SpiderWeb

Level 4
Cloudflare WARP+. I don't have it. Only had the trial.

+Its speed is identical to my Internet
+Wireguard Rust implementation
+better peering than your own ISP
+IPs are not blacklisted yet or impossible to blacklist

-Can Cloudflare be trusted? You decide

All of these things (minus last two) translate to extremely low packet loss which translates into a perceived faster Internet speed. Plus they are planning to enable true post-quantum encryption soon.

I personally use Windscribe Pro because it's lifetime and it has DNS based blocking which comes in handy on Android.
 

roger_m

Level 31
Verified
Content Creator
My favourite is BulletVPN

Pros
  • I consistently get very good speeds and they have seven servers in my country (Australia) which is more than a lot VPNs have.
  • CPU from their client, always remains at 0% when accessing the internet. With many VPNs there is a small amount of CPU use when accessing the internet.
  • It seems that they are trustworthy.
  • Their customer support is excellent.

Cons
  • Their Windows VPN client has limited features. For example you can't configure it to launch at Windows startup. But it does have a kill switch.
I bought a lifetime license from StackSocial for $39.

I was previously using Windscribe. I also consistently got very good speeds with them and no CPU use from their client. I ditched them due to poor customer support. If not for the disappointing support, I would still be using it.

With regards to CPU use, my previous laptop had bad thermal management, which meant that even the constant low CPU use from VPNs, was enough to cause very audible fan noise. If not for that, the CPU use from other VPNs wouldn't have been an issue really.

@FireHammer I used VyprVPN briefly at the start of the year, but in my case, I constantly had anywhere from around 10 to 20 CPU use from their service. Their customer support said I could expect up to 95% CPU use on a 2nd gen i5 processor.
 

R2D2

Level 4
Torguard, PIA, Private VPN, Windscribe, Cyberghost, Tunnelbear, HMA, Hotspotshield VPNArea, Surfshark, IbVPN, NordVPN, PureVPN, listed in order of preference. My primary use of a VPN is for torrenting/P2P bypassing any ISP black lists, secondary is accessing region locked content.
 

FireHammer

Level 6
My favourite is BulletVPN

Pros
  • I consistently get very good speeds and they have seven servers in my country (Australia) which is more than a lot VPNs have.
  • CPU from their client, always remains at 0% when accessing the internet. With many VPNs there is a small amount of CPU use when accessing the internet.
  • It seems that they are trustworthy.
  • Their customer support is excellent.

Cons
  • Their Windows VPN client has limited features. For example you can't configure it to launch at Windows startup. But it does have a kill switch.
I bought a lifetime license from StackSocial for $39.

I was previously using Windscribe. I also consistently got very good speeds with them and no CPU use from their client. I ditched them due to poor customer support. If not for the disappointing support, I would still be using it.

With regards to CPU use, my previous laptop had bad thermal management, which meant that even the constant low CPU use from VPNs, was enough to cause very audible fan noise. If not for that, the CPU use from other VPNs wouldn't have been an issue really.

@FireHammer I used VyprVPN briefly at the start of the year, but in my case, I constantly had anywhere from around 10 to 20 CPU use from their service. Their customer support said I could expect up to 95% CPU use on a 2nd gen i5 processor.
Hi @roger_m, I did not know that.
 

SpiderWeb

Level 4
Cloudflare WARP+. I don't have it. Only had the trial.

+Its speed is identical to my Internet
+Wireguard Rust implementation
+better peering than your own ISP
+IPs are not blacklisted yet or impossible to blacklist

-Can Cloudflare be trusted? You decide

All of these things (minus last two) translate to extremely low packet loss which translates into a perceived faster Internet speed. Plus they are planning to enable true post-quantum encryption soon.

I personally use Windscribe Pro because it's lifetime and it has DNS based blocking which comes in handy on Android.
Ignore this post. After doing more research WARP+ is questionable. It does what it says in that it is encrypting and re-routing your connection but it's not anonymizing you. It's collecting data about the websites you connect to and what device you are using.
 

Cortex

Level 24
Verified
I've used IVPN for some time but just expired & use Windscribe on my TV for Flix occasionally but recently (last 15 days) I've just been using AdGuard VPN on my browser which for me solves all problems with a Windows VPN such as mail problems with Thunderbird (Gmail) & slowdowns using AdGuard & some AV's etc - I'm touch & go if I really need a VPN anyway & with AdGuard VPN it takes just a second to Whitelist a site, & happy to run some sites whitelisted - Perfect for me maybe not for others?
 

R2D2

Level 4
My favourite is BulletVPN

I used VyprVPN briefly at the start of the year, but in my case, I constantly had anywhere from around 10 to 20 CPU use from their service. Their customer support said I could expect up to 95% CPU use on a 2nd gen i5 processor.

I bought a "lifetime" access licence to BulletVPN but it's not one of my favourites yet. As for Vyprvpn, good product let down by the client. I saw 20-30% CPU use and when I asked their support they had no answer and no fix. I gave up and requested a refund. ExpressVPN - much talked about and good in its own right. But over priced compared to what one can get elsewhere. Their prices are simply not justified. Asked for a refund in 2 weeks. ProtonVPN was trialled for a week, good service but I really don't care to spend nearly $100 for their service. My sweet spot for a VPN lies between $30-60 annually. No more.