Does a VPN hide your IP address
#1
I'm still kind of confused about what a VPN does and doesn't do. I know that it hides your IP address, but I'm not sure about what this protects you from, and what it doesn't protect you from. Does it prevent websites from knowing you visited them? Does it prevent services like Google from creating a profile of you? (both signed in and signed out). Does it allow you to create Gmail accounts more anonymously? What are some reasons why your average person should use a VPN? (or reasons why the average person shouldn't).
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#2
Mostly I was just wondering if using a VPN hides your IP from forums. There have been times on forums where I really wanted to ask a more anonymous question but couldn't because they don't allow you to have more than one account. I've also been banned from one subreddit on another of my reddit accounts, and I'm curious if using a VPN would allow me to post in it again - I was banned for accidentally making the same post twice after one was already deleted, and I tried contacting multiple mods to see if I could be unbanned, all with no success. I got a message telling me that if I ever post in the subreddit again on another account, I could be banned from reddit completely. That freaked me out a bit. I'm planning on giving PIA a try soon, since it seems to be very popular.
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(05-20-2019, 07:46 AM)dramatipping Wrote: Mostly I was just wondering if using a VPN hides your IP from forums. There have been times on forums where I really wanted to ask a more anonymous question but couldn't because they don't allow you to have more than one account. I've also been banned from one subreddit on another of my reddit accounts, and I'm curious if using a VPN would allow me to post in it again - I was banned for accidentally making the same post twice after one was already deleted, and I tried contacting multiple mods to see if I could be unbanned, all with no success. I got a message telling me that if I ever post in the subreddit again on another account, I could be banned from reddit completely. That freaked me out a bit. I'm planning on giving PIA a try soon, since it seems to be very popular.



The VPN changes your IP and encrypts your internet trafic which means that websites don't know your real IP and your ISP can't spy what you're visiting. That's all.
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#4
It still leaves a footprint. Think of it like using your friends phone to make a call. His phone would show if the phone company looked at the logs, not yours. A VPN will not make it so that no IP shows when you visit sites, it just shows the VPN servers IP, not yours. If you want to know more details please visit here private proxies research by proxysp.com
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#5
Let's say the average user is Grandma. Then the average person shouldn't use a VPN. The average person is likely to sign-up for a poor provider and hand their payment information and the password they probably use for everything, right into the hands of a sketchy entity who is deliberately logging and selling their info.
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