Bypass Link Shorteners With This Browser Add-on


Universal Bypass brower add-on

Bypass URLs that make you wait, do something or track you with this browser extension.

Universal Bypass circumvents sites which make you wait (like adfly), make you do something (e.g., showco and sub2unlock) and even trackers (such as bitly and tco).

If you visit many places on the internet you’ll run into link shorteners. Some track you and some require a response. This extension speeds up and smooths out web browsing by bypassing these types of links.

Universal Bypass works on popular browsers. Microsoft Edge and Firefox have the add-on at their site. The Chrome extension can be downloaded at the developers site and is installed manually (directions and files are at the developers download page.
See the list of sites that are bypassed and test if the extension is working here: Example Links.
Universal Bypass is open source and the code can be found at GitHub.
The developer is active and very responsive.

If you don’t want to wait while you’re redirected (or tracked) by a link shortener or be stopped to interact with a page before you can visit a site, give Universal Bypass a try. Links to the add-on downloads are at the link below.

Visit Universal Bypass Home Page

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Thanks for this!
Opera does not have this but has instead an extension called
Redirect Bypasser
which seems similar though not identical.

You're welcome. It's saved quite a bit of time on my slow internet connection.