How To Get Around To Those Blocked Websites

It is the policy in many schools, institutions and even workplaces to employ website blocking software to prevent people from accessing a certain list of websites. This could be done for many reasons and it is the social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and email sites like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail getting blocked. Another common site that gets blocked is Youtube.

Does your workplace or college block some of your favorite websites? We have seen various hacks in the past from setting up a tunnel session to your home computer to going to proxies for blocked site access. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can unblock blocked websites.

Web Based Proxy

Using a web based proxy is the most common used by everyone. And there are ton of web based proxies available for us to use. However, most people will find in due time that the proxy they regularly used is now blocked by the network administrator. Also, most of the web based proxies are heavily monetized and plastered with ads. Some strip out javascript, images, etc. You have to be diligent in finding and using a web based proxy service to get around blocked websites.

Now, you can just go to any of the proxy web sites to access those blocked websites.

They all essentially work the same way – unblock blocked websites. Most of these sites give you access to sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, Hotmsail, Gmail, etc by tricking the browser with another IP address.

So your network firewall thinks you are accessing an obscure site while you are actually going to the site you want that was blocked in the first place. One of the most popular web based free proxy service is Air Proxy. It works with both secure (https / ssl) sites as well as regular unsecured sites. It is always good to use a secure site when possible. This will let you avoid any password logging employed by evil proxies.

Types of Online Proxy

There are several types of online proxies available

  • Proxies for certain websites
  • Generic Proxies
  • Proxies that can encrypt your connection with SSL
  • Proxies that can kill javascript, HTML title, encoding, etc.
  • Proxies that let you edit cookies

You can also use these sites if for some reasons, if you don’t want to know about, you would like your IP address be not traced.

Master Unblocker

A good example of a popular online proxy is the sweet Master Unblocker. This online proxy works by providing a daily unblocker like sweet unblocker, silver unblocker, sneaking in, unblocker pro, daily unblocker, winter unblocker and secure unblocker. You can use any one of these proxy site to access sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Free SSL Proxy

This is the kind of online proxy sites that I like. When you an unsecured proxy site and try to login to sites like Youtube, Facebook, etc, you are sending your username and password in clear text for someone else to see if they know what they are doing. (see What is Firesheep?) An SSL proxy will encrypt your traffic so no one else can snoop on your connection through the proxy to sniff out your passwords.

Anonymizing Web HTTP Proxy

After looking under the hood of these sites, I found that they are all just using a Open Source Web HTTP Proxy called PHProxy. You can run this from any server, for instance your blog host. Your hosting server would act as a medium between you and the websites you are getting to. The ip address of your host will be recorded at the sites you visit. Of course the server running PHProxy should have access to the blocked sites.

Use your Home Computer to Unblock Blocked Sites

If you’d like you can in fact run a web server in your home computer and install PHProxy on there. You can use a solution like DynDNS which gives you a easy to remember name from one of their free domains which can be mapped to your home computer IP address.

You are probably thinking how would this work if I don’t have a static IP as would most of the Cable or DSL customers. You can use a utility to keep your home computer IP synced with DynDNS service.

Now, you can use your home computer to unblock these sites. This will best even the best proxy sites in terms offering a fast proxy for you and you are in total control of the situation. You can even grab a good proxy ip list to make sure you aren’t in that range and get blacklisted.

Should you unblock blocked websites?

A website is probably blocked by a workplace or university for a good reason and it might cost you to get around it. For example, porn sites or gambling sites. Stay away from them while at work. What you do elsewhere is nobody’s business.

But, we hear about some Corporate or University rules that block legitimate sites for unfathomable reasons only known to the webmaster or the policy maker. For such instances, here is an easy way to regain your power!

If you have stories about legitimate websites being blocked, let’s hear it.

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91 Responses to “How To Get Around To Those Blocked Websites”

  1. kouji@haiku poems examples September 30, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    i understand why a university would block access to porn and video sites, for example. but i find it strange to find what i would think are actually pretty educational sites or useful ones, blocked by the school network. weird actually.

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  2. JessieNclM October 6, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    So, yeah, your average teenager
    addicted to myspace and being grounded
    parents restric time on the computer.
    and at school, i try and use pretty unblocker.info, like i did at c.e.l
    and it doesnt work.
    where could i find proxy errors that ACTUALLY WORK?

    Thankies xoxo -Jessie<3

  3. lisa October 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    hey there i was wondering if you could give me some was to get around a block on myspace

  4. Donald Bristow November 14, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    hope this works

  5. fun info November 24, 2008 at 2:54 am #

    it’s perfect to get through my college security. thanks

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  6. diego@iphone 3g January 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    its great! with a proxy like this i can access myspace on the college. thanks for the list.

