Thursday, November 25, 2010

Top/Best:5+ Free VPN Services as alternatives to Web Proxies for Anonymous Web Browsing/Surfing

Internet censorship is commonplace these days in schools, universities and organizations where it is unwanted for people to access certain services (usually social networks like Twitter, Facebook etc., video streaming websites like YouTube, Metacafe, and P2P services) in order to either save bandwidth, or work time. The usual way used by those who want to get around this blocking is to access blocked services and websites through web proxies or proxy servers, which can be slow, insecure and inefficient at times. Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a technique which gives all the benefits of accessing blocked content online while having none of the disadvantages suffered by proxies.
vpns has following features:

Bypass/Unblock Local Firewall Restrictions

The user may be forced to browse web through some firewall of local network at office school/university, or country. In result, the web surfers are not allowed to visit some of websites according to the policy. These websites may include social websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and many more. The restriction may have been enforced over larger scale like China has blocked through ‘Great Firewall of China’.

Bypass/Unblock Default Regional Restrictions

There are many web services which impose restrictions on IP level so that these services can be accessed from specific regions. For example, Hulu and Pandora are not accessible outside of USA. Similarly, Spotify is only available in major parts of Europe.

Anonymous Web Browsing/Surfing for Privacy

The user does not want to reveal its identity which can be traced. Anyone who wants to speak about forbidden social issues, receive some information,  and involve in illegal activities like P2P file sharing without revealing the identity is concerned.

Usually VPN service is not free, but we have a list of top 5 free VPN clients which you can use to get around website blocking.                           

1. AlonWeb – Free VPN client

AlonWeb is a free VPN provider. It uses the standard OpenVPN tunneling service by hiding your real IP address enabling you to visit some restricted websites, but injects advertisements to the pages a user browses through their service. The servers are located in the Netherlands and Panama. You have to choose the server on the website. Users are allowed to transfer 1GB of traffic every month. That is enough to browse normal websites, but not for downloading music or movies. With Alonweb you automatically use the OpenDNS-Servers.

2. UltraVPN – an OpenVPN client

UltraVPN is a French VPN client that hides your connection from unwanted ears and allows you to use blocked application. It is also based on OpenVPN service. Traffic is quota is unlimited. Bandwidth is up to 500Ko/s depending on network conditions.

3. CyberGhost – Free VPN service

CyberGhost is a free VPN service from Germany which helps you route you through a German IP. The free service is limited to 10GB traffic every month, which is more than enough for surfing on websites, chatting and email. The paid service is also affordable.


A secure SSL/TLS based VPN service which provides an extra dimension of security and privacy to the websites you visit. You need to install the OpenVPN client software in order to use the OpenVPN service which only works on desktop operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux) with no mobile operating system support. <link> 

5. MacroVPN
Macro VPN is Another free VPN service with a monthly data transfer limit of 2GB and a maximum data transfer rate limit of 256 Kb/sec. macroVPN uses 128 bit PPTP VPN service which allows extra security over the Open VPN standard used in other free clients. Also it gives the ability to completely unlist your IP address.<link> 

1 comment:

  1. SSL based VPNs are the safest now, so I would suggest VPN. It's much better than proxy websites because they contain less amount of malware and viruses in comparision to proxy websites.