What is Ghost Browser?

Ghost Browser is an open-source anti-detect browser that enables multi-sessions. It was designed for professionals to effectively manage their workspace in an environment that is private and free from malware and tracking cookies. In addition, you can choose temporary or permanent identities to manage isolated cookies. 

Ghost Browser allows you to assign a proxy to each tab or group of tabs for optimized security and privacy. Since it is built on Chromium, you can easily import your Chrome extensions into the Ghost Browser. This browser allows you to work in an environment free from distractions, as you can save tabs into groups and focus on the ones you need.

This guide will provide instructions on how to set up NetNut proxies on the Ghost Browser.

 

How to Set-up NetNut Proxies on Ghost Browser

Step 1: Visit the Ghost Browser official website and click on Get it here to download the browser.

Ghost Browser official website
Step 2: If you are a new user, enter your email to get started. However, existing users can simply log in.

log in

Step 3: You will receive a confirmatory email. Click on Confirm subscription, follow the instructions and you will get the download links.

Confirm subscription

Step 4: Download the Ghost Browser version that is compatible with your device.

Download the Ghost Browser version
Step 5: Install and launch the Ghost Browser on your computer. Click on Browser Settings at the left corner of the screen.

Click on Browser Settings

Step 6: Once the settings page opens, select Advanced to view the drop-down menu and click on System. A new mini-windows opens on the center of the screen and you need to select “Choose your computer’s proxy settings”.

Choose your computer’s proxy settings

Step 7: You will be redirected to your computer’s proxy settings. Under Manual proxy setup, toggle on the option to Use a proxy server; fill out the Address and Port from NetNut dashboard.  Click on Save to integrate your settings.

Click on Save to integrate your settings

Understanding NetNut Proxy Configuration

There are various proxy types  so when integrating NetNut proxies, choose HTTP or SOCKS5 protocol.

This is an example of a proxy string for a browser : 

USERNAME-stc-uk-sid-123456789:PASSWORD@gw-am.ntnt.io:5959

 

Step 1: Hostname Configuration

Copy the hostname/server address provided by NetNut

Example: Type gw-am.ntnt.io into the host field if you are using HTTP protocol. Alternatively, type gw-socks-am.ntnt.io for SOCKS5 protocol

Step 2: Port number Configuration

The Port number for NetNut HTTP proxies is 5959 and 9595 for SOCKS5

Step 3: Username Configuration

Username is your login, which you can find in your NetNut account in Settings -> Billing.

Proxy-type is the proxy type that you use. NetNut provides three different proxy types depending on your subscription plan. Your username should have three components including your user ID, type of proxy( residential, datacenter, static) and target country.

  •         dc — datacenter;
  •         res — rotating residential proxy;
  •         stc — static residential proxy.

Country is the country whose IP addresses will be used for connection. You can choose “Any,” in which case any available country will be used, or you can provide the ISO code of a specific country from the list of NetNut Available Countries: e.g., jp(Japan), fr(France).

Example: ticketing123-res-us 

 

This is where you get the proxy username and password from the customer portal. You can also get in touch with your account manager if you’d like additional assistance.

customer portal

Step 4: Consistent IP session

While NetNut provides rotating IP addresses, you may want a static IP address. This can be useful when you want to maintain your  session via the same IPs. Then you need to incorporate a session id (SID) with your username.

How do you choose a SID?

  • Choose a number between 4 to 8 digits
  •  Ensure the numbers are random and non-sequential to protect your IP address

For example: ticketing123-stc-us-SID-435765

Step 5: Proxy password

Insert the confidential NetNut proxy password

 

You have successfully added a proxy to the Ghost Browser. Now you can enjoy a productive workday while being safe from trackers and malware

 

Conclusion

Ghost browser is an anti-detect browser designed to help professionals with daily tasks. It provides advanced privacy, ant-tracking, and anti-fingerprinting technology that provides an additional layer of security.

We hope this guide has been useful in helping you integrate NetNut proxies on Ghost Browser. However, you can always contact us if you need to speak to an expert.

Do you want to learn how to integrate NetNut proxies with other tools? Be sure to check out other NetNut integrations.

QA Specialist