Re: Time to install a decent VPN
There are many VPN choices but not many that are good. As a general rule you need to:
(A) expect to pay real money, probably £3 - 10 per month for a usable service as otherwise they can't provide the bandwidth, servers, etc, without whoring you Facebook/Google style.
(B) always use a VPN provider in another country, that way your own gov has to make a real effort to get any data (e.g. a competent court order in that country).
(C) do your homework and check the T&C for logging and if you plan on using bit-torrent, etc.
There are some advertorial sites like www.bestvpn.com which are useful, but remember they are tending to push the sponsors. Also some guidance like: https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-keep-anonymous-2018/ as another list to consider.