What is FreeGate.exe
FreeGate is one of the most popular anti-censorship client software from the Internet-based anti-censorship portal Dynaweb. It allows you to surf Internet anonymously with the support of a network of hundreds of dynamic mirror sites. It helps millions of users in countries like China and Iran, where there is heavy censorship on the online content, to access Internet freely.
How to use FreeGate
FreeGate is a small downloadable .exe file, which you can download freely from the link given at the end of this post. You do not even need to install it on your computer. Just run the freegate.exe file and the default web browser Internet Explorer will open and the Dynaweb website will open. This website has a field, where you can enter the desired URL and start anonymous surfing the web. This process will automatically set the proxy value in the IE settings to 127.0.0.1:8580 and allow you to enter any URL in the address field of your Internet Explorer also.
In case you want to de-install FreeGate, you just have to delete Freegate.exe file. No further uninstallation is required.
Two Ways to Use FreeGate
Proxy Mode: Here you double click the Freegate .exe file, which opens the IE and sets the proxy value as 127.0.0.1:8580. Once in IE, you can enter the URL of any website directly in the address bar and the website will securely and anonymously open in your web browser.
Classical Mode: In this mode, you will visit the Dynaweb website http://us.dongtaiwang.com/home_en.php. You will find a field on this website, where you enter the URL of the target website. For instance, I entered http://yahoo.com. It will take you to the website directly, but the address shown in the address bar of your browser will be an encrypted one, for instance, I got something like http://us.dongtaiwang.com/do/z__k/oooLqGQjjLxjX/, but the yahoo.com website was opened.
Using Other Browsers with Freegate
In case you are now a fan of Internet Explorer and want to use any other web browser like Firefox, then there is one additional step. You have to manually set the proxy settings in your favorite browser to 127.0.0.1:8580 and you are ready for the action.
One important thing to note is that some anti-virus and security software report Freegate as a security threat. But actually this is not so. You just have to manually white list this in the settings of the security software.
Here is a youtube video, which describes the basic features of usage of Freegate.
Video: Freegate.exe Proxy Download Video
FreeGate is one of the most popular anti-censorship client software from the Internet-based anti-censorship portal Dynaweb. It allows you to surf Internet anonymously with the support of a network of hundreds of dynamic mirror sites.
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