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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program.. Best one I've used.."

    March 31, 2013  |   By arianamason

    Pros

    - Doesn't slow down the browser
    - Quick download (No restart required, either!)
    - Discreet icon, isn't always on the screen (Can minimize and it will still work)
    - No registration required to use it

    Cons

    - The advertisement along the top. (However, it is alot better than popups..)

    Summary

    Honestly, I made an account just to state how impressed I am with this program.
    For two days straight I have been attempting to find ways to watch american netflix in canada, and this is the ONLY ONE that has finally worked. I've watched countless youtube videos and read many forums.. all of which got me NOWHERE.. except a couple viruses (*cough* hola.exe *cough*) I found this program by searching a random google search and decided to give it a shot, what more could I lose... besides, I desperately wanted to finish that movie I started a couple days ago that quit in the middle when the IP address failed out on me.

    I'm not computer savvy at all but this program is simple enough for me.
    Sure, it isn't fun looking at an ad along the top of the page everytime I go to use the browser.. but I'd rather stare at an ad then pay $9.99 a month for some VPN program which has 2 star rating anyway.

    ALL in ALL, I would recommend this program to anyone that wants to have their location as United States for any purpose.. Or anyone who just wants more privacy in general.

    5/5 for me! :)

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