Nowadays everyone is concerned with their online privacy. A few years back, people are just looking for free products and service that offers free service. The rise of open-source revolution and the rise of freeware products paved the way for the free for all type products. A lot of companies started their products as freeware to get support from experts and other coders for easily building their products without investing more money in developing a project. Some are still free and available online like VLC player, Audacity, etc. But in the case of some freeware, there is also a premium version or support service that is introduced to make a profit from the product. Most freeware services started to accept payments for providing software support to their users and finally, this leads to the introduction of a premium or enterprise version with premium features for their paid customers. These companies are also offered their basic version as a community edition to attract more users to their premium version.
The freeware stuff may contain some advertisements or service that requires the user’s information and taste of users to place relevant advertisements. Then only the users identified that their privacy is under threat and is going to sell for getting more profit to those companies. From ISP to search engines, everyone needs your searching habits and your personal information. Then only the people realized their privacy. A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy. The VPN uses encryption technology to create a virtual tunnel between your device and a VPN server. So no one can monitor what you are doing. If you are using a public Wi-Fi service, you can use a VPN service to protect your information from prying eyes. Here I am looking for some free solution to protect your privacy, these services also have a premium version that offers more speed and more security than the free version. Remember, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
Opera is one of the popular browsers released in 1995. It offers a free built-in VPN that requires no subscription, or payment or any additional extensions. To activate the free VPN for the first time, enable it in Menu>Settings>Privacy>VPN. From now on you will see an icon on the address bar showing VPN status. Click on the VPN icon to trigger VPN service on and off. You can then select your desired virtual location and also see stats on the data used. Opera’s VPN can also be used in a private browsing window.
ProtonVPN is a security-focused VPN service form the secure email service provider Protonmail. As their initiative to provide private and secure internet access to all, Proton VPS offers a free VPN plan. The ProtonVPN free plan is unlimited for 1 device and offers medium speed. Their plus plan offers All countries, 5 devices,p2p, tor servers and offers the highest speed.
The SetupVPN is a free VPN service. you can ensure your privacy when using public Wi-Fi using the VPN service. It prevents any website from tracking your data and location information. You can download their add-on for your favorite browser and install it to activate it.
As the users are aware of the need for securing their privacy, the VPN service providers also offering various discounts and free trials for their first-time customers. The Purevpn offers 7 day trail for 0.99$. Nord VPN, another VPN provider offering a 2-year deal at a 70% discount. The BullGuard VPN offers its VPN service at a 70% discount. I used the free VPN service offered by the Opera browser and noticed that it is adequate for a normal user.