UltraSurf Firefox Plugin

Firefox add-ons, Hide IP Solutions

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.

Firefox problem

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

Ultrasurf Firefox Plugin

Here is what you have to do to make it work:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Download the Firefox add-on
  3. Unzip the file
  4. Drag the wjbutton_en.xpi file to Firefox window
  5. Click the “Install” button in the pop-up window to install it.  The icon will show at the right-bottom of the Firefox window.
  6. Close all Firefox windows and re-open firefox.
  7. A grey-out icon means UltraSurf is disabled. Click it to enable/disable it.Ultrasurf Firefox
  8. Start the program and enable the Firefox add-on. If you don’t have UltraSurf installed, download the .exe file and run it.
  9. 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!

Further Reading

Regarding Ultrasurf, you should also read:

Happy Surfing!


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6 comments… add one
  • CF May 11, 2009

    ULTRASURF IS CONFIRMED MALWARE. I would stay FAR FAR FAR away from it. It contains KNOWN malware, contains code to execute and attach to other processes, and on load US goes out and contacts a number of suspect sites w/o telling you, some being banks, some being govt sites.

    Stick with TOR, or a paid service if you REALLY want to be safe. UltraSurf IS mining data and is executing things in the background and could potentially be a serious hazard to you and your privacy.

    Google ultrasurf + malware to find further proof.

  • Dirk Jan 10, 2010

    CF, this is not BS. Ultrasurf contains no malware.

  • Dirk Jan 10, 2010

    Originally Posted By DirkCF, this is BS. Ultrasurf contains no malware.

  • Decepticus Sep 15, 2010

    How could it be a malware when you don’t even have to install it?! It’s just a .exe file that you launch everytime you want to surf anonymously. I tried a couple IP hiders before, but once I tried UltraSurf I never looked elsewhere. What an awesome little gem.

    The only hiccups : once activated, the connection becomes slower. But I guess this happens with all other privacy programs. Also it’s not compatible with Google Chrome, but that’s not a big problem.

  • breakaway duke Sep 18, 2010


    im all set up on tor now and its great, but i have one question and i know this has to be possible but how do you view contenet which requires plugins i.e youtube videos,, beacause from what ive read if you enable tor and change the tor preferences to allow plugins to run the your ip can and will be leaked, is there an add on for tor or a trick i am missing to make viewing youtube videos safe i.e tor ip sent not my own????

  • Neil from Ohio Mar 18, 2011

    The Firefox kludge is no longer necessary. Recent releases of FF have a new proxy setting: Use system proxy setting.

    When this option is checked, FF will work with Ultrasurf (or any similar proxy service) the same way IE and Chrome do.

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