Encinitas, CA (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- My Privacy Tools, Inc. announced today the release of Hide My IP 2009, the latest version of the popular Windows-based anonymous web surfing software. This latest edition brings new features and improvements over previous versions of the software.
The hottest new feature included in version Hide My IP 2009 appears to be the encrypted connection mode, which enables users to encrypt all their Internet traffic between their PC and their proxy IP address using 128-bit SSL encryption, the same technology major banks use for online banking. This encrypted tunnel not only prevents the user's ISP or government from monitoring their Internet activity, but also thwarts hackers from snooping on unsecured Internet traffic on WiFi hotspots.
Other new features of Hide My IP 2009 include User Agent and Referrer masking, allowing users to prevent information about their operating system, web browser, software installed on their PC, and the website they were previously visiting from being exposed to every site they visit. Many websites frequently collect and use this information to profile their visitors or implement content restrictions. By allowing users to modify or block these bits of information, Hide My IP 2009 gives users more control over their web surfing activities.
Users may also opt to upgrade to the Hide My IP Premium Service, enabling access to hundreds more IP addresses, faster browsing, and other features for a small monthly fee of $8.95 or $84.95 per year.
My Privacy Tools continues to offer free minor software updates, free technical support by phone and E-mail, and free help on the company forums where users may receive answers from technical staff or assist each other.