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How come google still knows what county I'm in?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Hyperion, May 13, 2009.

  1. Hyperion

    Hyperion Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I just bought a personal Canadian proxy at xroxy, setup everything as it should be. Now when I go and check my IP on ip site checker it does says I'm somewhere near Torronto and that I do have a different IP adres. However, when I go to google, google still displays the google webpage of the country from where I'm surfing, even if I use google.com or google.fr, I still get the page with my native language. How is this possible?
     
  2. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Did you do the basic stuff - clear cookies, cache, everything on your comp? And doublecheck google's settings also if you're using iGoogle thingy.
     
  3. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    google may be using the session hijacking process!!!!Try to restart ur computer and don't open any site or anything...just put the proxy first and start doing ur work which u wnat to do from the proxy!!!
     
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    Check if you have really activated the proxy's plugin/s for your browser. When sometimes I reinstall my Firefox, I find that my HideMyIp isn't activated for Firefox, while it shows the activation is on!

    I have to then add the HideMyIp's specific add-on for the Firefox. So if you are using Firefox, check the connection settings and confirm that the proxy is working. Also flush your system cache and cookies regularly. FF can easily do that for you.

    Else, talk to the customer support. Hope this helps! :)
     
  5. Hyperion

    Hyperion Regular Member

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    I did everything your supposed to do, filled in the proxy and then cleared everything. I use firefox 3.010 and I don't have any plugins installed. Oh, and I run on xubuntu 9.04, don't know if that matters.

    edit: I do get the option in google that says: "go to Canadian Google". But it remains in my native language. Also when I go to youtube.com it's in my native language.
     
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    Hyperion Regular Member

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    You don't need a plugin to use a proxy in firefox right?
     
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    in firefox, have you gone and changed the settings under tools > options > content > Languages 'choose your preferred language for displaying pages' ?
     
  8. Hyperion

    Hyperion Regular Member

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    OMG, this was indeed the case, damn i feel stupid :twitch:. Do you think I've left a footprint because I logged in to my EPN account after I'd setup the proxy?
     
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    you can use a free software that I use, I guess its called cccleaner. It clears away all cookies and cache at the click of a mouse. easy peesy
     
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    Normally, i.e., if you install HideMyIp after you have installed FF, you don't need to manually add the HMIP's plugin. It is done automatically. Also if you upgrade the FF, without deleting the FF folder entirely, you don't need to add the HMIP plugin.

    But, as in my case, sometimes I need to delete my FF folder entirely (due to virus or my FF not working entirely to my satisfaction), then I have to add the following plugin manually, because in this case, the HMIP is already installed, but the FF is newly installed, so HMIP isn't able to add the plugin automatically.

    Please take note: I am not just reinstalling FF over a copy of FF, I am deleting the FF entirely, even its "Documents and Settings" and all registry entries, so I must add the plugin.

    (BTW, if anybody needs a good uninstaller, I have found that the "Rev*o Uni*nstaller" does a very good job of cleaning out with you having almost complete control over what to weed out.)

    Please see:
    h*ttp://w*ww.hide-my-ip.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=5&nav=0

    Quote:
    STEP ONE: FIREFOX USERS ONLY & using ANY version of Hide My IP

    If you are using Firefox 3.0, you need to install our plug-in. You can do so as follows:
    Please click this link *in Firefox 3* to install the updated Plugin: h*ttp://w*ww.hide-my-ip.com/hideip.xpi
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    TY :)

    P.S.: The same link also states:

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    CAUTION: Before returning to ANY website, you must be absolutely certain that the cookies from that website have been deleted from your computer! If you fail to do this, then your IP may still be hidden, but the website will still know who you are because of the cookie they have dropped into your computer's browser operating system.
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    And...

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    - If you are visiting a web site in which you believe your IP Is not being hidden and if ForMyIP or IPchicken report your faux IP address, then the web site you are visiting is tracking you by another method, other than your IP address.

    - If ForMyIP or IPchicken report your real IP address, then you'll know that there is some further configuring you'll need to do with our software.

    - Websites are only able to view your external IP address. You may have a separate internal IP address assigned by your router or local network. Hide My IP does not hide your internal IP address because it is not exposed on the Internet.

    - CAUTION: Make sure that the web site you are visiting isn't really reporting your MAC Address.
    UnQuote.

    Is any of these 2 (or both) the solution/s to your problem?
     
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