Which VPN would you recommend?

  • CyberGhost VPN

    Votes: 22 9.3%
  • Nord VPN

    Votes: 43 18.1%
  • F-Secure Freedome VPN

    Votes: 22 9.3%
  • ExpressVPN

    Votes: 36 15.2%
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • Hide My Ass VPN

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • PureVPN

    Votes: 6 2.5%
  • TorGuard VPN

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • IPVanish VPN

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • Other (Specify in thread)

    Votes: 95 40.1%
  • Total voters
    237

security123

Level 26
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What about when you go to public WiFi ? maybe some site blocked your country?
If I use public WiFi I don't have any problems.
I'm using encrypted DNS, all sites are https and device is up2date & hardened so i don't provide any attack surface.

I don't know any blocked sites and never see one by myself or by friends.
 
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CyberTech

Level 32
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Most people using a VPN only because of Missinformation, reading from internet

Reasons to use a VPN:

The site that blocked by the country or they blocked the country
Public WiFi for safe
Some apps like WhatsApp (Call), iMO, etc blocked due to the GOV
some stream netflix, hulu and others
more

read this
 

security123

Level 26
Verified
Reasons to use a VPN:

The site that blocked by the country or they blocked the country
Public WiFi for safe
Some apps like WhatsApp (Call), iMO, etc blocked due to the GOV
some stream netflix, hulu and others
more

read this
None of them are reasons nor normal user's or for me.

As I say, my wifi usage is safe. Even with untrusted & unsecure WiFi.

If services are blocked from Gov, it doesn't make sense to use a VPN. Also that's realy hard restrictions then. Never heard of that
Streams on mobile phones doesn't make fun at all so I don't see a reason to use it anyway on such devices.

I say it again: most user use a VPN because of Missinformation ;)
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
Germany.
Also it depending on sites too.

But as I say I don't know any sites which are blocked nor I don't know any friend who need or use a VPN.
Most people using a VPN only because of Missinformation, reading from internet
I would largely agree with your thoughts on this. The boom in VPN providers has come with a lot of fear mongering and misinformation. I still prefer using a VPN on public WiFi. But I think most people who use one are really just hiding their torrenting. And most of the rest are using it for geolocated streaming content.

I like the privacytools.io take.
VPN Services | PrivacyTools
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
alright where can i see? or source link that talk about VPN?
Check out the link I shared. It has a link for “the risks involved” where they share some of the critical views of VPNs. I don’t dislike them the way some of the critics do and they do have their uses. But, the critics have some valid points.

VPN Services | PrivacyTools

I do find the argument that it doesn’t secure http traffic misleading in combination with saying public WiFi is fine with https. A lot of public WiFi routers are not setup securely, and there have been cases where it’s been tampered with. In this case a VPN would assist in encrypting your http connection past the dirty router. And not to mention not share the domains you’re visiting over https either. Privacy, not really security.
 
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CyberTech

Level 32
Verified
I know that site i've read them before well security123 means PrivacyTools? this? i'm not talking about privacy i was saying to him why he's not use a VPN i explained to him about some site blocked , whatsapp (video calls) blocked, etc
 

Cortex

Level 23
Verified
There have been threads on here & on other forums running to three hundred million pages & no conclusion was ever reached - Seems it's a personal choice, I use a decent VPN & for me there are no disadvantages - However other prefer not to, I feel there is no right or wrong here? :):)
 

Nevi

Level 6
Verified
I use Express VPN. I have a 150 MB down conn. but my ISP give me 160. After I started to use Express VPN, both on the recommended setting, but also both TCP and UDP open, it took around 30-40% of my speed, even in Denmark. When I changed to The Netherlands and used the IKEv2 protocol, I have 160 MB down. I dont understand it can be that fast, but I'm not complaining.:)
 
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