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A few years ago, there was an abundance of quality free VPNs available The Best VPN Services The Best VPN Services We've compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers, grouped by premium, free, and torrent-friendly. Read More (and lots of great paid options such as ExpressVPN). Today, there is less choice. Some previously free offerings now require a subscription, some have switched to a freemium model, and some seem to actively compromise your privacy.

Much depends on why you want a VPN. If your sole aim is to access geo-blocked content, perhaps you think P2P VPNs are fine. But if your number one goal is to protect your privacy, you need to choose wisely The Ultimate Comparison of Nearly Every VPN on the Market The Ultimate Comparison of Nearly Every VPN on the Market VPNs are so important these days, but there are so many of them to choose from. Thankfully, this huge comparison chart will make your decision much easier to make. Read More .

In this article, I’ll show you seven free VPNs that’ll help protect your privacy.

(Note: All the VPNs in this article have a robust free version available. But remember, there is no substitute for a paid service. Free services are typically either ad-supported or bandwidth-restricted.)

1. Spotflux

Spotflux falls into the ad-supported category. It means if you do a lot of downloading or video streaming, it’s a particularly good choice.

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It’ll block dangerous sites, works on multiple platforms, and gives you a “set it and forget about it” peace of mind. If you use Chrome and don’t want to download the desktop version, you can find an extension in the Chrome Web Store. It also comes with a “privacy test” which will scan sites for tracking cookies, though you’ll need the premium version if you want to block them.

If you decide to upgrade to the premium version (including no ads and access to the premium network), it’ll set you back $38 per year.

2. CyberGhost

CyberGhost has been at the forefront of the VPN industry for many years. Like Spotflux, it offers various premium models, but the free ad-supported version is adequate for most casual users.

Although it does offer more features than Spotflux, the free version is bandwidth-restricted. It’s not as useful if you watch a lot of Netflix or you’re thinking about cutting the cord Considering Canceling Cable? The True Cost of Cutting the Cord Considering Canceling Cable? The True Cost of Cutting the Cord When you add everything up, do you really save money by cutting the cord? We do the math involved with cancelling cable in favor of Internet services. Read More .

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Unlike some other free VPNs, CyberGhost offers a one-click launch of both a browser session and a VPN connection; you don’t need to remember to launch two sessions in two different places when you want to be private.

Most of its servers are in Europe, but there are plenty of US-based ones available too.

3. VPNBook

VPNBook is entirely free, there are no bandwidth caps or service limitations, and there is no premium service.

That said, it’s not suitable for beginners. There is no installer, no software, and little guidance. You’re simply given a list of servers, and the rest is up to you.

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You have a choice of PPTP VPN or OpenVPN. PPTP VPN is supported on almost all platforms, but it’s easier for governments and content providers to block. OpenVPN is more secure but requires you to download an OpenVPN client along with VPNBook’s configuration and certificate bundles.

The company has servers in the United States, UK, and mainland Europe.

4. Windscribe

Windscribe offers a Chrome browser version and a Windows desktop version.

Obviously, the main feature is the VPN network, but from a privacy standpoint, it offers some great additional tools. They include a firewall to prevent exposure of your IP address in case you lose your connection, an ad and tracker blocker, and a Secure.link generator. The free package includes all of them.

The free version has a restricted download limit and only offers servers in the United States, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands. The $7.50 per month pro version adds a further 40 countries.

5. Hide.me

Hide.me is based in Malaysia and offers free servers in Canada, The Netherlands, and Singapore. The free service is restricted to 2 GB of data per month and only supports the PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, and IPsec protocols.

After some controversy a few years ago, in mid-2015, the company made the decision not to keep any logs. From a privacy perspective, this is a massive plus point; if there are no logs, there is nothing for unscrupulous authorities to seize if they are trying to track you.

Interestingly, the company also publishes a transparency report — it lists all the authorities that have requested information from them.

