How to Bypass Any Web Filter on a Web Filtered Computer.

This is my first instructable so hopefully I did this right. You can bypass any web filter in 3 easy steps with little effort.
Here are some things you need:
1. A computer...
2. Access to Google or a web browser
3. A good way of attracting no suspicion to your screen (e.g. teacher wants to know what your doing)

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Step 1: Getting to the Download.

Go to Google and search "Tor download". It should come up with something like the picture below. Click on the link with that name. If its blocked click on the arrow which you can see to the right of the link and select "cached" it should work then.

Step 2: Downloading the Program.

Now when your on the site click on your Operating System (e.g. Mac, Windows) and download Tor Browser Bundle. The download button should look like the image below. Now its time to run it.

Step 3:

To complete the third step follow the video below but first Make sure your downloads folder is open on a windows xp computer since I have had complications in the past with out it open making it not very efficient.

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    4 years ago

    Some mechanisms for web filter sometimes does not filter HTTPS, anyway, other way to bypass specifically Fortinet and Ironport, you have to go to google translator, paste the filtered URL that you want to navigate, the translator will show the link next to, you clic and there you go, so far the only site that seems that is not working is grooveshark, so I hope this information is useful to all of you.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    i cant c the video! it says it is private. how do i fix this?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nevermind the fact that these policies are usually set for a reason... (i.e. keeping kids out of places that cause the school/library/whatever to waste time and money dealing with issues caused by malware, etc)

    ...any IT department worth its salt should be able to block this fairly easily.

    If students actually have the rights to install programs on their desktops, the blocking is probably crappy and barely works anyway.

    All I ask is stop and ask yourself if what you're bypassing filtering for is absolutely essential? (i.e. facebook, porn, etc) If not, you really can't wait until after school? Don't be part of the problem. All they'll do is clamp down even more tightly if they know that you're successfully getting around their current blocks.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    For my school at least it works. But I think the reason I can download and run it is because the filter can't block every download other wise you would only be able to research. I'm not saying forbidding the downloads is much of problem but what if you need a picture for a project its not very reasonable to block that... and I bet that's why my school has downloads unblocked. Also running the programs at my school is a huge problem for me because I can't get by without admin password but Tor isn't installing its extracting and my school only has a install filter. Tor also just needs to run and that shouldn't mean it gets block otherwise browsers wouldn't be able to run.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    If you're trying this at school, forget it.

    UK schools have their computers set to prevent the downloading and installation of software without admin access.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It also wouldn't be very different from the US since windows and mac computers are just the same as there.