5 Methods To Bypass Blocked Sites

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So you’re at work or school and you want to check your profile or watch a YouTube video. Lo and behold, it’s blocked. Now you have two options – be productive or try and bypass the filter. Usually one would choose the latter, but how would you do that? Here’s some options.

XeroBank

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The xB Browser is a whole web browser based on FireFox portable. It routes you via the Tor network. The down side? The Tor Network can be a bit slow and unreliable, but for the most part it looks and works just like a regular FireFox portable installation. It deletes all traces after exit. XeroBank also offers a monthly plan for their private, faster network.

We covered XeroBank in more detail here.  [Windows]

UltraSurf

proxy bypass This has recently become my favorite software tool for bypassing blocked web sites. UltraSurf is seriously one of the best tools for the job. There is no install, so download the “exe” file onto a USB drive and run it whenever you need it.

When you open it up, it will open Internet Explorer with the UltraSurf homepage. From there the web is your oyster.

But why do I like it so much? First of all, it’s fast, it routes you through a possible three servers so you get highly reliable speeds. Second, it uses IE which is what you have if you’re on IT lockdown, so it doesn’t look suspicious and you don’t need to have two different browsers open at the same time. Also, since it uses your existing browser, things like Flash and Java will work like normal. Once you close UltraSurf it will erase your history and cookies. [Windows]

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Remote Access

I wrote about remote access earlier, but it also works great for bypassing blocked sites. Simply log on to your home computer with LogMeIn’s Java viewer or whatever else you use and browse the internet from your own computer! It might lag a bit, but it works great! You can also use any software on your computer, too.

WebToMail

This one is interesting. If you have access to email, you have access to [NO LONGER WORKS] WebToMail. Just send an email to send@webtomail.co.cc with the URL as the subject and wait a few minutes and you’ll get an email with the web page. Unfortunately, it won’t work with sites that you need to login to, or websites with Flash or Java, but works with most other pages.

webtomail

Bypass Firewalls using Proxies

There are literally thousands of proxy sites on the web. There are also sits that list proxy servers. Fact: 99.9% of them are blocked and the rest are going to be blocked by any decent filtering software. So you can host your own proxy with software like Glype proxy but for the most part they really don’t work too well.

These are some of the best ways to bypass websites that have been censored or blocked. But how do you bypass blocked websites?  Have I missed the best?  What do you think?

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Comments (48)
  • Sam

    Hi,

    there’s this stupid WiFi in my college that blocks all sorts of downloads and stuff like limewire,bittorrent,vdownloader etc. Is there any way i could get through these. Any help would be appreciated…

    thnx.

  • Ganz

    Hi,

    currently i am located in China … Here YouTube is blocked…
    I am planning to go for ultrasurf. Can anyone tell me will it works not??? and is there any risk behind it?

  • bloodnthirst79

    I’ve tried XeroBank and UltraSurf. XeroBank is a bit ‘heavy’, wonder if they’ll come up with a ‘lite’ version? But surfing wasn’t entirely smooth.

    UltraSurf installed okay but it didn’t work for me and I couldn’t figure out what the problem was.

    I’m now on Freedur and I must admit it’s one of the best I’ve tried so far, I finally get to access block sites and get to surf them without those pesky ads.

  • Duncan

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  • Duncan

    myspace.com and Facebook.com

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