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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    November 27, 2012  |   By GehovaGyra

    Pros

    Install and set up was easy.
    My tests show that it really is securing my Wifi signal.
    Sort of idiot proof with little user input available.
    No problems making telephone calls with Skype.
    Only took maybe 5 seconds to connect to the VPN the 3 times I tried it.

    Cons

    Slows down the internet connection somewhat while browsing.
    I had to turn off image compression to load and use the youtube app.
    Needs a little more user settings, the image compression defaults to medium every time I turn protection off and back on.

    Summary

    I like the added security and will use the product on free mode for now. I would like to know more about this VPN and if someone in the back room has access to my online activities.

    Using this while connected to a 4G hotspot router via wifi, Android 2.3.4 and cheap Net10 LG phone.

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