension.

Hence, users don’t have to install anything and can start using the service after unzipping the downloadable file.

The main advantage of using the KProxy browser extension is that it provides access to almost 100 percent of standard websites.
Of course, users should not expect services as cheap as KProxy to work with US Netflix or anything, but they do have their uses.

Web-based proxies are pretty much notorious for causing pain to the user.

KProxy tries to do away with that with the help of its KProxy extension.

One other way that KProxy is different from the rest of the proxy services is that it also encrypts the user’s connection between the user’s target server and the user’s web browser.

This is great since it makes it quite impossible for anyone to steal the user’s data.

KProxy also has the ability to work for people working in offices and universities.

As mentioned before, the KProxy extension is designed to work through the networks of libraries, universities and offices.

No one should be able to see that a given user’s internet connection is a proxy-protected one.

After using KProxy, the user’s connection should appear as regular traffic.

Compatibility

According to official sources, its proxy application can protect any program and/or application.

It can even protect the whole operating system such as Windows if the user makes use of the official KProxy extension when connecting to the internet.

Basically, the KProxy service converts the user’s computer machine into a proxy server.

And hence all devices such as smartphones and smart TV sets gain the ability to hide the user’s traffic right behind the KProxy servers.

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KProxy: A free and anonymous online web proxy service

If someone believes everything that the company behind KProxy wants potential customers to believe, then this free tool is useful for a total of two things.

One is that it can secure the user’s data while the data is busy traveling the Internet.
Most believe that this feature is vital for any and all anonymity services online.

Organizations such as the NSA are always looking to snoop on people and companies, so it is a good thing that the company has realized this fact.

The second thing KProxy claims its anonymity services can do for its users to provide them with a good online proxy service which enables them to go to any given website that their network administrator might have blocked.

KProxy comes in three versions.

The first version is the online version.

This is where users have to go to the official KProxy website in order to use the service.

Needless to say, they will also need a web browser in order to go to the official website and start the process of surfing the internet without any worry about spying or geo-restrictions.

The great thing about the online website is that users don’t have to install and/or start any software and/or application.

The second version is the Windows version.

As indicated, this version only works for people who want to run KProxy on their Windows machines.

The Windows version is also different from other versions in the sense that it only provides proxy services but also encryption.

And finally, the third version is the cross-platform version.

As the name suggests, this is the version that can run on a variety of operating systems.

These operating systems include the likes of Linux and others.

How to use KProxy

As mentioned before as well, anyone who wants to use KProxy will first have to fire up his/her web browser and then enter the URL:

www.kproxy.com

The user should type this URL into his/her web browser’s address bar if that wasn’t clear already.

Once the user has done so, the user should see a new webpage that has a text box right in the middle of it.

Now, all that the user has to do is to type the web address of any given website that the user desires to visit.

KProxy will do its thing and will take the user to his/her desired website.

And it won’t just do that.

It will also encrypt the user’s internet connection and will give the user a new IP address.

At least that is what it is supposed to do.

Our research shows that if one used KProxy to visit websites which are blocked on the network, then it will work.

A typical way to test if a proxy works or not is to go to Internet Options and then click Restricted List.

Then put in there a name of the site that one wants to visit and then try to access the website via KProxy.

Our research shows that KProxy will have no problems in ignoring the Restricted List.

The whole experience should go as smoothly as one expects to when dealing with a free proxy service.

There is one obvious drawback with KProxy though.

Everytime the user makes use of the service in order to access a free and open internet, it shows the user ads.

And no one likes ads.

Especially targeted ads.

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But that’s what users will have to deal with if they want to access the internet via the online version of KProxy.

The ad comes in the form of a banner which is located in the top right corner of the user’s screen.

Because of that, users will find that the websites they go to with the most regularity look different.

And perhaps even odd.

However, since KProxy does not charge users any money and taking into account the fact that any online anonymity service needs to spend quite a bit of money in order to maintain the actual service, the presence of ads on every website should not be a problem for users.

Of course, some may not even want to use KProxy after knowing that it shows them ads.

Websites already show their visitors so many ads.

So if one adds ads on top of those ads, it starts to become a mess.