6. Opera VPN

Opera VPN is part of the Opera browser Get Free Unlimited VPN on the New Opera Desktop Browser Get Free Unlimited VPN on the New Opera Desktop Browser Opera is doing a lot to lure users back, and its latest feature is a doozy. Opera now comes with unlimited, free VPN for life! Read More . It’s entirely free; there are no data limits or obtrusive ads.

It comes with three main features:

  • Hidden IP Address: The software replaces your actual IP address with a virtual IP address, making it harder for sites to track you.
  • Unblock Firewalls and Websites: If administrators have blocked certain sites or types of content in your office or school, the Opera VPN will circumnavigate the restrictions.
  • Public Wi-Fi Security: The VPN will stop sniffers on public networks from accessing your data.

To turn on the service, go to Menu > Settings > Privacy and Security > Free VPN.

7. Hotspot Shield

AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield Price Drop: Lifetime Subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite Plus VPN For $54.99 Price Drop: Lifetime Subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite Plus VPN For $54.99 For a limited time, you can get a very special price on a lifetime subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite Plus VPN for $54.99. Read More has been around for many years. It is still one of the most popular free VPN services among users.

It’s not suitable for users who want to unlock geo-restricted content as well as improving their privacy. The free version only offers US-based servers, and access to services like Netflix Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix? Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix? Netflix is trying to stop people accessing its service through VPNs, but a handful of VPNs are managing to stay one step ahead of the streaming giant. Read on to find out which ones... Read More , Hulu, and BBC iPlayer are only available to premium users.

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However, from a privacy perspective, it’s great. AnchorFree advertises itself as “the world’s largest internet freedom and privacy platform”. They offer lots of privacy tools in addition to the VPN, so you know you’re in safe hands.

Which Free VPN Do You Use?

I hope these seven services have given you a starting point in your quest to find the perfect privacy-based VPN 6 Logless VPNs That Take Your Privacy Seriously 6 Logless VPNs That Take Your Privacy Seriously In an age where every online movement is tracked and logged, a VPN seems a logical choice. We've taken a look at six VPNs that take your anonymity seriously. Read More provider.

Of course, there are lots more to choose from. I’d love to know about your preferences. Which free VPN service do you turn to when you want to protect your privacy? What makes it so unique? Have you tried any of the services in this article?

As always, you can reach out with your thoughts, suggestions, and opinions in the comments box below.

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  1. Luke Warm
    September 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Spotflux is no longer available...

  2. LiarLiar
    September 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    THESE are Not FREE You Lied!

  3. Hossain Abeer
    September 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Out of all these, Windscribe was the easiest to install and use, and the most generous, offering 10GB for free. Thanks for this article

  4. Mayur Chavan
    July 14, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    i think opera browser is the best
    it allows to use every dammed service for free
    what more do users want

  5. kagee
    May 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    SafeIP has worked for me....it has lots of US countries and other countries around the world...it is free...no restrictions

    • Gary
      August 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Lots of US countries?
      Last time I checked the US was only ONE country you dumbass!

      • Nice Guy
        August 30, 2017 at 2:33 am

        He / She might intended to say "many states of US" .....

  6. Jeep
    April 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Tried to install Spotflux. My virus software stopped it due to a magen virus/malware! Not going any further.

  7. Ron Grifflong
    March 7, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I use Astrill for my downloads and streaming and it works fine.

  8. mgbjay
    February 3, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    You REALLY get paid for writing (?) stuff like this ... really?

  9. rescuermint74
    January 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Yea, I agree Opera is not a VPN but a proxy. Also, I think most free VPNs are very risky. I'd rather spend a little amount of money than waste time downloading them. Currently using Astrill. It's cheap but it does its job well.

    • Helen Duncan
      February 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Totally agree. I can get like 50 countries or more with Astrill, so I can hide myself from nosy ISP. Just a few reasons why I am staying with these guys.

