Poll Paid VPN or Anti Virus?

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by Windows Defender Shill, Nov 13, 2017.

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Would you rather spend your money on a VPN service or Anti Virus?

  1. VPN

    46.6%
  2. Anti Virus

    53.4%
  1. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
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    Kaspersky is using AnchorFree Hotspot Shield VPN. Is Hotspot Shield a good VPN?

    Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN
     
  2. NikolayfromRussia

    Jul 3, 2014
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    #22 NikolayfromRussia, Nov 13, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
    I have never used Hotspot Shield. I read somewhere that Hotspot Shield is not a reliable service in privacy. I don't know whether this information true or not
     
  3. askalan

    askalan Level 9
    AV Tester

    Jul 27, 2017
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    Germany
    Linux
    Doctor Web
    A good AV you can get for free. A good VPN not ;)

    You're totally right! There are VPN's that help you with geoblocking and VPN's that help you with privacy. Hotspot Shield creates logs and this is a no-go.
     
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  4. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

    Jan 27, 2017
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    200Mb? That's like 1 video. LOL
     
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  5. NikolayfromRussia

    Jul 3, 2014
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    Because it is a kaspersky company which is one of the most stingy company.
     
  6. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
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    Microsoft
    Hello,I both have paid AV & VPN,and is happy and secure;)
     
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  7. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
    Content Creator

    Jun 24, 2016
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    Windows 10
    ESET
    Aforementioned, both are good and worth paying for. If your actual wallet only allows you to pay for one, i'd pay for a good, reliable, fast VPN, and use a free good alternative for antivirus software like Avast tweaked for maximum security.

    Else, Linux :)
     
  8. boredog

    boredog Level 8

    Jul 5, 2016
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    832
    Retired
    usa
    Windows 10
    Malwarebytes
    I picked VPN. I also combine that with an anti-exe like Appguard and Voodooshield and a firewall and my router security set to max. Also with my setup plus Shadow Defender, nothing can get by.
     
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  9. grumpy_joe

    grumpy_joe Level 1

    Oct 18, 2017
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    The untold reason people actually want VPN would be:
    more privacy (hide your IP from certain organizations or people)
    access content which ISPs like to block (you could use free VPN for that but than you lose privacy)

    The told reason people actually want VPN would be:
    access internal networks externally (in some cases. Mainly for company use)
    encryption

    AV's job on the other hand is to stop virus before the patch comes out.
    If your system is up to date and still supported by the vendor you are most likely not in need of antivirus. Just trust bare minimum of the websites.
     
  10. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

    Jul 28, 2014
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    Avast
    Both protonVPN and Windscribe VPN separate their free users into specific "free" servers, and therefore their IP addresses are more likely to be blacklisted as compared to other paid servers. This doesn't really affect your privacy but you'll definitely run into some issues in the long run
     
  11. Paul.R

    Paul.R Level 6

    May 16, 2013
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    293
    I use both, VPN - Mullvad- Paid and Dr. Web for macOS X and Kaspersky IS on Windows.
     
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  12. Telos

    Telos Level 8

    Jan 29, 2017
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    Baana
    I would rather spend my money on a beer. Certainly not an AV since I use WD w/CF. But a decent VPN... I would/do pay for, yet I'd rather have that beer instead.
     
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  13. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

    Nov 15, 2017
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    236
    Argentina
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    My vote goes for the VPN.
     
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  14. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
    Trusted

    Aug 2, 2015
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    Linux Mint
    Default-Deny
    Hi OP,
    Why is this a "either or" situation ?
     
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  15. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

    Nov 15, 2017
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    Emsisoft
    Hello, do not forget that Opera comes with unlimited VPN and that with some complement like WebRTC Leak Prevent, it would be a very good option, free. Greetings, friends.
     
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  16. gin

    gin Level 5

    Jan 16, 2014
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    50 % vote lol
     
  17. grumpy_joe

    grumpy_joe Level 1

    Oct 18, 2017
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    Privacy is a big issue with opera as a whole. Other than that they are great.

    It falls into the category of "If you are not paying you are the product".
     
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  18. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Because many of us use a combo of both, not many seasoned members here will forsake a VPN or Security software for the other.
    It's like asking what leg I want cut off, left or right ? ... I say keep both.
    The "Either Or" option is not a healthy one. For example I run Security software "and" AirVPN.
    I bet more would vote if the options were a little more realistic ;)
     
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  19. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    lol, your a bad toad :p j/k
     
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  20. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Aug 2, 2015
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    There ya go, you have the right idea brother (y)
     
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