The other thing users should know is that they must turn ON their redirects if they want to use the KProxy online version.

Otherwise, KProxy will continue to show them the Loading,,, error message.

The Official KProxy agent.

Our research shows that users will first have to download the portable version and then will have to unzip the download.

After that, it should only be a matter of opening that unzipped folder and running the surf.exe file.

When that’s done, the user should see that KProxy makes use of Google Chrome in order to open up a window in incognito mode.

The other thing readers should note here is that if they don’t have Google Chrome as their default problem, then KProxy might cause them problems.

We’re only going to talk about how KProxy worked with Chrome and all other Chrome-based web browsers such as Opera and Chromium.

Once the user has downloaded the agent, the user should see a box on the main interface.

This box should also have choices near it.

And this is where users have to pick which proxy they want to make use of.

In order to connect to a given proxy service, all that the user has to do is to click the button that is located on the left-hand side of the shown proxy server.

KProxy also offers some other options for the user which allows the user to specify his/her own proxy server.

Our research also shows that if the user used KProxy in order to connect via Germany, then KProxy will change the user’s IP address to some random one in Germany.

One other thing that our research put forward was that if the user went to a website like whatismyIPaddress.com, it would not detect that the user is making use of KProxy.

Instead, it would inform the user that he/she is using something akin to a firewall or a router.

We don’t think anyone would have a problem with that part.

Our research shows that if the user has the KProxy agent running in the background and has Google Chrome installed on his/her system, but instead of using the Chrome web browser he/she makes use of the Firefox browser then KProxy would not work.

In other words, Firefox would detect the real location of the user instead of the KProxy’s server location.

What does that prove?

That proves KProxy only works with the Chrome browser and does not work with Mozilla Firefox even if the user has installed a separate KProxy proxy agent.

KProxy Pro

We’ve talked about the official KProxy extension which is available for users on the Firefox and Chrome platform.

With that extension, users can block all sites for free.

What we haven’t talked about is the pro version of KProxy.

Remember when we said that KProxy shows lots of ads to users in exchange for providing them with their anonymity services?

Yes.

KProxy gets rid of those ads for users who subscribe to the KProxy Pro service.

The KProxy Pro service allows users an unlimited access to the internet along with faster ban-proof servers and of course, no advertisements.

The company allows users to install its Pro service on as many devices and computers as they like.

However, it then mentions that the number of simultaneous connections should not exceed 3.

In other words, at any given time, the user cannot connect more than 3 devices to the PRO service.

Now we have already mentioned the fact that KProxy does provide a 30-day official money-back guarantee for its Pro service.

However, in order to fully claim a refund, the user cannot do anything that would lead to the user’s account getting banned.

In order to get the actual refund, the user to send an email to the address [email protected].

The user also has to state his/her username and the precise reason why he/she wants to cancel the service.

If the user has used more than 1GB of bandwidth, then the company will not refund the money except in special cases.

Moreover, the company also does not provide refunds to those users who have already claimed a refund under the same policy.

Users who want to receive a refund will have to wait a total of 30 days in order to actually see it appearing in their bank accounts depending on the actual bank, payment or card provider.

 

KProxy Pro Price

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At the time of writing this review, KProxy Pro offered users a total of three packages.

The first package which the company calls the Basic Plan costs users $5.00 USD for 10 days.

Then there is the Premium Plan which lasts users for 30 days. Users have to pay $10.00 for that.

The third and final plan is the VIP Plan.

In this plan, users get to use the KProxy Pro service for a total of 180 days and pay just $30 for it.

For those readers who skipped some sections, KProxy Pro does not charge based on time periods but on effective days.

Is KProxy better than a VPN?

Generally speaking, a proxy service is not better than a VPN service.

However, a bad VPN service is no match for a great proxy service.

In that context, KProxy is not really a VPN service.

Websites find it easier to block proxy services that VPN services.

Of course, VPN services make use of slower protocols.

So that is an area where KProxy can really take advantage of its faster processes.

KProxy is also different from other proxy services in the sense that it makes the user’s traffic seem like it is coming from a regular HTTP online connection.

