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

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Which VPN would you recommend?

  • CyberGhost VPN

    Votes: 22 8.4%
  • Nord VPN

    Votes: 48 18.3%
  • F-Secure Freedome VPN

    Votes: 29 11.0%
  • ExpressVPN

    Votes: 39 14.8%
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • Hide My Ass VPN

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • PureVPN

    Votes: 6 2.3%
  • TorGuard VPN

    Votes: 5 1.9%
  • IPVanish VPN

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • Other (Specify in thread)

    Votes: 105 39.9%

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amirr

Level 18
Verified
Jan 26, 2020
882
@Digmor Crusher For you, ProtonVPN PLus is faster or Windscribe Pro? Thanks.
Oh, I noticed you haven't bought any of them yet.

For me, Windscribe on OpenVPN is very slow. You might also check out this article:
 
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n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
91
Well, here's something I did not like about WeVPN. The killswitch seems to not work..at all! I set the killswitch to "always" with wireguard, then disconnected intentionally and I was able to browser without issue.
 

cliffspab

Level 3
Oct 4, 2019
149
On a budget - VPN Unlimitied by a mile.
For overall features and flexibility - Windscribe
Because I have a fetish for it - ViprVPN - good speeds, very frequent and cheap deals, good security policy, excellent customer support. Purple app.

Special vote of appreciation for Nord and SurfShark, though. Their websites make them look like ghoulish false-dream hawkers, but the software and service provided by both is very good.

Vote of abomination for WeVPN - most overrated piece of s-h-i-t client. Frequently said connected when it wasn't. No fix from customer services. A SmartDNS service that's redundant if you're not a yank and too much cum in their mouths from YouTube reviewers.

EDIT I nearly forgot - AdGuard is superb if streaming isn't a major consideration, although they're bringing it on board. Otherwise it's generally the fastest VPN you can buy and costs almost nothing (40USD for 5 years I think I paid).
 

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
91
On a budget - VPN Unlimitied by a mile.
For overall features and flexibility - Windscribe
Because I have a fetish for it - ViprVPN - good speeds, very frequent and cheap deals, good security policy, excellent customer support. Purple app.

Special vote of appreciation for Nord and SurfShark, though. Their websites make them look like ghoulish false-dream hawkers, but the software and service provided by both is very good.

Vote of abomination for WeVPN - most overrated piece of s-h-i-t client. Frequently said connected when it wasn't. No fix from customer services. A SmartDNS service that's redundant if you're not a yank and too much cum in their mouths from YouTube reviewers.

EDIT I nearly forgot - AdGuard is superb if streaming isn't a major consideration, although they're bringing it on board. Otherwise it's generally the fastest VPN you can buy and costs almost nothing (40USD for 5 years I think I paid).

AdGuard VPN? Really??!? That is by far the worst VPN there is! If you can connect at all (notice I said *if*) speeds are slow. The gui is archaic, lacking any real features. You can't even select which protocol you want to use! Nooope! I cannot recommend Adguard VPN and all. Like Monty Python says, "run away!"
 
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SpiderWeb

Level 6
Aug 21, 2020
287
None anymore. All the VPN servers have been blacklisted and it's a chore to browse the web on a VPN. Before it was liberating. Now your IP gets blocked, you run into thousands of captchas, you have even fewer streaming choices, finally my Gigabit Internet gets reduced to 30-200 Mbps at best and the ping is ridiculous. I think most VPNs including paid ones are selling your data. All you do is add another hop to your traffic. You're not tricking anyone. Sites still know it's you by your fingerprint, device information, browser, typing speed and cursor patterns even.
 

cliffspab

Level 3
Oct 4, 2019
149
AdGuard VPN? Really??!? That is by far the worst VPN there is! If you can connect at all (notice I said *if*) speeds are slow. The gui is archaic, lacking any real features. You can't even select which protocol you want to use! Nooope! I cannot recommend Adguard VPN and all. Like Monty Python says, "run away!"
I guess you're not doing it right.
AdGuard VPN? Really??!? That is by far the worst VPN there is! If you can connect at all (notice I said *if*) speeds are slow. The gui is archaic, lacking any real features. You can't even select which protocol you want to use! Nooope! I cannot recommend Adguard VPN and all. Like Monty Python says, "run away!"
How many protocols do you need to be the best?

