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Giveaway of the day — iSurfer Shield

Protect your computer, online identity from malicious websites, hackers and pirates and start surfing the web securely and in total stealth mode using iSurfer Shield today
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 270 (36%) 478 (64%) 43 comments

iSurfer Shield was available as a giveaway on April 1, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified.

Whether you're working at home, at your office, or at your favorite coffeeshop, identity theft, hacking, and spamming threats are never far away....Don't waste your time "putting out fires" and fixing problems caused by malicious websites or hackers while you can stop them easily before they can even get to you!

iSurfer Shield allows you to surf the Internet in total 'stealth' mode, preventing malicious websites from recording your real IP address and possibly using it in malicious activity against you. As simple as a mouse click, you can thwart hackers and phishers by masking your real PC IP address with a set of anonymous IP addresses from more than ten countries worldwide, all available at your disposal

In addition iSurfer Shield disposable emails feature helps protect your inbox from tons of SPAM messages and saves you the money you will invest in Anti Spam tools by preventing spam messages from reaching your inbox in the first place!

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System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32-bit)

Publisher:

Giant Matrix

Homepage:

http://www.giantmatrix.com/products/isurfershield/

File Size:

2.79 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#43

I certainly like this kind of product;
alternative:http://www.proxyway.com

Reply   |   Comment by ubal  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

Free alternative - OperaTor
http://archetwist.com/en/opera/operator

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I use commodo vpn,is free,and do a paid(about a fiver a month)unlimited download.Otherwise 5gb i think.
This prog was really bad for me.
Main thing was really really slow.

Reply   |   Comment by rover3500  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Just a quick note for those that wish to use this for legitimate/non P2P services, such as BitTorrent. You will be unable to connect to any user who has a IP shield-list program installed and Level 2 protections.

Many VPN/Proxy services such as this one use random unallocated IPs.
You WILL be blocked by shield-lists. Just a thing to note. You may have web access protections, but this isn't a good choice for P2P users. Try using a paid service with dedicated constant ranges.

Reply   |   Comment by lostinlodos  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#39

I have used Jon Do

http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/

off and on for several years.They claim that they are the only anonomizing service that does NOT have a back door that can be used to sniff out your true IP. They had both free public(slower)servers as well as pay for (faster0 private servers the last time that I used them.

It has been about six months since I fired Jon Do up because I found that Hotspot Shield was faster and did the joh at the click of a single button. :- )

Thanks, fellow Giveaway participators for your objective heads up comments abouot iSurfer Shield.

Reply   |   Comment by El Galloviejo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

The pgm installed without a hitch, registered - but didn't recognize it was registered (even though it thanked me for registering) until I restarted the program. I was easily able to update the web proxies and ended up with a lot more than other people had described (Brazil, Lots in the states, Japan... etc.) although, none in Canada (where I am).

As soon as I turned the sheild on my internet connection went from over 8Mbps down to where no web pages were loading properly, even refreshing the page didn't help (sometimes proxies require a reload of the page). The one page that I did get to load had flash content that worked fine before, but wouldn't work at all once iSurfer Shield was initiated. I couldn't get any web pages to work - at all! I tried several of the proxies, but to no avail.
Too many problems to go further with this one - I'll uninstall it.
Thanks Anyhow!

Reply   |   Comment by Wlegrow  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#37

I certainly like this product but not as much as TOR or Proxyway, both are free. If you would like to test your surfing go here:
http://www.proxyway.com/www/privacy-test.html
EZE

Reply   |   Comment by ezetarget  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

FWIW, proxy severs don't have to be hard to setup or use -- there are free proxy server software packs designed so almost anyone can get one up & running, & to use a proxy server you often just go to the server's site & enter whatever url you want. AFAIK there are 2 main reasons to go through an on-line proxy server: 1) the country you're in is blocked [whether censored or for commercial reasons (e.g. broadcast network video streaming)], or 2) privacy related concerns [e.g. you don't want to be traced].

If you want to leave [at least close to] zero tracks, use one of the portable TOR browser packages that are available for free... that way you don't have the usual browser left-over tracks on your hard drive, & don't have to worry about setting/re-setting anything with your primary web browser. TOR proxies are anonymous [they keep no records/logs of who used them], are selected at random, & chained [you go through several instead of just 1]. However, like most free proxies it's slow, plus with the focus on privacy, what you can view or get is somewhat limited -- you're probably not going to want to visit media rich Flash-based sites, but then if that stuff all worked, it could well defeat the purpose of hiding your ID.