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  7. Courtney January 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Thank you for this website…..i appriciate it….but how do i get past the block

  8. Brian@boat panels January 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    I had heard that the new IE browser would include a ‘porn’ mode. It basically removes your IP from being detected. Does anyone confirm this? Would this also unlock sites like MySpace that are off limits on a college library?

  9. Odzyskiwanie Danych February 2, 2009 at 5:09 am #

    These links are good but even if I remove the check on “remove scripts” most scripts don’t work. Does anybody know a proxy that can handle javascript?

  10. Sierra February 3, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    well this is what i use to use but i think my school caught on hope this helps

  11. Sierra February 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    http://www.proxy-surfer.com sorry but this is the website

  12. Tina February 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    All the proxy sites are blocked at my work! GRR!! If they gave me work to do, I wouldn’t need to go on Facebook…I’M SO BORED!!!

  13. master@Herbal Vaporizers March 2, 2009 at 2:42 am #

    Proxy sites are good only when it remains undetected by the systems administrations, but the good thing is the webmasters are continually building new proxy sites.

  14. Spyder March 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    i have some sites you could use to get around blocking but you have to understand that people try all they can to get around these things and sometimes we cant even get past it with the ones we have. If my sites dont work then they dont work :
    pieroof.com
    browseunblocked.com
    camolist.com
    camo list will give you alot of sites you could possibly use

  15. Doug March 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Why are there such things as blocked websites. Kids like me love to play games on the computer and cry that there is a blocked website. So if you care about the kids you would shut down our blocked websites. There are like 55 websites I wished i COULD GO ON (WHICH ARE NOT INARRPROTE AND THER IS NO BLOOD) BUT BECAUSE OF THOSE STUPID BLOCKED WEBSITES i CAN’T PLAY AND THEYARE REALLY FUN.

  16. dedi m March 28, 2009 at 8:19 am #

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  17. alex May 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    you may also use glype proxy to get around blocked sites :)

  18. Anelly August 19, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    Choosing a way to access blocked websites depends very much on the filter installed on your computer. There are different methods that work in different situation. For example i tried web proxies but had no luck. Now I’m using a hide ip software and through this I’m able to bypass filter.

  19. Joe September 10, 2009 at 5:25 am #

    live in China but I set up a server in the States. I charge $3/month to friends. The only catch is that sometimes if they discover it I have to set up a new one which is a few days of downtime.

    You can write me an email and I’ll give you free access for a couple weeks if you want. blockedbychina at gmail.com

  20. That Guy September 11, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Try ultrasurf u download it on a usb key then when u run the program it routes u to a different sever and unblocks ALL websites full functioning unlike a proxy

  21. dani October 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    these web sites did not work

  22. yessir November 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    I’m confused. I went to the sites and they don’t say anything about how to view blocked websites. Is there something I’ missing?

  23. Amit Gautam March 4, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    i have block some site on internet acces plze suggest

  24. Nicole April 14, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    I think its so unfair for the school to block things that are very useful to the students and the teachers. we cant even do research at school because most ofthe sites are blocked and saids its tasteless and its so hard for some of us to do work on the computer at home cause we have dial up

  25. Lizzie April 28, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    they blocked proxys to!!!
    what do i do?

  26. mini101 April 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    how can i get past school websites that are blocked for facebook

  27. Y8 June 24, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    The things I hate about proxies are most of the time they are very slow and sometimes they offer a subscription for fast and dedicated IP.

  28. Danny July 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Proxies don`t always work and they`re kind of slow. VPN services tend to work much better. I used http://www.highspeedvpn.com/ when I worked abroad, unblocked all the websites I needed.

  29. Coolguns October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    cool, but im in school and the county blocked all the good sights and i cant seem to be able to get around them, plz help me…

  30. Kid Computers November 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    This is exactly what I’m been working against! thanks for posting

  31. A@a November 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    f.uck your this is what i’m looking for !!

  32. Block Websites November 23, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Very helpful information that helps to unblock websites. Nice tips and tricks, thanks for sharing !!!….

  33. Annie February 2, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    Once comcast blocked not only my Magicjack but the magicjack website as well.  A friend on another isp contacted MJ and had me start using a vpn as a workaround. I complained loudly enough that comcast reversed the block before switching to another ISP.
    Peace,
    Annie at Annienygma.com

  34. Poohgirl012 March 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    this isnt working on my school computers !

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