Trend Micro Inc. developed the OfficeScan security product. With OfficeScan, network administrators are able to monitor, manage and safeguard a network from threats like malware and viruses by blocking potentially harmful websites through the proxy server. Compatible with various operating systems, including Windows NT, OfficeScan may sometimes block useful and harmless websites, which makes disabling it necessary. A viable way to disable the OfficeScan proxy service is to use a proxy site, which is a website that enables you to bypass any type of Internet restrictions, including OfficeScan service proxy restrictions.
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Visit the Barracuda Proxy site to disable the restrictive OfficeScan proxy service settings on your NT operating system (see Resources). Barracuda Proxy is a free proxy site that servers as a gateway to access websites that are being blocked by any type of Internet filters or blocks including OfficeScan restrictions. Barracuda proxy also keep your information anonymous when you surf the web for your security.
Type the URL of the site OfficeScan is blocking on your Windows NT system in the text box displayed at the bottom of the Barracuda Proxy page.
Click on the "Go" button beside the text box, and Barracuda Proxy will redirect you to the previously inaccessible website.
Go to the L100 Proxy website and use its service to disable the restrictions stemming from the OfficeScan proxy service established on your NT system (see Resources). L100 Proxy is a cost-free proxy site that will help you disable any type of restriction on your network. When you surf the Net through this proxy's server, your IP address is kept hidden so your private information remains anonymous.
Enter the web address of the Web page OfficeScan is keeping you from being able to visit in the text field displayed on the upper region of the L100 Proxy page.
Click on the "Go!" button next to the text field and L100 Proxy will send you to the website that you were previously unable to visit due to the OfficeScan blocks.
Navigate to the Best Browse proxy site and disable the blocks originating from the OfficeScan proxy service administered on your Windows NT OS (see Resources). Best Browse is a free-to-use proxy site where you will be able to visit your favourite websites even in a restrictive network environment operating OfficeScan settings. Best Browse will also keep you anonymous when you bypass the OfficeScan blocks to surf the Net.
Type the URL of the site OfficeScan has deemed inaccessible in the text bar displayed at the bottom of the Best Browse page.
Click on the "Go" tab located to the side of the text bar and Best Browse will disable the OfficeScan blocks so you can gain access to the previously unattainable website.
Tips and warnings
- Network administrators will never disable the entire OfficeScan service because it will expose the network to online threats; therefore, a viable way to approach this is by disabling the OfficeScan restrictive settings through a proxy site.
- There are various proxy sites that can help you disable the OfficeScan service restrictions. To find lists of proxies visit websites like ProxyInter. (See Resources.)
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