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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  • ashley

    How do i put those things in my blog?? im at work and their system is sooo secure! they use iprimus or somthing. and non of the above worked..

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    Great post. I think most schools and companies will be blocking almost all proxies soon. I can see blocking some sites but not alot of them. I know why they block sites at work and i have no problem with that but at school some sites should not be blocked.

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

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    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?

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    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?

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

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  • Tina

    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!!!

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    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.

  • Spyder

    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

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    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.

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  • Anelly

    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.

  • Joe

    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

  • That Guy

    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

  • dani

    these web sites did not work

  • yessir

    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?

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  • Amit Gautam

    i have block some site on internet acces plze suggest

  • http://Dontremember Nicole

    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

  • Lizzie

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

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    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.

  • Danny

    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.

  • Coolguns

    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…

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

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

  • Annie

    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

  • Poohgirl012

    this isnt working on my school computers !