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Somehow some pages to check IP still detect my real IP address even behind a proxy.

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by ratonjd, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. ratonjd

    ratonjd Regular Member

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    Hello,

    This is a strange situation. I bought a proxy from one of the proxy providers, everything is great but some of the pages like:

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    whatsmydns.net/whats-my-ip-address.html
    
    www.whatismyip.com/
    
    iplocation.net/
    Still detect my IP address. I'm using firefox. Cleared cookies, cache, everything. I installed firefox portable (which I never used before) and still happening. The rest of the pages show the IP from the proxy. Why this is happening? this is weird!
     
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    1. What type of proxies have you bought? Types other than socks4/5 can easily leak your IP.
    2. How do you route your traffic to proxy? In FF settings or in other software? Maybe you do it wrong
    3. Some active elements on the page can leak your IP if you set your proxy in FF settings.
     
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    ratonjd Regular Member

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    I tried that site and I saw my real IP address, any suggestions?
     
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    ratonjd Regular Member

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    I bought some proxies from proxy n vpn from this forum.

    I use the firefox proxy settings.
     
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    imagine Google or Facebook, they can see through all these proxies and check who really is behind a certain proxy
     
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    I tried Disable WebRTC addon and when I go to google and type what is my ip I can still see my own IP :(
     
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    That's the thing, if these little pages can see you imagine the big players!

    Since my main method involves facebook I'm kind of scared.
     
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    Plugins arent always the best way to fix those various browser leaks like WebRTC etc. , moreover having a lot of plugins installed makes your browser completely unique. That means they even don't need to get your IP or your cookies in order identify you. There are numerous ways to generate your plugins' list.

    To fix WebRTC leak in Firefox manually thats what I do:

    1. Type about:config in your Firefox address bar
    2. accept their message and proceed with typing media.peer in the search bar
    3. Locate a line media.peerconnection.enabled and double click on it. Value should change to false.
    4. Job done
     
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    I went to check and it was already "false" it says"

    Status- user set, Type- boolean- value "false"
     
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    There are numerous reasons why you could be leaking your IP address.
    Is it an Elite Proxy? Have you set the proxy correctly in FF?
    Disable Java, Javascript and Flash then try again.


    https://ipleak.net/
    http://dnsleak.com/
     
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    ipleak detected my full IP address.

    dnsleak sees my proxy IP.
     
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    W130SN made a good point: If you got JS, Flash disabled and WebRTC fixed, then it seems your proxy is not that ''private''

    Does your proxy sends any information in headers? http://whoer.net/ext
     
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    My guess is it's 1 of 2 things judging by what you've said so far. Either you've not checked the "use proxy for all protocols" box or, and this is the more likely of the 2 hopefully, you've not disabled javascript. I'm leaning towards the 2nd since you've already disabled WebRTC. Flash can give it away too, but in Firefox they prompt you before you run anything flash related now, so I don't really think that's it.
     
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    Man!! you nailed it!! I didn't have the box "use proxy for all protocols" checked! lol,


    Problem fixed! thank you so much!
     
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    Lol, all good. I've seen that happen a couple of times in the past where someone forgot to check it, so I figured it was worth mentioning just in case ya might not of had it checked. Glad it worked out for ya and have a nice day.
     
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