The last VPN we covered was Hotspot Shield VPN that is good, but still had some shortcomings. This article presents the review of yet another VPN named Globus Free VPN Browser. It is actually, a package of a VPN agent and a TOR browser with a built-in firewall.
When you install the Globus Free VPN Browser package, it installs both a VPN agent and a browser and pins the browser to your Windows taskbar.
There are no hidden crapware that you have to deal with so in a way, installation-wise, this is better than the Hotspot Shield VPN that changes your homepage and installs a toolbar.
I will compare the two with SpotFlux and maintain that the installation of Globus is much better as it does not take time. In order of time consuming for installation, Globus is least time consuming and Hotspot Shield is the most time consuming.
Irrespective of the browser, the VPN agent from Globus starts with the computer and stays in your System Tray until you Exit or shut down the computer. It provides you with default IP of UK and there are a list of regions you can select from the list available when you right click the Tray icon of Globus Free VPN agent. The Network and Sharing Center shows a new “public” network so you can be sure that there is a new network created which provides for data transmission from and to your computer to and from the servers of Globus Free VPN.
However, it seems that only UK servers were available for proxy as I could not get it to connect to ones in France and in the US. In that case, it does not tell you that it is not connected and if you do not check your IP, you might be under the wrong impression that you are still protected. I also found it dropping connections at times.