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.
The 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.is a whole web browser based on
We covered XeroBank in more detail here. [Windows]
This has recently become my favorite software tool for bypassing blocked web sites.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]
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.
This one is interesting. If you have access to email, you have access to [NO LONGER WORKS] WebToMail. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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?