To be honest I didn’t find a satisfying answer to the question until very recently. If you are looking for the answer as well, you are reading just the right material that will explain why we need IP changing and proxy software and what are its benefits.
First of all, let us get a brief introduction about the Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP address is simply the name of your computer, router, modem or anything that is connected to the internet. It is assigned in numerical value such as 220.127.116.11. IP address is what makes you visible to the websites and everywhere else you have been on the internet. Through IP address a website administrator can track you. IP changing software is one which changes or hides your IP. If you are sitting in Bangladesh and the software gives up IP of Ireland, your location on the internet will become Ireland. This is how IP changing software works. It either hides your IP or changes it.
Many people desire changing their IP addresses. I know many argue that changing an IP is wrong and unethical. I agree that some users change their IP address for wrong purposes but there are legitimate reasons for changing your IP address as well.
One such reason is keeping your information secure from hackers. When you are at a public place such as hotels or airport, you use their WiFi. Have you ever thought that there might be hackers on the same Wifi? They can use some software to access your private information. By using IP changing software you will encrypt your internet activity so the hackers won’t be able to find what information you are sending out.
The next very valid reason is to access the blocked content. Different content is blocked in particular countries. Imagine you cannot access a website which is showing your favorite game, just because you are out of station, sitting somewhere where it is not legal to broadcast that website. Another good example is Facebook in China. Facebook is banned in China, so if you want to access Facebook from China, IP changing software will help you. It will assign you an IP which conveys that your location is outside China.
Changing IP doesn’t mean you have a bad intent. Using IP changing software is an option which sometimes becomes necessary, sometimes for your protections and sometimes for accessing some important information.