Bear in mind that most proxy sites state right up front that everything's logged, & they will turn those logs over to the gov or law enforcement on request. And using a proxy server in & of itself also does nothing to mask the data traveling between you & the proxy -- that's a separate issue.

Running most any on-line server costs money, & while many folks & organizations provide free services of one sort or another, doing so for profit should [at least in theory] mean higher levels of service -- in the case of proxy servers less crowding, more available bandwidth/speed, & possibly greater security, for example encrypting traffic to/from. Personally I think Giant Matrix needs to sell folks on why they should buy a iSurfer Shield subscription, rather than just using Google/Bing to find free proxies.

That said, common sense suggests that in many cases hiding your ip address is almost on the same level as wearing tinfoil hats for protection from aliens or whatever. :-) An ip can often be traced to a company or gov agency, while to trace the identity of a home using just an ip address normally means getting the ISP to hand over that data. In either case ask what harm can come from knowing someone at a particular location visited some site or other on-line, & what would whomever do with that info, assuming they could get it? As for any web site itself, the bad guys want you to visit a site that can execute code on your PC/laptop, or trick you into downloading mal-ware etc. They already know what ip addresses are assigned to your ISP, & scan those to find unprotected PCs/laptops. They could care less about your physical address, & your name's only valuable if it comes with enough personal data for credit card fraud &/or identity theft. Long story short, if you're not doing something illegal [or something you think shameful from a company or gov ip], &/or there's not a repressive gov that might come after you, why would you care about hiding your location?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#35

This is just a single proxy switcher with a live update feature.
There are many freeware and shareware proxy switchers/IP hiders available, some use a single proxy (such as today's offering), some use a VPN (Hotspot Shield), others use their own technologies (Tor).

I usually use Tor if I want or need to hide my IP. It is free and does not depend on a single proxy to hide your real IP.

Don't complain about speed, all proxies/IP hiders are slow, because the data has to go through multiple different (and often slow) servers. Proxies/IP hiders are only suitable for browsing, but not for downloading large files.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#34

#33 yes, you are right..Ultrasurf is the better option.

Reply   |   Comment by ersin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#33

try ultrasurf

http://www.ultrareach.com/

It certainly sounds better than this from the above comments. I think I will pass too!

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

According to "Help", there supposed to be an option to select "Premium" or "Public" proxy. But there is not a "Premium" proxy selection. I tried it with or without a router. It did not work. When it was connected, connection was VERY slow!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#31

Isurfer Shield I have to agree with everyone it does not work. I tried North AMerica Ip address I even tried Russia and it still showed my real IP Address. Doesn't work junk, I am surprised at giveaway at not checking this one out.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#30

@ Don_Nadie #25, k1 #26

Hotspot Shield!! That's what that is! I wondered, I was getting chat tech support at magicJack.com one night, and the tech who was assisting me sent me a link to them, and I am like, what the heck are you giving me this crap for? I thought it was some kind of communist brainwashing cult with a sickle shield as their cult symbol, I didn't know they were an IP Proxy to hide your IP address when browsing the internet. I have heard the expression VPN (Virtual Private Network) before, but just didn't have time to read about this product when my magicJack telephone isn't working and I'm mad about it. (Long story short, it has worked fine on XP Pro and Vista x64 for 2 years trouble free, but for the past 45-60 days has not worked very dependably on my Windows 7 x64 very dependably, at all after every restart.)

I don't like the fact that when you go to the website for iSurfer Shield at Giant Matrix, they say they have recent awards from Tucows, C|Net at Download.com, and BrotherSoft, but they have no place to click to read these rewards or reviews from these reputable and renowned software testers and reviewers, especially C|Net. I think websites that do that are tacky and just blowing hot air about a product that isn't ready for prime time yet. I'm saying that about something I am not going to download, thanks to all of you brave first time testers for saving me the trouble. I used to download everything that was free, and I just decided that this computer has to last me longer than the last one, and I have to take better care of it, and something has to have a real need and proven usefulness and dependability as exemplified by other satisfied users, before I will use it.

