How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked


Many schools and businesses use a firewall to block access to YouTube, making it difficult (but not impossible) to access

If your school or office firewall blocks access to YouTube you may be able to use a proxy service to get get around the firewalls and access any website you want.

The easy way: Try Firefox to get around the firewall

"Firefox has built-in proxy connection settings"

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Try the built-in proxy connection settings with an Anonymizer service to access YouTube at school or work when it's blocked

Firefox is not affected by many network restrictions that system administrators may automatically apply to Internet Explorer every time you use it. More importantly, Firefox has built-in proxy-connection settings, which when used with settings that you can get from an anonymous web surfing or anonymizer service, can allow you to get to virtually any website you want even if it is blocked by a firewall. Firefox has several other features such as Google-integration for faster searches, automatic pop-up blockers and more. Firefox is free.

Get to You-Tube from work or school, even through a firewall by using an Anonymizer or Private web surfing site

For years internet privacy experts have been using anonymizers, Proxies, private web-surfing services and other identity hiding software or services to get to websites privately.

 

These anonymizers and Anonymous web surfing services are usually used to hide your tracks while surfing the internet, making it impossible for anyone to trace what web-pages you have visited - but you can also use anonymizers and proxies to access YouTube and other websites at school or work that are blocked by a firewall. These anonymous web surfing services when used together with Firefox will usually let you get around any firewall. Most web-proxy services or anonymizers are not free, but many do offer partial service for free or a free trial period, which might work for you depending on what type of firewall your school uses. You may have to try a few different internet anonymous web surfing services or proxies to see which one works best with the firewall that your school or office has. Most of these services do not require you to install any software on the computer you're using at. You simply log into their website from work or school, then use the service to get to YouTube.com or whatever websites your school or business firewall is blocking. You can use these services with or without Firefox.

How an anonymizer gets around a firewall

An anonymizer or Private web-surfing service gets around your school's firewall by setting up a connection between your computer and the anonymizer service or proxy, so the firewall only sees the connection from you to them. The anonymizer's computers then connect to YouTube.com (or Hotmail, Myspace, etc) with their internet connection and send the data back to you. To the school's firewall it looks like your computer is connecting to the proxy's web address and not Youtube.com.

Some schools block proxys and anonymous web surfing sites, especially the free ones, so you may have to try a few to find one that works

The I.T. guys at your school or in your company's I.T. Department might be smart enough to configure their firewall to block the common proxys and private web-surfing websites and services right along with blocking YouTube.com. Lucky for you, there are LOTS of different internet-proxy and anonymizer services to choose from! You may have to experiment with different proxies until you find one that works with the firewall settings at your school or in your office at work.

There are no guarantees when they block YouTube.com

You might only have to try one or two different anonyimizers or web-proxy services before you can connect to YouTube.com from school. You might also try 50 and never find one that works if your school's firewall is really good. The only way to find it is to try. WARNING: The use of web-proxies or anonymizers to bypass firewalls might be against the rules at your school or place of employment. If using proxies is against the rules, use them at your own risk or don't use them at all!

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D. Smith (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked

There are a number of ways depending on how good the firewall is
1. Use the extension HTTPS EVERYWHERE in mozilla firefox or google chrome.
2. Try a online proxy like hidemyass.com with ssl button turned on.
If that fails,
3.Use Tor browser, download from their official site and just run it, you don't need to install it. Go to settings, fill your school's proxy address and port number, generally they are http or less likely https and rarely sock4/sock5[[normally schools/colleges have a server and it is not direct connection & if not then select no proxy in settings]].
If all else fails, use a paid reputed VPN {Virtual Private Network} as there are very few free vpns and they generally gets detected although try out the vpn first {many vpn offer trials} as detection depends on how good the firewall is.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
Youtube is seriously blocked at our work. My coworker told me he was able to view youtube after somebody sent him a link to a youtube video, and he was able to watch it. I never looked into it, but today, I was able to view youtube by clicking a link in a Reddit thread. It brought me to a Sting music video which I was able to watch. Once I was in youtube, I could watch anything (and did!). It'd be nice if somebody could explain how this happened so we could replicate the procedure. I immediately wrote down the exact steps I took to get to that magic link. I tried it again, and it worked the second time. Anybody know what's going on with this?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
YouTube blocked
How can I do this? Nothing I try works!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Get YouTube When It's Blocked
I guess my boss wants me to work instead of watching Youtube because it's blocked and nothing I've tried works.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Get YouTube When It's Blocked
yes
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
YouTube When It's Blocked
the people at our school aren't stupid. cant even get to the control panel. gotta go through help to get to it! I tried this. they restricted us from downloading anything!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked

Web Page Blocked!

