Sep 22 2017

How to bypass web URL filtering service to access blocked websites (proxy) – Super User, web filtering windows.#Web #filtering #windows


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Try to use HTTPS instead of HTTP which is: instead of, sometimes company forgetting to filter HTTPS sites.

SSL VPNs will do this automatically without messing up settings (e.g. Express VPN which is SSL based OpenVPN, or try

Different methods described in the other articles:

  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • Set up your local proxy and configure Your Router For Port Forwarding
    • bypass the firewall using Glype + PhProxy plugin for firefox
    • Use PHP Proxy
    • run your proxy server in virtural machine then put the vitural machine in a DMZ
    • use TorPark on a USB drive
    • try “surfcontrol” from Websense
    • Ryan’s solution of:
    • Find blocked site at work and tell your manager that you’re going home to view these un-work related sites because they’re blocked:)
    • try to “login” your local router:)
    • try: to open a banned websites
    • try:
    • play free games at: 🙂
  • Methods described:
    • Try to use alternative IP address for Google servers in the hosts file ( ),
  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • Use different access URL: or, or, or, or
    • Use Proxy websites to get through,
    • Download Gmail messages using Email Client like Outlook, Apples Mail, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, etc.,
    • Access Gmail via Google Desktop,
    • Create password free Gmail feed, e.g. using FreeMyFeed,
    • Access through iGoogle (soon it’ll be removed),
    • Use a website with Gmail Lite installed,
    • Access Gmail from Google Talk,
    • use GMail over HTTPS
    • Make friends in IT department,
    • contact your IT department,
    • try:
    • provides a service through which you can open your Gmail account (you need to “enable IMAP settings”in your gmail),
    • Try logging into Google Plus (it’s quite new, so it could be not blocked),
    • use outlook or connect windows live mail to gmail,
    • login to your Google account and at the end of page just click the basic html link,
    • Install Radmin or TeamViewer, connect to your home PC and browse anything you like,
    • disconnect from office LAN and install your own data card to access internet,
    • set up Gmail to forward all incoming mail to my work address, and only reply at home (create also an Outlook filter to move Gmail to a folder),
    • use Gmail over HTTPS
    • use alternative address for way2sms:
    • try using an aircard on the computer,
    • Java2scripts also works,
    • application called, “TOR” which stands for “The Onion Network”,
    • try: or (It is a web mail client, supports almost all email provider, including Gmail, Hotmail/Live Mail, Yahoo! Mail),
    • If your network is blocking ports 3283, 3389, 5900, or 5988, you may have to alter the port that your home PC listens on,
    • install phproxy (you’ll need your own webserver),
    • try accessing via: Google’s Accounts system,
    • Mailuno will let you login to Gmail via a Squirrelmail IMAP webmail interface,
    • use ”ultrasurf”,
    • bring in your own laptop, and connect to the wireless network,
    • use a memory stick, with a portable web browser to access the web,
  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • use XeroBank web browser,
    • try UltraSurf software,
    • use Remote Access (LogMeIn’s Java viewer or whatever else),
    • try WebToMail service (send an email to [email protected] with the URL as the subject and wait a few minutes and you’ll get an email with the web page),
    • Bypass Firewalls using Proxies,
    • use ssh to my web server (or a home Linux server) and just add “-D ####” to create a socks proxy on the port that you specify with #### (pick a port that is available),
    • try MakeUseOf service,
    • use cached pages in google search results,
    • use google translate option by specifying the URL in the “Translate Web Page” text box,
    • try PrimeProxies,
    • try DynaWeb service (secure and uncensored Internet portal),
    • use IP Privacy service,
  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • use a proxy that’s under one week old, not listed on any public proxy lists and doesn’t have names like “proxy”, “filter” “unblock”, etc.,
    • check those groups: and (subscribe and receive daily new proxy sites),
  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • Anonymouse – allows you to surf the web without revealing any personal information.
    • Proxify – is a web-based anonymous proxy service,
    • Megaproxy – is a medium that handles web requests on your behalf,
    • The Cloak – HTTP and HTTPS anonymous proxy,
    • Shadow – allows you to browse the Internet anonymously,
    • StealthMessage – is a secure messaging system designed for communicating sensitive and confidential information,
    • BeHidden – allows users to surf Internet anonymously
    • try SmartHide service,
  • Methods described (including the comments):
    • try Hotspot Shield (is a free, ad-supported download, Windows and Mac OS X); for Linux follow this article: Hotspot Shield with Ubuntu,
    • try Hamachi2 software,
    • try LogMeIn,


In summary, you can bypass proxies by different methods. It’s a very complex topic and there are thousands of methods bypassing the proxy and in very secured networks you’ll find maybe only few methods which works, so you have to check all of them first. There is no really one simple answer for it and never will be, so please don’t down-vote it, because if it doesn’t work in your network or specified case, that method could work in different environment, so please respect users from different countries.

Feel free to extend or add other actual methods found on the internet, to make it actual and up-to-date. If some of the methods are out-dated, please cross them over, for the future references using strike tag, instead of removing them or down-voting the whole page.

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