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Windows 7: Advice on VPN selection?

14 Nov 2018   #11

Windows 7 Home x64

I highly recommend That One Privacy Site | Welcome

This guy reviews most if not all VPN services known to mankind, and in the most granular way. And - the ones that a lot of people recommend aren't necessarily the most secure.

He does the same for email.

Myself, I use NordVPN. It's excellent and getting better.

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14 Nov 2018   #12

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
VPN advice


Looks like a great site! Now I'll spend the rest of the day reading it.


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16 Nov 2018   #13
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I wrote about this on my own forum because there is a big industry out there on VPNs. Many people have no clue about how they work and what you should look for. I use myself. They are based in Romania which doesn't have a data retention law, offer great encryption capabilities, and use their own DNS servers. I would read through all of their FAQs.

Another good one, though I've never used it is ProtonVPN. They are based in Switzerland and they too don't have Internet data retention laws.

Read this if you want: Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2017? - TorrentFreak

Here's a guide to router setup: VPN Router Setup - Simple Guide | Restore Privacy

Be advised that PayPal and other financial services may not like your VPN and ban your account. It's best to run a VPN client on the computer rather than a whole swath router approach unless you have two routers for that purpose like using Kodi.

Here's a direct copy and paste form my site:

With VPN's being all the rage now a days, especially with something like Kodi, it's easy to understand why people want to protect their privacy. When looking for a VPN you should consider the following four criteria. E-mail the VPN you have an interest in and ask them the following questions:

1) Do you allow port forwarding?

If they allow port forwarding then scrap that VPN. With port forwarding on in a VPN your true IP can be exposed.

2) What country are you based in?

If the VPN you are interested in is not in a country that is Internet privacy friendly then scrap that VPN. Three countries that I know are Internet privacy friendly are Romania, Iceland and Switzerland. There are others, but I'm not sure what they are.

3) Do you use DNS leak protection?

If the VPN you are interested in doesn't offer DNS leak protection then scrap that VPN. You can test DNS leaks at this website: DNS leak test

You should see a result that doesn't match the DNS you use all the time like your ISP's DNS or third party DNS you may use like Google or OpenDNS.

4) Do you keep any logs?

All VPNs keep a log in some form or another. Some VPNs state they don't keep logs at all, but rather just keep a time stamp of access only. Some VPNs just log your bandwidth usage. If the VPN that you're interested in keeps logs beyond those two points then I would not consider that VPN.

Those are the four main criteria in choosing a good VPN. Now you need to concern yourself with WebRTC. It's hard to turn off in a smart device, but fairly easy to do in a computer. Read here: WebRTC Leak Test - IP Address Discovery - Media Device ID Fingerprint - BrowserLeaks.comhis

This website was created by to check browser privacy. IP X - IP info and leak test suite

Something else to now consider. SuperCooKey - A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3
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16 Nov 2018   #14

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
VPN advice

F22 Simpilot

Can you please give me the URL of your forum?

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16 Nov 2018   #15
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't have very many members there. LOL Though, if you'd like to contribute that would be nice. The whole goal of the forum is sharing information. I have several subforums for a vast amount of different things.
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17 Nov 2018   #16

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
advice on VPN

F22 Simpilot,

I'm not a tech and am currently a ret business mgr so I don't have much to contribute. But I'll check it out.
As you can see, the extent of my tech experience in minimal esp in today's world:I have been with several F500 companies where I have been instrumental setting up and managing the information process both mechanically & computerized. Even set up a very sophisticated mini syst 30+ yr ago for a F500 textile co's Home Fashion Catalog. Tied in 15 sm retail locations and integrated with lg dept store chains across the USA. Equipped system with automatic credit approval & daily electronic bank deposit.
Just like business & technology, been on the net for almost 30 yr. First PC was a Vic 20, 4kram.
Regards & Thanks for all your help.

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