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Free VPN

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 350 votes

    • 5 star: 265
    • 4 star: 24
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 45
  • Current version:

    4.3 stars

    out of 170 votes

    • 5 star: 120
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 19
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  • 5.0 stars

    "pleasant util"

    April 11, 2014  |   By qkwjtmiSimba

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Really easy inteface.See for your self.Get it now.

    Cons

    are you serious? ........

    Summary

    Used to be OK, now its even better :) My favorite program together with *********. , I mean it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Will this software work with my router, if so how?"

    April 5, 2014  |   By who7157

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Will this software work with my router, if so how? If not which one would?

    Tks

    Cons

    Will this software work with my router, if so how? If not which one would?

    Tks

    Summary

    Will this software work with my router, if so how? If not which one would?

    Tks

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  • 2.0 stars

    "i am not satisfied att all"

    March 11, 2014  |   By youngman60

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    When it works it's not bad.

    Cons

    Very unstable program and not very good to download movies or music.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I liked the other"

    March 8, 2014  |   By lonardohd

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Advanced VPN:
    youtube.com/watch?v=gWrknvDW5qw

    Cons

    No cons. Simply, I like the other.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Top 10 VPN Service Providers - Updated March 2014"

    March 5, 2014  |   By jtrance2013

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Whether you are browsing the Internet, streaming media, or even sharing files, you need the best VPN service available for your exact need and price range. Below we have listed some of the most popular and affordable VPN providers today. We are confident you will find the best one for you.

    Cons

    With all of these VPN providers available, and there are many more, we have tried to find the top ten which we believe is the most beneficial to those interested in finding the best possible VPN providers for their personal or business needs. We hope this list helps break it down.

    Summary

    When it comes to VPN or Virtual Private Networks services, One needs to take different factors into account for deciding the best VPN service. These factors include location of servers, supported internet protocols, supported devices and operating systems, quality of customer service, etc. The best VPN services should score high marks in all of these departments. It is security, anonymity, reliability, features as well as affordability which make the best VPN providers.
    http://www.fipe.net/

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great"

    February 8, 2014  |   By Stencill

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    - Quick and easy installation without any hidden options
    - Gives you a random IP adress each time
    - Unblocks blocked sites

    Cons

    - No option to set IP location

    Summary

    After I was fed up with Hotspot Shield's constant crashing I looked for a new free VPN service and 'Free VPN' is just what I needed. It's easy to install without any hidden options that install unwanted stuff when you missed unchecking them and the interface couldn't be any simpler: "Connect" and "Disconnect".
    It also gives you a random IP each time you connect, which is a pro but also a con as you can't set a country from which you wish to receive an IP adress. I checked and while I sometimes get an US IP based in Kansas I also sometimes get an Austrian IP and a German IP (both of which aren't really the best choise when browsing YouTube).
    However when you get the US IP you can access blocked YouTube videos and sites without problem.
    So the only thing that would make this truly perfect would be an option to set the country you wish to get an IP from.
    Recommended.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "nice software"

    February 5, 2014  |   By bornaliakhter

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Really nice software thus is. Every one should use this.I am using this now

    Cons

    It works nicely

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  • 5.0 stars

    "so nice apps"

    February 5, 2014  |   By shimaakhter

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    I think this the app I ever seen. So nice apps & fast too.so thanks a lot

    Cons

    nothing really

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Best app after a long time"

    February 4, 2014  |   By tdhananjaya

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    This is the best app I ever found. I have used many Internet security. This was the best.

    Cons

    I will tell about this to all my freinds..

    Summary

    This is very useful to any one use internet.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Most preferable this VPN"

    February 4, 2014  |   By sakhawat_hossain

    Version: Free VPN 3.0

    Pros

    Go ahead for best

    Cons

    so popular

    Summary

    This is the very common phenomenon in the world. but this are the best for internet security as networking. I appreciate it's very much. so use it without no confusion.

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