What are the benefits and why do I need a VPN?


A common misconception among the general public is that "it will never happen to me". While there can be varying degrees of cyber attacks, it's important to be fully protected against all of them.

For example, over 80% of websites collect your data, and many of them sell it to advertisers. This is a simple invasion of privacy, but something that we don't consider when browsing the web on a daily basis.

A more dangerous example is ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more prevalent every day. At the end of 2016, there was a victim of a ransomware attack every 40 seconds.

There are lots of reasons to why you can benefit from VPN, just a few of these reasons are listed below.

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Encrypt your Data

The core feature behind a VPN is the security and encryption. Our VPN encrypts your network traffic to protect all of your online data. VirtualShield's network uses patented technology to encrypt and protect your private online activity from potential hackers.

A secure VPN like VirtualShield can even protect against the even the most malicious forms of DDoS and cyber attacks.

Hide your Location

Your IP address is your online address. It can show your city, state, country, internet provider, or even exactly what building you're in. This means that it can be easily traced back to you if it is left exposed online.

By using a VPN you are getting a completely random IP address that can only be traced back to us, leaving you completely anonymous and protected.

This is especially important when browsing the web at a public hotspot, like a restaurant, coffee shop or an airport.

Price Discrimination

You may not be aware of this, but many companies will also change their prices depending on your physical location. This includes hotel prices, airline tickets, and so on.

Using a VPN will allow you to change your location and get the best rates, no matter where you are located.

You can choose anywhere in the world you want to be, and virtually "teleport" there so that you can browse the web as if you were really in that country/region.

Internet Censorship

Firewalls, government restrictions, and other forms of blocking can be easily avoided by using a VPN. By masking your true location, connecting to a VPN will allow you to bypass geographic restrictions, allowing you free access to the open internet.

Your entire internet connection is passed through our servers to give you a private tunnel to the internet, preventing third-parties from seeing what you're doing online.

Why choose VirtualShield?

We have a completely 100% Zero Logs policy, which means we don't track, monitor, or know what you do online. We also do not filter or censor any of your internet traffic. This may sound standard, but you'd be amazed how many VPNs (both paid and free) violate these basic principles.

We have apps available for all of your favorite devices, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and more. Our apps are constantly under development to improve our users' experience, and we have lots of new security features coming soon.

We also offer an exclusive service called VPN Plus, that allows you to automatically block ads, trackers, and malware from ever reaching your device for a safer, and more enjoyable browsing experience.

Our support team is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need any assistance or have any questions regarding your account.

Common Questions

Is VirtualShield easy to use?
Yes, it is! Getting protected is as simple as downloading our application, signing in to your account, then pressing the power/connect button. That's it! It truly is that simple. See our support article for more information.
How much does it cost?
We are always running affordable promotions. You can view our latest special offers by clicking here. In addition, we are the only VPN in the world to offer a 30 day trial along with a 30 day money-back guarantee, for a total of 60 days risk-free. You truly have nothing to lose.

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