When you connect to the Internet you are exposing your IP address to the rest of the world and it can be used to identify your location and identity. The TunnelBear VPN is a free VPN service that allows you to hide your IP address, surf the web anonymously, access the geo-locked or blocked sites in your country, prevent the websites from tracking you and more.
You can download and install TunnelBear VPN from its website. The downloaded installer contains everything you need to get started including OpenVPN files. During the installation, it would ask you to allow the installation of OpenVPN virtual adapter device software. This is required for the TunnelBear VPN to work.
During the installation, you are shown options to create a new free account or login to your already existing TunnelBear account. You have to supply your full name, email address, password and the Twitter ID. The free account gives you 500 MB of data transfer. The Twitter ID can be later used for 1 GB extra free data transfer in a month.
When the tiny TunnelBear window shows up, you can choose a VPN server location to connect from. You can choose from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Japan. After selecting a VPN server, all you have to do is click on the On-Off knob to switch on the TunnelBear VPN. After this, you are connected to a selected VPN server.
You can click on the Tweet for 1 GB button to tweet about TunnelBear and get extra 1 GB of free data transfer for the current month. The TunnelBear window would display 1500 MB data limit in a few minutes after you have tweeted about TunnelBear. In the following snapshot, it connects to a server located in Germany and has 1500 MB of data transfer.
In the TunnelBear settings, you can choose to automatically start it with Windows and display desktop notifications. The settings can be opened by clicking on the gear like icon in the TunnelBear window.
TunnelBear creates a secure, encrypted connection between your computer, tablet or smartphone and a server in the host country you want to connect to. The free TunnelBear VPN service allows you to use 500 MB of network traffic per month. While the paid TunnelBear service allows you an unlimited network traffic for $4.99 per month or for $49.99 per year.
You can download and install TunnelBear VPN from https://www.tunnelbear.com/.