Whenever a service bans its servers, KProxy changes the server almost instantaneously.

Privacy Policy

KProxy has a fairly detailed privacy policy document.

The document is available on its official website.

First, let’s go over to the terms and conditions of service.

In the document, the company makes it clear in no uncertain terms that the company does not allow anyone to use its service for illegal purposes.

Hence, users cannot use KProxy to transmit and/or receive illegal material.

It also prohibits for someone to use its service for contacting and/or communicating with minors in any manner which the law prohibits.

KProxy has also banned the user of its service to violate copyrights and/or any other types of intellectual property law.

Users also cannot use the KProxy service to engage in activities such as mass-scale news posts, indiscriminate advertising, spamming, unsolicited commercial email.

It also prohibits any kind of abuse on the internet.

Apart from that, even some legal activities are not allowed.

These include transferring excessively large folders and/or files.

The company has specified a particular file size.

And if it finds that the size of the file that the user is trying to transfer is greater than the specific size, then it cuts off the download automatically.

Users also cannot use KProxy services to feed non-human browsers, automatic processes, and robots.

If that wasn’t enough already, KProxy also does not want users to bypass blocks which are imposed on the given user by the owner of a discussion forum and/or bulletin board.

And finally, the company does not want users to transmit any unlawful, libelous, harassing, threatening, hateful and harmful online material of any nature and/or kind.

With all of that out of the way, let’s talk about the actual data that what KProxy does with it.

First up, the company makes it clear that there is no way for it or any other company to guarantee that it would provide anonymity and privacy 100 percent of the time.

The official privacy policy also dictates that KProxy is well within its rights to turn over the actual IP addresses of its users who try to abuse their system.

For KProxy to do that, it has to collect some form of user data.

And that’s where the problem is.

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Regardless of all its other features, KProxy simply does not want to provide users with 100 percent anonymity.

This also shows that KProxy is a reasonable service for only those users who want to unblock a given site or app and not necessarily for those who are looking to protect their data from anyone and everyone.

Because even though KProxy tries to protect user data from all intruders, it doesn’t have the same standards when it comes to itself collecting data.

The other thing is, the company also does not hide the fact that it would hand over user data to appropriate legal authority if the user tries to do something funny by using the service.

KProxy may also give up data to the party that a certain user has abused.

As for cookies, KProxy has some interesting views on that as well.

The kproxy policy document on cookies says that the company keeps cookies but only uses it to achieve its technical objectives.

It also makes use of cookies in order to authenticate user sessions and of course, to improve the server load balance.

The company makes it clear that it never uses the data it collects via cookies for any other purpose than what we have described above.

It also says that it does not involve itself in selling or sharing user data with third-party companies.

That is great to hear from a proxy service that charges $30 for 180-day use.

KProxy does make use of Google Analytics in order to know the statistics regarding hits.

This data is in addition to the above-mentioned cookies.

The company reveals that such data could include tracker cookies and other information with which they are able to identify unique visitors.

If that sounds scary then relax.

Why?

Because KProxy makes it clear that it does not collect cookies which contains any private information and/or personal one.

The company makes use that it is able to isolate and dissociate data that it manages via its servers.

Now here comes the more interesting bit.

KProxy sells ads on its website.

Nothing is wrong is that.

What is slightly shady is that the company says it does allow advertising companies to make use of cookies for their own statistical purposes.

The company also makes use of cookies in order to access servers.

Now, what should a user day after reading the last couple of lines?

Well, our suggestion to those users who are uncomfortable with what KProxy wants to do with cookies is that they should go to their web browser options and then prevent and/or eliminate the communication of such cookies.

 

Some Warnings for free users.

KProxy works terrific when all that the user wants to do is to bypass some web filtering.

This is a good proxy and can cut through ordinary censorship pretty much like wet paper.

However, it does not do anything else.

If the user watches a lot of videos or tries to download lots of files, then KProxy would open up a tab which tells the user to either pay the company a subscription fee or simply wait for a total of 30 minutes in order to reset his/her meter.

Users who do not buy the PRO service, have to suffer a  lot because KProxy relegates such users to only servers which are located in Germany and Canada.

