Ultrasurf, a freeware software, is labeled as an internet censorship circumvention solution that was released way back in 2002. And its primary goal was to allow the men of China to bypass geo-restrictions on the internet, also known as the ‘The Great Firewall of China’.
Over the years, the software underwent multiple modifications. And, though the product is doing an exceptional job at whatever it was meant to do, no one and not even this application can reach its maximum potential. This has nothing to do with bugs crawling over the code, but due to an insufficient amount of funding and number of servers.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
From a user standpoint, the app is quite simple to operate. Once you download the client, one simply needs to double-click on the file. It was originally designed for Internet Explorer, but after having received many moderations, it is not compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox. Yet there are limitations to what we can do.
Its fundamental flaw is its incompatibility with the Linux-based operating system. Unless you are a Windows user, Ultrasurf will not help you surf those forbidden websites you so desperately want access to.
HOW TO USE ULTRASURF
After you have downloaded Ultrasurf, extract the downloaded file and save it to your preferred location. Double click on the executable file to open it. The first thing one will notice when they open it is the simple user interface of the software.
You can find three servers out of which you can choose anyone but the first time, Ultrasurf will choose the one with the fastest internet connection for you automatically.
Once the connection has been established, Ultrasurf will open the default web browser, that is, Internet Explorer for you.
CHANGING BROWSER SETTINGS FOR USING ULTRASURF
Step 1: Open Firefox
Step 2: Open “Tools”
Step 3: Select “Options”
Step 4: Click on “Networks”
Step 5: Go to “Advanced”
Step 6: Select “Settings”
Step 7: Check the “Manual Proxy Configuration” box
Step 8: Type in ‘127.0.0.1’ or any other proxy you might be using
Step 9: For the port, type in ‘9666’
Step 1: Open Google Chrome
Step 2: Go to Settings
Step 3: Select Advanced Settings
Step 4: Locate Network
Step 5: And select Change Network Settings
Step 6: Go to Connections
Step 7: Open LAN Settings
Step 8: Uncheck Automatically Detect Settings
Step 9: Check on User a Proxy Server for your LAN
Step 10: Type in the Ultrasurf proxy server and port as mentioned in the ‘Firefox’ section
Step 11: Click on ‘OK’ and then Apply