Are you often away from home because of the work you do and when you travel abroad do you always find it difficult to access the websites you usually use in your free time? Are you unable to access services like Netflix or Facebook due to the limitations imposed by where you are? It is certainly a big problem, but fortunately, it is completely solvable.
In this case, what you need is a program to bypass geographical restrictions and you must therefore rely on the use of a proxy or a VPN. During this tutorial I will tell you about these programs to change the IP address so that you can be able to access the Internet sites that are blocked.
How do you say? Would you like to start using a program that plays the proxy/VPN role but you have no technical skills and are afraid of not being able to? Don’t worry: these are software that, once installed, automatically configure themselves, so you won’t have to do anything other than download and install the programs that I will recommend on your computer. Are you ready to start? I wish you a good read.
- TOR Browser (Windows/macOS/Linux)
- TunnelBear (Windows/macOS)
- HotSpot Shield (Windows/macOS)
- CyberGhost (Windows/macOS)
- ProXPN (Windows/macOS)
- Online alternatives
TOR Browser (Windows / macOS / Linux)
Having to create a guide dedicated to the best programs to bypass any limitations to Internet browsing and thus access the Web portals that have restricted access due to geographical limitations, I intend to start by talking to you about TOR Browser.
If you have never heard of it, you must know that it is a free software package that also includes a browser that looks like a modified version of the famous Mozilla Firefox browser. This program is useful from the moment it is equipped with a system that allows you to camouflage your online identity and therefore to bypass the limitations imposed by some Internet sites.
Using this program, navigation will be completely anonymous and the operation of this software is rather unique from the moment it allows you to camouflage the user’s original IP by bouncing communication through different networks managed by volunteers and scattered all over the world. It is one of the best known programs for bypassing proxies because it guarantees high security and is even used by many managed IT services providers.
To use TOR Browser it is not necessary to perform any advanced configuration as, once you have downloaded it from its official website, you will only have to start it by clicking on its icon. To start anonymous browsing through this modified browser, you must then press the Connect button.
If you want to start using the TOR browser, you must first click here to connect to its official website.
Press the Download button located at the top, then download the software to your computer by choosing the version relating to the operating system you are using. Keep in mind that you can use browsers on Windows and Mac or Linux computers.
Among the programs to bypass proxies that I recommend you download on your computer there is a famous software called TunnelBear. I have chosen to talk to you about this program as I believe it is very easy to use because of its clear and particularly intuitive user interface.
By downloading this software you will be able to change your IP address and bypass geographical restrictions and/or blocking Internet sites, all in a few clicks.
All you have to do to start using it will be to go to the official website of this program, press the Get Started button, it’s free which you can see in the center of the screen in order to be sent back to the software download page.
TunnelBear can be used for free on Windows and macOS computers, but a version for Android or iOS mobile devices is also available. Alternatively, you can think of using it as an extension to be installed in the Chrome browser or to be used with the Opera browser.
If, on the other hand, you decide to download the program to your computer, all you have to do, once installed and started, is to click on the lever to move it to ON and then you will have to select from the map the geographical position from which you want to connect.
As I told you, the software can be used for free but, on the other hand, it has a limitation given by the ability to navigate while consuming reduced traffic: the maximum is 500 MB per month.
Alternatively, you can optionally subscribe to a paid monthly subscription that allows you to get unlimited browsing.
HotSpot Shield (Windows/macOS)
Another well-known program that you can use on your computer to bypass any geographical restrictions imposed by Internet sites is the HotspotShield software. I want to tell you about it in my guide as it is an excellent fast and reliable software that allows you to camouflage the IP address with an alternative one.
The program in question is present in a free and paid version; the latter is available for a monthly fee or a lump sum payment.
However, even using this software in the free version, you will still be able to surf anonymously but there are some limitations present: the IP address that is assigned can only be US, the browsing speed will not be very high also there are some invasive advertisements inside the software.
Of course, you can imagine that all the limitations mentioned will be eliminated if you subscribe to the service or if you buy the complete program by paying one-off.
Regarding the use of this software, I can still advise you to start with the free version from the moment the program’s functions are useful for the purpose you have proposed. Hotspot Shield is a software with a fairly immediate use and integrates a counter that indicates the amount of data consumed.
If you want to start using it, after you have downloaded it from its official website by pressing the Download VPN button, all you have to do to start incognito browsing is to press the power button that you will see on the screen.
If you are looking for a program that allows you to bypass any geographical limitations and which, in addition to being simple to use then I can only advise you to use CyberGhost.
It is a VPN service that you can download on both Windows and Mac computers and it is also available for Linux operating systems.
If you need to use a VPN to browse your mobile device, you will be pleased to know that you can download CyberGhost for free on Android or iOS smartphones through the application available on the Play Store or on the App Store.
This software can be downloaded from the official website; unfortunately, however, it is paid with a 7-day evaluation version.
However, it is an excellent program that guarantees unlimited bandwidth and traffic and also greater security thanks to a 256-bit AES encryption system and other advanced options dedicated to security.
To start using Cyber Ghost through the free evaluation version you have to go to the official website of this VPN and press the Download free trial version button. You can still benefit from all the security options of the paid version and use it on your computer to browse anonymously.
Equipped with some advanced configurations aimed at more experienced users, ProXPN is an excellent solution to bypass geographical restrictions. It is a software that is freely downloadable on Windows or Mac computers and is also available as an application for Android or iOS.
This program is offered free of charge with some limitations; among these there is the inability to choose an IP address other than the United States and a reduction in browsing speed.
In any case, if you are looking for a software that allows you to change the IP address by disguising it with one of another nationality, I recommend you go to the official website of this program to download and start using it without paying.
If, on the other hand, you wish to take advantage of it in an unlimited way, you can evaluate the purchase of the Premium version which requires the payment of a monthly fee.
The use of this software is quite simple and intuitive although the user interface can be a little confusing to the less experienced.
If you need to change the IP address of your computer to bypass the limitations, I can advise you to use some alternatives to the software I mentioned in the previous lines. In fact, there are some useful Web services that play the role of proxy and therefore, acting as an intermediary, they guarantee completely anonymous browsing.
HideMe is an online proxy through which you can browse anonymously and bypass geographic restrictions by disguising your IP address with one of another nationality.
To use it, you just have to connect to its official website and, once you have chosen the proxy server to be used via the Proxy location drop-down menu, you only need to paste or type the Web address to visit in the text field on the screen.
Equipped with an attractive, simple and immediate user interface, the ProxySite website offers anonymous browsing allowing you to bypass any limitations or restrictions by changing your IP address momentarily.
All you have to do to use it is connect to its official website and then type or paste the Internet address of the website you want to visit via proxy.
You can also choose the server from which to connect through the appropriate drop-down menu that you will see in the center of the screen: you can use US or a European server and navigate by pressing the GO button.