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We will talk about free VPNs today which are used for secure Anonymous Surfing, hiding real IP address, Bypass geographical blocks, Bypass ISP Blocking for VOIP Applications like Skype.

So, what is VPN i.e. Virtual Private Network. Basically it’s a private network which lets users to connect to other users or remote sites using a public network usually internet. It uses “virtual” connections routed through the Internet from the company’s private network to the remote site or employee instead of physical connections. In short , it is private network constructed within a public network infrastructure, such as the global Internet.

WHY YOU NEED VPN

  • To protect privacy, either on a LAN or a public hotspot.
  • Anonymous Internet Surfing
  • Full anonymity by hiding your real IP address.
  • Bypass geographical blocks from certain websites
  • Unlike a proxy, you get secured connection for all programs you are using
  • Quality Network ensures your VPN service will be fast wherever you are in the world
  • Protection against your ISP
  • Bypass ISP Blocking for VOIP Applications like Skype

1. LOGMEIN HAMACHI

It’s a great service from the well-known guys who are behind the Logmein Service of remote apps management. It’s free for non-commercial and personal use.

Some of its features are :

  • No hardware required – A quick, simple and easy-to-use VPN that just works
  • Secure communications – Encrypted tunneling across public and private networks
  • Flexible networking – Combines the ease of an SSL VPN with the connectivity of an IP-sec VPN
  • Web-based management – Deploy to anyone, manage from anywhere, access anytime
  • Free for non-commercial usage – Absolutely free for non-commercial use

2. ULTRAVPN

It is a client/server SSL VPN solution based on OpenVPN. It encrypts and anonymizes your network connection making your connection safe and secure.

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You need to download nad install the client and create a (username, password) to use this service.

3. ALONWEB

It’s another service which offers both free and paid options. The traffic through alonweb is encrypted, which makes it impossible to intercept it while its flowing over the web.

alonwebFree service offers its users connection via two servers: Netherlands and Panama.Limitations exist for free wervice though. Here’s the limitations list

  • 1GB of data traffic per month is available,
  • Maximum HTTP request size is 2Mb
  • Heavy traffic consuming protocols and games are blocked

These limitations are good enough for an average user and should not bother about it.

4. PACKETIX.NET

It’s a japanese solution with technology developed by SoftEther Corporation.

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You can use PacketiX.NET online test service for free.Here’s what you can do with this service.

You can create your private Virtual VPN Hub. You can configure and use the hub for free.You can use all functions the PacketiX VPN software has to offer, such as creating a remote connection to your home network or uniting local networks at different sites. With our system, you won’t need to set up a VPN server with a global IP address yourself. The VPN server administration is done over an easy web interface.

5. ITSHIDDEN

Its hidden Itshidden is part of Port 80 Limited(Seychelles) company providing both free and paid services of VPN . It creates a secure connection encrypting all the data protecting your privacy and securing you. You don’t need to install any software. ItsHidden.com works on all Platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, IPhone etc


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6. YOUR FREEDOM

This one is basically not a VPN service but its performs almost the same function with great ease, hence i included this in this list.

Your freedomIt provides both a free and paid service. Free service limits to six hours of usage per day (up to 18 hours per week). You need to install a client on your system and a user name & password to use this.

7. GPASS

gpassThis is another free service product of the World’s Gate, Inc which offers Internet solutions for information freedom in China and other regions.

gpassYou need to install a software client to use this.

8.ANCHORFREE HOTSPOT SHIELD

hotspotshieldHotspot Shield is a free service which protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless).

Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS.

Here also, you need to download and install a client to use it on your computer.

9. LOKI NETWORK PROJECT

Loki Network Project is SSL based free VPN server. It is an opportunity to protect your private data (IP address, e-mail/FTP/HTTP passwords, web-sites visited, uploaded/downloaded files and etc…) and bypass certain Internet access limitations you may have at your location.

loki vpnYou need to download and install its free VPN Client software  to create your own security schema.

10. FREEVPN BY WSC

It’s another free VPN offering almost same features as others.

11.CYBERGHOST

This a German VPN service offering both free and paid services. It has got some limitation of 10 GB per month but are good enough for an average user.

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Some of the these services now have become Paid one now. Just check them out too.

12. ACEVPN

Ace VPN allows you to privately and securely surf and download on the internet without leaving a trace and/or being tracked. Ace VPN is the lowest cost VPN service provider allowing access to the gateway servers in multiple locations at no extra cost.

13. ALWAYSVPN

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14. FREEDUR

15. LINKIDEO

Just a word of caution for everyone here. These services may not be as good as the paid ones. You may experience slow speed, downtimes etc. But its all like, you don’t need them every time. Just check them out and leave your opinion here. I would love to hear from you.

Update:

We added two more in the list. Checkout ProXPN and SecurityKISS