Safe Web Surfing With Ultrasurf
Included among the roster of the Internet's best proxy clients is the freeware program Ultrasurf . Released in 2002, it was developed as an answer to China's strict firewall (aka "The Great Firewall of China") and web surfing policies.
Ultrasurf lets people browse the Internet freely and without fear of being monitored. It does this by encrypting a person's IP address from the Web, using in its place a proxy IP address from its servers. This makes it impossible for websites like Google and Facebook to track a person's location down and to keep them from monitoring their users' personal data.
Aside from bypassing firewalls and encrypting IP addresses, Ultrasurf also deletes saved cookies and clears the current browser's history automatically- all of which adds another level of security to an Internet user's web surfing activities. For those who want to keep their privacy on the Internet safe and retain their anonymity, these features would be indispensable tools.
Another great thing about Ultrasurf is that it does not require installation. The whole package (a mere. exe file) is about 1. 5 megabytes and can be perfectly carried around in a flash drive- perfect for those times when using an open WiFi network or browsing from a public computer is inevitable.
Ultrasurf In A Nutshell:
Free - Ultrasurf is freeware. This means no added costs, hidden fees and membership dues.
Fast - Compared to other similar software, Ultrasurf 's loading time is phenomenal.
Easy to learn - The GUI (graphical user interface) is easy and intuitive enough for first time users to understand.
Low resource usage - The software only takes up about 5MB of RAM when running.
Works in the background - It is unobtrusive and does not require constant prompts to see if it is working properly.
Not open source - In this era where open source software is king, some people may not be comfortable with the idea that Ultrasurf is developed in a closed source environment.
No support for other languages - The software only comes in English- this limitation can be a huge bane to non-English speakers.
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