Steganos Online Shield is a VPN service and a privacy protector which bundles a host of tools to keep you safe online.

The core VPN can quickly connect you to servers in 15 countries, including Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and USA.

Your new IP address is displayed and automatically assigned, perhaps enabling access to sites you wouldn't normally be able to reach.

All your web activities are also encrypted to protect them from snoopers, even on insecure public wifi.

Steganos Online Shield has additional tools to block ads, social media tracking and analytics technologies, automatically delete cookies and anonymize your browser type, making it much more difficult for sites to track you online.

This level of protection can cause some issues. You might find it's not possible to send emails by some servers, as they no longer recognise who you are, and a few trusted sites may stop working altogether. But if you run into problems, check out the Settings dialog and add exception rules for any misbehaving websites and email servers.

Steganos Online Shield isn't just for desktops-- it can protect your privacy on Android and iOS devices, too. The Settings dialog has links to their app store homes.

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