Free VPN

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 184 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,056,789
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    504.92KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,756
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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A VPN is a virtual private network, an isolated subset of the Internet that allows for much greater security and privacy without sacrificing the Internet's ability to connect far-flung PCs and users together. VPNs have lots of uses, such as telecommuting into a corporate network, secure collaboration with others -- even on the other side of the world -- and private browsing. With a VPN, you can surf the Web anonymously and securely, leaving no traces. Free VPN from VPN Master is an easy-to-use VPN tool for Windows. Free VPN comes with more than 1,400 minutes of free access on VPN Master's network. After that, you can opt for an inexpensive monthly plan, if you'd like. We looked around for some sort of limitations or fine print, but it appears that your free minutes start when you start using Free VPN and end when they run out.

Free VPN is easy to use, but you must provide a username and e-mail address to access the VPN servers. But the rest is easy; Free VPN's tiny, draggable, Aero-style interface has two buttons, Connect and Disconnect. We pressed Connect, and a message indicated we were connected while a counter began counting down our free minutes. VPN Master says its network doesn't compromise browsing speed. Experience made us skeptical, but bandwidth tests proved the claim, and Free VPN didn't affect our bandwidth at all -- a first, for us. There's no Help file or support for Free VPN, beyond VPN Master's contact form and FAQs.

Now we understand that there are many reasons for wanting to use a VPN, and not all of them are ethical or even legal, at least maybe not in your country. But that's the point: the Internet reaches all corners of the globe, but not all of them allow free and open access, and tools that let citizens communicate freely, safely, and anonymously are obviously a good thing, though in this case, "freely" doesn't necessarily mean "for free." But it goes without saying that it's a good thing that Free VPN is said to work perfectly nearly everywhere, including China and the Middle East.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 20
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 184 votes

    • 5 star 93
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 59
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1 stars

"Totally FAKE & Dangerous!! You've been warned!!"

March 02, 2013  |  By ThisProgramIsAScam

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

Absolutely none. See below.

Cons

Here's the reality; after you install it and close it, you'll never find it again. It provides very poor proxy functionality during the "trial" and tries to get you to subscribe to a full program run from some third world country. How? It changes your settings so that your internet connection is throttled; you'll be rolling back Windows to get things back the way that they were. Horrifically dangerous, and there's virtually no way to uninstall it, as it hides itself nicely all over your system, including the registry.

Summary

Read all of the "glowing reviews". They are ALL written in the same horrible, broken English. None are real, and neither is this program. If this program was ever legitimate - I have my doubts - it has since been hijacked by someone malicious. DO NOT INSTALL THIS. You'll be very sorry if you do; you've been warned.

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1 stars

"Not what it seems..."

January 06, 2013  |  By nrickson

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

can't use it so I don't know

Cons

very, very suspicious. Installed what is supposed to be free only to get a message about a trial. When asked, gave name and email. Told that I couldn't use the service, something about a trial.

Summary

Considering many of the reviews on this product are written using some of the poorest grammar known to English speaking people, I think either this product isn't what it says it is, or it has been hijacked. Either way, I'll go look for another product to meet my needs.

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1 stars

"Now I'm suspicious"

January 02, 2013  |  By yanksguyinco

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

I haven't tried it, neither will I.

Cons

Talk about your false positives!

Summary

I came on to CNet to find VPN software and followed the reviews to this one. Reading the first several reviews gushing about how good Free VPN and CNet are makes me think that the developers are padding the reviews. Why would they do that? Don't they trust that their program will stand on it's own and if it is good enough will bring its own traffic? This makes me suspicious about this program.
I guess that I shouldn't be reviewing software that I haven't tried, and apologize for that, but consider this a counter to the developers shilling their software.

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2 stars

"I need direction"

December 24, 2012  |  By Mazary

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

I finished all the process of downloading VPN. Now It is not working!

Cons

I am confused

Summary

How can I use it now?

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1 stars

"pp product -or- review... you decide..."

December 15, 2012  |  By ctrapeze

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

not sure how secure you really are... if 'they' DON'T betray
you, then i suppose it's good stuff...

Cons

1400 minutes really sounds like time is deducted as you use it... That is if you even gave it a second thought. i didn't... and since the reviewer neglected to make this a point i wasted my time...

Summary

wait till you are really going to give this thing a full test drive IMMEDIATELY (before you install/use it)!!! i'm voting this down as far as i can because i don't need surprises like this... constraint precludes further analysis... (in other words: i will not buy anything from these people - my 'treat' for their 'trick')

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1 stars

"Not that good of a software, in other words, it sucks."

December 05, 2012  |  By ____________-----___

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

Slow to fast speed during Youtube and Facebook time in blocked sites countries.

Cons

Hard to connect to server sometimes.
Only 1440 minutes that is spent even if you're not online.
Needs to buy the full version from VPN Master.

Summary

Don't download it, there's only a trial that's 1440 minutes and is spent even when not online.

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4 stars

"good,but is this soft free ?"

November 23, 2012  |  By pellucidyan

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

in china ,it ust fast rapid...thx share..

Cons

is this soft free ?

Summary

is this soft free ?

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5 stars

"best software !"

November 22, 2012  |  By Nghia_Simon

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

Nice and you can connect to almost any part of the world

Cons

VPN is very good

Summary

I think I recommend it to everyone !

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5 stars

"Great to use!!!"

November 19, 2012  |  By ankur05agarwal

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

I have downloaded this software and its really exceeded my expectations. Its working really fast and without any glitches.

Cons

Till now I am not able to figure out any cons in this software.

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1 stars

"doesn't work!!!!"

November 11, 2012  |  By azeie

 |  Version: Free VPN 1.1

Pros

no pros-------

Cons

doesnt work!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1
Version 2.1 total new design and connectivity features.
General
Publisher VPNMaster
Publisher web site http://www.vpnmaster.com
Release Date April 13, 2011
Date Added February 16, 2012
Version 1.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 504.92KB
File Name freevpn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,056,789
Downloads Last Week 7,756
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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