What are the best free VPNs to use with Tor browser?

asked by Martman Mcneil
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8 solutions
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    #1TunnelBear

    TunnelBear

    TunnelBear is a really simple VPN to browse the web privately & securely. It allows you to unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Opera, and Chrome.

    Software

    Web, Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Melissa Crawford
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Despite the innocent sounding name of this VPN, it's actually pretty powerful, and to top it off, its free! The service is effective since i tried tracking my location while its one and it pointed me to a country halfway across the world, so that itself is enough to tell you that it does its job well"
  2. 14

    #2ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN is an easy-to-use VPN service for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Routers, and Linux. Its user-friendly apps let you secure your connection and unblock websites in one click. Just sign up, install, and connect.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Vishal Sen
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Express has been my bestfriend when going on sites that have been blocked in my country and let me tell you, when you live here, the blocked contents are PLENTY. Thank god for vpns like Express, grandting me access to blocked sites."
  3. 9

    #3PureVPN

    PureVPN
    PureVPN is a virtual private network software for browsers created with ad-blocking capabilities, protection against trackers, shield against malware, and leak protection. It works on most platforms and browsers.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jack Schneider
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "TOR already has an anti tracking tool, partner it with a VPN like Pure, and you've got yourself an untraceable session in your hands. Be warned though, you wont be able to access your history if you have both on, so be mindful before closing tabs!"

DID YOU KNOW?

The concept behind VPNs that we know today already existed over two decades ago? That concept was in the form of PPTP or Peer to Peer Tunneling Protocol. Developed and first appeared back in 1996, it was the most basic form of secure data transfer known today. Before, major business entities needed a secure channel of data sharing and communication. This was how a VPN or Virtual Private Network was being used back then. VPN services today focus their marketing efforts towards private users and commercial applications. Wikileaks, Snowden leaked clandestine government policies and operations for the internet. This made it clear that anyone and everyone is vulnerable to some form of data breach. Whether it's a threat to their privacy by way of surveillance or a downright breach and theft.

The use of VPNs have changed in the past decade and it's no longer only about privacy anymore. One of its major application is with entertainment. It ensures that nothing hampers the access and consumption of media online. Along with VPN services, there has also been plenty of focus on safe browsers recently. Users have started to be mindful of their browsing habits as well. This is with the ever-growing concern for cybersecurity. One of the best and safe browsers available today is Tor Browser. It is one of the few web browsers with its own built-in VPN service. Some users still prefer to use other VPN services with it, which also works well. The best VPN to use with Tor Browser have cross-platform functionality as well.

  1. 7

    #4Hide.me

    Hide.me

    Hide.me is a VPN service provider which allows you to surf the web anonymously. Unlike some of its competitors, it offers a free plan without restrictions that includes 2GB data transfer per month.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- 5.41

    Debra Castillo
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "I go on tor for my torrent downloading needs since its harder to monitor your activities on the onion. altho tor already has a built in security vpn, its still nice to have that extra layer of security, especially if your location is at risk. always get a vpn, no matter how secure you think you are"
  2. 6

    #5Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is a public virtual private network (VPN) service provider which protects your identity by hiding your IP address from prying eyes. This VPN is suitable for streaming, browsing, gaming and file sharing. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alan Hamilton
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Been using this for a year now and I've encountered no probs so far. Also, its free, so its perfect for a cheapass like me lmao. Its speed in connecting to fake servers is pretty quick as well, so there's that."
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    #6Globus VPN+TOR+Cloud

    Globus VPN+TOR+Cloud
    Get a Globus VPN+TOR and protect your online privacy provisioning access to your favorite websites and applications.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Bobby Brown
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "It's not that simple to use, esp if youre not a hacking pro like me. But with a little practice, you can be good with it as well. It's easy once you get used to it kappa"
  4. 5

    #7VyprVPN

    VyprVPN

    VyprVPN is is a VPN provider that operates 100% without third parties, offering exceptional online security to protect sensitive data. It allows you to access an unrestricted, free and open Internet.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lorenzo Martínez
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Badass sounding name for a badass vpn tool. It's quick, accurate, and throws off any potential cyber criminals who want to mess with your personal life. I've been tracking my own net activity for weeks upon using the free service and it looks like my sessions have been done by different people in different countries. Love it!"
  5. 4

    #8Ivacy VPN

    Ivacy VPN

    Private, secure and instant access from anywhere, to everywhere on the web with a zero logging policy. Also good for torrenting and streaming. Gives complete data encryption. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    $4.08

    Alexander Curtis
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Tried it, it didn't move my location outside the country, just outside the city, but still same country, so it would probs look suspicious on my part if it was just one city away. Still tho, it still works, just not as effective as I had hoped it would be. Tsk"

Summary

Best What are the best free VPNs to use with Tor browser
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TunnelBearSoftware 21 Free
2ExpressVPNSoftware 14 Free
3PureVPNSoftware 9 Free
4Hide.meSoftware 7 Free
5Hotspot ShieldSoftware 6 Free
6Globus VPN+TOR+CloudApps 6 Free
7VyprVPNSoftware 5 Free
8Ivacy VPNSoftware 4 Paid
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