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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FREE CHROME VPN/PROXY EXTENSION

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The first thing we’d strongly suggest is downloadin­g an extension from a well-known service. Even with proxies, little-known services may be up to no good, and there’s less chance of that coming from known quantities. Also, watch out for unofficial apps from known VPNS. These are easy to identify if you look carefully at the “Offered by” line underneath the extension title in the Chrome Web Store. You can also verify whether it’s the real deal by checking out the downloads page on the website of your VPN of choice.

If you just want to use something short term, we’d also recommend going for a service that doesn’t require a login. That said, don’t let the account requiremen­t hold you back from using Windscribe’s extension if you like the extra features. Speeds may also be a considerat­ion, but all

the VPNS mentioned here are fast enough for uses like web browsing and video streaming, so that shouldn’t be an issue— even with Zenmate’s limits.

 ?? ?? When deciding upon a VPN proxy, we recommend that you opt for one from a well-known service.
When deciding upon a VPN proxy, we recommend that you opt for one from a well-known service.
 ?? ?? Even Zenmate will be fast enough if all you want to do is surf the web and stream video.
Even Zenmate will be fast enough if all you want to do is surf the web and stream video.

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