An internet web filter and school firewall are installed to stop useless surfing by the students and office employees during the school or office hours. However internet web filters or any school firewall is not always perfect and they can be bypassed very easily. Even if you want to surf the blocked websites normally, you can just use very simple methods to bypass such firewall. Internet web filters installed are normally Fortiguard, websense, norton, safe eyes, cyberpatrol and some other are there.
Out of the above internet web filter fortiguard and websense are very strong and they block websites heavily. They are not easy to byapss normally. You have to keep searching for new proxy servers and proxy websites to keep bypassing them. To get fresh proxies into your email box you should join proxy groups on yahoo and google groups.
Internet web fitlers keep updating them with new proxy websites gets blocked in one or two days of just opening it and that's the reason we need fresh proxies everytime we want to bypass them. However I am going to tell you about some really small size software that will help you to bypass such school filters so that you can easily access all the websites at school and office. However getting caught using this software may lead you to severe punishment.
First I will tell about the most common methods of bypassing firewals which can be done without proxies and you can try them and nobody will ever get you because the method used is totally legal.
1. If you know website uses secure server then you should always use https instead of normal http. This will help you to bypass the filter as the filters don't stop secure connection in normal cases in fact at school leves. Some websites on which you can use this are gmail,kproxy.com, and games.microsoft.com.
2. Have you ever tried translating the web page from one language to another ? NO is tht your answer. Then Go to Babelfish.yahoo.com just the enter the webpage which you want to open and change the language to any to english now as the webpage will already be in english, the translated web page will be in english.
3. There are some portable softwares which you can use them by taking them to your school or office in pendrive to use. They don't require installation and can be run directly from the pen drive. Some of these softwares are -
- Puf the magic dragon
However there are long list of proxy softwares that you can use to bypass school filters but these software are the best ones that I have tried and they really worked very well. there is another software that you can use Known as:
- Hotspot Shield
Hotspot shield is very strong software and you can use to bypass almost any firewall. It creates a vpn connection from it's servers and let's you surf the internet.