  10. chainP
    January 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I am using ASTRILL for a few years now and I am very satisfied. Astrill is excellent VPN provider that I strongly recommend.

  11. terra
    January 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    opera vpn is misleading, it's a proxy not a vpn

  12. Dottie
    December 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I was a satisfied customer of Private Internet Access for several years. But recently I have been unable to access my Schwab account with PIA connected. Then today speedtest.net would not work when PIA was connected. (Before the access to speedtest.net quit working today, my download speed was 1/4 what is normal.) I don't know what happened to PIA. All of these issues are recent. There are still glowing reviews about PIA, but I don't know how recent they are. Not long ago I would have given them a glowing review as well. But my subscription is up in January and I will not renew.

  13. queen wiggins
    November 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Hot spot shield only gives you 700mb of bandwidth per day so streaming on your wifi in another country is useless with this free version

  14. guz
    August 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

    most of them are not 100% completely free.

  15. Andre
    May 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Majority of VPN listed above are not exising anymore.... It's a pity!

    Currently, every good VPN should offer free trial period! I have tried several - Trust.Zone VPN, hide me, hidemyass and other. Finally, I have chosen Trust.Zone and happy with that

    • Sarah
      November 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      is it completely free? & does it offer US & UK IPs?

      • A Friend
        January 17, 2017 at 11:32 pm

        Generally you dont want ANY VPN service in the UK, the laws are much different in Europe, especially with all the terrorist activity. Its the same thing as having a normal ISP in EU.

        Basically due to terrorism, they already have full legal to search ANY server PHYSICALLY based in the U.K. Its pointless.

        You generally want a VPN that guarantees IN WRITING or a EULA that it DOES NOT store your incoming ISP address/data on its servers. If it states they DONT keep logs, and if somehow you get into trouble, its a violation of the legal agreement between you and the VPN, on their end. Meaning grounds for lawsuit. it just might be filed under "illegal search and seizure". And we know where that goes.

  16. Gil
    February 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    On of the better free VPNs I've seen and used is zoogtv.com - they offer limited but free plan, ads free.

  17. Raven
    January 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    If it's got a 3-7 day trial before it shuts itself off and starts demanding money, then it's not "completely" free.

    • Tim Brookes
      January 28, 2016 at 3:54 am

      Hi Raven — which service has the free trial?

      This is quite an old article now, and as such many of the services will have changed their plans and offers.

      Tim

  18. Anonymous
    August 13, 2015 at 9:42 am

    VPN is like must thing for me since I am located in Middle East and they have a thing going on for Skype, Viber and so on. BTW I am on iPhone and Macbook pro. I started with Spotflux then everything was like better then nothing. They even spotflux stopped working. Then made my hand dirty with proXPN and VPN Unlimited. Seriously proVPN is really slow with 1998 user interface. Then through "best free vpn" I found about "free vpn network" dot com. They don't have any application just server information. Since I am a IT savvy it was easy for me to configure vpn on my iPhone and Mac manually. So far its best you can find without spending single penny. Hope it comment will help people who is looking for fast free vpn for a long time just like me.

    -- Cheers mate

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Hey Faisal, you might wanna try Ivacy VPN. It has great speed, and its iOS app works great! And considering you are tech savvy, you won't be having any trouble configuring it! Cheers back! :)

  19. Tor
    March 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Right now you can get a free VPN (torrent allowed) from here: https://www.anonymousvpn.eu/free-vpn

  20. Ian
    January 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Have been using expat shield successfully for a number of years, however, recently it has installed pups and all browser pages revert to the hotspot shield update webpage. This is extremely annoying and time consuming and the only way to get rid of these pups is to run malwarebytes each time.

  21. Dominic
    January 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    any suggestion for ubuntu/linux users?

  22. SeraTango
    January 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    There is currently running a campaign on http://www.Leechermods.com where you can get a vpn premium account for free.

  23. SeraTango
    January 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    There is currently running a campaign on http://www.Leechermods.com where you can get a vpn premium account for free.

