Can you establish a VPN connection via a web browser?

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Can you establish a VPN connection via a web browser?
Lets say you login to the a website, then it downloads a software to your desktop, can that be used in lieu  of software such as direct access?
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NoahHardware Tester and Debugger
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Hi there! :)

If you are using chrome, you can do this simply by installing a chrome vpn extension. You refer to the link below for one such product.

Reference: https://www.hotspotshield.com/vpn/vpn-for-chrome/
If your goal is to set up an encrypted connection to a website, then the simple way is to use SSL. Most sites support unencrypted as well as encrypted browsing.

Unencrypted usually runs on port 80, and the URL begins with  HTTP:
Encrypted is usually on port 443, and the URL begins with HTTPS:

Using SSL like this is effectively what you are asking to do. Hackers can, in theory see the traffic, and know you have an SSL connection to a particular IP address, but cannot decode the encrypted contents.
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yes ofcourse... there are vpn Extentions avail just you have to install the Extentions which works with browsers. it'll create an icon on browser..which you can control by enable or disable ...etc.
just enable plugin it'll connect to vpn just browse... simple

ex: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/vpn

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You asked, "Can you establish a VPN connection via a web browser?"

The answer is yes + unsure how useful this will be, as HTTPS sites are always more secure than the best VPNs.

The answer is no, if you're goal is complete anonymous access of sites, because there's just to much packet leakage.

Machine level VPNs obscure DNS lookup leakage + UPNP packet leakage, which are the 2x primary ways ISPs flag a connection as conducting nefarious activities.

If you're just playing around, then run a browser VPN.

If you're downloading or seeding torrents (even legally), then use a machine level VPN or your ISP will eventually block your connection or discontinue your service.
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Thank you all, for your input. I did not think of browser VPN extensions, I did not know those existed until, today.
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@Reginald Meade Glad I was able to help.

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