The decision by SKMM to block some file sharing websites in Malaysia is rather shocking since under the MSC policy, it was mentioned that no censorship of Internet will be imposed in the country. While SKMM argument is on the copyrights issues, I personally don’t think blocking those sites will help solve it since there are many more fileshare websites out there.

Plus, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are earning a lot from users’ downloading activities since they charge for higher bandwidth or data usage. What’s the point of encouraging Malaysians to subscribe to high-speed Internet but start controlling what they should DO online? Will other file sharing websites be blocked too? And why don’t censor or block PORN websites instead??

While I am not promoting piracy, I do think there are also a lot of people out there who uses these file sharing websites for other purposes like dissemination of worksheets in schools and materials for learning.

 

How to ByPass the Block?

There is no ONE definite solution to it, but there are ways that you can try to bypass the block.

CAUTION: This is not encouraging you to bypass the websites at work or in schools and not all tools or websites mentioned here are working appropriately, hence I shall not be held responsible for any damage caused to your computer and rules and regulation that you violate from using these proxies.

1. Use Proxy-Based Apps

There are quite a number of apps that can help you surf blocked sites. You just need to use it when accessing those blocked sites. One that you can try is http://www.ultrareach.net (It’s for IE only though) or hotspotshield.com

 

2. Use Proxy Servers

Instead of downloading the proxy-based apps, you can in fact try to setup your browser with open proxy servers. Get the free proxy list from here and here and learn how to set up them in Firefox and Chrome. You can also use the Online Proxy servers tool as available here.

 

3. Use Other DNS Servers (One of the best!)

Instead of using the DNS servers provided by your ISPs, try to use FREE DNS available out there. The famous one is Google’s DNS servers – 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Follow this link on how to use this DNS by Google. You might want to try OpenDNS too (208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220). For Windows Users, Just double click on your connection icon, go to Properties, locate TCP/IP and double click. You’ll see the DNS settings there.

If you’re using “auto-connect” via a router modem, please change the DNS in your router’s admin page.

 

4. USE a FREE VPN.

Virtual private network is also another good way to access blocked website. I have compiled some free ones here.

 

Some people mentioned the use of VPN, what I listed here are FREE methods. If you would like to pay to access the sites, you can try using Virtual Private Network (VPN) services.  This site provides a rather comprehensive list of VPN services. You can try out BolehVPN as well.

Of course, it might be good to request uploads to other file sharing websites (before they get blocked)! 🙂 Or perhaps BOYCOTT the ISPs!!

117 Comments

  • Xav, August 5, 2011 @ 2:24 pm Reply

    Man, its a damn shame 4 SKMM to blocked some of this sites. What do u recomend if im using digi broadband and need to DL files from MU bro? Tks in advance..

    p/s- u should change ur display pic bro, wouldnt want to be hunted down by authorities…

    • KeeMan, August 6, 2011 @ 11:29 am Reply

      You can try change the DNS first, else get the VPN. But heavy downloading via DiGi broadband may take up your data volume.

  • Moonwolf, August 15, 2011 @ 4:22 pm Reply

    Hi, may I ask why I seem to be encountering ‘Request Error (invalid_request) ….. possibly be a malformed request’ whenever I try using a DNS server (both Google’s & openDNS) to open megaupload sites? The other sites seem to be working though… Please assist. I am still unable to connect to megaupload despite trying direct linking to my broadband instead of via the wireless modem. Thanks~

    • KeeMan, August 15, 2011 @ 10:16 pm Reply

      May I know, which ISP are you using?

      • Moonwolf, August 21, 2011 @ 11:16 pm Reply

        I am using Maxis Broadband. Will using a different internet explorer help? However, it seems that even when I tried this DNS server method by using starbucks’ free wifi, clicking on links to megaupload only leads me to a page stating ‘Oops… Google cannot find http://www.megaupload.com‘ It is awfully frustrating. Any kind of help is much appreciated.

        P/S: Are there any Unifi users who encounter this problem? If not, I might consider upgrading to Unifi ISP.

  • max291, August 15, 2011 @ 8:02 pm Reply

    thanks.. step yang berkesan.

  • Anon, August 16, 2011 @ 9:35 am Reply

    I had the same problem as Moonwolf in which I can access other blocked websites but gotten the same error just for Megaupload. I am using Maxis Broadband btw.

    The error is something like this:
    Request Error (invalid_request)

    Your request could not be processed. Request could not be handled
    This could be caused by a misconfiguration, or possibly a malformed request.

    For assistance, contact your network support team.

