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:
or use a more convenient "shortened" link:
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.
If you are NOT using Windows, or you just wish to do this manually, follow the steps below.
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.
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
In the Internet Properties window that opens up, select Connections tab, and then click LAN settings
Check Use automatic configuration script checkbox, and enter our PAC url in the textfield below and hit OK.
Use our Free Proxy Service from your command line
The quickest way to set up your web-browser to use our proxy service, is
to make use of browser's command line options that lets you specify directly what proxy settings it should use.
This only works on Windows systems that have either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome installed on it.
First, make sure all your existing browser windows are closed, then hit Windows Key + R, and paste either of the following commands to launch a new browser instance that's already preconfigured to use our proxy:
chrome --new-window --proxy-pac-url="https://pac.proxynova.com" https://www.proxynova.com
msedge --proxy-pac-url="https://pac.proxynova.com" https://www.proxynova.com