I'm wondering will my location / IP address be recorded on the Proxy server after use. What I actually mean is that, I don't want my IP address to be tracked by any website, so I connect to the Internet using a Proxy server. I have to enter a Proxy address in Internet Options. After that, I can visit any webpage as an anonymous. How about a Proxy server itself? Will the users' IP addresses be recorded? How safe is it? I've been using AutoHideIp for quite a long time and I get the logic. But I still doubt the answers for the questions above. Extended question: If NO is the answer, so can I say the worldwide hackers can never be caught when they are using Proxy servers to commit crimes? If still NO, so what are the limitations of a Proxy server to a hacker?