5 minutes ago to my fastest usual overseas server.

Nord 123.97 Mbps down 41.72 up
SurfShark 153.79 / 44.70
TorGuard 134.95 / 44.34

AdGuard 161.74 / 33.09

(It passed the extended DNSleaktestcom test., although I couldn't be bothered to test the others too.)


I paid $39.99 for a five year deal. I can live with an 'archaic' gui when it costs maybe $200+ less than the competition.
 

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
91
I guess you're not doing it right.

How many protocols do you need to be the best?

5 minutes ago to my fastest usual overseas server.

Nord 123.97 Mbps down 41.72 up
SurfShark 153.79 / 44.70
TorGuard 134.95 / 44.34

AdGuard 161.74 / 33.09

(It passed the extended DNSleaktestcom test., although I couldn't be bothered to test the others too.)


I paid $39.99 for a five year deal. I can live with an 'archaic' gui when it costs maybe $200+ less than the competition.

Like I said, there's no mention of protocol with AdGuard VPN. Does it use OpenVPN (TCP/UDP), Wireguard, PPTP, IPSec, etc, no one knows? What kind of encryption does it use? No one knows. And, what the hell kind of VPN logs timestamps? Not a good one. They themselves told me they collect them, despite claiming to be a "no logs" service. They display no warrant canary info. What jurisdiction are they under? You can’t use cryptocurrency to pay. There's no much unknown about the service. It seems like they are purposefully withholding info from us about things mentioned here, and that's not good.
 
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jetman

Level 9
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Jun 6, 2017
400
I am suspicious of SurfShark because they dont say who they are or where they are based (the business is registered in the British Virgin Isles but I doubt they are based there). If they wont say who they are then they cant be held to account. So why should I believe anything they say? it could be run by the Chinese state for all I know. I like to know who I am dealing with which is why I choose Windscribe and F-Secure Freedome.
 
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cliffspab

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Oct 4, 2019
149
I am suspicious of SurfShark because they dont say who they are or where they are based (the business is registered in the British Virgin Isles but I doubt they are based there). If they wont say who they are then they cant be held to account. So why should I believe anything they say? it could be run by the Chinese state for all I know. I like to know who I am dealing with which is why I choose Windscribe and F-Secure Freedome.
I'm more sympathetic to this.

They installed they're antivirus "service" and had it running even though I'm not subscribed to the AV. They said it does "nothing" without a sub - I call BS on that.

I also found plain text records with timestamps on my machine which although, only loosely associated with DNS providers, definitely could correlate with, and provide evidence of, browsing activity. to any FBI who may be after me.
 
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cliffspab

Level 3
Oct 4, 2019
149
And, what the hell kind of VPN logs timestamps?
Check your AppData folder sometime - they all do.

As AdGuard states

"We do not store activity logs or connection logs of our users. AdGuard VPN does collect minimal information about the usage of our services in order to identify and address technical issues, but this information cannot be used to connect you to any specific activity or behavior."

They store no more than anyone else.
 

Paul.R

Level 17
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May 16, 2013
829
I am suspicious of SurfShark because they dont say who they are or where they are based (the business is registered in the British Virgin Isles but I doubt they are based there). If they wont say who they are then they cant be held to account. So why should I believe anything they say? it could be run by the Chinese state for all I know. I like to know who I am dealing with which is why I choose Windscribe and F-Secure Freedome.
They are registered to Netherlands also look at chapter 3 :)

By the way I got some connection from Cloudflare when I have used their service.
 

jetman

Level 9
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Jun 6, 2017
400
They are registered to Netherlands also look at chapter 3 :)

By the way I got some connection from Cloudflare when I have used their service.
Interesting information, thanks.
 
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