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What's A VPN - Windows VPN

edited September 25 in Open Discussion
I couldn't help noticing that lots of people on webforums have a difficult time picking a VPN service suitable for their needs so i decided to make a small topic about the  best windows vpn available on the market .
Yes , i know , torrentfreak.com already released an article about the anonymity provided by most of the VPN providers but i thought  i could write something about this topic too.

First of all , let's answer the question
"What's a VPN ?"

VPN stands for virtual private network . Essentially a VPN is a private computer network that uses the Internet to connect remote sites or users together . It provides security so that traffic sent through the VPN connection stays isolated from other computers. VPNs enable file sharing, video conferencing and similar network services. Virtual private networks generally don't provide any new functionality that isn't already offered through alternative mechanisms, but a VPN implements those services more efficiently / cheaply in most cases.

Tech newb : It keeps you safe while surfing the internet by hiding your real ip adress :).
There is no add campaign involved ;) promise.

Rather than delete this as spam, I'm going to reply by saying that Hide My Ass is NOT a vpn for true security. They will respond to almost any "legitimate" request for identity disclosure. It will secure, to a degree, the contents of your transmission, but they will rat you out. THEY DO RAT their clients out. Frequently.

Read this and take it to heart! https://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-prov ... ly-111007/
Check this: http://catfangz.com/frostwire/PIAReview.html
http://catfangz.com/frostwire/Bsec.html

Don't make the mistake other's have an NOT read the fine print.

Comments

  • There are now new services that come to the market and It’s worth considering PirateRay.com just for the topic of this article at minimum.
    Many of the above – mentioned services in Torrentfreak's article don’t protect or anonymize the channel that is going from user’s PC to their servers, anyone can take it, either admin, or ISP, or sniffer in public net, where you are using your laptop.
    With Pirateray you are fully protected, because after installing a simple program a secure and encrypted tunnel will appear from your PC to external servers. This way if even somebody will catch the traffic, he can do nothing with it because the channel is encrypted. Also unlike other services, besides regular servers Pirateray has servers with dynamic migrating IP, which doesn’t allow to blacklist these IPs and therefore limit users for this reason.
    So PirateRay comes with a well-protected server for anonymous surfing in the internet or in torrent networks.
    Thanks to this development, it is also recommended to use the service in any open or unsafe networks, since data from your PC go as encrypted , no one can catch your passwords, personal or payment information.
    The service can be also used with any other program like Skype, or to access blocked websites in a local network.
    All this together with an excellent tech support, the most affordable price and good quality makes a very useful and advantageous service for users in all respects.
  • Your information is WAY off. It is interesting the you are attempting to indicate errors in torrentfreak articles. They were very precise and accurate. I'm doubting that you actually READ the articles.
    alex04 wrote:
    There are now new services that come to the market and It’s worth considering PirateRay.com just for the topic of this article at minimum.
    Many of the above – mentioned services in Torrentfreak's article don’t protect or anonymize the channel that is going from user’s PC to their servers, anyone can take it, either admin, or ISP, or sniffer in public net, where you are using your laptop.

    Totally false. Many proxies can leak, but open VPN is very tight. Your ISP CAN see that you are in a secure tunnel to a VPN sever, but they cannot see the nature of that traffic or the final destination, not can they tell that incoming traffic is comiming from anywhere other than the VPN server, and they cannot read the traffic.
    alex04 wrote:
    With Pirateray you are fully protected, because after installing a simple program a secure and encrypted tunnel will appear from your PC to external servers. This way if even somebody will catch the traffic, he can do nothing with it because the channel is encrypted. Also unlike other services, besides regular servers Pirateray has servers with dynamic migrating IP, which doesn’t allow to blacklist these IPs and therefore limit users for this reason.
    So PirateRay comes with a well-protected server for anonymous surfing in the internet or in torrent networks.
    Thanks to this development, it is also recommended to use the service in any open or unsafe networks, since data from your PC go as encrypted , no one can catch your passwords, personal or payment information.
    The service can be also used with any other program like Skype, or to access blocked websites in a local network.
    All this together with an excellent tech support, the most affordable price and good quality makes a very useful and advantageous service for users in all respects.
    I'm not sure all of the above is accurate. I read the faq and did find this:
    Q: Is it possible to encrypt all web traffic, besides torrent protocols?

