PureVPN Windows VPN Software 11.13
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PureVPN Windows VPN Software is a virtual private network client software package to use the PureVPN system.
The software provides one click access to the PureVPN service with its extensive network of virtual private servers around the world. There are more than 450 servers available via 80,000 separate IP address across more than 100 countries around the world. This ensures that the user can protect their internet access in a variety of ways across multiple locations.
PureVPN can protect against country blocking of various web sites including proxy sites. The software encrypts all traffic rather than only traffic via a loaded HTTP or HTTPS web site which can be blocked locally at the IP level. The software encrypts end-to-end from the user's PC to the external VPN server which can be located in one of over 100 countries. At this stage, the data is decrypted and continues to travel across the internet non-encrypted from this point (except SSL data which maintains its own encryption separate to that used by the VPN).
The package can prevent geo-location restrictions such as blocked access to HBO, Showtime and other US-based web sites that block foreign access to their US content. Similarly, restriction to the BBC's UK-based online TV channels can be routed around by connecting to a UK VPN server which then appears like the user is accessing the service from the UK rather than from abroad.
Many countries are supported including the UK, the USA, France, China, Australia, Germany and many others. It is a simple matter to change from using one VPN server to a different one in the same country or to switch to using a VPN server in a different country entirely. It only takes a few seconds to re-connect to a different server once the first VPN server has been disconnected from.
256-bit encryption is used during the connection.
The installation completed without any issues.
There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup package.
PureVPN Windows VPN Software requires Windows 2000, Vista, XP, 7, 8, and Windows Server.
The interface is colorful and quite busy looking.
There are some menu option down the left side which changes what is shown on the main pane. To the top-right is information about the current VPN connection, if any.
- Connect to the PureVPN service without needing to manually configure internet settings on a Windows computer
- 256-bit encryption between VPN servers
- Protect from data snooping
- Get around site restrictions based on location
- Fast connect and re-connection
- Interface is a little clunky and includes many features in a single application
UltraVPN is an PC app that can connect to the UltraVPN service. The CyberGhost app connects to the CyberGhost virtual private network with access to hundreds of VPN servers. The VyprVPN app also connects to the excellent VyprVPN service which has a good reputation.
PureVPN Windows VPN Software is a useful VPN client to hook into the PureVPN service.
Requirements: Intel Dual Core processor or greater, 512 MB RAM, Consumes approx 18 MB disk space
What's new in this version: In response to user feedback and evolving regulatory requirements, we have added a new purpose in our walkthrough journey for Restricted Countries. In this release, we've implemented an improvement to enhance user experience: the visibility of Dedicated IP upon re-login. Minor bugs and fixes.
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