Step by Step Guide to Get Around Web Blockers

Boman Rustom IraniIf you are getting irritated by filtering software installed in your system, here is a guide to getting around web blockers. This is for home computers with a static (non-changing) IP address. This is for Windows with HS 4.0 (this is installed in XP Pro). This works if there is no remote connection blocking. It works with XP Pro and XP Home), Windows 2000, NT, ME and 9x.

Step 1

You have to make a new user account that can be remotely accessed. This one will not appear in the Windows XP login screen. Type this in your login box. This is to be saved as a batch file.

net user remotelogin enter password here /addnet localgroup administrators remotelogin /add@echo offecho Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00>win.regecho [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]>>win.regecho “remotelogin”=dword:00000000>>win.regREGEDIT /S win.REGDEL /Q win.REGmkdir %SystemDrive%\DOCUME~1\remoteloginattrib +a +s +h %SystemDrive%\DOCUME~1\remotelogin

Type your password in the “enter password” here part. This is necessary.

Step 2

Reboot your PC. Click Start and go to My Computer. Right click and choose Properties. After clicking the Remote tab, you have to tick the “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” box. There is no need to state a user can connect remotely because remote login is an administrator.

Step 3

Look for your computer’s IP address so you can inform the remote connection software where to hook up with. There are many websites that can tell you what your IP address is; just type “what is my IP address” in a search engine. Your IP address has to be connected to mstsc.exe /v:[your ip address here].

Step 4

Save your IP address as a batch file. Place it on a flash drive or anything portable. By opening that batch file you will be able to connect remotely to your computer. Go via “remotelogin”. Supply the password you specified. Try your browser and everything will be accessible.

Method 2: Follow these simple steps:

1. Restart your PC and hit the F8 key.

2. Choose Safe Mode. Go to the “Control Panel” and choose “User Accounts.”

3. Select “Create a New Account.” Make a new name and press Next.

4. Be certain you select “Computer Administrator”. Save all the changes.

5. Restart your PC. Log in with the account you made.

6. Go to Start and choose Run. Type “msconfig” without the quotation marks. On the window that appears, click the Start up tab. Click Disable All. Click Yes if prompted.

7. Restart your computer again.

8. Go to your main computer account and log in. Any blockers installed will be bypassed.

Other Information

Another way of getting around web blockers is to use a proxy. These are available on the Internet, many of which are free. Basically what a proxy does is go between your computer and the site you want to visit. To your blocker it appears as if it is the proxy going to that blocked site, not you.

What happens is that the service shields you from the blocker. The proxy isn’t detected by the blocker so you can visit the site without being noticed. Some proxies are banned in school/workplace so keep looking for available ones.

Other people use a portable browser which they carry in a flash drive. If your administrator makes it impossible to run batch files on networks, there are applications on the Web that can go around it.

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