    A:Yes, it is possible. Usually, only torrent traffic is encrypted. But you also have an option to access any torrent site anonymously and hide IP when surfing the net.
    That sure makes it appear that special actions are required for more complete coverage. PirateRay is one of the sites that I rejected for my uses. I a NOT interested in the VPN only for torrent use but for many other reasons. PirateRay may fill the needs of many, and they have a very good price! I'm still not sure if PirateRay can encrypt ALL ports and activities. If I were still in the market, I may contact them, though my monthly fee for PIA is less.

    They seem solid and could be the solution for many. I won't knock them.

    There is no need to provide false information on this forum. It will be discovered analyzed, and if you continue you will be banned.

    For the moment, I'm just going to assume that you are ignorant. Hint to the wise: Don't get into a pissing contest with an admin.
  • Such a very nice topic here i am finding many things about windows vpn what is vpn and i get the Such a great website and if i am not wrong this site is sea of information in vpn industry so you want to get a information and increase your knowledge about Windows VPN Here
  • Such a very nice topic here i am finding many things about windows vpn what is vpn and i get the Such a great website and if i am not wrong this site is sea of information in vpn industry so you want to get a information and increase your knowledge about Windows VPN Here
    As is my policy with VPN postings, I have reviewed the data presented and this site does provide some useful information. The listed ranking are probably by usage, which is an indicator of advertising rather than true utility.

    As usual, before selecting a VPN DO your homework, read the TOS, check third party reviews, and choose wisely.

    I consider VPN postings FrostWire related, because of traffic shaping, bogus take down notices, and consider a VPN an essential aspect of general internet security, whether you download anything or not!
  • hi guys, so the people from bestvpnservice.com are asking us to remove links to their website from our forum because supposedly our forum as "unnatural links" there, including somewhere on this thread. What should we do about this?

    They want us to remove links from the following threads, are the links from spammers or are they genuine recommendations to their page?
    There are links to my site on the following page(s):
    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14220
    viewtopic.php?p=46658
    viewtopic.php?p=49510

    why would they claim that our links are unnatural and causing them any harm, isn't Google's Page Rank all about having more links coming in to your site?
    this forum is not a content farm, it's legitimate user generated conversation.

    what do we do?
  • The ones about HMA I'd consider border line spam and have NO problem removing them. I DO NOT recommend HMA, nor would I use it, and it really doesn't serve the forum well.

    I'd say remove them.
  • PS.. I did say there were NOT a VPN for true security. The do provide redirection that can get around local blocks, but they will give you ID to almost anyone asking for it.

    If that's harming them then they can't handle the truth, because that is documented fact.
  • everythng you have to know and to do after you can read here
    check it out
    it is worth it trust me

    www.vpncomparison.org
  • its a very healthy discussion over here regarding vpn. All looks beauty, however what vpn will you suggest for windows10 according to vpnranks means explain with their priorities.
  • laurenaria wrote:
    its a very healthy discussion over here regarding vpn. All looks beauty, however what vpn will you suggest for windows10 according to vpnranks means explain with their priorities.
    The concerns associated with Win10 are the same as for any other operating system product.
    I would suggest that you read this.
    https://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-vpn- ... 15-150228/
  • We're (FrostWire Team) currently recommending ExpressVPN, tested with FrostWire.
  • A couple of days ago I have read a blog post at Lifehacker Australia about the best VPNs in the world they have mention Express VPN and Ivacy VPN. Also, I have read very serious allegation about Express in terms of logs. If anyone has true information so please share with me but it is a very critical problem and some of my friends recommend me to use Express VPN but after reading this kind of statement we all are confused and looking for another VPN provider in which we are thinking about Ivacy, Also people are recommending because it never keep logs.

