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VPN Services for Windows

There are a wide variety of VPN services available for Windows. Though Mac has taken back part of the market in recent years, and Linux is still hanging on around there somewhere, Windows operating systems still take the cake world wide. There is certainly no shortage of VPN support for Windows. Here are some services that I've used over the years, and a few facts about them.

PandaPow

This is probably a VPN services you've never heard of, but I do quite a bit of promotions for their site, and am very impressed with what they have to offer. Probably the best thing about their service is that the VPN is easy to set up and easy to navigate. This makes it easy for newbies to use, and it also means you don't have to know a bunch of technical details about what a VPN is. They also have a very easy to navigate websites, and a no-gimmicks pricing system.

StrongVPN

This is one VPN service that you certainly have heard of. They've got a long running reputation - more than ten years in the business. They've got a huge website, with tons of options. In fact, I would say that any VPN review site wouldn't be complete without saying something about StrongVPN. Some of their packages come with restrictions that other services don't though. Limited server switching and having to choose only 1 VPN protocol are two. However, this is balanced by other unique features like SSTP VPN access for Windows Vista and Windows 7, VPN servers in 19 countries, and VPN packages for less than $5 per month.

Hide My Ass

This is another popular VPN service for Mac and Windows users alike. A striking feature of this service is that they give you full, unlimited access to about 50 VPN server locations around the world, and a total of 270 servers. You can organize server locations based on server speed and how many people are signed in the server, meaning you can choose fast VPN server connections.

Conclusion

These are of course just a few details about these services, and there are many more features to be discovered. If you've read any VPN review sites, then you know that there are certainly more than just three services out there. Some services charge as little as $3 per month, and others go as high as $30 per month. There are a lot of variables which determine this number, so it's worth doing your homework.

Remember that PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN can be used on all versions of Windows. SSTP is only for Vista and Win 7. PPTP will provide you with the fastest connection, but OpenVPN or SSTP will be the best for privacy because of encryption.


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