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Old 16th Feb 2021, 18:56
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Is it a good idea to have a VPN?. Not sure I need one but it was suggested I use IPVanish in USD $77 for the year and I am in UK.
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 19:14
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Try Witopia or AirVPN.
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 22:52
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Kiltrash: I am very happy with ExpressVPN, which offers numerous servers worldwide and excellent support. $99/15 months. My only caveat is degraded download speeds - 50 Mbps maximum on a 400 Mbps line.
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Old 17th Feb 2021, 10:19
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I've been using NordVPN for the last year and so far no issues to speak of. I think that it's around 80 per year and has servers all over the planet (not much use at the moment!). As always there will be some slowing of the speeds, but for my needs it didn't make much difference. If safety is more important than speed when travelling then a VPN is a no-brainer. You only have to be hacked/spoofed/whatever once for a whole lot of headaches to appear, so it's worth doing if away from the home connection.
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Old 17th Feb 2021, 15:31
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Does TOR browser do what you want?
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Old 17th Feb 2021, 16:20
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+1 for ExpressVPN. However, I find ExpressVPN increases my up/download speeds due bypass of your ISP throttling. If you find a much reduced speed when using ExpressVPN, I suggest you select an alternative ExpressVPN server...that’s always worked for me.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 13:10
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I've been using NordVPN for the last year and so far no issues to speak of.
Me too. When I signed up, I got a very cheap three-year deal. They are currently offering a discounted multi-year deal.

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Old 18th Feb 2021, 23:27
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I once used Express VPN - quite expensive when one starts with the $AU, but totally satisfactory.

More recently I've switched to Hideaway from Firetrust - the company which developed Mailwasher.

After six months of occasional use, I am quite happy.

https://www.firetrust.com/products/h...-unlimited-vpn
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Old 20th Feb 2021, 18:33
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Hi all thanks for the suggestions. Went eventually with IPVanish set to France and as far as i can see the speed has almost doubled and videos / streams don't buffer normal searching seem ok
Won't initially use when banking.
thanks
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 17:23
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Loss of All Sound. I have lost all sound on my Hewlet Packard. Any quick fixes ?
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 20:16
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That's a strange one, perhaps the old remedy of switching the device off, wait, back on and see if it changes ? Also disabling the VPN, checking for sound function, then enabling the VPN again and going from there.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 22:37
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Originally Posted by cafesolo View Post
Loss of All Sound. I have lost all sound on my Hewlet Packard. Any quick fixes ?
There has recently been a new Windows 10 update released and it's possible that if this was installed on your computer, it has screwed something up a bit like this:
How to Fix No Sound Issue After Windows 10 Update 2019 (1903) (guidingtech.com)
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