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Old 06. Jan 2013, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using a free VPN service. This is not listed in your web page "Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services'. Could you please tell me what methods I can use, to check whether it is working properly (full encryption of data, IP anonymity etc).

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Old 07. Jan 2013, 07:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For your bittorrent:
http://checkmytorrentip.com/

Which service are you using? I am going to be testing several free VPNs in the near future.
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Old 07. Jan 2013, 07:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am using PrivitizeVPN. There isn't much information on their web page. Please let me know what you find. Here is the link. I am somewhat short of knowledge on this subject.
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Old 07. Jan 2013, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. However, that site has a red (poor reputation) rating from Web of Trust, so I can not review.
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pr...tent=rw-viewsc

If you can, you should delete the link in your post.

Hopefully, I will be testing the ones I have within the week. I'll post the link here when I get it up.
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Melita-s, I have deleted the link that you posted because it is rated red on WOT. WOT is a site reputation service that we follow as a policy on the site. The service tells you about bad sites. It has got three color codes... green, orange, and red. Green sites are good ones, orange is use with caution, and red is dangerous. The link which you posted was red.

You can get WOT from here, or know more about it :

www.mywot.com

As per forum rules, posting orange and red links are not allowed.

I advise you not to use the VPN service you suggested, and I also advise you to start using WOT, in order to increase your security.

I also do not understand that the review on our site about free VPN is quite exhaustive... then why are you going for services that you do not know much about?
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Old 07. Jan 2013, 10:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you for both your links. They are very helpful. Please post the link to your test results when you finish.
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Old 08. Jan 2013, 12:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello Anupam,

I took some time to get back here. Thank you for deleting the link and also for the link to WOT. I downloaded it a few minutes ago.

I am sorry about posting such a link. I didn't know it had a red rating and had no idea how to find the WOT rating.

I stopped using this VPN. Thank you for enlightening me on this

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Old 08. Jan 2013, 01:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello Anupam,

I took some time to get back here. Thank you for deleting the link and also for the link to WOT. I downloaded it a few minutes ago.
WOT is a much misunderstood and misrepresented service, but in general terms its security value is priceless. It won't help too much with "zero day" malware, but in terms of known malicious sources anything red rated should be avoided like the plague. As with anything of this type there are a few "grey areas", especially where orange rated sites are concerned, but caution is still advised. In many instances the value of this simple tool is greater than that of an AV and firewall together. As ever though, it should be used as part of a layered approach to PC security.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...under-hour.htm
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I have been checking out websites since I downloaded WOT. As you mention, the orange rated sites need closer examination. Some of the perfectly good web sites that I visit are marked orange. So far I got only one red notice and I closed the site.
Thank you for helping.

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Old 07. Mar 2013, 05:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am using "Hotspot Shield" VPN. The best way to check your Virtual Private Network is mentioned below.
First turn off your WiFi and then find the VPN settings.
Settings -> General -> Network -> VPN -> Check VPN Configuration
Save all of the settings and hit the “Menu” button to quit.
Make sure to turn Wi-Fi back “ON”.
You will be required to activate Hotspot Shield on your iPhone, the VPN setting needs to be turned on. Settings - VPN - Status On

In last check you can enter "what is my ip" in google to check your current IP address. If your current IP is from VPN server then it means your VPN is working properly.
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