Ultrasurf

Ultrasurf


Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
13.04
File Size:
1.87MB
Date Added:
March 18, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
675,824
Downloads Last Week:
4,677
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This small program provides strong privacy protection with none of the confusing setups of other proxy tools. In seconds, you'll be ready to surf privately and securely with Ultrasurf's fast, private proxies.

When you launch this program for the first time, it loads Internet Explorer automatically. This can be changed in the options menu as this tool works well with other browsers, too. Ultrasurf has a very simple interface with Home, Retry, Option, Help, and Exit buttons. One thing we found to be a bit awkward was the golden lock icon, which showed up on our Windows Taskbar after we started the program. However, we managed to hide it by unchecking the option. Overall, this tool is very easy to use and page-loading time while browsing the Web is quite fast. It is an ideal tool for people who don't know much about how proxies work, as you don't have to assign any port numbers or play with the features in order to hide your IP address. Those who are familiar with using proxy servers can change the proxy settings manually if they wish.

If you like to protect your privacy or can't access certain Web sites due to censorship, Ultrasurf will be the easiest gateway for you. It doesn't have a plethora of options, but overall it does what it's designed to do.

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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product A MUST HAVE FOR ALL !!!!!!"

    June 22, 2014   |   By Cireb

    Version: Ultrasurf 13.04

    Pros

    EASY TO USE... ULTRA SMART software APPLICATION.. NO ADDS... FAST CONNECTION SPEEDS..

    Cons

    There is nothing bad I can say about this software. I have been using it for over One month now.

    Summary

    this is a great tool for all to have. Paying for Internet services totaling over $70 per month You should not be blocked by any website.

    I use my mobile phone (hot spot) as my modem to access WiFi on my laptop. Now I can access HULU NETFLIX and YOU TUBE using this amazing tool. I was paying HOT SPOT Shield 4.95 per month like a dummy just to access NETFLIX..... THANKS ULTRA SURF...

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple, but extremely effective"

    June 12, 2014   |   By Mordib12

    Version: Ultrasurf 13.04

    Pros

    Small profile - uses virtually no processing power and 50mb of ram while running. Works on Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Its literally just 1 file - an .exe. You can run it from any location like it advertises, though I haven't tried to run it directly from online storage - just a flash drive so far.

    Its definitely not a trojan. If your AV detects it as such, your AV is delivering a false-positive to you.

    Doesn't really limit your speed either like other services do. It does slow down your internet connection slightly, but it is slight. I have a 20mbps down, 3mbps up service and on speed tests it resulted in a 18.9mbps down, 2.3 up speeds. That's very good results for a completely free program such as this.

    Doesn't create ads or popups like the others do to "pay" for the service.

    Cons

    Doesn't have many options. There is only so much "tweaking" you can do to it. The golden lock icon was kinda annoying but there is an option to turn it off. Its setup to work with IE, which I don't use, so I had to turn that feature off too. The pro's of this program FAR outweigh these cons, however.

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  • 5 stars

    "So far so good"

    April 27, 2014   |   By Keyser_Sausage

    Version: Ultrasurf 13.04

    Pros

    - It works.
    - Easy to download, extract(unzip) and run.
    - No AV software problems(using Kaspersky/Malware Bytes Pro)
    - It just lets me use the sites that are banned by my ISP
    - No install as such, just unzip the .exe file and run so can be run off of a flash drive leaving no trace on PC after(as long as you run something like CC cleaner after the session)
    - As I understand it it was conceived to help Chinese people get round their country's restrictions so that should tell you something about its efficacy.

    Cons

    None as yet, but I've not long downloaded it, and I have no way of commenting on aspects like anonymity. Hard to comment on speed but it's working without any substantial delay that I can notice.

    Summary

    Afte Cyberghost just upped and stopped working and their support just didn't wnat to know, I eventually had to track down another. Minefield if you don't know your stuff. Would have preferred a VPN client, but seems unless you pay they all have their flaws. So was a toss up between this and TOR, but heard there's some doubt as to whether it's been compromised. Probably horsesh#t but didn't want to risk it. So went with this.
    What can I tell you it was real easy to download, unzip and run. It works. I can now access the sites my ISP in th eUK had blocked. So I'm happy. No noticable lag but not really used it long enough for a solid assessment yet.
    I do question whether all of these reviews are genuine. Check wikipedia for peace of mind if you're undecided. It convinced me.

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