    Please share your suggestions so that I and my friends can easily select a better VPN provider.
  • We recommend both PIA and Express VPN, we've not heard of any allegations of logs, perhaps it was a competitor trying to put dirt on them.
  • The whole concept of PirateRay and its description seems shady. I suppose it to be just a proxy server which 79% out of 100% times doesn't allow HTTPs traffic and leak your original IP. Also, they modify the HTML or Javascripts of targeting website to show ads. While, on the other hand VPN is an highly invested encrypted private network virtually which gives you complete anonymity & security (unless, you do such high profile activities that people come looking for you). To put it simply VPN is like a building with one entry and multiple exits and your ISPs have no idea which route you took and which way did you exit.
  • Yes, TorrentFreak is a strong VPN suggestion sites. TF has its own team of VPN experts who notice every feature and other aspects of VPN provider before including in the list of best VPNs providers.

    I and my friends and we choose ExpressVPN for Windows in 2016, It is working more faster than over expectations, It has servers in all over the world.
  • The Frostwire team currently recommends ExpressVPN, tested with FrostWire.

    http://www.frostwire.com/vpn

    On a side bar - avoid hide my a$$ service

    Cheers
    Sonic_X
  • ExpressVPN is one of best windows vpn service because I have used this and can swear by all featured provided in this vpn. They offer unlimited speed along with three parallel logins. Most importantly, they don’t log anything.
  • I seriously doubt anyone saying they have no log policy. But since it is paid, i think i can put some trust there that our activities are not being logged. I am using PureVPN and it provides me with 5 multi-logins.
  • Hribar_18 wrote:
    ExpressVPN is one of best windows vpn service because I have used this and can swear by all featured provided in this vpn. They offer unlimited speed along with three parallel logins. Most importantly, they don’t log anything.


    I have this vpn. Yes it's actually working very smoothly. But it's pricey. I won't take its subscription again, I am hearing good things about Nord and Buffered vpn. So I might try them.
  • graceinc wrote:
    I seriously doubt anyone saying they have no log policy. But since it is paid, i think i can put some trust there that our activities are not being logged. I am using PureVPN and it provides me with 5 multi-logins.


    Every vpn logs. VPN providers can tell you that they don't log anything but it's a lie. Every vpn logs. Atleast the duration of your internet usage while using vpn is 100% logged. From sign in to sign off. Not the entire activity but there are check points. PureVPN is also good. I have used it, last year.
  • But my question here is, Is PureVPN capable enough to run with Frostwire? People here in the team say, expressvpn works only with Frost.
  • We've not been able to try PureVPN with FrostWire yet so we can't say if FrostWire will be able to detect it.
    Most likely it will but perhaps FrostWire will not show in its status bar that the VPN protection is on.
    In the worst case, what will happen is that FrostWire won't work while the VPN connection is on, but I highly doubt it as VPN connections pretty much change the entire IP routing table and to FrostWire it's transparent, connections go through the VPN.
  • A VPN is basically a virtual network which masks your original IP and encrypts your connection, and what ever goes through it. Mostly, it helps in P2P file sharing, which at time or some places is illegal, on the other hand it keeps you secure and anonymous over internet. Not all VPNs support P2P connection security, I'd recommend PureVPN and ExpressVPN. Have been using Pure from almost a year now, now issue encountered lately.
  • (VPNs) Virtual private systems are point-to-point associations over a private or open system, for example, the Internet. A VPN customer utilizes different TCP/IP-based conventions, called burrowing conventions, to build a virtual call to a virtual port on a Virtual Private Network server.
    Windows VPN creates in windows incoming virtual private network and integrates to windows VPN server. The virtual private network provides safe relation over the global internet with the help of it all of our data secure. The windows Virtual private network is providing anonymous when we are using the internet and also do help break to geo-restrictions.
  • A vpn is an app that hides you online activities and change you IP address. Some websites like .gov or google can bypass the vpn and know you exact location but most of the time you are safe.
  • edited November 29

    A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a serve that allows you to partner to the internet via a server counsel by a provider. All data traveling together along next your computer, phone or tablet, and this VPN server is securely encrypted. As a result of this setup, VPNs:

    • Provide privacy by hiding your internet activity from your ISP (and government)
    • Allow you to evade censorship (by school, work, your ISP, or government)
    • Allow you to “geo-spoof” your location in order to access services unfairly denied to you based on your geographical location (or when you are on holiday)
    • Protect you against hackers when using a public WiFi hotspot

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