Hi, What are legitimate reasons for using a proxy? If you visit web sites and the site admin or even someone else can see your IP then what is the downside to that if all they can tell is what city you are in? Sure there are port scanners so how would a proxy effect that especially behind a firewall or hardware router? Some services charge a small fee and offer their own secure proxy servers, is it worth the trouble and cost? Can you use the proxy for transactions and is it wise to do so? Thanks.