YouTube ban in Pakistan and ways to work around it

YouTube ban in Pakistan and ways to work around it

The blockade of the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, which was shut down on September 17 to prevent access to the blasphemous video, has now entered its 9th week.

YouTube ban in Pakistan and ways to work around it

While many support the YouTube ban in Pakistan, a whole lot of others use YouTube for a living. Apart from digital and marketing agencies, software houses, students and any other general users who need access to YouTube, there are a few ways to work around and circumvent the ban.

While this is not a How-To post or a tutorial on how to set up these tools, here I’m listing a few VPNs, Proxies and other solutions that can help you get started.

1 – Tor Project (Tor Browser Bundle)

If you’re a techie and know your way around, download this set of Tor Bundle that you will have to configure manually. Otherwise go for the Tor Borwser Bundle that comes with a standalone preset browser bundle which is ready to use once installed. Works as a proxy server. Can be used with Firefox and Chrome browser with quick switch buttons for normal and proxy browsing.

  • Complexity Level: 2 for Browser Bundle – 6 for Tor Bundle
  • Browsing Speed: 6

2 – HotSpot Shield

Available for iOS, PC, iPhone, iPad & Android. Download and install this software. Works with almost all your PC browsers.

  • Complexity Level: 3
  • Browsing Speed: 7

3 – Spotflux

Download and install. Available for PC, Mac. Works with almost all your PC browsers.

  • Complexity Level: 3
  • Browsing Speed: 8

4 – TunnelBear

Download and install. Available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.

  • Complexity Level: 3
  • Browsing Speed: 7

5 – SecurityKISS

Download and install. Available for PC.

  • Complexity Level: n/a
  • Browsing Speed: n/a

6 – Orbot for Android

Download and install. Available for Android.

  • Complexity Level: 4
  • Browsing Speed: 6

7 – Force TLS addon for Firefox Browser (How To: Tutorial)

Download and install for Firefox browser.

  • Complexity Level: n/a
  • Browsing Speed: n/a

8 – UltraSurf

Download and install. Available for PC.

  • Complexity Level: 3
  • Browsing Speed: 7

9 – Stealthy for Chrome

Download and install. Available for Chrome.

  • Complexity Level: 2
  • Browsing Speed: 7