If you are using a VPN for your browsing, you may get interested in this article from Sophos.
Any VPN with free in its name sounds a bit dodge. They aren’t going to all that trouble pro bono are they?
VPN’s are a must for me. Apart from downloading watchable TV (I live in the arse end of the arse end of nowhere) Reddit, Vimeo and a bunch of other sites are banned in the country I live in.
Anything “free” is suspicious. Look at Facebook and Google, for example. You know you are supposed to be conned, right? But VPNs are supposed to shield you, not spy on you…