The Best VPN Services for 2019

Here at ProPrivacy, we love VPNs. The best VPNs on the market encrypt your data, which ensures it can't be compromised. But they also enable you to access content currently blocked in your location. We recognize that different people have different priories when it comes to choosing a VPN which is right for them.

In this article we explain why we think our chosen VPN services are the best all-round options and give you with the information you’ll need to make up your own mind!

The best VPN service

We look at what we think are the best VPN services on the market in more detail below, but if you are in a hurry, then you may find the following summaries useful:

  1. NordVPN - combines excellent performance with a service which is private, fast, and secure
  2. CyberGhost - offers a very fully featured service with servers just about everywhere
  3. ExpressVPN - is among the most respected names in the VPN industry
  4. PrivateVPN - is not only great for privacy, it also unblocks just about every streaming service on the planet!
  5. Ivacy - don’t let the bargain prices fool you, this is a fast and very fully featured VPN service
  6. Surfshark - is the new kid on the block. Based in the British Virgin Islands
  7. ProtonVPN - is every privacy-focused VPN service from the developers of secure email service ProtonMail
  8. PureVPN - is best value known for its streaming chops, but which has recently gone privacy-friendly 100% no-logs
  9. PrivateInternetAccess - voted best VPN by Reddit, PIA is a long-term darling of the privacy community
  10. VyprVPN - offers a wealth of features and has now been fully audited to verify its privacy claims

What is the best and safest VPN in 2019?

You simply can’t go too far wrong picking any of the services discussed below. That said, no two services are the same. The summaries will help you make an informed choice about which provider is best for you. If you want more information on any of the providers we discuss then do check out our full VPN reviews.

1. NordVPN

NordVPN has the best performance for the cost - private, fast, and secure

  • Pricing

    From $2.99 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

NordVPN is the best VPN service because it combines great performance, a strong focus on privacy, and a raft of useful bells and whistles. This service also won our best overall VPN service at our Las Vegas awards ceremony earlier this year, and with good reason. And that’s before we factor in its bargain-basement prices if you purchase a longer subscription!

NordVPN keeps no logs and is based in Panama, which is outside the NSA-led Five Eyes’ direct sphere of influence. It is very effective at unblocking US Netflix and BBC iPlayer, and as a backup, offers a full Smart DNS service to all users. Allowing up to 6 devices to connect at once is generous, while a 30-day money-back guarantee provides peace of mind. 

Xor obfuscation makes NordVPN effective at combatting VPN censorship, while features such as double-hop VPN and Tor over VPN bolstered its privacy credentials. CyberSec is a new feature which blocks DNS requests based on a real-time blocklist of harmful websites that may host malware. As such, it should shield you against malware, help prevent botnet control, and block many intrusive web ads.

Slightly confusingly, NordVPN offers two Mac clients. The older OpenVPN client is more fully-featured, but we detected a WebRTC leak when using it. We detected no such problem with the newer IKEv2 client, but it is somewhat lacking in features. 

Likes

  • Consistently fast speeds
  • Excellent customer support
  • Great value
  • Six simultaneous connections
  • Based in Panama (great for privacy)
  • P2P: Yes

Dislikes

  • Two Mac clients is confusing and the new one lacks features
  • No Linux client

2. CyberGhost

CyberGhost has servers where you need them and it's easy to use

  • Pricing

    From $2.75 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

CyberGhost is a no-logs VPN service based in privacy-friendly Romania (with its software being developed in Germany). In addition to a very generous 45-days money-back guarantee, you can try our CyberGhost for free and with no credit card required for 7 days.

Mac users should disable WebRTC in their browsers, but CyberGhost otherwise provides excellent technical security. A kill switch is baked into the desktop clients, which along with the mobile apps also feature a variety of additional security features such as WiFi protection, ad-blocking, and tracking protection. 

Users can connect up to seven devices at once and torrent to their heart’s delight.

Likes

  • 7 simultaneous devices
  • Great no logs policy
  • Based in Romania, which has no government surveillance
  • Cheap - great value!
  • Servers in 61 countries worldwide

Dislikes

  • No stealth tech for evading VPN blocks

3. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a trustworthy and reliable service that is feature packed

  • Pricing

    From $6.67 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

ExpressVPN won our 2019 editor's Choice award in Las Vegas. And with good reason...

ExpressVPN consistently ranks as one of the fastest VPN providers in our official BestVPN Speed Test. This makes it a fantastic option for streaming HD content.

