What are the best VPNs?

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    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.


    Web, Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Carolyn Watson
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Tunnelbear is a simple VPN that you can use to safely browse the internet. It has all the features of the big expensive ones, without the huge prices."
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    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.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ridhi Sen
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I work from home frequently and I need high security on my network. I bought VyprVPN. It does the job and comes in many languages. It started off great, very reliable, then it started crashing and then it started taking a long time to load and connect. It's not a bad app, but I feel that I can find better. I am sure they are working on the bugs, and when they do, I will increase my stars, but for now, I feel it's average at best"
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    IPVanish is a VPN service based in the United States. It allows users to appear in one of more than 60 different countries. It also provides end-to-end network encryption.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Tony Dai
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "This is an okay VPN for kodi I'm not sure if it is the best however. You should look up this VPN and others if you need one for kodi. "
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    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.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tejas Pillai
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "VPNs are a service that comes in many different options. PureVPN is a name that has been thrown around before and provides anonymity however I cant attest whether or not it logs activity despite the anonymity. I understand this is a dilemma that some VPNs have that pushes users away from it. "
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    NordVPN provides a stable connection which is available to all devices. It can check your bank balance, provides safe online shopping, and more at public hotspots for Windows, Mac, iOS and more. 


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Austin Grant
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I love NordVPN! I needed to access our home camera system to check on our new puppy (to make sure he wasn't tearing up the furniture!) but was worried about putting the cameras online, because of the security considerations. With NordVPN, I was able to access my home network securely, without having any of my IoT devices showing past my router!"
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    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.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Randy Thomas
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "ExpressVPN is pretty good at what it does, but I find the cost per month to be a little excessive. If you really need to game on the game and access your library from home, there are cheaper alternatives, though you will need to do more of your own setup. For what it does, it's ok."
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    #7Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access

    Private Internet Access is a personal VPN service providers which allow you to encrypt your connection and provide you with an anonymous IP address to protect your privacy.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox

    Varies by plan

    Kelly Marshall
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I dont know much about vpns much but it looks like a good solution for the topic I read through the info to learn more about it and it looks like something I would be interested. The person will be satisfied with the solution as would I."
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    #8Hotspot 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. 


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joyce Wang
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "If you're worried about your online privacy, you want to make sure you have a good VPN - and no, they aren't all the same. Hotspot Shield is most definitely among the best there is. They even offer a free version so you can test it out but you'll want to get the Elite version for all the extra features. You'll be protected on an encrypted network when you're using public Wi-Fi. If you're concerned about your online privacy like browsing, passwords, and email being kept private then you should really give HotSpot Shield a try just for your piece of mind. "
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    #9Cargo VPN

    Cargo VPN

    Cargo VPN allows you to browse the web privately. Plus, it has a built-in firewall that protects your computer from malware, spyware, and viruses. You'll be able to protect your personal information, sensitive data, and browsing history.



    Free- With in-app purchases

    Tomás Navarrete
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Accoring to the App provider it does exactly what a VPN should do. A plethora of servers and other added protections make it ideal. Compared to other VPNs though, based on the reviews, not offering a free trial is suspect. If the one review is valid and this is a scam product, without multiple reviews saying anything to the opposite this seems sketchy and undeserving."
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    #10Hola VPN

    Hola VPN

    Hola VPN is free peer-to-peer VPN service, works by sharing idle resources to create an open web. 10,000,000+ Installs offered by Google Commerce Ltd. Reduce your data costs while browsing an unrestricted internet.




    Dylan Nichols
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Hola is great! I use it to access foreign Internet stores, where some services (such as software) are sold for much cheaper. Additionally, services like Netflix often carry shows in some regions but not others, meaning your subscription can't always buy the shows you want. With Hola, you can stream, download, and shop securely from almost anywhere in the globe. I really love it for that, and you will too!"
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    #11Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro is a tool which will keep your data safe and your online activities anonymous. It can also be run simultaneously to all of your devices. 


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Gonzalez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This VPN is great when I'm doing things online that I need extra privacy for. I can even use it to show my location as somewhere out of the US for certain work that I need done."
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    #12Zenmate VPN

    Zenmate VPN

    Zenmate VPN is a tool which lets you access content online in a secure and private way as well as protect your passwords and banking information safe. It can also bypass censorship when traveling or living abroad. It can also work as a browser extension.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera

    Free- Varies by plan

    George Miller
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Zenmate VPN is a solid software. It can obfuscate your information and provide great privacy. There are better VPNs, though. This isn't the industry leader."
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    #13Panda VPN

    Panda VPN

    Panda VPN is a tool which will enable you to remain anonymous online and browse safely without limits even while using public networks or visiting blocked websites in your country. 


