Q&A 2017: Which VPN service would you recommend? Why?

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by carl fish, Apr 1, 2017.

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Which VPN would you recommend?

  1. CyberGhost VPN

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. Nord VPN

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. F-Secure Freedome VPN

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. ExpressVPN

    11 vote(s)
    12.4%
  5. PureVPN

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. IPVanish VPN

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. TorGuard VPN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other (Specify in thread)

    40 vote(s)
    44.9%
  1. HarborFront

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  2. HarborFront

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    #62 HarborFront, May 26, 2017
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
    Hi

    Can check whether its double-hop servers can be individually selectable to pair or are they already paired for double-hop?

    Thanks
     
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  3. onreact

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  4. _CyberGhosT_

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    I know you can select, and lock certain servers that you only want to use, now weather that influences the "hops"
    is a good question I am not sure, AIRvpn would be the ones to ask.
    I will do some asking on their forums and report back here for you. ;)
     
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  5. HarborFront

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    Thank you very much

    FYI, I'm using Windscribe VPN and you can select any 2 servers for its double-hop
     
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  6. HarborFront

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    @_CyberGhosT_

    Can I ask whether you used CyberGhost VPN before?

    If yes,

    Did you try out its connection to Tor? Is the connection in this manner CG ==> Tor ==> Internet? If yes, how to know traffic is indeed passing through CG into Tor since it is still possible to surf inside Tor with/without CG, right?

    How you rate CG VPN's performance from 1 to 10(Best)

    Any reasons why you are changing to AirVPN now?

    Thanks

    Note:- I just tried CG free but not sure whether it's connecting to Tor since there's no username and password input in its SOCKS 5 proxy box
     
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  7. _CyberGhosT_

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    I get asked this a lot, and no I don't use CG-VPN, and a note here: I had this as a gaming name way before the CG-VPN was
    a brain fart in someones head. My gaming buddies tease me about suing them to change it lol
    Of course I am not that anal about it seeing I only use it mainly for gaming and forums, had I been in business and using that
    for business purposes that would have solicited a reaction out of me.
    AirVPN is my first serious attempt to incorporate a VPN into my digital life and I can tell you I am glad A couple members here
    stepped up and convinced me to give them a go.
    I am confused where you get that I am changing from CG-VPN to AirVPN, I don't know where you got that ?
     
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  8. HarborFront

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    Sorry to ask that.

    Anyway hope that you can give a review of the AirVPN soon.

    Thanks
     
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  9. _CyberGhosT_

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    Hey no worries Harbor, and I will pump one out here within the next two weeks, work permitting ;)
     
  10. frogboy

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    I am using Seed4me at the moment and it works with Netflix USA which for me is a good thing. :)
     
  11. Paul.R

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    Arvin(ExpressVPN support team) just told me that ExpressVPN is not in a 14 Eyes country.


    And you can try to test your vpn speed and privacy on this site
    VPN Speed Test
     
  12. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands which doesn't belong to any of the 14-eye countries
     
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  14. Amvt285

    Amvt285 Level 1

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    Upon further testing I decided to go with ExpresssVPN because their speed is very consistent compared to other services I've tried.
     
  15. nastavnikhe

    nastavnikhe Level 9

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    I am happy with Seed.4Me and AirVPN.
     
  16. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 10

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    F-secure freedome for me.I don't think it's the fastest among VPNs. But the law in Nordic countries and Finland, in the case of F-secure, is excellent for VPN providers. And protection against trackers is integrated in the client itself. Some VPNs don't offer protection against trackers, while for others you need to add Extensions to your browser.
     
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  17. HarborFront

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    You sure about Finland? Read below

    Data Retention Laws By Country | Golden Frog
     
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  18. tryfon

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    Hotspot Shield has been pretty good, mainly because it bypasses the school restrictions put on the wifi. All other VPNs I've tested are blocked
     
  19. onreact

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  20. spaceoctopus

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