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VPNPro lets you unblock some restrictions that prevent you from visiting given Internet sites. Moreover, it serves to protect your online identity by hiding your real IP from third parties. The client has the same straightforward layout of most other similar programs. Likewise, the steps to create a virtual private network are roughly the same. You simply need to pick a country and start it. When its window is not active, the program runs from the System Tray.
As to the advantages of using VPNPro, they are not very different from those offered by other similar services. Probably what is best about it is that it is absolutely free to use and their connection speed is quite decent, compared with most free services. Luckily, servers are grouped by country and ranked according to their popularity, which gives you an idea of their performance. However, it would be good to have more accurate data about their current load and usage.
In terms of security, it is excellent that transfers are encrypted with a 1024-bit key. Moreover, it offers automatic reconnection if the server to which you are connected fails. Yet, they do not say if there is a kill switch to prevent any traffic accidentally happening outside the VPN. There is no information available about the real location of their servers. However, the company that owns this service is believed to be Chinese-based, which has raised concerns about their handing info over to the government.
All in all, VPNPro offers a relatively stable and fast connection at no price. The information provided by the company is not enough to know how secure the connection is. Yet, if you do not mind about their being based in China, it is a good idea to at least try it.
- Free service
- Decent connection speed
- Allows picking your favorite server
- Notifies if connection is dropped
- Attempts automatic reconnection
- Strong encryption method
- Concerns about the location of their servers
- No info about the current status of their servers