But thank you GOTD and developers, for Paragon Backup and Recovery Compact Edition 10, SIW, SysResources Manager, to name a few of the good apps GOTD and developers have enriched my computing life with.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#29

I too use Hotspot Shield. It allows access to USA content normally barred from the UK. It also makes your access anonymous. You dont need anythimng more than this and its free.

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#28

Well, this has buggered up my system restore - its turned off by this (how ???) and I can't get it back on. I couldn't get on the net - only by panicking and pressing this and that in tools did I get back on. System restore is STILL buggered.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#27

In the words of the US Republican Party (aka The Party of Hate) "You LIE!"

Got this set up and (finally) installed (it wasn't easy), set a proxy then went to http://whatismyipaddress.com/

It reported the IP address as the proxy server as it should BUT it ALSO gave the message "Proxy server dectected!" and gave my REAL IP address. Tried it with other proxies...same story.

In other words, this doesn't do a darned thing.

Reply   |   Comment by blue  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

If you really want a proxy of some kind, you could try the adsupported (one page in your browser where it tells you the status of the connection, also shows adverts), Hotspot Shield. You can enable it or disable it at any time. Speed is okay for browsing, slow for video watching but if you let it buffer it will work.

http://hotspotshield.com/

Reply   |   Comment by k1  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#25

Useless and broken. With no browser open, I start iSurferShield, select a public browser, then click the gray broken shield which turns green, indicating I'm supposed to be using a public proxy. When I start my browser and check my IP address at hostip.info, it shows my real home IP address, not the proxy address. :(

You don't need any program to use a proxy server. You just set the proxy in your browser options. You can get free temporary email addresses at guerrillamail.com, so you don't need this program's temporary email feature either.

Instead of a US proxy, I use HotSpotShield, a free VPN. I run NoScript in Firefox, so I'm not bugged by ads in HotSpotShield.

Don't even bother downloading this.

Reply   |   Comment by Don_Nadie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#24

this software was crap ! Slow and slower and wouldn't even pull up most sites that block proxy sever ip's

Reply   |   Comment by crap  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#23

I thought this software sounded like a really good idea when I read the description but, having read the above comments, I think I'll give it a miss. There really needs to be a way of overriding the program to surf normally and it seems that there is not, plus the apparent slowness sounds very offputting - the web can be slow enough at times normally without making things worse!

Reply   |   Comment by Saetana  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Good
- They update their proxies frequently, I got new proxies twice now in the last hour
- Having the disposable email working in email client is nice at least from my point of view as I can keep copies of the sent, received emails on my hard disk

Bad
- proxies are good for browsing only but not for video streaming or downloads
- after each proxies update, I have to re-select the proxy i am working on again

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

what a load of bull
it works but it gives you No premium proxys it is not the most up to date spftware version of the program even tho they say after you register youll have free updates for a year!!!!!!!
on this version of the software you will only be able to Access free proxys(there are much better free proxy switches out there)
dont even try it load of rubish

Reply   |   Comment by .  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#20

Double thunbs down from me too, it says trial version is not allowed in ur country. What a waste of todays GOTD, ,please how about Memory Optimizer, just a re-run.

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#19

I just get the error that serial isn't valid. Tried it on 3 different computers

Reply   |   Comment by isskyle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#18

Not all the proxies seem to work, I have only tried two - the first one didn't load my homepage or Google, and the second one loaded my homepage partially but was really slow, but could not load Google. I tried 2 US Servers.

When closing the application, it doesn't change your browser's proxy settings back to none, so the browser will only work if the application is running, or if you change your browser's proxy settings back.

Reply   |   Comment by Hellblade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#17

@5 (Anantou)

you need to go(in Firefox) "Tools, Options, Advanced, Network, Settings and then choose no proxy then click ok" after you have closed Isurfer shield.

I have no problems with Ie8.

Reply   |   Comment by Heroix  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

Kept on insisting I pay for the product. Then makes it way too hard to uninstall. AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE....

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#15

Spoke too soon - it ISN'T working, refusing to go to any ip. Broken shield stays broken
Damn. Looked a good one too.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#14

Downloaded and installed easilly on XP Pro Service Pack3 .
Good basic instructions included in the help option.
Novices should definitly read these as they may encounter problems with their browsers being altered to "proxy" use - especially if they are not used to performing such settings.
Don't forget to click on the shield icon to allow the software to proceed. BTW, it sets an easy to use (right click icon) down near your Win clock.
In practice, I found the software to be rather slow and overall, quite poor. The concept is good but it's not a patch on other similar software like say GhostSurf etc.
If you use a good firewall you may have to adjust your settings - depending if you have "rules" in place.

