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FREE 1 Year OkayFreedom VPN Premium Unlimited Subscription

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  • +1 vote

    Why free? What's the catch? Keeping our logs and downloads for marketing and research?

    • +10 votes

      No, for the police.

    • -1 vote

      For the Digital Boogey Man

    • +14 votes

      It installs an addon to IE, Firefox and Chrome that can't be removed unless you uninstall okayfreedom. Each time you visit any website that sells anything it displays a window at the bottom of the page with similar items from other sources. Which is quite annoying.

      Furthermore the speed is not good and it suffers from a DNS leak.

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        That would be the ad-supported version.

        Though that practice is unethical enough to assume they're probably being dodgy all round.

        • +5 votes

          bashar20 is correct, I tried the unlimited subscription version a few months ago and it's crap full of adware as described. Also there is a DNS leak problem, they keep logs, and the vpn connection drops often and at random and you have no clue unless you check constantly that it is still up. This piece of shit software defeats the purpose of having a vpn and is more than likely serving two purposes: the vendor makes money from peddling ads and it is used to gather intel for DMCA purposes. If you use this so-called vpn tool then anything you do on the web could be easily exposed, so if you don't want that to happen then I strongly suggest you don't use it!

          Edit: There was a really good vpn deal a short time back on Ozbargain for Private Internet Access (PIA). I am happy to pay for that because it's reliable, fast and private. From memory I pay USD2.5 a month for a 2 year subscription, I don't remember the exact details, but I did do a comparison at the time and it seems better & cheaper than the well known competitors. And no, I have no affiliation with PIA, I just like Ozbargain, I like privacy, and I like to share.

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          PIA is great from what I've heard. I'm currently with TigerVPN until it expires.

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          @Sturmeh: how is tigerVPN

          Problem with PIA that it's based in the US.

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          That IS a big problem, I didn't realise that!

          TigerVPN is great, although a bit expensive for just one connection (I might add another for convenience).

          I get full speed (30/2 mbit w/ 100ms latency) through Hong Kong (on Optus), and obviously max speed low/no latency from Sydney.

          The connection seems to disconnect intermittently for reasons I haven't identified yet (could be software related), which you need to be careful about. I'm using VPNWatcher_111 by Freddi to kill processes when the connection drops.

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          @bashar20: There are dozens of servers to connect to with PIA, including two in australia; Melbourne and Sydney. I have a 25Mbit NBN plan and it performs nearly full speed in my testing. If you're thinking of using US Netflix you'll need to be able to choose a US server anyway.

          I'm assuming that was the concern about the US?

        • +1 vote

          @bowdo: the concern about the US is that the company itself (PIA) is based in The US. Thus the NSA can force them to do whatever they want at any point in time.

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          Karin Zimmermann, Mar 25, 12:39:
          Hello,

          the premium code you used is from a promotional offer that provided an ad-supported premium version (with unlimited traffic) of OkayFreedom for a year. So everything is working as intended in this case.
          If you want to get rid of the ads, you can either switch to a paid premium version or uninstall OkayFreedom and its browser extensions.

          Best regards

          Karin Zimmermann
          Customer Support Steganos Software GmbH

        • +1 vote

          @bashar20: That PIA is US based is a good thing, not a problem in itself. Believe it or not, the U.S. is one of the few countries without a mandatory data retention law. And also, PIA take your privacy seriously, suggest doing a bit of research before making your decision and also before commenting.
          Torrentfreak review: https://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-services-take-your-anonym...
          AU pc mag: http://au.pcmag.com/private-internet-access-vpn/4782/review/...
          Lifehacker: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/03/five-best-vpn-service-p...

        • +1 vote

          @hoverboardrider: It seems you do not tolerate other users opinions when different from yours. For the benefit of other ozbargainers:
          "However, Edward Snowdon’s revelations about the sheer scale and comprehensiveness of the NSA’s efforts to co-opt or otherwise undermine the security of US tech companies, makes it difficult to believe that such a prominent player in the “privacy market” has gone unnoticed and untouched by government security services. The fact that PIA insists it has never been tampered with by the NSA is frankly difficult to credit, and for the more paranoid out there, may cast a shadow on its other privacy claims."
          Source: http://www.cloudwards.net/vpn/review/private-internet-access...

          also check:
          https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/6559/private-internet-access-re...

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        For all those that say its adding adware to your browser. when you install exe you only accept the first step. You decline the next steps which are for add on's.

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          I contacted support and mainly the 1 year free memberships are ad supported. They told me the subscription needs to be paid to get rid of ads.

          Just navigate to office works while using the VPN and you will understand what I am talking about.

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          @bashar20: but isn't this considered the paid subscription?

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          @Slo20: not according to their support.

        • +1 vote

          @Slo20:
          Karin Zimmermann, Mar 25, 12:39:
          Hello,

          the premium code you used is from a promotional offer that provided an ad-supported premium version (with unlimited traffic) of OkayFreedom for a year. So everything is working as intended in this case.
          If you want to get rid of the ads, you can either switch to a paid premium version or uninstall OkayFreedom and its browser extensions.

