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. Tish August 23, 2007 at 3:17 am #

    Hi, K! There’s an award waiting for you on my blog! 🙂

  2. K-IntheHouse August 23, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    Wow.. I am honored Tish! Thanks for the award. 🙂

  3. Vaibhav August 24, 2007 at 4:17 pm #

    nice stuff, But none of the above stated 3 sites were able to get through my college security, i was not able to open orkut.com, so any other solution??

  4. K-IntheHouse August 24, 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Vaibhav, maybe you could try one of the methods listed in this post. Let me know if one of those worked.

    http://www.clazh.com/unblock-blocked-websites-like-myspace-bebo-and-orkut/

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  5. eches August 27, 2007 at 1:58 am #

    I always use ninjaproxy[dot]com and there are many more outside there 🙂

  6. K-IntheHouse August 28, 2007 at 1:10 am #

    You are right, eches! Until I learnt about PHProxy I didn’t think they were all the same under the hood. Now, I understand how it all works. 🙂

  7. Stephen Cronin August 30, 2007 at 7:57 am #

    K, Living in China I know all about this, as many sites are blocked here. Until recently wikipedia, wordpress.com, blogger and many others were blocked (these are now allowed, but there are still many that are blocked).

    I used to use http://www.anonymouse.org to get around this (not sure if they use PHPProxy), but recently I’ve been using the TOR anonymity network. Firefox extensions such as Torbutton and FoxyProxy let you switch between your normal connection and the TOR proxy connection as you need it.

    TOR’s a bit slow and you have install it, so it may not be a good option for work or college, but it can do things the anonymous proxy websites can’t (like let me log into wordpress.com).

    Having said all that, I am going to have to look into PHPProxy – sticking it on my blog’s server should be faster than any of the other services. Thanks for the great tip!

  8. K-IntheHouse August 30, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    You are right about TORs.. they give you extra functions but slower than a proxy.

    Let me know when you have it installed.. I could add your proxy page to my reference tab and send some traffic your way. That is if you want to.. 🙂

  9. monster September 12, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    i need to open orkut to meet wid my friends i dont use orkut for anything bad please help me ktnx

  10. gen September 14, 2007 at 12:59 am #

    how do u get on bebo when the site is blocked from the computer

  11. K-IntheHouse September 14, 2007 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi gen, I am not sure if I understand your question right. Is bebo blocked from your computer? Do you maybe mean your parents blocked bebo? Sorry if I inferred your question wrong.

  12. mateah September 19, 2007 at 3:47 pm #

    i need to get on it but evey proxy is blocked i have tied most things how do i get around them?????

  13. K-IntheHouse September 19, 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    Sorry, Mateah! My solutions in this topic are limited to these proxy sites. Good luck unblocking! Between who is blocking MySpace anyways? Is it at work?

  14. bull October 14, 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    hey im trying to get to myspace threw a school computer and every proxy is blocked, and those 3 sites are blocked wat else should i try?

  15. kayla October 17, 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    😈 HEY I AM TRYING TO GET ON TO MYSPACE AT SCHOOL BUT THEY BLOCKED ALL THE SITES THAT I KNOW ABOUT!!! DO YOU KNOW ANY SITES THERE ARE TO GET ON TO A BLOCKED SITE THAT DOES NOT USE THE WORD PROXY IN IT THANXZ!!!!!!!!

  16. K October 19, 2007 at 2:23 am #

    Kayla, sorry I can’t help you there! Looks like your school is a step ahead of us in blocking even the proxies. As I mentioned in the post, the proxy could be run from any web server and it would impossible to block all! Good luck finding one that works.

  17. Myspace Ninja Vtunnel Proxy November 14, 2007 at 5:39 am #

    for working so much now i got this proxy sites i hope they will work on your school.

    New: Get Myspace Vtunnel Proxy #1
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  18. Jaydon November 28, 2007 at 3:52 am #

    Hey im at school on our second last day of grade 11 and we are bored. we want to play games but can’t find any wbsites with descent games that aret blocked can you help?

  19. Luke November 28, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    i ewant to get on this website at school but can’t how do i get around it 😈 help me plz i need to get on it

  20. Luke November 28, 2007 at 1:07 pm #

    how do i get on piczo then 👿

  21. K November 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    Jaydon, Luke.. didn’t any of the above work for you? If you searched for phproxy, there are many sites hosting it and the chances are not all of them could be blocked! Did you give the VTunnel proxy mentioned in Comment #17?

  22. Stephen Cronin November 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    K, You must be regretting this post! You gave everyone the information they need, but you still get the basic “please help me” comments.

