When you browse the internet, everyone knows where you are located, where you are coming in from, the type of web browser and even your IP address. You'll be surprised how much information you're giving away when you browse a website. With a fixed IP address, you can be traced with ease.
As people are now taking their online privacy more seriously, a quick and easy way of hiding your browsing on the internet is to sit behind a virtual private network (VPN) which will create your own private tunnelled connection to the internet, along with an IP address which cannot be traced back to you.
OkayFreedom is a Windows-VPN service which you can use to quickly locate yourself in a different country. Apart from privacy and safety, using a VPN will also enable you to browse content where your IP address is located. As an example, switch to the United States and websites will direct content at you assuming you are from the States (and also allow US-only content to be displayed).
OkayFreedom will quickly enable you to switch between the United States, most European countries, Australia, Brazil and even Russia. It will sit in your system tray and autostart on system boot (you can switch this off) and run seamlessly without needing further intervention.
Note that the free version of OkayFreedom includes ads (such as a price comparison in your web browser) and is limited to 500MB/month of traffic. You can move up to an unlimited traffic version, for $29.95/year.