There is little doubt that KProxy is a decent proxy service.

However, there are some better alternatives in the sense that they don’t have complicated usage demands.

Some don’t even charge users any money.

The only advantage that KProxy has over all such proxy services is that, very few workplaces and/or universities have managed to block this proxy service.

Our research shows that some free users may have to suffer a little bit when using KProxy.

The tab which pops up after a certain amount of time or download, can easily go away if the user just turns off the KProxy service.

There is a button on the KProxy application which allows users to do that.

Users can also do the same by performing a click on the blue hat button.

So why exactly do free users get that tab?

Free users get that tab because they have used more than 3 hours of KProxy straight.

According to company policy, it has to show the user that pop up message.

The pop-up message also fills up the screen whenever the user has managed to download more than a total of 300 MB.

The company says that it is trying to improve that limit.

Once the tab appears, the free users have no option but to wait for a total of 30 minutes in order to get a chance to use another 3 hours of KProxy and/or 300MB download.

The company allows free users to keep using the official KProxy extension forever.

Now, the thing free users should take note off here is that KProxy does not disconnect the user once the free user has reached his/her limit.

It only shows the tab to the user.

Why does it do that?

It does that because it wants even the free users to know if and when they are protected.

Free users need to stop the KProxy service in order to really know that they are no longer making use of KProxy.

So in one way, KProxy tries to provide convenience for the user.

Instead of cutting off the user from KProxy without letting KProxy pop up that tab, it simply informs the user.

Some proxy services don’t even bother doing that and hence free users end up using an internet connection that isn’t safe while thinking that it is.

Developers behind the official KProxy extension have designed the application for surfing.

According to the developers of the extension, if the user does nothing but surf the internet with KProxy, the service never really stops.

However, if the free user streams a lot of video content and/or downloads stuff from the internet, then obviously he/she will reach his/her limit very quickly.

KProxy developers seem to be cognizant of the fact that some online users can’t afford to pay while others simply do not want to pay.

However, they still try to offer as reliable a service as possible for all users.

Some KProxy users have also complained about the service’s limit on downloads.

KProxy developers say that they know some users find the limit very annoying.

However, since KProxy wants to provide a free, fast and maintainable online service for surfing and giving freedom to each and every user, if it does not make moves to stop such downloads with limits, it would become impossible for the company to keep offering its services for free.

 

Conclusion

We are inclined to believe that KProxy is able to do pretty much everything that developers of this proxy service claim to do.

KProxy provides users with a way to surf the web anonymously.

However, it only works on the Chrome web browser and that too in Incognito mode.

If the user is making use of any other web browser than Google Chrome then our research shows KProxy will refuse to work.

Of course, that only holds true for the proxy agent version.

If users are trying to access the online version then it should work with any given web browser.

As far as the online service is concerned, it shows the user a lock icon which enables users to toggle between the service’s normal mode, or HTTP, and/or secure mode, or HTTPS.

Not only that, in order to offer users the maximum amount of privacy, the company recommends that users should turn on the secure mode.

Another way to access the same secure mode is by typing out the address https://kproxy.com and not use the web address http://kproxy.com.

Needless to say, users need to type this URL address in the address bar of their web browser.

FAQs

What would happen if a user tried to access the internet through a total of two web browsers simultaneously?

Will the web browser other than the one which the user is running KProxy on give away the user’s original location?

The answer to both these questions is that yes.

But only if the user is making use of the online web version.

There is no denying the fact that there are many internet marketing agents and social media websites which follow users anywhere and everywhere.

The same holds true if the user has opened up three or more tabs in any given web browser.

KProxy will only protect one of them.

That is, it will protect the one in which the user has accessed the official website and has then moved forward.

If the user tries to access any website with the help of the other two tabs then that will give away where the user comes from.

Is KProxy really free?

Well, the company’s basic service is.

In order to use the KProxy service, the user does not have to provide the company with any credit card details and/or register for anything.

Some find it almost too good to be true but that’s what it is.

As for the quality, that is something each individual will experience according to what he/she is already used to.

So just download the company’s extension and start using it.

 

Zohair

Zohair

Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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