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  25. vpn services
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  26. Cen Linda
    January 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for the article!

    I used the last one http://www.bestfreevpn.com to watch youtube, it's cool! I didn't believe there is 100% free VPN forever, but this service actually DOES! They have 800kbit/s guaranteed download speed now (before it's 500Kbit/s), pretty happy free service!

  27. Cen Linda
    January 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for the article!

    I used the last one http://www.bestfreevpn.com to watch youtube, it's cool! I didn't believe there is 100% free VPN forever, but this service actually DOES! They have 800kbit/s guaranteed download speed now (before it's 500Kbit/s), pretty happy free service!

    • David
      August 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

      We download in megabytes now, 20 mg so who is the fastest?

  28. Reman hemaci
    January 4, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Use this free PPTP VPN service http://www.bestfreevpn.com, it has guaranteed bandwidth for each VPN session, works with my iPad and my computer's built-in PPTP VPN client, through it I can access many free hulu and ABC videos even I am out of US, very nice :-)

    Enjoy!

  29. Reman hemaci
    January 4, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Use this free PPTP VPN service http://www.bestfreevpn.com, it has guaranteed bandwidth for each VPN session, works with my iPad and my computer's built-in PPTP VPN client, through it I can access many free hulu and ABC videos even I am out of US, very nice :-)

    Enjoy!

  30. Piter_berg
    December 29, 2010 at 3:49 am

    very very koon goshadi boro halesho bebar

  31. Varied Vark
    December 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    VPN technology is based on the idea of tunneling that involves establishing and maintaining logical network connection.
    http://purevpn.com

  32. Varied Vark
    December 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

    VPN technology is based on the idea of tunneling that involves establishing and maintaining logical network connection.
    http://purevpn.com

  33. Adm
    November 29, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Free proXPN accounts don't work with iPhone.

  34. Whpike
    November 29, 2010 at 1:39 am

    just fyi Norton Safe Web blocks access to "GPass" as having threats, I think it was 11 total threats, one being a trojan......

  35. Alex
    November 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    you can use http://secretsline.biz too!

  36. Alex
    November 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    f you want to hide IP address VPN Service would be really useful.

  37. Alex
    November 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    you can use http://secretsline.biz too!

  38. steffan12
    November 19, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I have used ProXpn here in China without any problems or noticeable speed drop, I did have to contact support once, they responded very quickly and solved a version update problem, not bad for free! I highly recommend

  39. Pokemon
    November 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    hidemyass.com i think it s good

  40. Pokemon
    November 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    hidemyass.com i think it s good

  41. Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Hey how about some linux software. most of 'em here is for windows only.

  42. Valery Ramirez
    November 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The only service I'been used is the anchor free service and it's great, the only disadvantages that it has are that it disconnect every 4 hours and when I installed, it usually let me use ares but in about a week or two I can't download anything whit ares.
    Whith direct download it works fine

  43. Valery Ramirez
    November 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    The only service I'been used is the anchor free service and it's great, the only disadvantages that it has are that it disconnect every 4 hours and when I installed, it usually let me use ares but in about a week or two I can't download anything whit ares.
    Whith direct download it works fine

  44. bones of Oz
    November 17, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I have tried most of the free VPNs with generally very poor results. I also have tried proxifier with Poxy Find Enterprise and Poxy Checker which gives me about 10000 proxies sorted per country, anon, elite, socks 4 and 5, but a lot of them are suspect for one reason or the other and good only for browsing (never, ever banking etc) or to signup for services in other countries etc. The VPNs I have tested for torrenting are Anchorfree's HSS, VPNtool, ultraVPN, openVPN, proXPN and CGWeb, but none of them were durable or competent even for low bandwidth, prolonged p2p (utorrent). BTW, I have received a few copyright infringement notes *through* my ISP from BayTSP etc, so I needed to use a VPN and I am not in the habit of paying if I don't need to. Guess what? I found an excellent one, and I am just rounding off my Black Ops dl with it :) No more copyright infringements. Now, I'm not going to give away which one it is, but all the clues are in this post (process of elimination etc). Also, to the admin, no use looking at the IP because even though I am using the VPN, I have overlaid an elite proxy chain coming out in Riyadh. I will be interested in feedback on this post. I'm not a troll by the way, I know what I am talking about.