    Windows, Android

    Varies by plan

    Betty Romero
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I am a big fan of online safety and security. I've used several VPNs over the last few years, but Panda is by far my favorite. It is compatible with all of my devices, giving me the protection I want. I don't have glitch issues with it like some other VPNs. "
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    #14HMA! Pro VPN

    HMA! Pro VPN

    HMA! Pro VPN is also known as Hide My Ass is a software enabling you to visit websites that you cannot view in your country, or if you want to surf the internet without being traced.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux

    Free- Varies by plan

    Robert Pierce
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This is a suitable option for hiding yourself from trackers. It also has a free trial so you can try it yourself to see if you like it before buying it."
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    FastestVPN is an easy-to-use and secure VPN offering online security where you can browse the web anonymously without any limitations. It also provides connections to more than 13 countries. 


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $1.66- /month

    Rafid Athar
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "I found this VPN speed is way better than other vpn's I have tried. No issues in server connection all server works with good speed. Plus cost of Fastestvpn is very reasonable as compare to other VPN's."
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    #16Avast SecureLine VPN

    Avast SecureLine VPN

     Avast SecureLine VPN is a tool which will keep your internet connection encrypted from hiding your privacy, securing your connection, and accessing any content.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- $59.99/year

    Keith Wilson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This particular VPN works seamlessly both on your desktop and any devices that you may have, which more than makes it a must have for when you need the security or are traveling to other countries."
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    Rascal is a program that helps avoid losing connections by giving you constantly updated information about your dial-up session, including the name of the dial-up server, the IP address of the current connection, and a time log of how long you've been online.




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    Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections.It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.


    Vincent Walsh
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "I found this VPN app to be quite intuitive and the interface is easy to navigate. It allows for easier server control and is free of "bloated" features that many other Mac OS X apps feature. It's the best one, overall, that I've found thus far! I would recommend this highly and use it regularly. free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X and macOS. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary — just add your OpenVPN configuration and encryption information. To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server: your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service. Tunnelblick is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 and may be distributed only in accordance with the terms of that license."
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    LiquidVPN is a VPN service that encrypts your data and secures your connection by tunneling your data through the internet and out one of our highly secured privacy enhanced VPN servers. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Android devices.


    Web, Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Billy Fox
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "This is a good VPN service that prides itself in enabling access to social media and streaming accounts in your location and ensures DNS protection from your ISP. This is one of the best VPNs for Netflix so far. The couple of servers that I have tried so far has successfully unblocked it. I have not tried it yet but the service also extends to Kodi and Torrenting. It doesn't work for iOS users and the UI needs work but this is definitely a good option and one of the best VPN for Netflix."
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    GOOSE VPN is a VPN service built to protect you and keep you safe online. GOOSE VPN creates a secure tunnel between your device and everything you do online. It's simple to install, use, and offers 24/7 customer support.


    Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Google Chrome (Browser Extension), Linux

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Edison Meng
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "It features strong encryption so you can expect a secure connection and privacy, I was able to use it with BitTorrent as well as unblocking Netflix in my region and it has a kill switch feature in case of any potential data leaks or breach. The user interface could use a bit more refinement and the speeds have been bad a few times. Hopefully, these get addressed in the future. Worth checking out at least."
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    #21Connection Keeper

    Connection Keeper

    Connection Keeper is an invaluable time-saving tool for dial-up users. This free program simulates Internet browsing to prevent the connection from appearing idle, thus preventing your ISP from dropping the connection due to inactivity. 

    Online Tools


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    #22VPN by Private Internet Access

    VPN by Private Internet Access
    Private Internet Access offers a VPN with fast speed and unlimited bandwidth for 5 devices simultaneously. With this app you will access the Internet in a safe and private way.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ann Cruz
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "I am a bit paranoid about my phone security. I downloaded VPN by Private Internet Access for my android phone. It was easy to install and set up. I feel much more secure, I am able to block even my provider fro seeing what I am searching or doing. I was able to add my husband and my daughters phones to this as well. This is a smart and capable app that protects you from hackers"
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    #23VPN Unlimited

    VPN Unlimited
    VPN Unlimited provides you a safe and private Internet access. You will have unlimited access to over 1.000 high-speed VPN servers in more than 70 locations worldwide.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Debra Freeman
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I always had the problem of security on my phone , since its so easy to access details of personal details, especially bank accounts but with this app those doubts go away and my security is at peace at mind."
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    #24OpenVPN Connect

    OpenVPN Connect
    OpenVPN Connect offers you a private and safe Internet access. Very useful for businesses, offers a powerful management with the minimum battery use as possible.

    iOS, Android


    Roy Fernandez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "OpenVPN Connect is a low, but very secure VPN for Android. It's certainly not the best, and there're better alternatives out there, but it does its job. I found, however, that it takes longer to connect than other VPNs I've tried, and the speeds were subpar."
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    TorGuard is a VPN designed for torrent users. It offers a vast selection of servers, all mainstream protocol support, unlimited bandwidth and 24/7 customer support.

