Frequently Asked Questions
How does Immunicity work?
Once you have configured your browser to use Immunicity, when and only when you attempt to access a website that is typically censored, your browser will route your request via our servers. Any other request, for example to Google or Facebook, will go directly to the destination without passing through our servers. A more technical explanation is available on the how it works page.
Yes, Immunicity is completely free to use. It doesn't require any registration or any software to be installed. We are operated by Torrenticity, who run many of the UK's largest proxy websites, and have a policy to reinvest all revenue generated from advertising back into our services. The ad revenue is generated from sites such as torrentproxies.com and sportcentral.pw. If you'd like to help out, send Bitcoins to 1FLjigYRUianDzpMRXv9o8GHUWi7qrcCua
No, because technically it could be blocked by ISPs, but then so can Tor and VPNs. Nothing is unblockable, don't fall into the trap of thinking that, even if it is decentralised. Immunicity is the easiest way we could design to access censored content. It is functional and solves a problem.
Yes, you can configure as many computers or devices as you want to use our service.
Most likely not. Immunicity uses a PAC file to configure blocked websites to be routed via our servers, and many schools/workplaces/univerisities set their own proxy and/or PAC file, which due to the configuration of their network, is required for you to be able to access the internet.
We've now made this even easier, just go to potential sites and see if its already there, if it is, upvote it, if not, add it to the list. Anyone can vote on whether they think a site should be added to Immunicity.
Not at all, we're simply unblocking torrent sites and legal porn sites. The child abuse card pulled by David Cameron was the only way he could implement such wide scale internet censorship. Politicians are out of touch more than ever; they do not understand how the internet works. Paedophiles are not using Google, Bing or any other clearweb site to find child abuse imagery, they're using networks such as Tor that make it virtually impossible for them to be caught. This is the sad truth, nothing can be done about it. We certainly do not support the distribution of child abuse material and encourage you to report any such content to the Internet Watch Foundation, whose child abuse blacklist is used by almost all UK ISPs to transparently filter out content i.e. though Cleanfeed.
No, it can't be. Only sites that are on our censored list can be accessed via our servers, which is the same list that your browser accesses. That means if someone wanted to access other resources that aren't blocked, they would simply see an error page unless they connected directly.
Yes, we have designed it specifically with the upcoming porn blocks in mind. If you find a video streaming site doesn't work, contact us and we'll look into it. Please note that we will be steadily updating our system in the interim to the porn blocks being implemented, therefore not many porn sites will pass through Immunicity at this time.
No, anyone is welcome to use Immunicity, whether they are in the UK or not. We have tailored the service to a UK audience, but we'll happily look into adding sites that are blocked in other countries too.
Go to http://check.immunicity.org/ which will detect whether you're using Immunicity or not.
Not intentionally, however during periods of extremely high traffic, censored sites passing through our servers may not perform as quickly as when we're not busy, however the difference is usually negligible. We never artificially slow down websites or restrict bandwidth. Static assets such as images and stylesheets are sometimes cached on our edge distribution nodes (the part of the Immunicity cloud your browser will connect to) which means due to our high throughput network and low latency to EU ISPs some sites may even get faster.
No, this is not something that is supported. Immunicity is designed for accessing websites only. If you want to protect torrent traffic too, we recommend using a VPN.
No, this is not something that we have planned. We intend to keep Immunicity free to use, if you want something more and are willing to pay, we'd recommend investing in a VPN subscription.
No, Immunicity is not designed to encrypt anything. You can access blocked sites over SSL via our proxy, but apart from that, due to technical implementations everything is sent over plain HTTP. This isn't insecure, it is the same as your everyday browsing of non-SSL websites.
No, Immunicity is not designed to let you access geographically restricted sites, such as Hulu or the National Lottery. This is due to technical reasons, for example we may route your traffic outside of the UK to our servers in the EU.
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