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

    HarborFront Level 34
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
    2,304
    5,767
    Far East
    Actually if you are not so concerned with your privacy the country where the server is based is immaterial
     
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  2. anajames

    anajames Level 1

    Feb 15, 2017
    31
    60
    Trying to something good!
    USA
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Purevpn and Astrill is the choice for me.
     
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  3. S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t

    May 22, 2017
    262
    1,612
    US
    Cyberghost Premium Plus user here. Ad tracker and malicious website blocking, and Killswitch and extremely quick speeds, many severs, it just works for my needs.
     
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  4. Malware Person

    Malware Person Level 4

    Jun 8, 2016
    156
    244
    United States
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    PureVPN is very fast. I would recommend using it.
     
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  5. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

    Sep 28, 2015
    516
    4,130
    Germany
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I've heard mixed reviews about PureVPN but at least they're based in Hongkong, advertise no-logs and the server park is impressive.

    There's a lifetime deal going on here btw. Don't forget to add the PUREVPN15 coupon in case you want to grab it.
    (Might even be able to combine it with the current Father's Day deal DAD10, haven't tried it, though.)
     
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  6. KettyMitchels

    KettyMitchels New Member

    Aug 5, 2017
    2
    5
    uae
    Windows 10
    McAfee
    I have been using NordVPN for more than a year now and found it good, fast and faced no issue so far. It suits my budget as well and I am able to unblock and download torrents as well by selecting P2P servers specified by NordVPN
     
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  7. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

    Sep 28, 2015
    516
    4,130
    Germany
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    NordVPN has been working well for me for almost two years now, too. My only issues are sometimes speeds (which I do expect, at that price they have to oversell a bit) and intermittent connection loss with the Mac client, but that has also gotten better as of late.

    It is also one of the few that let me watch American Netfl*x from abroad without too much hassle. Surprisingly, support has always been quick and answered precisely whenever needed. Cost-performance ratio is definately great.
     
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  8. Telos

    Telos Level 8

    Jan 29, 2017
    378
    996
    Baana
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  9. simmerskool

    simmerskool Level 4

    Apr 16, 2017
    170
    329
    non-profit corporate consultant
    USA
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    ivpn. I've tried several vpn, currently using ivpn, why, it's recommended by knowledgeable folks, and found it to be very good. my current second choice is protonvpn (paid, not free version).
     
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  10. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

    Jul 28, 2014
    1,786
    7,607
    Windows 10
    Avast
    Seen some reddit posts on portonvpn free and it seems the waiting list is hella long and not moving. The paid versions seem slow due to some unnecessary configurations to "boost privacy"
     
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  11. simmerskool

    simmerskool Level 4

    Apr 16, 2017
    170
    329
    non-profit corporate consultant
    USA
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    I was a protonvpn beta tester for several months and when it went online I have premium. Can't address waiting list. I do see from protonvpn that the free public servers are in heavy use relative to premium servers. My experience premium is a stable connection and moderately fast, perhaps not the fastest but I'd say above average. Protonvpn offers "secure core" which is a double hop, and I'm not finding any leaks. Secure core is optional connection. It also has Tor connections. I also use ivpn, which has multiple hops which are more configurable than proton's.
     
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  12. KettyMitchels

    KettyMitchels New Member

    Aug 5, 2017
    2
    5
    uae
    Windows 10
    McAfee
    #92 KettyMitchels, Aug 6, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 6, 2017
    You are right It is also working on Netflix US, I am in UAE I use it to access Netflix US, for me it is the best VPN for Netflix
     
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  13. Vivek J. Mundkur

    Aug 7, 2017
    121
    345
    IT - Software and Networks
    India
    Windows 10
    Norton
    #93 Vivek J. Mundkur, Sep 6, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
    In the past, I've tried and/or subscribed to about a dozen VPNs and my favourite is ExpressVPN. It is fast, the client is a breeze to use and I it worked well with my pfSense router/firewall too. Best of all, it supports P2P.

    So my list of favourites based on performance from my country with a 100/100 Mbps FTTC connection:

    a) ExpressVPN
    b) IPVanish
    c) VPN.ac
    d) Windscribe
    e) NordVPN
    f) Private Internet Access
    g) VPN Unlimited
    h) Ivacy
    i) VPN Secure
    j) PureVPN
    k)TigerVPN
    l) Hotspot VPN
    m) anon.io (avoid at all costs)
     
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  14. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

    May 3, 2015
    474
    1,975
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I'm using Mullvad. It takes some time to connect but once connected it's very fast. I barely notice any drop in speed. It also does port forwarding if you use any software that needs it.
     
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  15. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

    Jun 14, 2017
    241
    2,396
    india
    Linux Ubuntu
    My choice is windscribe ;) because it gives 60gb per month for free.
     
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  16. eXDj

    eXDj Level 4

    Aug 2, 2015
    166
    234
    Deutschland
    CyberGhost VPN-only Plus version! ,windscrime disappoint me, start very slow and throw you to a server login page!
     
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  17. Nnyan

    Nnyan New Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    2
    1
    Sacramento
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    I've used just about everyone on your list but of my current favorites only one makes your list (NordVPN). The other faves are AirVPN and Mullvad
     
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  18. crezz

    crezz Level 3

    Jun 6, 2017
    114
    295
    Ire
    Other OS
    Norton
    I bought licenses for F-Secure Freedome ages ago because they were discounted and the VPN is provided by a respected and long-standing security company.

    In retrospect, Kaspersky's VPN looks better value- its about $20 for 5 devices a year I think. It uses Hotspotshield and seems pretty fast and stable.

    The problem I have with using a VPN on a phone is that you have to wait for the VPN to connect before you can check email etc, so it slows things down a lot. For that reason I tend to keep it switched off. You can set VPNs to stay connected permanently, but surely that would just drain my phone battery??
     
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  19. John White

    John White Level 3

    Sep 13, 2017
    106
    331
    Tech Writer | Cyber Security Specialist
    United States
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Yeah, I am using both Express and PureVPN. They both work fine but PureVPN is step ahead in terms of security because of their advanced security features. But I have heard of Nord and VYPR too. I would definitely try those too.
     
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  20. John White

    John White Level 3

    Sep 13, 2017
    106
    331
    Tech Writer | Cyber Security Specialist
    United States
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Thanks. I have also heard that P2P servers of Nord are working better for Torrenting than ever.
     
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