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UltraSurf is an excellent hide IP software that you can use to browse anonymously. It is one of the most appreciated privacy tools available on the market. Learn how to use it with Firefox by installing the Ultrasurf Firefox plugin.
One of the few problems of UltraSurf is that when used it does not automatically change the proxy settings for Firefox. This means that it does not change your IP address when browsing with Firefox. You have to change these settings manually. Not very convenient, isn’t it?
To solve this problem, a Firefox add-on is available for
download that does exactly this: changes the proxy settings when using UltraSurf. The plugin lets you enable and disable the tool on the bottom bar of the browser. You still need to have the application running, but at least you don’t have to change the proxy settings every time you want to use/ stop using it.
Ultrasurf Firefox Plugin
Here is what you have to do to make it work:
- Open Firefox
Downloadthe Firefox add-on
- Unzip the file
- Drag the wjbutton_en.xpi file to Firefox window
- Click the “Install” button in the pop-up window to install it. The icon will show at the right-bottom of the Firefox window.
- Close all Firefox windows and re-open firefox.
- A grey-out icon means UltraSurf is disabled. Click it to enable/disable it.
- Start the program and enable the Firefox add-on. If you don’t have UltraSurf installed, download the .exe file and run it.
- To change the settings or uninstall it, go to “tools/add-ons” of Firefox.
To sum up, if you are using Firefox as your main tool for browsing the Internet and you want to benefit from the Ultrasurf proxy, you have two options: either you manually set up Firefox to use the proxy or, simpler, install the Ultrasurf Firefox plugin as described above. Enjoy!
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