How to protect and hide your IP address
Hiding your IP address is a way to protect your personal information and online identity. There are two main ways to disguise your IP address:
Using a proxy server
Using a virtual private network (VPN)
A proxy server is a server that acts as a middleman for your traffic:
The internet servers you visit only see the proxy server's IP address and not your own.
When those servers send information back to you, it is routed through the proxy server to you.
A drawback of proxy servers is that some of the services can spy on you — so you need to trust it. They can also introduce advertising into your browser depending on which one you use.
VPN offers a better option:
When you connect your computer, smartphone, or tablet to a VPN, the device seems to be connected to the VPN's local network.
All of your network traffic is routed through the VPN over a secure connection.
You can also utilize the internet as if you were physically present at the VPN's location, which is useful when utilizing public Wi-Fi or accessing geo-blocked websites.
It is because your computer act as if it is on the network. Even if you are in the other country you can still access local network resources.
Kaspersky Secure Connection is a VPN that keeps your conversations secret and protects you from phishing, spyware, viruses, and other cyber risks when you're using public Wi-Fi.