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

Which VPN would you recommend?

  • CyberGhost VPN

    Votes: 23 23.7%
  • Nord VPN

    Votes: 8 8.2%
  • F-Secure Freedome VPN

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • ExpressVPN

    Votes: 10 10.3%
  • PureVPN

    Votes: 6 6.2%
  • IPVanish VPN

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • TorGuard VPN

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Other (Specify in thread)

    Votes: 41 42.3%

  • Total voters
    97

HarborFront

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I have to agree here, seeing I just started using AirVPN, and here in the US I do have access to some fast servers.
I love that they log 0% so there is nothing to collect and they are not located "Based" on US soil.
I voted "Other" = AirVPN
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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Hi

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

Thanks
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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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. ;)
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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@_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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@_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
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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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 ?
Sorry to ask that.

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

Thanks
 

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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
 
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I narrowed down my choices for a vnp service to Express, Ipvanish and PIA since I am after speed. But since I was running Avast free I decided to give their secureline a try and I was surprise by the results. From what I understand your only suppose to lose 10-20% of bandwidth from the best service. I only loss around 6% of my actual download speed with secureline shall I just stick with avast?

Vpn off


Vpn on

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

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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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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.
You sure about Finland? Read below

Data Retention Laws By Country | Golden Frog
 
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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