Installing and using TunnelBear for Windows

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Secure VPN connection service provided by Canadian VPN provider TunnelBear

TunnelBear VPN Is a Canadian VPN provider Tunnel Bear LLC The VPN service provided by the company has high usability and makes it easy for beginners to deploy a VPN. Even with the free plan, kill switches and DNS leak countermeasures are applied, and the user's active log is not saved.

Free plan restrictions
・ Number of devices that can be used with one account: 1
・ Amount of data used: 500 MB per month
transparency

A German cybersecurity company that will become an independent third institution from 2017 Cure53 Introduced the audit of and published the audit result.
Pentest-Report TunnelBear VPN & Software 10.2020

TunnelBear was acquired by security vendor McAfee in 2018.
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System requirements

Version 4 as of

OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Where to get the app

TunnelBear VPN plan selection page

TunnelBear official website

Installing TunnelBear for Windows

TunnelBear VPN requires a login to use, so create an account when installing the app.

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TunnelBear VPN Plan selection pageIt is in Leam more about Tunnel Bear Click

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On the top menu Plans Click

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try for free Select to download the installer.

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When you start the installer, the setup wizard starts, so if you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Install".

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When the User Account Control message appears, click "Yes" to allow it.

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After entering your email address and password to register a new account,the Terms of Service Check the license agreement from and if there is no problem I accept the Terms of Service Check the box and click "Create".

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The tutorial will start, so click "Next" or "Skip".

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To the email address set for your account TunnelBear – Check Email I received an email with the title Confirm account Click

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Account verification is complete.

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Click "Continue" to start TunnelBear VPN and complete the setup.

Configuration

Make settings such as automatic startup and kill switch when Windows starts.

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Click the setting icon on the left sidebar for the setting screen.

General: General settings

General Now set the automatic startup and the protocol to be used.

The protocol used by TunnelBear for Windows is OpenVPNIKEv2 The optimum protocol is automatically selected.

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If you want TunnelBear VPN to start automatically when Windows starts Launch Tunnel Bear on startup To "ON".

TCP Override When enabled, the connection protocol switches from UDP to TCP, but TCP overdrive slows down communication and is recommended only when the connection is unstable or disconnected.
General connection, disconnection and disconnection :
Notification of connection / disconnection / interruption.
Unsecured network detected :
Notify when an insecure connection is detected.
On close, stay running in the background :
When you click the "Close" button, it will be minimized to the system tray and run in the background.
Security: Security

Security Now, set the kill switch and spoofed connection.

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If you want to enable the kill switch Vigilant Bear To "ON".

Kill Switch is a feature that blocks the system from connecting to an unencrypted DNS server to keep it online if the VPN connection is lost for some reason.

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Ghost Bear Is a function that disguises a VPN connection as if it were a normal connection, and it may be possible to connect by enabling it when the VPN connection is blocked.

If GhostBear is enabled, the communication speed may slow down and TunelBear VPN may stop working, so it is recommended to leave it off by default on the official website.
Trusted Networks: Trusted Networks

Ability to disconnect TunelBear VPN by listing networks that are considered valid and secure only in a WiFi environment.

If you have registered a trusted network, TunnelBear VPN will be disconnected when you connect to that network and will be enabled when you disconnect from the trusted network.

How to use TunnelBear for Windows

TunnelBear VPN connects to by default Fastest When VPN connection is enabled, it connects to the nearest fastest server.

BitTorrent etc. cannot be used because P2P is not supported.

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When TunnelBear VPN starts up, it's in the center Turn Tunnel Bear On Click to enable the VPN connection.

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Switching between valid / invalid VPN connection is on the upper left On / off Do it with a button.

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In the case of the free version, the available traffic is displayed in the lower right.

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When specifying the country to connect to FastestClick to select from the list.

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In the free version, bears randomly send out messages.

Tor overVPN – Connecting to an Onion domain

TunnelBear VPN Onion domain Supports access to.

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With a VPN connection established Tor browser , Brave If you use a browser that can connect to Tor.onionYou can access the site of the domain.

VPN connection problems

If some sites are not displayed in the VPN connection, the connected VPN server may be abused and access may be restricted on the server side of the site, so temporarily disconnect the VPN or another VPN server. To use. 

Check for DNS leaks

Use a dedicated site to check if the IP address is properly protected when connecting to the VPN.

ipleak.net

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With a VPN connection established ipleak.netAccess toYour IP address と DNS Address If is the same IP address and the country of the connected VPN server is displayed, the IP address is anonymized.

TunnelBear VPN upgrade

The TunnelBear VPN paid plan is offered with a 1-month, 3-year, XNUMX-year, and XNUMX-year subscription, and can be found on the plan selection page. Leam more about Tunnel BearIf you access from, the plan with the lowest price on sale etc. will be displayed.

Paid plan
・ Number of devices that can be used with one account: 1
・ Amount of data used: Unlimited

TunnelBear VPN plan selection page

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TunnelBear VPN Plan selection pageFrom the upper left tunnel Bear Click on the logo.

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Get Tunnel Bear Click

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Unlimited choose.

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Select the plan to use.

The price is displayed monthly, but the payment is in one lump sum.

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The payment method is credit card only, and you are required to enter your address.

Country: Select Japan from the list.
City: City / Ward
Street: Town / Village / Street number (only the town name is acceptable)

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Check the payment amount and execute payment with "Buy Now".

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The account creation screen is displayed, but since I have a TunnelBear account, use an existing account Click

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Enter the account information you created when you installed TunnelBear VPN and click "log In".

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When the payment is completed, the fish will fall.

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The available traffic display and bear message disappear from the TunnelBear VPN home screen.

No activation is required as the upgrade is associated with your account.

Cancellation of subscription

The plan you purchased has auto-renewal enabled in your subscription, soIf you want to stop using TunnelBear VPN, you need to cancel your subscription..

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Located on the TunnelBear VPN site My Account Log in to your account management page from.

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Payment Is under Cancel Click the link.

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Cancel Subscription Click

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An animation of a bear being played by Belcon is displayed, so you can watch it without operating it until it gets smaller by basking in the laser, and the cancellation is completed.

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