There are lots and lots of VPN software to mask your original IP address but not all are great. So we have curated the list of the top 10 VPN software.
Sometimes it may be necessary for you to be anonymous on the web to protect your identity. Or sometimes you may be rejected access to a particular website because of your blocked location. You can overcome all these issues by masking your identity. It can be done with the help or virtual private networks aka VPNs. The way how it works is by changing your IP address. So here is the top 10 VPN software.
What is a VPN?
The answer to the question is explained well by Cyber Ghost in the video below
Why Should I Use VPN?
There are several reasons to start using a virtual private network aka VPN today. These include
Stay safe. Be anonymous. A VPN masks your current IP address (Find your existing IP address).
Access blocked content such as videos, websites, etc.
Cyber Ghost VPN is the best in this list because you don’t need to upgrade to a paid version! The free version of Cyber Ghost VPN has everything a user needs. It encrypts all online traffic and ensures data remains hidden from hackers when on an open wireless network.
There is no bandwidth limit in the free version, but it disconnects the user after every three hours and it is also limited to one Windows device.
The premium and premium plus version offers better connection speed, multi-device support, and the option to use OpenVPN, IPSec or PPTP.
You can use the service without even creating an account.
Easy-Hide-IP is a paid IP hide software that has 60+ high-speed servers to protect it’s users’ real identity from third parties. It has servers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Luxembourg, Japan, Russia, India and France.
Hide My IP is a program that you can use to prevent hackers from acquiring your real IP address. It offers IP rotation service to make the users “anonymous” on the web. You can configure the proxy service as much as you want. It also allows you to select certain applications to use the Hide My IP proxy.
It also has a simple and powerful user interface which I found more attractive.
OpenVPN is a free VPN service that is available for Windows, Mac, ios as well as Android. You will need an Open VPN account to use this software. The free version has a limited bandwidth of 100 MB which is really low. You can get 200 MB by referring a friend to OpenVPN. You can choose from different servers to customize your location. The main drawback that I felt is the need to sign in to your account each time you need to connect to the VPN server. The software performs well. Surprisingly, there are no ads!
SumRando VPN is a clever service that helps you to browse faster and secure without revealing your original IP address to others. Once it is installed you can either create an account using your mail id or you can start using the service anonymously.
The free plan offers 2GB data. While testing the service, I didn’t feel any lag in the connection. It is obviously a pretty good VPN service that everyone should try.
If you are a frequent visitor of EH, you may already know about Hotspot Shield. In the “3 best ways to unblock blocked websites,” I had mentioned HotSpot Shield as a great tool to bypass internet censorship.
It encrypts all the connections and protects the device from malware, phishing and spam sites.
Hide My Ass Pro VPN is the most expensive service on this list. It has almost every features that a great VPN service must have. There is no free/trial version available for this service. You must need an account to use HMA Pro VPN.
It has 650+ servers in various locations in the world.
The most popular free and open source software that can help you to defend against privacy intrusion. Tor has distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world to protect it’s users from traffic analysis.
The users of Tor include, journalists, NGOs, whisleblowers, hackers and law enforcement.
UltraSurf is a free tool developed by Ultrareach Internet Corp. It was originally developed for internet users in Mainland China, where the internet is heavily censored and monitored. Now, it has millions of users from over 180 countries.
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