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WiFi Protector, from Optimal Software, is a free network security tool. The application combines a series of methods to ensure your wireless and cable connections are safe and protected from intruders. The Basic version is free and limited in features, but it lets you use the essential functions.
As an all-in-one network protection tool, WiFi Protector works in three manners: it monitors your connection for intruders and alerts you as soon as it detects that unauthorized users are attempting to access your network. Additionally, it checks the security settings of your network revealing possible vulnerabilities so you can take action (like creating a safer password). The application also provides VPN protection; it basically tunnels your connection through secure servers that encrypt traffic and mask your IP address. The basic version assigns your PC a random IP from the US, while the full version lets users choose from a number of countries.
What's great about this tool is that it is extremely easy to use, even for users without knowledge in this area. It has a simple and self-explanatory interface with straightforward options, and it is possible to activate protection with a single click.
In short, WiFi Protector is a reliable solution that provides complete security for your network. The free version is supported by ads, so during the setup process you will be asked to install additional software.
- Free version works great
- Very easy to use
- Simple, modern interface
- None, but the restrictions of the basic version