You have tried to access a web page which is in violation of your internet usage policy.

URL: www.youtube.com/?hl=en-GB&gl=GB
Category: Streaming Media and Download

To have the rating of this web page re-evaluated
https://www.youtube.com/?hl=en-GB&gl=GB

You have tried to access a web page which is in violation of your internet usage policy.

URL: www.facebook.com/
Category: Social Networking

To have the rating of this web page re-evaluated
https://www.facebook.com/

I See Stupid People (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
The person that owns or is in charge of you using their internet does not want you to waste time on these websites. To get those websites unblocked, talk to that person.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
-_- itz my college!! they recently put FortiGuard Web-filter.... We dont have access to any e-commerce site even... im finding a way to access it or any of the blocked sites i have mentioned above..
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Get On YouTube When It's Blocked
copy youtube URL and paste in media player
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
nothing has worked for me when trying to access youtube videos. I have scanned for viruses and did everything on the checklist when error pops up. i can't believe no one knows how to resolve this issue.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get KeepVid When It's Blocked
how to enter this blocked site?
Aliffan (not verified)
Re: How To Get KeepVid When It's Blocked
Yes. I have that problem too. I think i have just figure it out. The blocker is NOT Google!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Cant get on Youtube
I can no longer get Youtube on my laptop at home..it displays "error" I did the following to correct problem: 1. Geek squad cleaned out any viruses on laptop. 2) took the computer into best buy and youtube worked..went straight home to see if it now worked and it did not. Does anyone know what's going on?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Cant get on Youtube
Crazy silly question..... Is the internet working at your house? If so check your internet connection and or settings. Also check your wi-fi settings.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Cant get on Youtube
yes, internet working. I would not be able to get to Youtube site unless internet was working.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Cant get on Youtube
If you're signed in, try signing out then signing in.
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I am a Grown Up Geek
Re: Cant get on Youtube

have you tried bypassing all of your routers/wifi's and connecting your computer directly to your cable/DSL modem (will probably have to reboot the modem and PC) ?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
hi everyone, THIS DOES NOT WORK you LIAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO ANGRY :@:@:@:@
BuyMinecraftGuys (not verified)
A virus is blocking Youtube and Yahoo
Help Me! I need help! I tried to download a minecraft premium account for free, and the fudge gave me a virus! I couldnt go no Google for 3 days, then it worked. Still cant go on youtube nor yahoo.
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Re: A virus is blocking Youtube and Yahoo

You need to fully unscrew the virus from your computer. Start with an Antivirus program, try MalwareBytes and you might even try system restore. If you get stuck and have specific questions, submit a new question in the proper section and we'll be happy to help.

Proxy (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
I can't get to youtube,google,facebook, and alot of other sites. i got the virus cause there was this minecraft for free website but then it said fill out a survey. i filled out a survey and then most of my websites are blocked. but i found out this thing where you can get to all websites. Just go this this url but i went to youtube with that url but i can't sign in.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
YouTube Blocked
i got the same problem. how did you fix it?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: YouTube Blocked
i finally figured why my youtube was blocked. I have a Sprint Rave that is used in connection with my router/modem to help with clear cell phone signals in my house. The The router/modem were not compatible which was causing the block of videos. I changed the router/modem..now i have videos! Good luck
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
i got the same problem here mate ......have you solved it yet ???? i tried to solve it by changing the settings in the firewall, but that was unfortunately a waste of my time.So, Enlighten me mate if you solved your problem. thanks mate. a fellow internet surfer.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How To Get YouTube When It's Blocked
f**k its all. No needed youtube. There are many other video portal you can get
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
YouTube Blocked
like what
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
YouTube Blocked
I want to open youtube. Help me how?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: YouTube Blocked
just enter https://www.youtube.com and it works for facebook too
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: YouTube Blocked
Thanks ! it really does work !! Shock

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