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    • digp
    • By digp 4th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    Vpn
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    • 4th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
    Vpn 4th Mar 17 at 8:39 PM
    This thread is for VPN recommendations/reviews please. There's a lot of rubbish and lies out there.

    I'll post some reviews soon. Others could chip in, in the mean time.

    Thanks.
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 25th Sep 17, 4:38 PM
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    World's most popular spam supplied by you
    Originally posted by Aijazahamaed
    reported spammer
    • steviebuk
    • By steviebuk 28th May 18, 3:51 AM
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    Using AirVPN. Simple and good value. Used them one weekend for 1 to trial it out while at a hotel. Was good enough paid for a year. They have DNS and IP Leak protection.
    • EmmaParker
    • By EmmaParker 7th Jun 18, 5:36 PM
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    Does VPN help you in anonymous surfing
    Hi, I'm a VPN user and I use VPN to hide myself. I was a cyberstalking victim and I have faced trouble due to this. I'm not sure is VPN can keep me anonymous on internet, I go through this blog which helps me alot but I'm still looking for extra information on how I can keep myself anonymous.

    Few people recommend to use fake names, but if I do, how can i connect with my family, friends and colleagues?
    • that
    • By that 7th Jun 18, 7:04 PM
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    Few people recommend to use fake names, but if I do, how can i connect with my family, friends and colleagues?
    Originally posted by EmmaParker
    You tell them your fake name. I hope your real name is not EmmaParker, and this is a troll post, as this makes it easier for people to find you, stalk you, harder to get advice if your job sucks etc, and a gold mine for future employers.

    Also do not use the same moniker on each site, as this will often leave a viewable trail, and in a few years you may think, do and say different things than you currently do now. We all evolve. People (potential employers) will for a picture of you how you were then.

    If you need an ID, try this https://www.fakeaddressgenerator.com/World/uk_address_generator.

    No matter how secret you make your web connection, You cant expect it to remain private and confidential if you shout it to everyone who you really are and use your real photo for ID, as defeats the objects of anonymity, privacy, and security.

    Oh, for full disclosure my real name is really 'that'. Just google me!
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Jun 18, 11:05 PM
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    1 post - 4 thanks .. none of them on that post ??


    Call my cynical but I cant help thinking this user is about to name and link to the VPN she uses
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 8th Jun 18, 8:04 AM
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    Sicard
    I started using a vpn from my base in Malta linking up to the UK so I can watch British TV, it's called Tunnel Bear and it's only $5 per month if you pay for a year up-front https://www.tunnelbear.com/pricing


    The only problem for me is it can't fool BBC's Iplayer or The Lottery.
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • that
    • By that 22nd Jun 18, 6:21 PM
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    I am Using IPVanish and it works best on my PC. you can also check their unbiased reviews and guides before you go for any purchase.
    Originally posted by Donald_Silver
    If you review yourself won't the reviews tent to be biased? An unbiased review https://nulltx.com/ipvanish-and-purevpn-keep-customer-logs-despite-claiming-otherwise/
    https://restoreprivacy.com/ipvanish-provides-logs-to-authorities/
    https://torrentfreak.com/ipvanish-no-logging-vpn-led-homeland-security-to-comcast-user-180505/

    No point in being with them if they say they do not hold any data about customers, effectively lie to customers, then produce customer data.
    • dogmaryxx
    • By dogmaryxx 17th Jul 18, 10:18 AM
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    VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription $19.99

    https://shop.brobible.com/sales/vpnsecure-lifetime-3?utm_source=brobible.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_ campaign=vpnsecure-lifetime-3&utm_term=scsf-294233&utm_content=a0x1a000003ni7z&scsonar=1

    Appears to be a good deal. Have chatted to VPNs and offer is genuine but not available direct from their website .For new members only.
    I used it before switching to Nord (better pricing ) and had no problems.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 21st Jul 18, 10:26 PM
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    I started using a vpn from my base in Malta linking up to the UK so I can watch British TV, it's called Tunnel Bear and it's only $5 per month if you pay for a year up-front https://www.tunnelbear.com/pricing


    The only problem for me is it can't fool BBC's Iplayer or The Lottery.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    I just tried the updated CyberGhost iPhone app, set it to "UK Streaming" and tried the BBC iPlayer app... it worked!

    The various VPN streaming services and TV sites play a cat and mouse game, what works today may not work next week. The TVPlayer app on a phone requires that you turn on the GPS to verify you are in the UK... hope the others don't think of that.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 21st Jul 18, 11:17 PM
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    Hi, I'm a VPN user and I use VPN to hide myself. I was a cyberstalking victim and I have faced trouble due to this. I'm not sure is VPN can keep me anonymous on internet, I go through this blog which helps me alot but I'm still looking for extra information on how I can keep myself anonymous.

    Few people recommend to use fake names, but if I do, how can i connect with my family, friends and colleagues?
    Originally posted by EmmaParker

    How is a VPN going to hide you when you post your real details on the internet?

