BreakthePaywall! is a free add-on for Internet Explorer 7 or higher using Windows XP or higher that simplifies using the various methods for circumventing website paywall restrictions.
NEW Version 2.0.0 now available! - this latest release is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.0 and 8.1. New features have also been added - see below. Go to the download area to install the latest version.
NEW FEATURES in 2.0.0:
There are now 2 ways to use BreakthePaywall:
1. The Original Right Click Method - right click on a link and select BreakthePaywall from the context menu. This method utilises all circumventing functions.
2. The new One-click method - simply left click links as you normally would. This method is enabled by default and only utilises the basic circumventing functions.
Method 2 will work in most cases but if not, use method 1 instead.
(Note: You must disable Internet Explorer's Enhanced Protected Mode for Method 1 to work. You will be prompted with instructions if this mode is enabled).
You can also toggle One-click method 2 on and off: use the new BreakthePaywall sub-menu under the Tools menu or the command button on the command toolbar.
We have also added Google search screening - Google does not link directly to search results, all links go via a special google link which then redirects to the website you want to go to. BreakthePaywall now intercepts this intermediary link and redirects you directly thus circumventing any restrictions. This occurs when using both methods.
Paywalls are increasingly being erected by many websites - news and other media sites being the main users of paywalls. BreakthePaywall! is not designed to work on subscription only websites. BreakthePaywall! is designed to work solely on those websites that initially allow you to view free content but after doing so, for example, 3 times, then ask you to register and/or pay to view any further content within the website. BreakthePaywall! will also work with sites that allow full access when viewed from news aggregation search sites. For further details see the FAQ.
BreakthePaywall! is free to download and use. If you like it please consider making a donation towards the ongoing updates and maintenance via paypall.
To install BreakthePaywall! please follow the instructions in the download section for the browser you use.
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