I would like to know:
- How can they detect the VPN? Does installing the client mean they can see background processes and see the VPN software? Or is the only way that they use a blacklist of known registered VPN IPs?
- Is there anyway to prevent this detection? Would using a kind of sandbox like VMware player, with the client installed inside but the VPN setup outside the sandbox be sufficient? Would setting up the VPN via the router itself, rather than software be better? Or even setting the VPN up on a smartphone and tethering perhaps...
- Will installing my own OpenVPN on a VPS be a more secure option? (since this won't be on a blacklist of VPN IPS presumably)
- Any other methods of detecting I'm on a VPN that I am simply unaware of?