to commonly asked questions.


IPVanish keeps crashing

My VPN IPVanish keeps crashing when I try to log on? What do you think is the problem?

when looking at the crash logs, it points to com.ipvanish.osx.vpnhelper being the file that is at fault. This file is buried in an odd place but you can find it, throw it away, then restart. IPvansih will reinstall the file in a healthy manner and you should be good to go. Toss out the following file:

Macintosh HD/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.ipvanish.osx.vpn.helper

Restart and launch IPVanish.

Is it time for a VPN?

Is it time for us to start using a VPN?

Yes. The federal government just passed a law allowing your ISP to monetize your info. In other words, they can now sell personal information they collect by viewing what you do via your internet connection. Here's the new law:

A VPN (virtual private network) hides your home's IP address by routing all your internet traffic through a third party server. It prevents your service provider from seeing exactly what you are viewing. They only see that you are connected. Not your content. If you do not care about your privacy, there is no need to consider using a VPN. However, if you prefer to keep your browsing habits and history private, you should be in the market for a VPN.

For a great place to get started familiarizing yourself with what a VPN does go to:

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