Remember proxies are some end all tool that will keep you masked from everyone else and not every proxy service is a good one.
Also I wouldn't worry to much about your IP address being public there isn't really that much a person can do with just your IP address unless they are very dedicated to getting into your computer.
I'm not using any tool I got the proxies from hidemyass....
Yea but if u see the other post on vpn vs proxy ..and see why I wanna hide...like I have some evil ppl who wanna just play and ddos...and I really can't do much than..they got booters and all so that's why....and it's creepy that ppl know she u are and all that....
They don't really know who you are... if you have DSL, your IP address is dynamic and changes anyways. At best, they can get your name (unless you plaster your information on Facebook... which apparently everyone and their mother does now adays...).
You get into the Tor network and your data passes (encrypted) through three other users. The site you're visiting gets the IP of the final user. You can choose to be a relay yourself if you want, not just client.