How to access blocked website in College/Office
Getting bored in College/Office and trying to access websites like Facebook, Youtube etc.,? Are you feeling sad that you cannot access those sites? Are you getting “Access denied. Contact your administrator” blah blah or something like that? Don’t worry. Nothing is possible in this cyber world. I will explain the possibilities of accessing the banned sites in this post.
Using Proxy Websites
This is very simple. Simply access any one of the following proxy website in your browser. Enter the URL of the site you want to access in the proxy site. Browse the site. I have given some proxy websites below. You can find thousands of such site in internet.
Using Google Translating Tool
I guess you all are aware of the Google translator. We can use this to access the blocked website. This can be use when the above mentioned proxy websites are also blocked in your College/Office.
Access the above Google translate website in browser. Enter the URL of the site you want to access in the first text box. Then select the language to something other than English (example: Tamil) in the options available near to Translate button. Then click “Translate”. You site will be accessed. Perhaps, in another language.
Using WayBack Machine
WayBack Machine is basically a database of all the websites on the internet. Wayback Machine keeps the log of all websites since the time they were started. So, you can go to Wayback Machine’s search engine and access blocked sites. A very easy method to access the blocked websites. The URL to access the archive of Wayback Machine is given below.
Using Google’s Cache
A cached page is a snapshot or a version of a web page saved at a specific time and stored by a web server as a backup copy.
Checking a cached version of a page instead of the current live version is useful if the original page is unreachable due to an Internet congestion or if the website is down, overloaded or slow, or simply if the web page has been removed by the site owner or even when blocked by the administrator.
Cached pages are usually saved and stored by large companies with powerful web servers. Since such servers are usually very fast, a cached page can often be accessed faster than the live page itself: Google usually keeps a recent copy of the page (1 to 15 days old). We are going to access the blocked website from this cached copy.
You can access the cached copy by simply replacing the word “example.com” at the end of the below URL.
Another way to access the cached site is to directly open Google.com and search the site name you want to access with “cache:” at the beginning.
Hola UnBlocker is famous free browser extension for chrome to Open Blocked Sites. A free VPN service that open the restricted or Blocked websites by Schools, Government, offices & colleges. You can simply install the extension for chrome and can enable & disable as per your need.
Hola is available as a Add-on of Mozilla Firefox and MAC Operating system. You can also download it for your android and windows. Hola is ad free service and comparatively fast to access blocked sites. You can get the extension directly from their website hola.org.
Using Tor Browser Bundle
Most of the time proxy are banned in college/office. The above mentioned methods may work or may not. This is the only thing that work all the time. TOR is small groups of people who like onion (like an onion, this network has layers) and privacy and thus they created services that allow anyone to be anonymous.
Tor basically works on network of proxy. One user accesses a proxy and that proxy forwards that access to another proxy, trying to erase the first user’s tracks. The same happens with second user who forward the proxy to the third user, this keeps on repeating itself until they meet the final user A.k.a exit node. And this guarantees you anonymity as most probably the end note lies outside your country.
Well installing Tor is very basic you don’t need to install any software. As it comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity.
After downloading. Run the Tor Browser Bundle. Open Extracted folder and open the file named “Start Tor Browser.exe”. The onion at the bottom of the taskbar will turn green and the new browser window will pop out automatically. This is it!! Now you can surf anonymously.
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