    Thanks in advance for replying! =)

    • KeeMan, August 16, 2011 @ 9:45 am Reply

      Hi,

      Looks like it’s problem with Maxis Broadband. They might have blocked access to the website via redirection.

      Some users have reported that by using other browsers like Safari and Chrome, the problem doesn’t occur.

  • Someone, August 17, 2011 @ 3:21 pm Reply

    Thx i love ur style…thank you…now i can download things^^

  • dinesh, August 18, 2011 @ 6:44 am Reply

    IM using maxis broadband but by changing the dns doesnt change anything i still cant excess megaupload… im using chrome.. need some guidance thx

  • dania, August 22, 2011 @ 10:45 am Reply

    thank u very for these infos!!!!now i can start downloading again (^-^)

  • L14, August 23, 2011 @ 10:15 pm Reply

    for broadband dont use isp cuz is direct satellite provide. while from wifi is from tm line so can change dns

  • citizen, August 27, 2011 @ 12:24 am Reply

    Does the use of VPN, bypasses fair usage policy as well in 3G broadband such as maxis?

  • Haru Runer, August 28, 2011 @ 10:50 am Reply

    thanks a lot, man..i really disappointed for what malaysia’s government had done.. they should think creativer than now.. somehow, it’s really a shame to us.. what the other countries will think about our development in technologies?

  • EveElysion, August 28, 2011 @ 8:24 pm Reply

    Thank you so much! Megaupload was the only place I could find one file I really needed, and I was wasting so many hours until I cam across this!

    You’re a livesaver.

  • Areteam, September 3, 2011 @ 3:48 am Reply

    thanks bro! I dont think so all the ISP will do anything next to prevent the by passing.. they are not too rajin.. hhehehe

  • No One, September 8, 2011 @ 5:49 pm Reply

    Man. How about broadband user? What is the method to bypass the blocked site?

  • siputeh, September 18, 2011 @ 11:04 pm Reply

    tak jadi laa.. 🙁

  • maxis fooker, September 19, 2011 @ 11:35 pm Reply

    Damn Maxis. force our link always use their DNS server…
    wanna DDOS them…

    > set q=all
    > megaupload.com
    Server: UnKnown
    Address: 192.168.1.1

    megaupload.com
    primary name server = ns7.maxis.net.my
    responsible mail addr = abuse@maxis.com.my
    serial = 2009102101
    refresh = 900 (15 mins)
    retry = 600 (10 mins)
    expire = 86400 (1 day)
    default TTL = 3600 (1 hour)
    megaupload.com nameserver = ns7.maxis.net.my
    megaupload.com nameserver = ns8.maxis.net.my
    megaupload.com internet address = 127.0.0.1

  • sky, September 27, 2011 @ 10:15 pm Reply

    its work…tq tq

  • DAnte DMC, October 1, 2011 @ 1:02 am Reply

    Thanks , now it goes to show that we consumers have a counter plan of our own!

  • Reyuei, October 4, 2011 @ 10:23 am Reply

    Hey keeman, thanks for sharing bunch of bypasses methods, surely DNS is one of the best^^

  • Muse Klate, October 10, 2011 @ 5:00 am Reply

    Yea.., I can see that… Maxis forcing their costumer to use their own channel… …. Man.., I would like to say some ‘shi-tty’ word to them >:(

    • KeeMan, October 11, 2011 @ 6:36 am Reply

      You mean you can’t change DNS?

  • Vergilfan69, October 15, 2011 @ 7:27 am Reply

    To everyone , can you give me the link to the video that they announced the blocking of the 10 file-sharing websites ? Help would be appreciated.

  • Unknown, October 16, 2011 @ 11:37 am Reply

    d@mn SKMM farker…blocking sharing file..shieat! btw this way work 4 me..thx dude!
    i know hacker will do something about this problem..be ready..

  • Putera, October 17, 2011 @ 10:58 am Reply

    Boss Cakap Melayu Boleh TAk ? Saya Tak Paham La Boss..
    Terima Kasih

  • Putera, October 17, 2011 @ 11:00 am Reply

    Saya memang bengang bile diorang block web site tu! tapi porn punya dia boleh pulak tak blok! HAMPEH BTUL!

  • azdie, October 18, 2011 @ 3:12 pm Reply

    Hi, hv anyone find the solution on how to unblock VPN from Maxis. It’s true only Maxis Broadband block the site for Megaupload. I manage to change the DNS and if using wireless it can access to the Megaupload website. Now the problem is if using Maxis Broadband still cannot access despite changing the DNS. Need to know the solution…..TQ

  • raqib, October 26, 2011 @ 11:20 pm Reply

    you cleaver ahahahha how do you know

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