June 29, 2018
- User-friendly cartoon interface
- Easy modes
- Good global coverage
- Clever virtual servers
- Relatively expensive
- Maintains some logs
Good, but not great
With its playful name of HideMyAss! and a cheerful donkey visual theme, HMA! Pro is a VPN that doesn’t take itself too seriously, even though it’s up to some serious work. This is a respectable VPN despite its good sense of humor.
Like any VPN service it connects your PC, laptop, phone or tablet to the Internet through an encrypted link to a VPN server. This can be based in another city or even another continent entirely and using it both protects your data and conceals the IP address that can be used to identify you and your computer.
What’s more, by using a server in another location you can fool websites and services into thinking that you’re connecting from that location. That’s a real plus if you’re trying to get around censorship or looking to unblock content that’s locked to a specific region or country.
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