Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows the user to create a secure connection to another network over the internet, it encrypts your Internet traffic and protects your online identity.
VPN provides security, safe content and website access, privacy, and bypass the local blocking or geographic restrictions of websites or services.
VPN services come with all sizes and prices, In this article, we are focusing on the free ones especially for users who don't need to use it every day. If you need a VPN in your work or daily life, you may consider a professional VPN service provider.
Why did we choose Google Chrome and Chromium?
There is no doubt that Google Chrome is the most popular browser other there, There are also many browsers that based on Chromium which is the real open-source equivalent and father of Google Chrome, which makes its extensions usable by these browsers as well. Therefore we selected it to list the most popular VPN extensions for it.
So in this list, we will compile our experience with the best VPN Chrome extensions out there, as we have tried most of these extensions on Linux (Solus Linux), Ubuntu 19.10, macOS and Windows 10. We also will list only the VPN extensions that do not require registration and provide unlimited bandwidth.
DuckDuckVPN is our top pick here as it's free, fast, unlimited (no bandwidth restrictions), no access logs and it has a wide range of virtual locations. Above all, it does not require any registration and does not keep any record.
Using DuckDuckVPN is easy simple, just install then connect. However, It does not like to share as it detects other VPN extensions and asks you to disable or remove them (which was fine by us).
Free VPN is a free VPN Google Chrome extension. It's easy to install and use and comes with limited on no-configuration. You can choose your preferred location from a dozen countries on a rich list to choose from. You can also enable a safe-browsing option which is a nice security addition to this great extension.
Free VPN has been downloaded by about 1.8 million users. There is no hidden fees here, it's free of charge. The developers are accepting donations thu, you can access the donation page thru the settings menu.
RusVPN Chrome extension is a free Google Chrome VPN extension provided by a VPN service provider which also has a set of products that focuses on security, privacy and unblock websites.
RusVPN Chrome extension has a fancy window with easy features as well as it comes with dozens of locations and allows auto-start for the VPN service. You can use it freely but it's quite limited to what the company offers in the premium version with subscribed accounts.
RusVPN developers made it available for Mozilla Firefox, iPhone and Android devices.
Hotspot Shield is one of the most popular VPN/ proxy service providers worldwide. The company has been operating since 2006. They have amazing solutions to help users surf the internet more securely while protecting their privacy.
Hotspot Shield VPN Chrome extension is no exception from a dozen good products they have. It can be used easily with no login/ registration. It also provides a fast connection and enormous locations worldwide. It's fast, free and unlimited.
Touch VPN provides a free unlimited as well as a fast secure connection. It's fairly simple to use with almost no required configuration. Just click "Connect" and you are ready. No registration required.
This extension is not quite rich with locations but it provides a fast connection with several locations. It has auto-start options so you don't need to start the VPN extension every time you open the browser. It's as advertised unlimited for bandwidth and usage time, with no session which means there continuous connection. It has limited virtual locations but it works nicely without any issue.
VPN-free.pro is yet another VPN Chrome extension. It does not contain dozens of virtual locations but it's fast, unlimited and completely free. It provides the US, UK, Netherlands, France, Canada, Russia, Germany, and Singapore as virtual locations. We have used this extension for quite some time. It does not require registration or premium account or unlock the service.
Our highly recommended VPN extension that we are using every day is DuckDuckVPN. We have been using it for several weeks now, there is no latency and we didn't get connection issues. However, You can give the other extensions in this list a try and decide which one is the best fit for you.
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