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Need Help Bypassing Surf Control "ACCESS DENIED" At School?? Answered

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Hey guys it's me again, and I got a problem! Looking for some advice again! When I'm at school pretty much everything is blocked with this surf control and it says access denied. How and is there a way that I can bypass this?? NOTE: I HAVE ALREADY TRIED PROXY'S

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Joe Martin (author)2009-07-11

Your at school to learn, That's why surf control is put in place. I'm going to say what I see to everyone, Think of five valid reasons to why having youtube or whatever would increase your productivity at school. Just wait until you get home then go on the internet!

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There are some classes/times at school where you have downtime that it would be perfectly fine to browse facebook or youtube during. In physics last year, our final project was to do some science demonstrations for the elementary school across the street. For some reason, WebSense was down that week, so we were free to use youtube for research. My US history teacher would often have a song playing that related to what we were doing that week (think: we didn't start the fire). She had to bypass the censorship when they finally blocked the website she used. There are some educational videos on youtube that teachers like to show. Some are just fun, like "Mathmaticious" and "I will derive." Teachers have to burn them to a DVD at home to show us. Video production classes--It'd be cool if they could upload all the stuff they make right from class to share.

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In my college the have a system in place so during break and lunch times the filters will be lifted.

Thw way some filter systems are in place as if there were put in with duct tape, I good system would have ranges of assess on the filters set via the type of user account Eg: Admin, Staff, Support, Guest, Student, Media. And then the filter lists would differ depending on the account.

This can be implemented very easily into almost all systems however *most * system admins are the most lazy people I've ever known. They try everything possible not to get out from their chair and have to walk to a computer.

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schumi23 (author)Joe Martin2012-02-10

To true. I am a few years late, but anyway :)
At my school, after the IT department would regularly get teachers, and some students complaining about various needed sites being blocked,
And the fact that every single student knew how to bypass it (No, i had nothing to do with that, i didn't show them how to use proxy's, No, that wasn't me... OK, maybe it was...)

They took the easy way out. They removed the filter :)
However, as the computers are in the library, they also added something which allows the libriarians to monitor the computer usage ( just watch the monitor) and so they do spend a few minutes looking at peoples screens sometimes. Not all the time. But every few weeks, if you are doing something you shouldnt (ie:Browsing on Newegg) they will send a message to your screen.

So, very few people go to sites they shouldnt be at, and no sites that are needed are blocked.

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Where do you live? I ask because I know in europe, "college" means something different than it does in the US. Public Universities (colleges), and i'm sure almost all private ones, too, don't have any filters. In fact, my brother once had a guy looking at porn next to him at a school library. They couldn't do anything about it because they're considered public computers.

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England. College here is after high school which we call secondary school, then after college you can go to university. And eww, I've had some man getting up images of the covers of vogue and the stroking his hand of the the faces on the screen. It was very scary.

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What's the difference between college and university? Is it kind of like grad school here? For instance, you go to college for your four year (bachelors) degree, and then university for a two year (masters) degree?

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College is somthing you go to after for finish school and courses run from around 1-3 years all depending on the course and what level your doing it at. Uni I believe is a minimum of 4 years, But don't trust me of that! To get a decent chance of getting into a good uni you have to do well at your grades at college.

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You see good sir, instructables it blocked at my school. And getting around these cites helps me learn computer sciency facts and about different methods of doing things. Also it promotes cognitive thinking and problem solving skills. Also, there are many many educational videos on youtube, and many educational cites are blocked. python.org is blocked and i plan to use that for the rest of my life, so i need that.

I am going to take a chemistry final soon, and i memorized a song off of youtube called "The electromagnetic spectrum song" And it has helped me remember the function of different waves and the order they go in, i would have never had that oppurtunity had it not been for youtube.

Plus, it makes nerds look cool and people have to talk to us to learn out secrets.

I think that was more then 5?

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garychencool (author)2009-07-11

Here are some ways to "bypass SurfControl"

1. Go on Google translate and type in youtube.com and trnaslate french to english
Please note that not all websites can be used!

