Firefox AddOn sufficient for using VPN?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mattad, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. mattad

    mattad Registered Member

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    Sorry for this newbie question:

    Assume I have an account at an VPN provider. Now I want to use it in Browser (Firefox).
    Is a Firefox AddOn sufficient or do I need additionally install a VPN base (driver) on Windows?

    Have a look for example at WindScribe:

    They offer at their WebPages a download for Windows and another for FirefoxAddon.

    I could imagine that Windows packages are on ly required I f I want to access remote servers from various local clients.
    If I want to surf-only in browser the Firefox AddOn could be sufficient.

    Am I right?

    Possibly it is just the opposite: I need just the Windows VPN driver and the Firefox AddOn is just for additional tasks like AdBlocking,....

    It does not become clear.

    Thank you
    Peter
     
  2. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    if you install the client,your whole internet traffic will be routed thru vpn server.
    if you use the add-on,then just your browser will be routed thru vpn server.
     
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