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Are Proxies from China bad? Why does it Matter What Country the Proxy is From???

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by instaboy, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    what scenario would require a proxy from a specific country? why does the country where the proxy is from matter? i looked on google and nothing came up.
    hopefully someone here knows thanks
     
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    I wanted to watch ice hockey world championships via youtube but my country was in a blocked countries list for that channel. I happend to scan for fast proxies on daily basis and I used fast netherland based proxy to bybass this restriction.

    Unless there is no restrictions enabled, it does not matter which country from the proxy is. Of course if a proxy is located in your own country, it's likely faster to you.

    China proxies has restrictions due to their goverment. A little warning regarding chinese and taiwan proxies, because of massive amount of pirated copies, MS does not provide security updates for those copies of windows, therefore many chinese proxy is a botnet proxy, especially the ones on custom port such as 6666, 54321.
     
  3. kilaz

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    a specific country based proxy can also be helpful when posting in some classified sections like Craigslist.
     
  4. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    so why is a botnet proxy bad? i thought u can do more stuff with botnet proxies?
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    botnet proxys are bad because it is selling a proxy of a computer
    of a compromised with malware

    A botnet is a collection of internet-connected computers whose security defenses have been breached and control ceded to an unknown party. Each such compromised device, known as an "bot", is created when a computer is penetrated by software from a malware distribution; otherwise known as malicious software. The controller of a botnet is able to direct the activities of these compromised computers through communication channels formed by standards-based network protocols such as IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol).[1]
     
  6. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    so morally its bad but functionally its good?
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ps - selling them or discussing them on bhw is
    frowned upon so we should drop this.