2.Access C Drive and kill surfcontol.exe or something like that. If you cannot access C Drive from My Computer, create a shortcut from desktop and type in "C:\" and go to Program Files.

If your a hacker* like me, you would be able to access youtube for both yourself and your friends.
*When I mean Hacker, I mean "Gaining Unauthorized Access!"

If all doesn't work, hack into a teachers account or Admin's account (which is a lot harder than teachers but you can access everything!)

This is for educational purposes only because it's a matter of time before SurfControl and your Admin will block you from accessing what you want!

P.S. there is also a glitch, but I will not mention it because SurfControl will patch it A.S.A.P. But here is a hint: You can disable SurfControl right away for your account forever, not even the admin can fix it! I keep it to myself and litterally sell it to my classmates by doing it on their computer that they are on, I do it privately when no one is around. I charge because the account can access anything but I still tell my Clients to not let the teacher see what your on because if they do, your screwed and SurfControl will patch it up!!

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1. This does not bypass SurfControl, it merely generates a url that is not blocked by SurfControl

2. You cannot access the C drive from My Computer. In case you haven't noticied, the C Drive is a local disk, so it is always accessible, unless there's a group policy or System Exception that doesn't allow the user to access the C drive, which is unheard of

You're just using software from people created and calling it your own and yourself a hacker, when you have no true experience.

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1up (author)2010-12-25

Bring a flash drive with Google Chrome portable on it. Put toonel.jar on there as well. To use it, just go into the chrome settings and find where you enter a proxy. Put 127.0.0.1 and the port 8080. (Make sure toonel.jar is running. if it won't open, you need to install the Java runtime first.)

Alternatively, try the PyProxy extension fo Chrome.

You could also try UltraSurf (U2.exe) and running Internet Explorer on the machine, no settings modifications required.

After about a month at my school they figured out how to block U2 by blocking the port it uses. Toonel cannot be blocked because 8080 is an HTTP port (they would need to block internet access entirely). I have been using toonel for a third year now.

Play it safe, do not get caught, and don't go on inappropriate websites.

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kelseymh (author)1up2011-01-03

8080 is not an HTTP port. The port number is above 1024, which makes it an open "user allocatable" port. Developers commonly use it for non-default HTTP testing because the number is a good mnemonic, but other high ports are also used (like 5080, 7080, etc.). A well-configured firewall will often block all high-number ports.

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1up (author)kelseymh2011-01-07

Ah, you are right. Still, toonel can be configured for any port, so you could set it to 80 if you so desired.

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naic98 (author)2011-01-03

It's obvious from your English that you are wasting too much time in school!

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lemonie (author)naic982011-01-03


It's more than 2.5 years old. Do look at dates when you're mocking people, because to get no response is a bit of a waste of your time.

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Lithium Rain (author)lemonie2011-01-03

Nonsense; his time is worthless...

:p

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lemonie (author)Lithium Rain2011-01-04


You can be unkind sometimes(or is it just now?), it's not as if this is their only contribution.

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lemonie (author)Lithium Rain2011-01-05
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huck alexander (author)2010-12-19

You could always try to input the Instructables IP Address, which is: 74.50.63.27

Just paste that into the browser window, and it should come up...provided that the IT is lazy like the one at my college. They block sites, NOT addresses.

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rickick (author)2008-04-08

i tried over 100 proxies proxies are blocked, and my uiinternet is fine i have high speed i just wanna do something in class cuz i finish all my work on the computer

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octopuscabbage (author)rickick2010-12-16

Find different game cites, or bring games on a flashdrive. I bring about 200 roms and 30 games on an 8gb flash drive to school every day.


And always remember, compression compression compression.

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guyfrom7up (author)rickick2008-04-08

well, reality shock use to work at my school, but I think some rap group bought out the domain...

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Weissensteinburg (author)2009-07-11

You may want to lookup the consequences for getting caught bypassing it. At my school, they're pretty ridiculous,

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At my school, they're pretty ridiculous,

How so?

