A proxy server is an intermediary body between you, the client and other servers. When you navigate to a website, you essentially send in a request to your proxy server, which in turn contacts the relevant servers to bring you the information requested. Often, system administrators block websites using proxy server settings. This typically happens in a work or school environment where administrators like to filter your Internet usage.
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Download a different Web browser. This is the easiest way to unlock proxy-blocked websites on your computer. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome offer free downloads. Launch the Web browser after installation. Navigate to the proxy-blocked website. Go to the next step if this doesn't help.
Disable your firewall. Often, system administrators use firewall services to block websites. Click the Start menu and select "Run ..." Type without the quotes "msconfig" and hit the "Enter" key to launch your "System Configuration." Click the tab that says "Startup." Scroll down the list and locate any firewall service installed on your computer. Single-click to remove the check mark. Click "OK" and reboot your computer.
Type the IP address of the blocked website in the address bar instead of typing the URL, as you normally would. Self SEO can translate an URL into an IP address. Simply type the website URL address in the "Enter URL" box and click "Get IP." Use the numeric information (IP address) in the address bar to see if you can open the website.
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