|From what I can tell, from both Google and experience, Barracuda Web Filter is actually run network-side and has nothing to do with your local machine. Most educational and enterprise networks utilize the web filter (which is actually another physical machine that web traffic runs through, much like enterprise-scale firewalls) to block sites that deliver unwanted content like adult sites, entertainment, and gaming sources that would otherwise impact productivity or pose a security risk. |
Whatever network you are connected to, whether it be a business network, a school network or otherwise, is using this webfilter, and there is no easy way to bypass it. Some people have had luck using proxies or even remoting into another machine outside the network, but these both increase latency and greatly reduce speed. The web filter is there for a REASON and you shouldn't be trying to bypass it. Assuming you're on a mobile device or a laptop, find another wireless network to use, or if you're on a desktop, find a contact for whoever manages the network and ask for an exception if it's truly necessary to eliminate the filter.
edit: sorry for the long rant, but the number of middle- and high-schoolers I've encountered trying to bypass a legitimate block at school so they can slack off is too high to count.
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