Welcome to FilterBypass.com!
Here you can learn about the many different types of web Filter and how to Bypass them.
Here is a short list of filtering techniques:
- Locally installed software - this is a software installed on your pc, reading all of your traffic and blocking unwanted content. This can be a browser plugin or stand alone program running in the background and filtering the data between you and the server.
- Intranet software - this is a software installed on a server in your organization that all the internet traffic goes through. This could be a dedicated server or a simple router.
- Hosted solution - with this setup, your organization sends all the traffic through a third-party server, which then filters the content and forwards it between you and the actual web server.
- Security issues - one needs to be especially careful when visiting sensitive websites in organizations that employ a filter because even https connections can be easily intercepted and decoded without your knowledge.
Now that we discussed the different filtering solutions, let's look at some ways to circumvent them:
- Web/HTTP proxy - This method is probably the simplest if you can get it to work. Web proxies are usually blocked but sometimes you can find ones that are open, like https://filterbypass.me. This type of proxy uses a server to redirect traffic to a specific website through its servers, thereby bypassing the domains your organization has blocked.
- SOCKS proxy - This is a more interesting and more complicated method but is vastly more effective than web proxies, follow the link to learn more about it and how to set it up.
- Tunneling/VPN - This method is even more effective than a SOCKS proxy, allowing you to route ALL of your internet traffic (not just from the browser) through a specific server.
- Search engine tips & tricks - Finally, sometimes all you want is real search results that haven't been tampered with. For this, consider simply switching to another search engine, like https://bing.com/ or https://ixquick.com/, or try using the excellent but little known encrypted version of google: https://encrypted.google.com/. Another useful trick is to look at the website via the cache: url prefix in chrome, also accessible in search results using the little arrow, or in https://archive.org/
- Check my Headers - use this tool to check the headers sent by your browser. This is useful to check the anonymity level of the proxy you're using.
- Check my IP/Location - use this tool to check if a proxy is active. Normally this will show your IP address but if you're using a proxy, it should output the address of the proxy. Make sure to also check for "forwarded" headers using the tool above.