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Ideally don't use it.

If you must use vpn make sure your pc is fully up to date and fully patched.

Ditch windows firewall and windows defender and use a third party product. I recommend Eset.

 

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Usually some form of login is required. Name, email address etc.

You are likely to find that if you put in a completely random email address such as *[email protected] will work. A fictitious name as well. Some times a verification will be required. Such as respond to an email.  Worth having a throwaway email address to use not your main or usual address. They are easy enough to have. 

These thing might help but use with caution as there are plenty of nasties out there. 

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Don't disagree.

But on occasions some are somewhat desperate to get access to family and friends. BA''s IT problems come to mind. Obviously caution is the best option even if it cannot be 100%. All a bit of a trade off. Also useful to use a throw away email address. Not your usual one. 

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Enable the "Always Use HTTPS" option on websites that you visit frequently, or that require you to enter some kind of credentials. When connecting to the Internet at a public place, you're unlikely to want to share anything. You can turn off sharing from the system preferences or Control Panel, depending on your OS, or let Windows turn it off for you by choosing the "Public" option the first time you connect to a new, unsecured networ

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