There are no many free VPN services on the market, so anytime I find one I happy to write about it. In previous posts, I have mentioned Hotspot Shield and no long ago AlonWeb. Now, it’s about CyberGhost Free VPN.
CyberGhost is a free VPN service with servers located in Germany. Actually, it’s a commercial VPN service that also has a free version. If you just want surf online anonymously the free version is enough. The free version, called Basic, it’s limited 10GB a month broadband usage. If you want to get more you need pay 9.99 Euro a month, and you will get 40GB and 2GB online storage space.
How to get started with CyberGhost free VPN
First, you need to download the setup, unzip it and install it. The setup will also install the .NET Framework 3.0 if you don’t have it already.
The next step is to create a CyberGhost VPN account (Click on Create new account button). You will receive a confirmation code on your email that you should use and activate the account.
Next, login to your account. You will get the following screen.
If you want to use free version just click “Connect basic“. Wait a moment, it will connect to service. Finally, you get a German IP address. Check it by visiting xmyip.com.
To close the VPN service just click “Close basic” button.
CyberGhost not only anonymizes your connection but also offers traffic statistics regarding your online activity (yearly and monthly). Another nice feature is that you can exclude some URLs from being anonymized (Exceptions tab). This way you can use the VPN for only sensitive sites, not for all of them.
CyberGhost is a very nice VPN service and the most important thing is that it offers a very good FREE version. European users will definitely benefit from the proximity to the CyberGhost server as opposed to the one in Colorado offered by Hotspot Shield.