So, the problem is following - Some games require you to be a citizen of a particular country however you can bypass this by using a proxy (as far as my understanding goes). The problem is that apparently these proxy hacks/ports (I'm not sure of the proper name) are often malicious software. So, how does one know if the proxy software is any good and without harmful ingredients? My scenario is about a MMORPG called Vindictus which has an IP ban on anything apart from Continental America (and I'm obviously European). Many people have suggested to use proxy software to bypass this but I'm rather confused as to what I should use. Some guy suggested this one (after a really quick google search) - http://www.hotspotshield.com/ However, since I have no experience with either proxy software or this particular program, I have no idea whether it's genuine or one of the hacker attempts.