To protect your privacy when going online and leaving tracks behind, it's necessary to use a VPN application capable of masking your real identity by bouncing your IP address through different countries.
Kaspersky Secure Connection represents the VPN solution of Russian developer Kaspersky, which can be easily configured in order to get it up and running in no time. Unlike most VPN tools out there, the free edition of this program doesn't require any kind of registration, so you can start using it immediately after setup.
Creating an icon in the systray after installation, the program facilitates quick access to its options, showing a list of all countries that you can connect to. However, the free edition doesn't provide you with this feature. Instead, Kaspersky automatically connects to a random region from the list.
It's advisable to keep an eye on the amount of megabytes used, since data allowance is limited in the free version (200MB/day). Unfortunately, Kaspersky Secure Connection fails to show numbers in real time so you can rapidly reach this limit without even realizing it.
It's possible to mark favorite countries, ask the tool to automatically run every time you turn on your PC, establish the VPN connection as soon as the application gets launched, reset all hidden notifications, as well as apply general connection rules to wireless networks.
These rules focus on notifications if wireless connections cannot be established, action to take on connection to insecure networks, and virtual server to use when a secure connection is enabled.
The application worked smoothly on Windows 10 in our tests and had low impact on computer performance. It's also shipped with Kaspersky Free, which was recently released.
All aspects considered, Kaspersky Secure Connection delivers a simple and straightforward solution for setting up a VPN to protect your privacy when going online. On the other hand, it doesn't bring anything new to the table.