    Windows, Mac

    $5.95- Varies by plan

    Jeffrey Chavez
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This VPN is a well known brand, and many people use it on a day to day basis. It works great and is easy to setup. The 24/7 support is good to have, and nice to know that if there is ever any trouble, that you can get it fixed quick. It allows you to watch Netflix from your account when you are out of the country, and without having to lose access to the shows you love."
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    #26Encrypt me

    Encrypt me

    Encrypt Me (previously known as Cloak) is an easy to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) for Android, iOS, Windows and MacOs.


    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Christopher Harper
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "if you want an easy to use vpn for your mac you can't go wrong with this "
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    #27KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

    KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

    KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is a software that offers fast internet speed, total security, and absolute privacy. It is available on platforms like Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS devices. 


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Edward Grant
    Written on February 7, 2019
    "It's good for me since it's not pricey and has specialized streaming servers other than it has only a few servers. "
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    OneVPN is a VPN service that offers great quality and speed connection with a high reliability for your connections ensuring the masking of your IP's making surfing the web safer, helping you in the security of your live streaming transmissions. 


    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- $48 per year

    Virginia Owens
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "OneVPN offers great quality and speed connection which is great for live streaming. Your surfing will be safe and secure so you don't have to worry. this service is affordable and convenient."
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    VPNArea is a fast and secure virtual private network provider which will protect your data and privacy when browsing the internet. This offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and can unlock a number of popular streaming sites. 


    Windows, Mac

    $9.9- Varies by plan

    Edward Robertson
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "This service has been recommended by some popular websites, and it has many features that are nice to have. There are many of these types of services, I can't really recommend this, or others, as they all have their unique features or differences, But this one seems to be fine, and has worked well for improving latency in games when there was a problem with the routes."
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    AirVPN is a fast and secure virtual private network (VPN) service based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defense of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship. 


    Windows, Mac

    $8.3- per month

    Mildred Perkins
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I game a lot and need a good VPN to protect my private information. I love AirVPN because it is made by activists and hackers--the ones who definitely want our information protected. It works pretty well. There aren't much better and they are very transparent."
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    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.


    Windows, Mac

    Free- 5.41

    Janice Perry
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "My friend started using Hide.me for her new business and is very happy. She is very happy with the product as it's fast, efficient and most importantly gives you the peace of mind that your data is secure. She first decided to try the product out for the 14 day trial period but then decided to stick with it. "
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    #32Turbo VPN

    Turbo VPN

    One of the best VPN apps for Android operative system. It's specially designed for Android, so it's way much recommended that other VPN services. Also, it's quite easy to use so you don't have to worry if you are not a geek or a tech expert. 




    Austin Freeman
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "This is a great little VPN for Android. Not all of them are going to be perfect, but this is a great little startup app for a new user, or those unfamiliar with advance tech. There are definitely more powerful apps you can get, but you have to pay for those. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a VPN on Android. "
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    ibVPN is an app and browser extension which allows you to privately browse the Internet from anywhere. You only have to choose the desired location and tap to connect. Get access to VPN from all over the world and keep safe your private data.


    Android, iOS, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Mac, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cynthia Turner
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "I really love this app because it makes me feel so secure when on the internet. I don't feel like I'm being tracked by anyone. I feel like my information is secure and that I won't be compromised. I always feel scared on the internet thinking that someone is going to get my information or that a company is tracking where I go and what I do. I'm really glad I found this so I can't stop that and browse the internet worry free."
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    #34SpyOff VPN

    SpyOff VPN

    SpyOff VPN is an anonymous and secure high-speed VPN available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. One SpyOff VPN account can cover all devices and the software service also has a 30-day money back guarantee.


    Web, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Nicholas Cox
    Written on October 31, 2018
    "I feel protected when i'm using my phone with this app, there are so many hackers nowadays that anyone can become a victim. Really grateful for spyoff!!"
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    Shimo is based on the latest security technology available. Your privacy and the security of your data is protected when using Shimo to establish network connections. Shimo provides encryption technology such as AES-256 which is even certified by governmental organizations, global enterprises and the military. But encryption is only as strong as its weakest link. As a consequence, our hash algorithms include SHA-2, the latest set of cryptographic hash functions


    $49- Free trial

    Yi Tan
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Shimo has a lot of features that are needed for a VPN app. Being able to have several connections at the same time is really nice. It includes two-factor authorization and Trigger Automation. You can even see live stats."
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    #36Norton Secure VPN

    Norton Secure VPN

    Norton Secure VPN is an app and software that provides added security when browsing web. It lets the user browse anonymously, as well as blocking tracking ads and encrypting the user's data on the internet.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    $4.99- Varies by plan

    Shaurya Mehra
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Arguably one of the best vpns for pc gaming and not only while playing. There are some websites that is blocked in our a and thanks to Norton Secure VPN, I can now access them. 👌🏻"
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    PrivateVPN is a VPN service that hides your IP address and changes your location, making it impossible to trace your Internet use, even while you break through firewalls to watch your favorite content or browsing the web.


