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Not every online task requires the robust protection of a full VPN. Sometimes you want to keep yourself anonymous while still getting blazing fast speeds. That's what our SOCKS5 proxy is for.
Most commonly used in P2P clients, a SOCKS5 proxy is a simple server all of the data coming to and going from a particular application is routed through. It doesn't encrypt your data, but it does change your IP address so that any activity done through that server isn't directly traceable back to you.
Without the need to encrypt all of the data being transferred through a particular program, you can send and receive a lot quicker.
You don't need to remember to turn on or use a SOCKS5 proxy. You can set most P2P clients (and several other applications) to automatically route all of your traffic through the proxy server.
Many users will use a SOCKS5 proxy in conjunction with their virtual private network to get the best of both worlds, customizing how they balance speed and security per task.