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Depending on what your looking at, that's understandable, but if your looking at pictures of apples...(What are you looking at?! Apples Sir. Two week suspension!)

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The idea is you get in trouble for "hacking" the network.

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Hacking? By just clicking a disable button?

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There's no disable button to click...it's mostly done via proxies.

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Ours are ridiculous too, but you have to realize how much the IT guys care. Let me give you a hint: It is none. As long as your not looking at pronz or virusy cites or actually doing something to make their job harder they couldn't care less what you do.

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octopuscabbage (author)2010-12-16

Try https instead of http. This worked for quite a while at my school until everyone found out about it. You can either a) Keep it to yourself and profit from it for quite a while or b) tell everyone and have your 5 minutes of fame. Your choice.

The way this works: https:// uses a secure connection, which accesses cites differently then http so therefore the ip is not blocked. This only works with some cites, but it works with facebook and i believe it works with youtube.

Alternative solution: Find sketchier and sketchier proxies, there are a lot of them. one of them will work. Again you have choices A or B from that.
^Don't worry about virus's, it is not your computer haha.

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JavaNut13 (author)2010-10-20

Heres a simple trick to watch youtube videos through the filter..

You need to know the embed link bit, (on the left of the video in youtube, i think..) look this up at home.. etc.

make a 'basic' html file, with , etc.. paste the embed link into the body section. save html file. open in browser.

I had to do it at school once... silly teachers had NO idea what i was doing :)

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Princess B (author)2010-10-07

Everything is Blocked BLOCKED BLOCKED BLOCKED i hate that stupid School Policly You should Punch them In The FACE thats what i want to do to punch the ICT manager Punch him in the BALLS :) :) :)

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The Insomniac (author)2008-05-26

This looks a lot like the program used at my school in some of the computer labs called SurfBlock. I run Tor and FireFox off of a thumbdrive, and if that doesn't work, try telnetting the URL on port 80. It will show you the basic code of the site, but you will have to interpret it, it isn't very good. The other option is to bring a Linux LiveCD with you and boot off of that. The firewall itself isn't blocking you, the application itself is installed on the computer and doing so. As an added bonus, if you use the Linux CD, your teacher wont be able to use something like vision client to look at your computer from hers, as it wont be running in Linux. Hope this has been helpful, i speak from experience.

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mdj817 (author)2008-05-23

For those of you who go to schools that use a Mac based system (like mine), many times access to system preferences is blocked, therefore you cannot change the proxies that Safari (the internet browser on a Mac, for those PC heads), runs through. Firefox, however, is a totally different program when used on a mac. The preference pane is built into the application, and is not blocked. When you are at home, just search for a nice proxy server IP and port #, and you can enter that into the preference pane of firefox. It might run a little slower, but that's what you have to live with :-). If your school has a less advanced site blocking system, just google search "proxy sites," and go to a high page number. Click one, enter your site, and voila! You have encrypted, unblocked internet.

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canadaman (author)2008-05-22

I found this out from a site and a friend that if you want to use a site like youtube or something else than go onto google and type in opera mini demo its a program that canot be blocked and is compatible with alot of sites also when you are typing in a website such as www.youtube.com type in www.youtube.com. with a period at the end this usually messes up the surf control and lets u in

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NachoMahma (author)2008-04-08

. You _might_ be able to use the HOSTS file to point a domain name, say itunes.com (doesn't even have to be a valid DN), to any IP address you like. More than likely, you won't have access to HOSTS and I wouldn't be surprised if SurfControl doesn't block you anyway, but it's worth a try . Google "HOSTS file" for details.

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hedgiehog (author)2008-04-08

if u have acess to the firewall, which you most likely dont, try making it so that the computer blocks the surf control thing, other than that, try using a bunch of different proxy servers

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hedgiehog (author)hedgiehog2008-04-08

try one through the universities, they have really good ones

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zachninme (author)2008-04-08

Just use different proxies.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-04-08

Sigh. Try your public library's computer.

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