    Web, Windows, iOS, Android, Mac

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Edison Meng
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "This is a good VPN service for use Netflix. I was able to stream on the 5 servers that I tried and it works with torrenting as well. The interface is clean and easy to use and the plan pricing is decent. One thing to note of is that speeds can be a little inconsistent and spikes sometimes but your mileage may vary. "
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    IdentityForce is a website and offers proactive identity, privacy, and credit protection for individuals, businesses, and government agencies. The service offers early warning systems, monitoring, and recovery features.


    Varies by plan

    Yi Tan
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "WOW! 14 DAYS OF FREE TRIAL FOR THIS VPN!!!! ISN'T THAT AMAZING? With that time frame you will really get and familiarize with its features. Making you able to decide if paying for this is all worth it. After getting its free trial i opted for this VPN. "
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    SaferVPN has bank-level security such as 256-bit encryption, VPN kill switch, and automatic wi-fi security. It also features no logging policy as well as multiple VPN protocols. 


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ryan Berry
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "Yes SaferVPN is another VPN with free trial for only 24 hours. And yes their trial is shorter than others but what it differs from other VPNs is that you dont need to provide any credit card information when sign up. "
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    #40Surfshark VPN

    Surfshark VPN

    Surfshack VPN is a paid VPN provider that offers users the ability to maintain their privacy on the internet, mask IP addresses, and access geo-restricted content. One account may be used in unlimited devices.


    Chrome, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android


    Yao Yan
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "I have tried this for my phone, laptop and my TV for my online gaming. A few lags here and there but still a decent VPN"
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    CyberGhost VPN is a private internet connection on both Wi-Fi and cellular data that offers a safe online transaction and a fully encrypted internet. It also provides access to restricted websites, and blocks malicious content. 


    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- 1 month

    Madison Mitchell
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "This definitely has improved the way I use everything online! !! I can access websites I couldn't before, and I can protect all my data, transactions and informations an make sure that no one is tracking what i do. Top notch vpn, definitely"
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    OVPN is a service which allows users to hide their online browsing traffic, remain anonymous, and prevent hackers from tracking their location. The service boasts a quick and simple installation as well as usage.


    Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Betty Matthews
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Never heard of this gaming vpn ever. Can someone please tell me how is this VPN?"
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    #43Ivacy 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. 


    Windows, Mac, Android


    Michael Stephens
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "Ivacy VPN is the worse VPN service I have ever used. This connection speed is really slow, which is terrible for Kodi. Every video I watch over Kodi constantly buffers which make viewing anything extremely painful. I also experience multiple disconnects with Ivacy VPN. Overall, you can get a better, more reliable VPN for a lot less than you have to pay monthly for Ivacy."
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    Speedify is a VPN software using Channel Bonding technology to provide reliable, secure and fast internet connection for live streaming, watching videos, browsing, gaming and more. It has plans for individuals, families, teams, and enterprises. 


    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Raúl Palma
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "i dunno about you but for me Speedify is just an average VPN that stands out from its competitors because of its claim of Channel Bonding. But it does has some nice features from an excellent interface to a quite reasonable price. "
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    Browsec is a free and unlimited VPN extension and app that works well for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. It improves user experience while enhancing their privacy online.


    Windows, iOS, Android


    Rameez willson
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "its the best one i know and its works for me. regards JUNIBA"
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    Viscosity is a first class OpenVPN client that lets you secure your network with ease & style. For Mac & Windows.

    $9- Per month with Free Trial

    Fiona Yao
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I really want to keep myself secure online but I'm not the most tech advanced person around. After some research I thought that using VPN would work the best for me. I also have a Mac. This seems like the best product. It works on all systems and it works for all types of users from network administrators to at home newbies like me. There are clear and easy instructions and they even define what VPNs were so I knew why I needed them"


Best What are the best VPNs
1TunnelBearSoftware 36 Free
2VyprVPNSoftware 30 Free
3IPVanishSoftware 27 Free
4PureVPNSoftware 25 Free
5NordVPNSoftware 23 Free
6ExpressVPNSoftware 22 Free
7Private Internet AccessSoftware 20 Free
8Hotspot ShieldSoftware 18 Free
9Cargo VPNSoftware 13 Free
10Hola VPNApps 11 Free

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