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Ultrasurf

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Hi, today's tutorial is going to cover downloading and using Ultrasurf. Ultrasurf is a program that tunnels through firewalls in order to allow you to access material that wouldn't normally be available in the area form where you are accessing the Internet. Ultrasurf also protects your identity by hiding your IP address and immediately deleting your browsing history as soon as you close the program. So, let's get started and learn how to use this program. The first thing you're going to want to do is get the software. You're going to open up your preferred Internet browser, and I'm using Firefox You're going to go to www.ultrareach.com. On the Ultrasurf site you can check out their downloads page, the user center where you can view a FAQ, the background about the program, and the about page where you can learn about the people who created the program. And as you can see here, it protects your privacy, increases your security, and grants you freedom. All we need to do here is click the big green button that says "UltraSurf 9.92 Free Download". This is the most up to date version of the software at the time of the tutorial. You're going to save the file. I'm using Windows 7 here so it's going to save to somewhere a little different, but this program works for older versions of Windows as well: Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista. So you don't have to worry about that, it all works pretty much the same way, it's just that my file structure may be a little different. Now that that's downloaded, I'm going to close that out, and close out the browser window, and then I'm going to go find my file. The file is saved as a compressed (or zipped) file. If you don't have an operating system that automatically decompresses these so that you can see the files on the inside, you're going to need to get a program like Winzip or 7-Zip in order to open up the file. Since i"m using Windows 7, I can just double click it and there's my file. The file is a self contained program; this means you have to install it. There's no installation necessary so it doesn't put any extra files on your computer. All you need to do is run it. However, before I run it I'm going to copy it and put it on my desktop. One of the great things about Ultrasurf is that you can put it on a USB flash drive and take it with you anywhere. So, if you want to go out to a coffee shop and you want to use a computer there while still maintaining your security and privacy, you can put the program on the USB flash drive, take it there, plug it in, and use the self-contained browser to access the Internet. Alright, so here you can see the icon of the sailboat going around the Earth. And all we have to do is double click, run it, it will pop up the user interface, and then bring up a browser. I'm going to minimize the browser for now. When you open Ultrasurf for the first time, you're going to get the option to choose one of these boxes here. I chose the first one. It then connects to the server. So, if you have a problem, you can try reconnecting to the server. And now I'm successfully connected to the server. There's options here, which let you set a couple of different parameters for the program. You can set it to start Internet Explorer automatically, which is what you just saw happen. You can also have it close Internet Explorer as soon as you exit the program, delete your history, delete your cookies, and even hide the golden lock in the lower right hand corner that shows you that Ultrasurf is actually running. You can also set your own proxy settings. I'm not going to worry about that right now since we just want to get it up and running with the least amount of trouble. So I'm just going to click "OK". So this is running, and the Internet Explorer browser that it popped up is the one you want to use because it's the secure one. I won't ask you to trust me on that, I'll show you that it's secure. I'm going to open my unprotected Firefox browser and go to www.whatsmyip.com. The IP address that comes up here is going to be my actual IP address. Obviously I've blocked out some of the numbers because, while I'm trying to teach you to be secure, I want to be secure as well. So you can see the numbers here, that's my real IP address. I'm going to minimize this and open up the Ultrasurf browser. Now I'm going to go to www.whatismyip.com. On the Ultrasurf browser you can see that this is obviously different. The first and last numbers here are very much different than the first and last numbers on the unprotected browser. So, you're IP address is safe, your information is safe, and you've been able to access websites and information that you aren't normally able to access. Now you're done and you want to close everything out. You could regularly just go up here and close your browser, but all you really have to do is close the Ultrasurf user interface and it will close the browser, remove the lock, and erase all traces of of information that you were using Ultrasurf on your computer. And that's all there is to using Ultrasurf. I hope you found it useful.

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Duration: 6 minutes and 3 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Calvin Rhodes
Director: Calvin Rhodes
Views: 527
Posted by: therhodesahead on Jun 2, 2010

A simple tutorial on the use of Ultrasurf.

Note - In order for Ultrasurf to work correctly while using the Firefox browser, users should go to http://www.ultrareach.com/downloads/ultrasurf/wjbutton_en.zip. This will download an add-on for Firefox that makes Ultrasurf function correctly.

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