Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Universal Bypass have access to all websites?

  1. Universal Bypass bypasses templates which are used on thousands of domains and it would be impossible for me to keep a complete list of domains which are bypassed.
  2. You would have to get a new Universal Bypass version and accept its new permissions for each new bypass.
  3. Custom Bypasses would be pretty pointless if you could only create them for sites which are already bypassed.

Furthermore, it's open-source so everyone can independently review its source code.

What is crowd bypass?

Also known in the options as "Give and take the destinations of unbypassable shorteners.", this feature exists to bypass a respectable amount of link shorteners using CAPTCHAs and other forms of backend validation to make sure you've actually waited before you can proceed to the target link, to share this target with other Universal Bypass users, who come across the same link in the future, so they can proceed to the target immediately.

How do the bypass definitions work?

On Firefox, there is a fourth number in the extension version, e.g. 13.12.4.4 which is extension version 13.12.4 with definitions version 331b121.

For other browsers, the defininitions are auto-updated so Universal Bypass can update just as fast as the websites it bypasses, as extension updates generally take a lot longer. If you are concerned about how your privacy is impacted by auto-updating, feel free to read Universal Bypass' Privacy Policy.

Why is Universal Bypass not on the Chrome Web Store?

Google took it down for apparently "circumventing paywalls." I have clarified that Universal Bypass is more of an adblocker and asked for details of where paywalls are circumvented, but it's Google, so of course I didn't get a response.

What do the version numbers mean?

There are two types of versions:

How can I check that Universal Bypass is working?

There's a list of example links where you can see Universal Bypass in action over here.

What to do when a website isn't bypassed?

We're always happy to add new bypasses to Universal Bypass, so if you happen to encounter a website that isn't bypassed yet, please open an issue on Github or send me an email, and we'll try our best to bypass it!

What if my question wasn't answered?

Feel free to open an issue on Github or send me an email.


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