    • Anonymous
      April 10, 2015 at 3:10 am

      I use purevpn premium no problems with it download torrents its fast and safe

  45. Alirezamohammadipor
    November 16, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Free Vpn a month I would like to please

  46. Alirezamohammadipor
    November 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Free Vpn a month I would like to please

  47. El Galloviejo
    November 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Anchor Free's Expat Shield claims the following -

    Expat Shield provides acess to all UK-only TV and Radio service such as BBC iPlayer TV and Radio, ITV Player, Channel 4 and others.

    Expat Shield is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It is available as online installer at the official website, the installation file is around 5 MB in size.

    Note: During installation it will ask you to install a custom toolbar which is not necessary, so uncheck or disable it and proceed with installation process.

    http://www.expatshield.com/

  48. Robert
    November 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    You may want to check out proxy tool FF plugin on top of your VPN services for more anonymous surfing.

    http://proxylist.co/tools.php (Proxy Tool for Firefox)

  49. Anelly
    November 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I use ibVPN. It's not free but it's only $4.95 per month and it worth all money. http://www.ibvpn.com

  50. Anelly
    November 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I use ibVPN. It's not free but it's only $4.95 per month and it worth all money. http://www.ibvpn.com

  51. David
    November 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Hotspotshield essentially hijacks your browser though and can spawn embarrassing webpages at anytime.

  52. Frank Merlott
    November 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    You might want to try http://thefreevpn.com/

  53. Frank Merlott
    November 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    You might want to try http://thefreevpn.com/

  54. Rego
    November 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Yes works in China, but slow. Hotspot Shield and ItsHidden used to work but they cracked down on it. As for Tor, they can only temporarily block it but when you get new "bridges", you can access the blocked sites again.

    You have to be a bit tech minded to set it up. But it's reliable albeit slow in countries where certain sites eg Youtube, FB are blocked.

  55. El Galloviejo
    November 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Stan, Hotspot has consistently allowed me to watch http://www.hulu.com/ outside the U. S. for the several months that I have used it. :- )

  56. Lixo
    November 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Somebody using TOR? I found their website quite interesting and I am considering give it a try. What do you think?

    • Venemous-Byte
      January 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Yea Tor is GREAT!!! I recommend it to everyone, and its makes all your connections Secure httpS:// I use it daily and its one of the most secure internet utilities around just make sure you update it and also get the Tor Bundle it has everything you need to join the TOR community and also it allows you to also enter the uncommonly heard about UnderWeb, DarkWeb, UnderNet, DarkNet, etc. etc. Which gives you access to a whole other side of the Web that newbs don't have any idea about! It's a Hackers Paradise!

  57. Joe
    November 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

    How about the native windows VPN? It's great and doesn't require installing third party software!

  58. eurostar prices
    November 11, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I am using VPN services in my office from a long time and i didn't face any issue yet. I am highly conscious about security factor, that is why i like to use paid services rather than free. Security is indeed main concern.

  59. kn33ch41
    November 11, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Peer2Me is a free VPN with unlimited bandwidth and no cap. I can download torrents at full speed without consequence. They provide you with four dedicated ports.

    It's a French company, but really great. I've been using them for two years without a problem. Top speed is guaranteed!

  60. kn33ch41
    November 11, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Peer2Me is a free VPN with unlimited bandwidth and no cap. I can download torrents at full speed without consequence. They provide you with four dedicated ports.

    It's a French company, but really great. I've been using them for two years without a problem. Top speed is guaranteed!

