How to Unfilter Proxy Avoidance in Websense

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How to Unfilter Proxy Avoidance in Websense
You can unfilter proxy avoidance settings on your network by testing various proxy sites. (Internet image by arabesque from Fotolia.com)

A proxy is a site that provides a gateway to users who need to bypass Internet restrictions so that websites being blocked in a network by filtering software such as Websense can be accessed. Websense features a proxy avoidance setting that blocks proxy sites so Internet users cannot bypass its restrictions. New proxy sites are developed and uploaded to the Net daily; therefore, it isn't possible for Websense to block every single proxy available. Ultimately, you can unfilter proxy avoidance in Websense by visiting websites that feature lists of new proxies that are not yet blocked by Websense.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Navigate to the Prospector website to access proxy sites that haven't been blocked by the Websense proxy avoidance filtering setting (see Resources). To access a proxy in the Prospector website, simply scroll down the page and navigate through the extensive list of available proxy sites displayed below the title that says "Links." Click on the proxy you prefer, and Prospector will redirect you to it. The proxy sites displayed on the Prospector site are updated regularly; therefore, you will have many options to choose from.

  2. 2

    Visit the A-Z Proxies official website to use any of the new proxy sites featured therein (see Resources). A-Z Proxies offers its visitors a wide variety of Web proxy options to bypass restrictions stemming from filtering software like Websense. To choose a proxy from this website, scroll through the list or proxies featured on the upper left side of the screen in the box displayed below the title that says "Web Proxy List." Click on the proxy you would like to use to unfilter Websense restrictions and A-Z Proxies will redirect you to it.

  3. 3

    Use the Web Proxy Lists website to connect to proxy sites Websense has not yet blocked on your network (see Resources). This website provides a list of working Web based proxies you can use to bypass Websense and access any website that is being blocked by its restrictions. To access a proxy through Web Proxy Lists, browse the list of Web proxies placed on the right side of the screen in the box located below where it says "Currently Active Proxies." Click on the proxy you want to use and you will be redirected to it.

Tips and warnings

  • The only way to unfilter proxy avoidance in Websense is by accessing proxy sites that are not yet restricted. Because the proxy avoidance feature Websense offers blocks new proxy sites consistently, you will need to use websites that provide lists of proxies to find proxy sites that haven't been blocked.
  • You may need to click on several proxies before you find one that Websense hasn't blocked.

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