    My guess they didnt stalk you through your IP address, they found you because you post private information on public sites.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

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    Due to me being a tight git.
    • HarryAzhar
    • By HarryAzhar 8th Aug 18, 11:58 AM
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    HarryAzhar
    Why don't you go for ExpressVPN with which I am completely satisfied myself and using it for 6 months, I was too having security concerns for my iPhone so my friend suggested me to use ExpressVPN.
    The security of the product is no doubt great which people like me and you always look for. People have fears that high security and great encryption means affecting the overall internet speed. But let me tell you I was quite amazed to see ExpressVPN as being the great security provider always shows only a minimal effect over internet speed while I stream online.
    I have gone through one of the finest reviews about expressvpn. It will help out many beginners to understand the service clearly. Source: https://www.criticthoughts.com/vpn/expressvpn-review/
    Last edited by HarryAzhar; 17-08-2018 at 1:11 PM.
    • prost
    • By prost 9th Aug 18, 3:30 PM
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    Windscribe, the best free VPN. Unlike some (like Purevpn, Hidemyass & Hotspot Shield) they don't secretly track you. 15Gb/month free. Review https://www.tomsguide.com/us/windscribe-vpn,review-5255.html

    After recent changes they are now one of the fastest VPNs & have a user-friendly add on for Firefox 57, Opera 37 & Chrome 39 (it's the easiest VPN I've ever used as they can be complicated). Works for iOS 9, Android 4.2.2, Linux, Amazon Fire tv, Kodi & Nvidia Shield.
    https://windscribe.com
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windscribe/

    Free servers in USA, Canada, Hong Kong, UK & Europe.

    The paid service is US$48/year or US$69 for life. (Bitcoin accepted.)

    Windscribe's dedicated "Windflix" servers try to make U.S. and U.K. Netflix content accessible from anywhere.

    VPNSecure is also one that won't track you secretly (as well as TunnelBear, Nord, PIA, ExpressVPN & Cyberghost). I read a review where is said that some of their servers are very slow but not the Netherlands one.
    Last edited by prost; 09-08-2018 at 9:44 PM.
    • J.Nehru
    • By J.Nehru 9th Aug 18, 3:42 PM
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    I have used the top vpn services and only two vpn are the best. Ivacy vpn and express vpn.
    Check their websites
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 9th Aug 18, 4:13 PM
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    Hilarious....Everyone convinced that the VPN they use is the best.....Usually it's not....
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • Janet Dale
    • By Janet Dale 14th Aug 18, 4:44 PM
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    Janet Dale
    I'm thinking of using a paid VPN service. I've read lots of online information and reports/reviews etc, and can only think it's got to be a good thing for protecting online financial transactions, and to stop companies targeting you with their products and services.
    Has anyone found that the paid services just don't work, or discovered using a VPN has a downside?
    Thanks
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 29th Aug 18, 9:04 PM
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    Anthorn
    I'm thinking of using a paid VPN service. I've read lots of online information and reports/reviews etc, and can only think it's got to be a good thing for protecting online financial transactions, and to stop companies targeting you with their products and services.
    Has anyone found that the paid services just don't work, or discovered using a VPN has a downside?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Janet Dale
    The downside could be if you add it to your router. VPN servers, in my case NordVPN, get bogged down at peak times which slows you down. When the VPN is added to individual devices it's relatively easy to disconnect and reconnect it. But when added to a router so that all devices use it you have to disconnect and reconnect it through the admin interface which is a bit of a hassle.
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 29th Aug 18, 9:25 PM
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    Anthorn
    Hi, I'm a VPN user and I use VPN to hide myself. I was a cyberstalking victim and I have faced trouble due to this. I'm not sure is VPN can keep me anonymous on internet, I go through this blog which helps me alot but I'm still looking for extra information on how I can keep myself anonymous.

    Few people recommend to use fake names, but if I do, how can i connect with my family, friends and colleagues?
    Originally posted by EmmaParker
    On its own a VPN won't protect you. It just makes it appear that you are somewhere else on a different server. But in conjunction with other software that doesn't track you or prevents tracking you can just about disappear. There is no need to change your name.

    VPN: Make sure there is a no logging guarantee.

    Web Browser: TorBrowser. Not installed: You just download it and run it either in a location on your computer or a USB Stick. One of the browsers used for the dark web. Warning: This browser itself is not illegal and it's not illegal to use it but what you do on the dark web could be.

    Search Engine: DuckDuckGo which is a feature of TorBrowser or can be added to other browsers through an add-on. The search engine results note suspicious websites. Also the DuckDuckGo web browser for Android.

    Email: Mailinator is disposable email probably only used once. Just make up a name @mailinator.com and then you can check it. The major drawback is if someone else picks the same name as you they can read the emails and of course if anyone knows your email address they can read your emails too. There are no passwords. Hence "disposable". Consider a web site asks for an email address to send you a file or link: Mailinator.
    Last edited by Anthorn; 29-08-2018 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Last paragraph added
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 30th Aug 18, 7:24 PM
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    Johno100
    Just had an update for my IPVanish apps. Looks like they've added split tunnelling, just got to try and see if I can get it working with my Chromecast.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 31st Aug 18, 8:51 AM
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    in all my 30 years of computing i don't think i have ever used a vpn. what am i missing?
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 31st Aug 18, 12:42 PM
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    Anthorn
    in all my 30 years of computing i don't think i have ever used a vpn. what am i missing?
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    I think it depends on whether you object to being tracked and having targeted advertising imposed upon you without your explicit permission. I never used to object to it but now I do. But I know people who like advertising which is targeted to them personally because the advertising they see is what they are interested in.

    A vpn is also an extra layer of security against hackers which it makes it appear that you are somewhere else. A firewall will hopefully stop them getting into your computer but with a VPN they don't know the location of your computer and don't get to your computer in the first place.

    I've been on the internet for sometime too from when it was only IRC and everyone in the chat rooms spoke russian. My first experience of a web site was when the advice was to not upload images to it because the page took forever to load. I find it amusing that younger people even to middle age think that because I'm 67 years old I don't know about the internet and I like to play them along and play dumb.

    Good luck
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