If you normally use the likes of FireFox (without proxy) then you will probably have to alter your settings (proxy) back to your normal settings if you uninstall this software. I would advise using the likes of Revo to remove it from your pc - but to be fair, it does not leave much dross behind down in the registry.
Humble opinion: You are just as well utilising a good "proxy" site via your web browser than use this offering.
Sorry to say, but I removed my copy as it falls somewhat short of being "well worth having". Pity :-(
Thanks anyway to GOTD & GM for today's offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Struan7  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#13

Can't understand the "doesn't work" works on my Win 7 x64 !
And thats normally not common.
Seems fine, thanks once again GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#12

I would not bother trying this program as it uses Public Proxies which are slow, & can you trust them when loging in to a web site?

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#11

I tried it. I like the idea of a free IP shield giveaway, in fact I have been waiting a long time for one. But honestly this one just isn't worth the hassle. I have a cable connection where i can get download speeds of up to 20 mb a second, and pages load almost instantly. This one in particular takes no time to load, but with the giveaway running it was two minutes before i got anything.

Anyhoo thats my story--perhaps you will have better luck with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack S.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#10

Didn't work for me, either. No matter what proxy I choose the webpage I try and open remains blank. And no UK IP address is a big downer.

Reply   |   Comment by Curious George  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#9

DOWNLOADERS BEWARE!

here are problems i face with the program
- could not easily find a way to activate the proxy (you hae to press thebroken shield)
- you cannot disable the proxy! you CANT BROWSE ANY websites without the proxy
- The shield disable feature doesnt work (all pages gives me an error)
- The register and buy buttons dont dissappear after you have registered and stays there until the software restart
- I could no longer browse any websites without using the software
- as the disabling the shield feature did not work, i had to disable browser integration
Uninstalled, I would rather use my real ip address than pay $19.95 for a software that doesnt have a disable feature.

Reply   |   Comment by Mimrah  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+74)
#8

@3

you have to close yr all browser then update proxy from settings and select proxy you want as yr id address.THEN YOU HAVE TO CLICK on shield to enable proxy Make sure you allow firewall permission when prompted.

It's work just fine but its too slow to browse as asharaf already mentioned it.

Reply   |   Comment by Monti  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#7

Works on win7 x64 but it is very slow.
I think it depends where you live with proxy you receive.
Asia:
- japan
- Indonesia
- India
Eastern Europe:
- Russia
North America:
- 6x United States
South America:
- 3x Brazil
Only public proxy available here(Belgium)

When I go to "what is my ip" it see's that I use a proxy but my real ip is hidden.

Reply   |   Comment by Heroix  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#6

What no 64 bit support??

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#5

Thumbs down from me too. For two reasons:
1. whatismyipaddress.com was able to find my Real ip no matter what proxy i chose!
2. it soon ruined my wireless connection. I was unable to open any website even when the shield was inactive. I had to use system-restore

Reply   |   Comment by Anantou  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+96)
#4

Getting error connecting to main server everytime it opens and will not find proxies. Running windows Vista

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Jourdain  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#3

It doesn't work. I should have an Ip from Brazil, but whatismyip.com shows my real ip. Thumbs down from me.

Reply   |   Comment by nb  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+100)
#2

Before downloading, I'm just curious. Would this software make it possible for globally located users to view and download movies from Hula, YouTube (etc) which are normally restricted to US IP addresses?

....and if so, would that be totally illegal?

Reply   |   Comment by caulbox  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#1

The Good
* Straightforward and easy to use.
* Gives users the ability to use "premium" (Giant Matrix run) proxies or "public" proxies.
* Has a handy disposable e-mail generator built-in.
* Support all majors browsers.

The Bad
* Proxies are extremely slow (at least the US premium one is).
* Only three premium proxies available - in US, Canada, and Germany. Should have at least one, if not more, premium proxies for other continents also.
* Does not keep the selection of a proxy as default; you must manually select proxies every time you run the software.
* Has a few bugs.

Free Alternatives
Tor

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+128)
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