Avoid Malicious Apps With a VPN

By Gizmodo UK on at

New apps arrive on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store everyday and as users we are quick to download and try out the latest ones on our smartphones and tablets.  However, how can we tell whether they are just cool free apps or dangerous ones ?  Staying safe online has certainly become harder over the years but by using a VPN while browsing you can decrease the risk of falling victim to a fraudulent app or attack.

Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity. Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.

These VPNs will protect your devices from fraudulent apps:

  1. TigerVPN - Just $79.99 for 12 months

This VPN offers good performance levels and a large range of user-friendly clients.  TigerVPN has both desktop and mobile clients with native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.  This service is perfect for those new to using a VPN as it is very easy to set up and get running.  TigerVPN has over 300 servers across 63 locations and supports from two to five devices.

  1. Windscribe - 24 Months for just $24

Windscribe is offering new users a two year plan for just $24.  This service is an excellent value and it comes with a number of feature including unlimited bandwidth and support for unlimited devices.  This VPN has servers in 45 locations and lets customers pay with a number of options including PayPal and Bitcoin.

  1. Buffered VPN - Great Performance at $99 per year

This service offers users impressive speeds and low latency which makes for very responsive browsing.  Buffered VPN also keeps no logs of its user's browsing or download history.  Although this VPN has a more premium price, it does offer a good refund policy for those looking to try out it service.

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