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Ultrasurf

CNET 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Corrupt install file"

    November 17, 2013  |   By DirtyDogDaveee

    Version: Ultrasurf 13.01

    Pros

    Avast pick up a virus in files and then when i turned off antivirus to install thinking that maybe it was a false postive it open my browser to a fake hackers website below

    file:///C:/Users/me/Downloads/TT%20COPY.htm

    Cons

    virus in install

    Summary

    virus will wreck your life

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Don't listen to the negative ads!"

    October 23, 2013  |   By Obbysmash

    Version: Ultrasurf 13.01

    Pros

    Safe, reliable, fast, perfect!

    Cons

    None! Have fun!

    Summary

    I downloaded this program, scanned it with different softwares, Microsoft security, AND McAfee. They both said the file was safe. I opened it, it works flawlessly and is the best I've used. Great for those pesky administrator blocks! All in all, the bad reviews are from people demoting this product to promote theirs. Trust in this and enjoy!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Bogged down my system"

    October 2, 2013  |   By seenetsux

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.10

    Pros

    It is small and does what it says it will do without any installation.

    Cons

    there is no way to make it use my default browser and it slowed down my computer. some how it hogged a ton of resources. it's actually much more trouble than it's worth.

    Summary

    i hated it. sorry guys.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Yes it is good"

    May 18, 2013  |   By skajdlive

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.10

    Pros

    All is good

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Tried a few today and this is one of the besr

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Outstanding piece of software!"

    February 16, 2013  |   By jkazim123

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.10

    Pros

    -No installation required
    -No traces left on computer
    -Tool against censorship
    -Easy to use
    -Not a virus
    -Can be stored on a USB

    Cons

    -No Mac OS X Version
    -You use Internet Explorer. If they could put a portable Firefox, yeah, that'd be great.

    Summary

    This is a pretty godly piece of software. I highly recommend it if you want to get around blocks of any kind. I'll be visiting my friend in Shanghai and I am glad I have this software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good little zipfile"

    February 7, 2013  |   By fredg06

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.10

    Pros

    Very good at switching the IP address to a different one. It goes through it's own website, switching the IP address to a new one. If you want to exit the program, it returns all settings of your ISP or DSL or whatever, to the original settings. You can exit the program, then re-start it, and it gives you a different IP address.

    Cons

    The ISP name is always the same: Hurricane Electric. But, it does change the address numbers.

    Summary

    Good for changing IP address. It returns it to the original when you exit the program. It does NOT put files into a new program that you would have to uninstall. It is simply a zip file, located in Downloads that you execute with double right clicks. You click on Options to get rid of the Yellow Lock symbol, and other choices.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy, Effective, free, portable IP proxy "Mask""

    December 16, 2012  |   By Unknowntyper

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.03

    Pros

    This programme is small, self-contained and easy to use. You can use this via a flash drive on any PC at any location. It does not substantially slow your connection and is highly effective. This proxy is simple to use to P2P torrent programmes like VUZE/Utorrent to privately download all your favourite legal non-copyrighted materials with ease and speed!

    Cons

    Has some limits that bulky programmes offer. Tech savvy people out there will not use the "big" programmes anyway. But it is true this is light and lacks certain feature someone my desire.

    This is not a CON per se, but it will be flagged by big corporate antivirus software. Don't worry, this programme is 100% safe.

    Summary

    Less is more. It's better to know what you are doing instead of having large bulky programmes run the whole show. A few tech-savvy programmes like this keep you computer light and running smooth! A small cocktail of a good Free antivirus, a programme like this one and a simple firewall are all you need to be 100% safe. Save your time and money to protect your privacy... Highly recommended

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worked for like 5 min"

    December 13, 2012  |   By kakakhushi

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.03

    Pros

    Small sized

    Cons

    Crashes every 2 to 5 min, even with the antivirus disabled.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "dont listen to av companies"

    November 19, 2012  |   By stewievader

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.03

    Pros

    this a great proxy tool,small yet powerful

    Cons

    anything you hear from an antivirus company about it being a trojan / unsafe site is just false

    Summary

    anti-virus companies are paid to identify software such as this as unsafe or a trojan, because it circumvents security measures put in place by government or business's.

    due to the standardized definition of a trojan,'a program that looks legitimate but makes UNWANTED changes to a computer', gov/business's can say that the program is making unwanted changes so it should be classified as a Trojan

    a good example of this being legitimate piracy tools

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Awesome and fast"

    November 14, 2012  |   By ajdope

    Version: Ultrasurf 12.03

    Pros

    Small
    1 file
    works with all browsers
    Works at school or work

    Cons

    People who still use Norton (sigh) think its a virus

    Summary

    Great for circumventing unnecessary blocks and for private, secure browsing

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