TOR vs Comodo Trust Connect

I connect to a public wifi with my usb dongle every day

Can I use TOR to protect my PC rather than Comodo TrustConnect?

What is the difference between TOR and a VPN?

VPN stands for Vitual Private Network. Universities uses VPN for instance so that only authorized people can enter.

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Comodo TrustConnect and TOR aren’t VPN softwares. They analyses the traffic of incoming data.


Hello christarzan,

TOR from my understanding, Is a Proxy Service, and TrustConnect is a VPN/Proxy

TC encrypts your traffic from start to finsih! & Gives you a different IP Address
TOR, does not encrypt anything but just allow’s you to use another IP Address

^From what i understand^

TOR: TorFAQ · Wiki · Legacy / Trac · GitLab


First, Tor protects the network communications. It separates where you are from where you are going on the Internet. What content and data you transmit over Tor is controlled by you. If you login to Google or Facebook via Tor, the local ISP or network provider doesn’t know you are visiting Google or Facebook. Google and Facebook don’t know where you are in the world. However, since you have logged into their sites, they know who you are. If you don’t want to share information, you are in control.


What is TrustConnect?: When you connect on wireless LANs, all your information travels thru these wireless LANs that you don't know anything about. As you connect to Internet in a hotel or coffe shop, you could be helping the fraudster by pushing your information and your details thru these "Insecure/UnTrusted Channels". TrustConnect enables you to connect to TrustConnect Servers securely and from then on TrustConnect is your channel for internet. No matter if you have insecure or untrusted wireless connection, [u]because all your data is encrypted all the way from your PC to the internet[/u]. Hackers, fraudsters who control these insecure/untrusted wireless LAN can't access your data!

TOR is proxy service, not a VPN, What is a VPN?
I would define Virtual Private Networks, as Just that.
a VPN is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. a VPN uses “virtual” connections routed through the Internet from 1 Computer to another Securely (File/Object/Resource/etc Sharing Over The Internet Securely)

hope this helps

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Comodo TrustConnect certainly is a VPN.

When you connect to the Trust Connect servers, it creates an encrypted tunnel between you and a specific point in the TrustConnect network. After logging in the connection acts as an encrypted proxy between you and whatever sites you are visiting.

Ewen :slight_smile:

my mistake Panic. :slight_smile:

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