Google Chrome is very simple and configurable. These 2 facts have brought the browser huge popularity. In addition to the basic features, you can add as many extensions as you wish. One of the most useful addition will be VPN. Let’s find out what it is, why you need it, and which providers are the most reliable.
Extra protection to your online activities
A VPN is a virtual private network created to increase the level of anonymity and protect the user’s personal data. This technology brings numerous other advantages. You can:
- Access content restricted by your location.
- Unlock streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, etc.
- Hide your IP address using the IPs of VPN’s servers.
- Encrypt the outgoing data, lest it gets stolen by hackers, etc.
The best options for Chrome
You can search for different VPN extensions and install the one you like. However, it’s much easier and more reliable to get ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Hotspot Shield or CyberGhost. These are said to be the best extension on the market. Let’s find out what is so peculiar about them and why millions of people use them.
NordVPN is one of the most popular choices. The selection of servers located worldwide makes it easy to access any website that is restricted in your area. It has a zero-log policy meaning the servers don’t log, track or store your browsing history. This feature adds extra security and privacy to your everyday online activities. It also has some servers dedicated to Netflix and torrenting but you might need to get the software first.
ExpressVPN is probably the most well-known VPN provider in the world. It maintains over 3200 servers worldwide. You can use this extension to secure your online browsing and still have excellent speeds. The extension will make you appear as if you are in one of 160 countries by hiding your real IP address. A kill switch will also protect you from any leaks in case the connection is suddenly interrupted.
CyberGhost also has an app and extension you can use to get high speeds and complete anonymity. If you wish to have all features, you can upgrade from the free version to the premium one. Just like its competitors, the extension delivers great speeds, excellent security, and protects the user’s anonymity. The software will also allow torrenting and unlocking streaming apps like Netflix.
Finally, the Hotspot Shield is also a widely used extension that has a free limited version and a premium version. The limited extension does a great job hiding your IP but you can pick from 5-6 countries only. If you wish to get access to other servers, you’ll have to upgrade. This extension has the simplest and most user-friendly interface. There is one huge button you need to press to turn it on and off. At the bottom, there is a list of servers in various countries you can choose from.
Chrome extensions differ from software a lot. For one thing, because you can add several of them and cause no conflicts (as long as you don’t turn on all of them). That’s why it’s a wise idea to add a couple of free extensions and use the needed one based on what you are doing. All extensions are simplified and take little space. Regardless of the one you choose, you can rely on having a great experience and complete anonymity.