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    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
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    I am not sure if I am posting in the correct forum regarding VPN. With lack of privacy increasing all the time, I would like thoughts of using a VPN. I have been considering it, since the cost isn't that expensive for having privacy when on the internet. There are quite a number of companies who offer them. Does anyone use a VPN? If so, which one?

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    I use one when traveling (IPVanish).

    Possibly useful links:

    https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-b...-your-privacy/

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/vpn-se...-the-internet/

    Check for the features you may need.

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    Hi, JDC2000. Why do you only use vpn when traveling and not all the time? I don't know too much about vpn, but, from what I read, the features I most want is no logging, strong encryption, IP address is hidden, and with relatively fast servers. There are so many vpn companies, it can be confusing. I was looking at nordvpn. They do offer a 3- year plan for $2.99/mo. Has anyone used nordvpn? I am not sure which company to select.

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    My ISP has not (at this time) been found to be collecting and selling personal information. This could change in the future of course. I do use it at home some of the time.

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    How are the speeds of the vpn compared with the speeds of what you are paying with your ISP?

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    The VPN is always going to be slower. I have slow internet to begin with though.

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    How can one know for sure that a vpn company does not log user data, even though it states that it does not? I am considering trying nordvpn, but I read a review (link below) where the first review says that there was rumors that nordvpn logs user data. I know it says it was a rumor, but is there a way to know for sure they do not? I was considering getting the 3-year plan so the price drops to $2.99/month, but am wondering if there is a drawback for locking myself into a 3-year plan. I suppose there isn't anyone else out there that used/uses nordvpn that could comment on this?

    https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/nordvpn/#

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLS View Post
    I am not sure if I am posting in the correct forum regarding VPN. With lack of privacy increasing all the time, I would like thoughts of using a VPN. I have been considering it, since the cost isn't that expensive for having privacy when on the internet. There are quite a number of companies who offer them. Does anyone use a VPN? If so, which one?
    I set up my own vpn using hardware router. That way when i travel i can VPN back in to my house and use house internet.

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