          Best regards

          Karin Zimmermann
          Customer Support Steganos Software GmbH

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          @bashar20: thanks bashar. Makes me wonder what else is different to the paid version.

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        there is an option to "prevent WebRTC leak" in the settings.

    • +2 votes

      When I first installed it, it added adware to my browsers.

      And I don't know if this is an issue at my end or theirs, but 8 times out of 10 it won't work for me.

  • +1 vote

    nice find! Are they stackable?

  • +2 votes

    Been using this since their last freebie. It works just fine, not sure if I can add much more

  • +1 vote

    Awesome VPN, great post EC!

  • +4 votes

    Hmm, if it is free then YOU are the product. thats how they make their money, not for me but depends on what you want to do with your VPN and how paranoid are you.

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      I'll only be using them to torrent. They can feel free to cache whatever they want.

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      This might be a dumb question but would it be possible to install the vpn stuff to run inside a vm, then just torrent etc exclusively in the vm so that you can get your goods but run little to no risk of providing them with significant personal info?

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        I cant see why this wouldnt work. Why dont you spin up a VM, take a back up of the image, install the VPN client, connect to the net and go to http://ipleak.net/ to check that you are being connected correctly then torrent if safe. If you are not happy just get rid of the VM or restore from back up.
        Please do let us know what your results are.

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    seems to be one free code per IP address

  • +2 votes

    Only Windows supported.

  • +3 votes

    Tried it the last time it was free. App crashed everytime I started up the laptop. deleted as it was more trouble than it is worth.

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      I had the same experience. The App crashed all the time. I could only get it to work about once every ten attempts.

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        And to paranoid - how much data is being used with the data load from your PC. Now that would not happen. Crash - firewall virus malware fight with $?

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      Yep, i remember downloading this before. Horrible software.

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    I've used it, works alright but there's a limited selection of servers & you never know how busy any of them are. Speeds are okay, not great but never terrible (or so I found)

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    Don't install the bundled adware onto Chrome.

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      I don't believe that is an option.

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      Karin Zimmermann, Mar 25, 12:39:
      Hello,

      the premium code you used is from a promotional offer that provided an ad-supported premium version (with unlimited traffic) of OkayFreedom for a year. So everything is working as intended in this case.
      If you want to get rid of the ads, you can either switch to a paid premium version or uninstall OkayFreedom and its browser extensions.

      Best regards

      Karin Zimmermann
      Customer Support Steganos Software GmbH

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    Not for Mac :(

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    Anyone know when the code has to be activated by? Email confirmation doesn't show a date. I'm hoping to wait for my cyber ghost subscription to finish before I activate this one.

  • +2 votes

    § 5 Forwarding Data to Third Parties

    Steganos does not provide personal information to third parties, unless the user has explicitly and willingly agreed to do so, or there is a legal obligation to do so.

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      Sounds dodgy. They keep data. They choose not to give it out unless you say they can or they are required to by law. But that means they store it somewhere.

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        § 1 No Saving of Data in the Usage of the VPN Server
        The OkayFreedom-Service saves neither the addresses nor contents that the user calls up, nor the IP addresses that OkayFreedom has allocated, nor their own IP address that they use on OkayFreedom. It is not possible for Steganos to determine what contents an OkayFreedom calls up. Neither the IP addresses of the users nor the IP addresses of the called server is saved.

        Except that they don't keep data.

    • -1 vote

      I'm not sure how that answers my question

  • +1 vote

    Wonky piece of software.
    Gave up after 15 mins of trying to get it to work.

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    Do they support p2p?

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    Installed, nice little thing to play around with. Seems to work well.

    Thank you.

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    Did sign up for last deal, they offered same premium unlimited but only have 5GB quota.

    5GB ran out and asking for payment.

    I don't think I try them this time.

  • +1 vote

    Why would you sign up with a VPN that supply only 'okay' amounts of freedom?

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    According to their site, premium subscription shouldn't contain any ads!

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    Personally I'll be installing, adding the code and then immediately uninstalling this one. Hopefully it will take the annoying popup adware that the 'free' version from their website left because nothing has shifted it so far.

  • +11 votes

    Tried it last time it was free, it installed adware on my PC - install at own risk.
    Would you trust a VPN company to respect your privacy when it installs adware secretly on your computer?

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    woundn't accept my email, keeps saying it's invalid.. Oh great.

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    Personally with VPN.sh currently paying about $3/year.. Would much rather that over something requiring a third party program.

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    You can see what Steganos says about its VPN products in answer to some questions:

    https://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-vpn-service-provider-revi...

    about 3/4 down the page

  • +2 votes

    This totally screwed my pc. I got a few bits of Malware in the process and i kept getting a blue screen error.
    Everything back to normal after removing it.

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      I think it may have done the same to my computer too.

      So beware people.

      Although it may have been my computer already as it was having those issues beforehand.

      It did a KERNEL DATA ERROR so it is probably hard drive.

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    I've been running OkayFreedom with this offer for the last few weeks and seems to be ok. I've got it running inside an Oracle Virtualbox. The speeds are not great, but more than sufficient for my purposes, and seems to be mostly reliable.

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