Who uses VPN's and if you do any recommendations are appreciated.
Going to renew my virus protection subscription with Malwarebytes and now see they offer a reasonable priced VPN. Any of y'all use one and are they worth it for basically web browsing?
I sue Norton's for antivirus and it's already built in to my annual subscription price. If you are running newer MS OS systems, I believe that it's built into the OS as well, but I'm not 100% sure.
I use NORD VPN when out of the office on public/hotel wifi. I also use it when out of the country (I was out half of the month of August) to make it appear that I am still in the US because a lot of apps for streaming will not work if they think you are not in the US. I even have a sling box in my house so that I can watch shows off of my antenna when out, and it restricted me if I didn't connect to the VPN server in the US first, same with FIOS, if I appear to be in the US I can watch anything recorded on my DVR and some live shows as well.
I recently bought a VPN router to use so that I can connect from my laptop on the road directly in to my office network and appear to be in the office, but I have not yet tried to set that up...that would eliminate the connection to the VPN server, which of course slows down the connection. I have 1 GB at the office, so it should not be an issue having to go in and then back out.
I have a VPN set up on my network firewall that allows me to tap the network when out of the office. I think those services provided by Norton and the likes are merely a way to spoof how you are connected to the internet. The main reason being security. I'm not sure I would like these third parties handling access to my network, if they even do, but the security aspect interreges me as I sit in a hotel typing this. My big question is on through put. I know that accessing my server through the VPN is slow. How do the third party system effect network speeds.
I use Opera browser with built-in VPN but it's kind of slow for some sites. Why do you need VPN anyway?
I find that the built-in Windows Security Defender is good for virus protection. I have not had any virus problems since using Windows 10.