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Do any of you use a specific VPN service for privacy? If so do you recommend a specific company? My older brother uses PureVPN life time subscription and swears by it. He has all his PC's setup with it and his family's cell phones via an app. I'm not as concerned about my privacy, google already knows everything already.. but when I want to download specific things I'll use windscribe's free vpn. I've been using it off and on for a couple months and it seems to work great so far without affecting my download rates too much. I noticed this deal earlier today and I upgraded my 10 gb/month plan to 60 gb. Heres the link:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10310132-windscribe-vpn-free-60gb-per-month-new-or-existing-accounts

Windscribe is decent since it has a browser extension for quick toggling private browsing and a separate software that applies to everything running on the PC. Anyone else have a VPN recommendation?


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Quite honestly I don't know why people use these, your ISP knows everything there is to know about you as does Facebook/Google/etc. The only real reason to have one is if you plan on doing some shady shit on the net and even then if the NSA/US Government really wants to find out what you're doing they will (almost every company has a price to give up sensitive information no matter how much they say they never will).

I broke down and bought two years of Avast's SecureLine VPN on my laptop about 2 months before I got my desktop (was on sale and since I've been an Avast customer for years (a paying customer for 3) they gave me a freaking good discount). It's alright but I notice a considerable amount of signal degradation when I play FFXIV on my laptop (not much but there is a considerable amount of lag, might have to do with the fact the VPN server is located in Chicago and the Data center for the FFXIV servers is somewhere in Cali (we think) so I'm going through more steps and longer connections just to get to it). As for downloads its fucking retarded, I can't start downloading any torrents with SecureLine on but as long as I start the dl before I turn SecureLine on it'll download fine (kinda defeats the purpose of a VPN but whatever, I don't download as much stuff as I used to (occasional movie here or there, I have Spotify for music and I really don't watch much anime outside of whats on Crunchyroll or what I personally own)).


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Avast's VPN sounds like a horrible service. X_x being based in Chicago makes them more liable to the US government too. I use windscribe VPN to download torrents and to look at websites as if I'm from another country. Its interesting to see how some sites load differently based on where you are vpning from. I usually connect to a Canada server when i use it. So I went to Netflix and it gave me some crap about not being available in my region. Lol. I won't use a VPN full time or to play games while connected to it since I get a better connection directly with my isp.


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The only thing I ever see people use these for is to get around blocks on gaming because if some college campus security protocol that throws their firewall out of wack or something. 


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I also got the free VPN account for in case I'm ever at a car repair place or at a hotel and want to use the free wifi. Using the VPN while connected to the free wifi will give me secure internet since nobody else on the network can monitor or spoof my internet traffic just like the ISP can't.


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