Enjoy Anonymous Browsing with VPN

February 10, 2010 | By | 20 Replies More

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The demands of getting a highly secured internet browsing experience are increasing overtime that’s why the need for a VPN service (Virtual Private Network) is becoming necessary.

The purpose of securing a Virtual Private Network generally advocates privacy and as proven extension of a private network from an unsafe network such as the internet which ensure encryption of data between two points through a secured tunnel.

Virtual Private Network

VPN also separates traffic of different user communities over a network with strong security features such as those sites that block access from certain geo-locations.

VPNs, therefore, allows you to surf the web invisibly and securely without a trace and without being tracked. It normally works with any of the programs installed on your PC such as chat clients, email and browsers for maximum protection.

With VPN service, you can access geo-restricted sites such as Hulu, Pandora, BBC iPlayer etc. using servers from US and UK even while traveling, hide yourself from internet monitoring or web filtering applications, protects your computer and network from hackers, streaming videos and downloading, unblock the web from anywhere and bypass internet censorship.

Although there are many advantages of using VPN, you must be aware that VPNs may break terms of service because of access to restricted sites and can slow down direct access to network so responsible use is recommended.

ibVPN is one provider that approached this blog to promote their service and provide the readers of this site the wonderful opportunity of securing an account with them for FREE.

Ten (10) lucky readers will get the chance to experience ibVPN for three (3) months without having to pay $7.95 per month on a premium ibVPN account.

Here’s how to join:

1. Comment on this post.

2. Tweet this post. Make sure that you’re following @SoftwareCritics on Twitter. (1 entry)

3. Share this post on Facebook and become a Software Critics fan. (1 entry)

4. Subscribe to our weekly Newsletter. (1 entry)

5. Blog about this contest or post this on a forum. (3 entries)

Existing Twitter followers, Facebook fans and Newsletter subscribers are eligible to join simply by leaving a comment. (1 entry)

Bonus: The First blogger to promote this giveaway on their site automatically gets a free account also good for three (3) months.

Configuring ibVPN is easy. Follow these steps listed here to know how.

ibVPN is compatible with:

Windows XP and Windows Vista
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.2 and higher
Linux, iPhone, WM Smartphones
Any PPTP compatible device/software

Contest ends on the 28th and winners will be announced on March 1st 2010.

Experience secure and private browsing with ibVPN today!

The above giveaway has officially ended last 28th. Here are the names of the winners – James Moralde, Ching ya, Serene Talimar, Danniel Little, Francis Flor, Chalale Teboho, Rafael Capucci, Amir Aizudin, mohsen, and Ed. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you very much to everyone who participated.

Updated: 01March2010

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  1. Lars Fich says:

    Its really awesome to have the anon surfing technique, i hope I wont be needing the proxies anymore after having the VPN, thanks for sharing the great post, I liked it.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    I wish you good luck in the contest. I have unlinked your URL because it was a 404 page however as long as you’ve entered a valid email address, I don’t see any problem contacting you in case you win.

    Have a good day!

  3. LittleDanniel says:

    I came from my facebook since I have been a fan and read your posted article regularly. Thanks again for all those wonderful writings. I hope I can win this contest.
    Have a good day!

  4. Mathdelane says:

    I appreciate your continued patronage. Good luck to you.

  5. mohsen says:

    count me in too,my 24 hour test period of this VPN all failed,
    their servers were inaccessible,but 3 months is a good chance.

  6. Mike says:


    You should open a support ticket at:

    good luck

  7. Mathdelane says:

    Mike is right. You should inform them of the case. As long as you’ve followed the setup instructions correctly, which are fairly easy, there shouldn’t be any problem.

  8. That’s why you talk about VPN other days! Well! It’s look like new services mad on your blog. 🙂 Good to see another promotion, hope your readers don’t going to miss this awesome chance.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..7 top social website for sport’s fans and addicts =-.

  9. jenny says:

    always got problem with some restricted sites hulu, etc so this would be nice. followed & RT twitter is 7coord & subscribed already thanks.

  10. Mathdelane says:

    Good luck to you Jenny!

  11. Ching ya says:

    I have heard about VPN and how people are using this service as you described, so that’s how some people are able to bypass and access the youtube clip that are not supported by own country. I see..

    Wish the contest is a successful one.

    Social/Blogging Tracker
    .-= Ching ya´s last blog ..7 Features to Brand, Market, Manage with MarketMe Tweet =-.

  12. Gomez says:

    I know a guy who lived in China for several years, and the only way to go for him was to hop on a VPN connection. If you live in a society that really values its freedom, it’s hard to even grasp how restrictive some countries are.

    Of course, if they caught him using the VPN to access banned material, he would have been in big trouble…
    .-= Gomez´s last blog ..Saturday Silliness and the Kia Sorento =-.

  13. LittleDanniel says:

    >> I know a guy who lived in China for several years,
    >> and the **only** way to go for him was to hop on a VPN connection.

    I don’t know how special the guy you said is. But you are not telling the truth on this point unfortunately as far as I know. Many people from free countries (US, CA, EU) live and work in China nowadays. I believe most of them (if not all of them) are able to access their internet (emails, MSN, Skype, ICQ, etc) without using VPN. Well you did say one thing correctly: if you tried to access banned materials like child pornography, FaLunGong, I still believe the big trouble you get is just you are unable to access those materials (national filtering) instead somebody tries to throw you into jail. Their prisons do not have so much room for such small things.

    I appreciate any efforts to make China more free but not any attempt to demonize it.

  14. Ed says:

    cool stuff. this is awesome thanks
    .-= Ed´s last blog ..Get The Mac Dock For Windows =-.

  15. The benefits are tempting, but some previous experience with services/products of this type were not very satisfactory for me as it sort of slowed down my surfing speed. I don’t know, it could just be the software I used. Perhaps other services can offer negligible surfing slowdown.
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..HTML For Kids =-.

  16. Mathdelane says:

    @Gomez, The only thing I know that would get you into trouble using VPN is if you’re spamming blatantly or might have written articles online exposing some rather serious and sensitive information that are government regulated.

    @James, I’ve been using ibVPN and had no problems with my surfing speed.

  17. serene88 says:

    thank you to include me in the contest,
    I followed all the steps.

  18. LittleDanniel says:


    Thank you so much. I’ve got your email to inform me that I am one of the winner in this contest. Take care!

  19. Alex says:

    VPN is one of my favorite anonymouse browsing software. I liked Hide My IP 2009 but it is shareware 🙁 norover it slows down the speed . But VPN is alternative to it, its free and great!

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