    Come on guys! Read the post (and the other comments). There are several proxy servers listed that should help – if they don’t, google “anonymous proxy server” or try K’s suggestion of setting up your own. I don’t mean to flame anyone, but I’m sure you can work it out based on the above information.

  23. K-IntheHouse November 28, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    Stephen.. thanks for the support! 🙂 I don’t mind them as most of these comments are from Google search engine traffic. Not my regular readers. Sometimes I have the patience to respond sometimes I just ignore them. In fact, I approve some of these and not delete them because they think my comment section is broken and try multiple times.. 🙂

    And as we can see they are looking for a quick answer and don’t spend the time reading through a post or comments. I must rank highly in Google for some of these keywords.. 🙂

  24. Belen v December 6, 2007 at 9:18 pm #

    🙁

  25. davonta December 13, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    can u tell me how to get on bebo at school

  26. davonta December 13, 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    😐 😐 ❓ tell me please how to get on it that will be ur christimas present 2 me

  27. Matt Ellsworth December 13, 2007 at 7:20 pm #

    you can always run one of those sites yourself as well.

  28. K December 13, 2007 at 7:36 pm #

    davonta.. I’m not sure how else you can do that if the above doesn’t work! Sorry.. 😯

    Matt.. yep. I considered doing that but this post and the response it has gotten convinced me otherwise! 😉

  29. Candis December 14, 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    👿 Heath end has blocked EVERYTHIN!!! its so enoyin !!

    all i wanna do is ceck mi mail from bebo now and then …but i cant 👿

  30. Gertrude December 21, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    I like 3.14

    and non of those proxys work for me.
    >.< Get some more.

  31. xpsave January 8, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    There will always be new proxies to use. You can even create some personal ones for your own use. Costs near to nothing to get some cheap hosting

  32. kat livington January 18, 2008 at 8:36 pm #

    my school has blocked everything!! 👿 i need something extroydanary
    i need my space!!

  33. Brooklyn February 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm #

    yeah. our school just got a new server. they blocked all of the proxy sites so we cant get to the proxy sites to get around the server to go on sites we want to. does anyone know how to unblock a proxy site??

  34. Sophie February 19, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    😈 i really need bebo my school has blocked very thing no jokes every thing , please help me and my friends xxxxx love yhoo xxxx 🙄

  35. Heather February 26, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    😥 UGHH i need to get on myspace. can anyone please give me some proxy websites or something please its urgent!!! 😐

  36. zakkhalo18 March 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    👿 I know away around the block’s but the school blocked it.

  37. angie April 3, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    how do u get to myspace
    with blocked wesite

  38. Al April 6, 2008 at 9:00 am #

    I am trying to watch episodes online from the bbc website but because I am not in the UK it says it is not available in my area. How can I get around this? Thanks.

  39. Luke April 7, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    none of this stuff works on this school computer

  40. AJ April 21, 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    hey i need to get on my myspace and i tried every website..in dis page and none of dis work!!!! can u really please get a website dat can block dat crap form skool…..

  41. ~ashley~ May 12, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    Hey guys i need to find another way to get into myspace at my school because all the tunnels i know dont work !!! 🙁 So please help me and tell me a way !!! thankx

  42. tom@cc review May 13, 2008 at 5:14 am #

    Ufortunately in my case phpproxy hasn’t helped me, what are other ways to unblock websites ?

  43. Jay.J May 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    just like stop trying to get on myspace!
    get on at home, or a sidekickkkk! jesus

  44. FACEBOOK ADDICT May 22, 2008 at 7:25 am #

    GO ON CRADLE JUMP IT IS VERY VERY GOOD BUT ITS JUST SLOOW JUST WENT ON FACEBOOK AT SCHOOL!

  45. Baylie May 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    Does anyone know how to get around the blocks at the schools?
    because my school leven blocked neopets, gay right?

  46. misti June 3, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    okay so at my school they have blocked proxies and anonymizers. and almost anything i try is an anonymizer. so when i search up how to get into myspace at school on google.. half the sites i cant get into.. because of blocked anonymizers, proxies, person pages, EVERYTHiNG!. somebody help me out..!!/?

  47. joseph July 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    A lot of people ask me everyday for proxy site unblockers. Here is a link I give them that lists daily proxy unblockers. http://www.GenXYZ.net/u

  48. sm July 4, 2008 at 5:40 am #

    Is it really difficult to unblock ISP blocked site? Who can solve this? Is anyone there to solve this problem? Reply me as soon as possible. Thanks everyone.

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