VPNs for Windows 10?

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    VPN's work quite well, the US congress/nsa hates them. Businesses use them with good success, and I don't see any indication of vpn's exposing peoples privacy. If they did, I'm sure we'd hear about it. Iv'e been with pia for over a decade, they just updated my app today with split tunneling.
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       #12

    CannonRebel said:
    VPN's work quite well, the US congress/nsa hates them. Businesses use them with good success, and I don't see any indication of vpn's exposing peoples privacy. If they did, I'm sure we'd hear about it. Iv'e been with pia for over a decade, they just updated my app today with split tunneling.
    Thank you.
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  3. Golden's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #13

    CannonRebel said:
    I don't see any indication of vpn's exposing peoples privacy. If they did, I'm sure we'd hear about it.
    The Worst VPNs and Scams | BestVPN.org

    When it comes to VPN providers, you can be sure that not all of them have your interest at heart. Be careful where you tread.
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       #14

    Hi folks

    Why not simply use TOR browser if you are merely worried about your Internet accesses being logged -- the default search in Tor IS Duckduckgo (and BTW there's loads of info on VPN's).

    Here's screenshot of duckduckgo with tor search on vpn

    VPNs for Windows 10?-screenshot_20200220_105517.png

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 20 Feb 2020 at 04:57. Reason: added tor screenshot duckduckgo and vpn search
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  5. Posts : 285
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       #15

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    Why not simply use TOR browser if you are merely worried about your Internet accesses being logged -- the default search in Tor IS Duckduckgo (and BTW there's loads of info on VPN's).

    Here's screenshot of duckduckgo with tor search on vpn

    VPNs for Windows 10?-screenshot_20200220_105517.png

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Actually I decided to use (as suggested) a free built-in vpn within my existing linux vm for certain things to begin with. Later, I'll probably use a vpn for most things.
    I've tried Tor in the past. It's too limiting.

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    I just wanted to thank this forum for the help and information provided. I'm really not knowledgeable in vpns and the info provided here is what I needed to point me in the right direction.
    Thank you all.
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       #16

    What does the Linux VPN do that a Windows VPN doesn't? Don't you still need a VPN provider?
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  7. Barman58's Avatar
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       #17

    Nothing really, it may be free, but there are free Windows options too - you will still need a provider, if you are looking for Geographic relocation, but basic encryption may be possible without this ... although I'm not sure of the options available

    To be honest, I think that free security is, more often than not, worth exactly what you pay for it
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    Barman58 said:
    Nothing really, it may be free, but there are free Windows options too - you will still need a provider, if you are looking for Geographic relocation, but basic encryption may be possible without this ... although I'm not sure of the options available

    To be honest, I think that free security is, more often than not, worth exactly what you pay for it
    I have not yet had the time to fully explore the advice provided here, especially the free linux vpn option which sounds intriguing because, like many endusers, I am primarily interested in mere privacy and escape from commercial and isp surveillance , not geographic relocation or international political subversion. If a linux VM provides such a free vpn without needing a paid intermediary provider entrusted to have your best interests at heart that may indeed be the ideal solution. For me and many endusers. Linux has a better reputation than windows in privacy issues but is less familiar and requires more expertise to use properly. Running and configuring a secure linux server is certainly not a job for a neophyte.

    So, it sounds too good to be true and may end up having major deficiencies and safety issues especially when implemented by a non expert linux enduser. I will however explore the issue further when I have the time and hopefully report back here for the benefit of others who might be interested in similar simple privacy and escape from commercial surveillance and the need to trust anyone, including your isp or operating system provider, with your internet activities. Not really much to ask for even in the times we live in.

    In the meanwhile I would appreciate additional ideas, links, and advice from experts in the field as I get my feet wet.
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    Curious said:
    I have not yet had the time to fully explore the advice provided here, especially the free linux vpn option which sounds intriguing because, like many endusers, I am primarily interested in mere privacy and escape from commercial and isp surveillance , not geographic relocation or international political subversion. If a linux VM provides such a free vpn without needing a paid intermediary provider entrusted to have your best interests at heart that may indeed be the ideal solution. For me and many endusers. Linux has a better reputation than windows in privacy issues but is less familiar and requires more expertise to use properly. Running and configuring a secure linux server is certainly not a job for a neophyte.

    So, it sounds too good to be true and may end up having major deficiencies and safety issues especially when implemented by a non expert linux enduser. I will however explore the issue further when I have the time and hopefully report back here for the benefit of others who might be interested in similar simple privacy and escape from commercial surveillance and the need to trust anyone, including your isp or operating system provider, with your internet activities. Not really much to ask for even in the times we live in.

    In the meanwhile I would appreciate additional ideas, links, and advice from experts in the field as I get my feet wet.
    Hi there
    visiting this again : This is for Windows but there's a link for Linux in the article.

    How to setup a VPN on Windows for free in 5 minutes

    (Note : OpenDNS on Windows is FREE for only up to 2 concurrent connections -- since Windows (Non Server editions of course) is essentially a SINGLE USER system -- you can have several accounts but only 1 can be logged on at a time) this shouldn't be a problem).

    Linux is of course a Multi-user system -- so "You takes your Poison" and just test it.

    If using Linux try it as a Virtual Machine first --then if you hose anything up just delete the Virtual machine and start again.

    cheers
    jimbo
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       #20

    The free Linux option is just software for your PC. Its functionality might differ slightly from a WIndows based VPN, but ... you still need a VPN provider.
    You see, the "VPN" software referred to here is a CLIENT. You still need a SERVER. And privacy you seek is in the hands of the SERVER provider.
    So I see no reason to add a Linux VPN to your setup. None at all. Just use a Windows VPN client.
    Curious said:
    I have not yet had the time to fully explore the advice provided here, especially the free linux vpn option which sounds intriguing because, like many endusers, I am primarily interested in mere privacy and escape from commercial and isp surveillance , not geographic relocation or international political subversion. If a linux VM provides such a free vpn without needing a paid intermediary provider entrusted to have your best interests at heart that may indeed be the ideal solution. For me and many endusers. Linux has a better reputation than windows in privacy issues but is less familiar and requires more expertise to use properly. Running and configuring a secure linux server is certainly not a job for a neophyte.

    So, it sounds too good to be true and may end up having major deficiencies and safety issues especially when implemented by a non expert linux enduser. I will however explore the issue further when I have the time and hopefully report back here for the benefit of others who might be interested in similar simple privacy and escape from commercial surveillance and the need to trust anyone, including your isp or operating system provider, with your internet activities. Not really much to ask for even in the times we live in.

    In the meanwhile I would appreciate additional ideas, links, and advice from experts in the field as I get my feet wet.
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