Free US Proxy Service

ProxyNova operates its own network of proxy servers that are open for general use to the public. It is completely free to use, and has very few limitations. This public service is most similar to CoDeeN proxy server system operated by Princeton University back in the early days of the Internet.

This, however, is not a VPN, although it can be used as a free alternative to VPNs since the services both provide are so similar. But unlike with VPNs, there is no additional software for you to install. All you need is a URL that points to a Proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file that provides the logic for choosing which proxy server to route your requests through. This configuration option is widely supported across pretty much all devices that are capable connecting to the Internet.

Right now, when using this service, all your requests will be routed through some proxy server located in the United States, but that will change in the future as we add more servers and more bandwidth. What this means is that if you are located in Germany, your connection will appear as if you are connecting from the United States when visiting websites on the Internet. This can be very useful if you want to hide your geographic location, or to bypass regional restrictions imposed by your Internet Service Provider.

Try this out for yourself! Start by configuring your application/system to use the follow PAC URL as its proxy configuration:

https://www.proxynova.com/proxy.pac

or use a more convenient "shortened" link:

pac.proxynova.com

Recommended way of changing proxy settings on your computer is by using our own Nova Proxy Switcher, which is stand-alone app that requires no installation and is supported by all Windows versions.

proxy auto-config using Nova Proxy Switcher

If you are NOT using Windows, or you just wish to do this manually, follow the steps below.

Firefox

Go to Settings, and search for "Proxy". You should get a single result with a button for "Network Settings". Click that.

In the "Connection Settings" window that opens up, enter our PAC url inside "Automatic proxy configuration URL" box and hit OK.

proxy auto-configuration for firefox

Chrome, Internet Edge, Opera, and others...

Pretty much all other major browsers (besides Firefox), inherit proxy configuration from your system settings. If your operating system is set up to use a proxy, Google Chrome will be routing all your requests via proxy server too.

The quickest way to change proxy settings on your system is by clicking Windows Key + R. Then typing in: inetcpl.cpl

inetcpl.cpl

In the Internet Properties window that opens up, select Connections tab, and then click LAN settings

windows internet properties

Check Use automatic configuration script checkbox, and enter our PAC url in the textfield below and hit OK.

use automatic configuration script