Chromebook VPN

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Evangelist

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    I have a chromebook that i solely do web browsing and downloading on. Thus if it gets a virus, i don't think its big deal because someone mentioned chromebook has a powerwash option that wipes everything. Now in my apartment, i have my own wifi connection that i use.


    But when i web browse, i use my building's shared wifi. Its wifi that is shared throughout the building for people at this apartment etc.


    Now i notice there is a program called setupvpn that is free at the chromestore and has lot of reviews. First off, do most ppl recommend this? I read there are lot of vpns and the ones that are free... well there is limited data etc. Thus 500mb or 1gb isn't going to cut it if someone downloads videos or streams. But are these free vpns good? Is this a good one? I saw its a chrome extension and lot of very good reviews. But i also heard free vpns come with them selling your information to 3rd parties... is that true? But they cannot view what i view using the vpn right?


    The other thing is this. If im using a vpn, does that mean if i visit sites that are dangerous, then its still safe to do it on my own internet connection? Thus as long as i connect it via vpn, thats fine? Or better use the shared wifi connection instead that isn't related to my internet?


    And if not setupvpn, what vpn would you recommend? Do most of you pay for vpn instead? Or are these free vpn just as good? When i checked the reviews, they have a top list of free vpns but most have data restrictions. But setupvpn doesn't seem to have any? The other thing is when you download files with a vpn, is it slower than not using any vpn? I heard some issues with speeds etc.
     
  2. Primes

    Primes Notebook Deity

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    You can't get a virus on a chromebook. (so far there have been none reported).

    The other thing is this. If im using a vpn, does that mean if i visit sites that are dangerous, then its still safe to do it on my own internet connection?

    I would imagine it's about the same risk. A VPN only changes your IP, it doesn't prevent malware / virus attacks.

    I've never used or had any experience with VPNs, but see this post.
     
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