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Computer VPN advice please.


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Apr 23, 2017
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I’m setting up a new computer and have McAfee virus protection. Thinking I should still be using a VPN. Anyone have any advice on pros and cons on specific ones? McAfee has one so I’m thinking that may be the easiest thing to do that will keep me secure. I think this has been discussed but I can’t locate the thread. Thanks all.


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High radiation belt of the Northern Hemisphere
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RCI Weeks: LaCosta Beach Club, RCI Points: Oakmont Resort, Vacation Village at Parkway. Wyndham: CWA and La Belle Maison, and WorldMark.
I am going to tag along here as I have a VPN (Nord). I've used it for many purposes but it did make some functions harder. For example, I could not connect to some of my financial institutions while using a VPN. After a bit of reading, I discovered that when using a VPN, one may have to connect to specific servers in order to access certain financial institutions. To say the least, there was a bit of a learning curve but for the most part the VPN just runs along in the background. Every now and then, I won't be able to access something (a website) I should and I'll have to find out what changed.

Is this pain worth the price of having (supposedly) more secure data? I think so but of course YEMV.