  61. Stan
    November 11, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I've tried some vpn servies before,
    could anyone tell me, are these services allow viewing hulu.com outside u.s. ?
    thanks.

    • El Galloviejo
      November 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      Stan, Hotspot has consistently allowed me to watch http://www.hulu.com/ outside the U. S. for the several months that I have used it. :- )

      • Stan
        November 12, 2010 at 4:48 am

        Thank you very much, El Galloviejo , I'm going to try it out now =)

      • Stan
        November 12, 2010 at 9:20 am

        It works, free and no need to sign up, thanks again, El Galloviejo.

      • Jonny
        November 15, 2010 at 4:16 am

        What about allowing me to watch the BBC's iPlayer outside of the U.K.?

        • El Galloviejo
          November 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

          Anchor Free's Expat Shield claims the following -

          Expat Shield provides acess to all UK-only TV and Radio service such as BBC iPlayer TV and Radio, ITV Player, Channel 4 and others.

          Expat Shield is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It is available as online installer at the official website, the installation file is around 5 MB in size.

          Note: During installation it will ask you to install a custom toolbar which is not necessary, so uncheck or disable it and proceed with installation process.

          http://www.expatshield.com/

        • tilli
          December 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

          I don't think you can use Hotspot to watch BBC, because as far as I know, Hotspot provides you with U.S. IP.

  62. Anon
    November 11, 2010 at 5:11 am

    What about proxifier?

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2010 at 5:37 am

      Its not a VPN service. Also, its not free.

  63. Stan
    November 11, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I've tried some vpn servies before,
    could anyone tell me, are these services allow viewing hulu.com outside u.s. ?
    thanks.

  64. grantdb
    November 11, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I use Comodo TrustConnect for the few times I am on a coffee shop or open wifi connection. It seems fast enough but they do show a small ad in the top of the browser window but as far as I know it is used only to advertise products from Comodo. It's 10gig free per month, registration is required.

  65. Tom
    November 11, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Free is cool but is it safe ? You promote here privacy protection tools. Noone will do that for free. They have to pay for bandwidth and servers which is not cheap at all. So obviously if end user doesn't pay, they need another way to monetize it, a few ways are:
    1. sell your logs to various marketing companies or to various governments
    2. bombard you with tons of ads. Ads are served by ad networks, these networks of course track users. So really there is no privacy. You are tracked whatever you do and wherever you go. Any site you open - they will know about it.

    If you are really concerned about your privacy, you should avoid such free tools and go for a paid VPN or set up your own VPN

  66. Proteo5
    November 11, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Hamachi is also a great VPN software, very very useful.

  67. El Galloviejo
    November 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Anchor Free Hotspot Shield has provided me with absolutely flawless service for viewing and at times downloading otherwise restricted video - full movies, TV shows and various types of streaming video. It amazes me that with Hotspot Shield there is so little speed reduction in opening web pages and/or recording what I watch.

  68. Anonymous
    November 11, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I'm having luck with VPN Steel (which is a free VPN service based on OpenVPN and located in the USA). You can find more info about it, etc. by going to http://www.vpnsteel.com.

    • Anonymous
      November 16, 2010 at 4:09 am

      Anyone have anything to state regarding it?

  69. Tom
    November 11, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Free is cool but is it safe ? You promote here privacy protection tools. Noone will do that for free. They have to pay for bandwidth and servers which is not cheap at all. So obviously if end user doesn't pay, they need another way to monetize it, a few ways are:
    1. sell your logs to various marketing companies or to various governments
    2. bombard you with tons of ads. Ads are served by ad networks, these networks of course track users. So really there is no privacy. You are tracked whatever you do and wherever you go. Any site you open - they will know about it.

    If you are really concerned about your privacy, you should avoid such free tools and go for a paid VPN or set up your own VPN

  70. Sdf
    November 11, 2010 at 1:14 am

    http://www.vpntraffic.com
    why not use it?