Robust encryption keeps hackers at bay and no usage logs means the company can’t share your personal browsing data.

With servers in plenty of countries around the world, “stealth” servers to help users in China bypass the firewall, and Smart Domain Name System (DNS) service that keeps streaming sites like Netflix running smoothly, you can see why ExpressVPN continues to impress our experts and remains one of our most popular VPN providers.

Try ExpressVPN today with a 30-day, no-quibble, money-back guarantee.

Likes

  • High speed - great for streaming!
  • Easy setup and easy use!
  • High level of security - 256-bit encryption
  • Unlimited data
  • 24/7 customer support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Dislikes

  • A bit pricey - but worth it!

4. PrivateVPN

PrivateVPN is a favorite among consumers that unblocks all your favorite services

  • Pricing

    From $1.89 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

PrivateVPN lives up to its name by providing a privacy-focused no-logs service. It features a 30-day money-back guarantee and usefully allows up to 6 simultaneous connections. It is also notable for the quality and friendliness of its 24/7 customer support. 

Another feature PrivateVPN is known for is its ability to unblock almost every streaming service under the sun. It does this by issuing unique private IP address as required which are not known to belong to a VPN provider.

PrivateVPN’s technical security is great, and we have never detected any form of IP leak when testing the service. 

Likes

  • Great value for money
  • Excellent customer support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Impressive mobile apps
  • Comprehensive IP leak protection
  • 6 simultaneous connections

Dislikes

  • Still new
  • No stealth technology for evading VPN blocks

5. Ivacy

Ivacy is a bargain VPN that lets you stream and download in peace

  • Pricing

    From $1.33 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

Ivacy VPN has been around for a while, but recently this no logs VPN service based in Singapore has reinvented itself with impressive results. This service features in our best VPN list because of it's impressive speeds, it is one of the fastest VPNs on the market at the moment.

It’s also very cheap. Which is nice! Ivacy features servers in over fifty counties and is happy to let you P2P download on any of them. Indeed, its optional NAT firewall with port forwarding included makes the service ideal for torrent users. Ivacy also unblocks US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and a host of other streaming services with ease.

Its technical security is great, and we have never encountered any form of IP leak using the service. And unlike browser add-ons from some other services, Ivacy’s Android and Chrome extensions secure your connection using HTTPS. 

The 24/7 Live Chat support is good, although we would prefer to see fewer trackers on Ivacy’s website.

Likes

  • 30-day refund plus 7-day free trial
  • Split tunneling (not Mac)
  • P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Blazing fast speed performance

Dislikes

  • Support wobbles on very technical questions
  • Too much website tracking

6. Surfshark

Surfshark is a new service that is blowing many VPNs out of the water

  • Pricing

    From $1.89 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

Surfshark VPN is only a year or so old, but in that short time, it has taken the VPN market by storm with blazing fast speed performance and 500 servers in over 50 countries.

As is to be expected from today’s top VPN providers, Surfshark offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 live chat support. Less usual is that allows you to connect as many devices as you want to the service at the same time!

Throw in split tunneling so you can choose which apps routes through the VPN and which don’t, a full Smart DNS service, and the fact that Surfshark unblocked every service we threw at is, and you can see why it won our coveted Newcomer Award.

Surfshark is registered in the British Virgin Islands and easily meets our requirements for a no-logs VPN. Technical security is also top-notch, and we appreciate the wealth of extra privacy and security features on offer. These include double-hop VPN, and DNS-based ad blocking and malware protection. 

Surfshark tells us that it uses obfuscation “as default with all servers,” although don’t really know what this means. Unusually, Surfshark’s iOS app features a kill switch, as does its Windows and macOS clients. Its macOS client is, however, otherwise a little light on features. 

Likes

  • No Logs
  • 30-day refund
  • Unlimited simultaneous connections
  • Bare metal servers in 50+ countries
  • P2P Allowed
  • Unblocks all major streaming services

Dislikes

  • One month price is high
  • Decent but not amazing speeds

7. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN is an excellent service by the developers of ProtonMail

  • Pricing

    From $8 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Moneyback Guarantee

ProtonVPN has a strong focus on privacy, which is unsurpirising given that this service is from the same people behind the now legendary ProtonMail. It is based in Switzerland, which is known for its strong privacy laws, although recently-passed surveillance legislation is a little concerning.

ProtonVPN keeps no logs, allows up to 10 simultaneous connections (depending on the plan), and runs almost 400 servers in 33 countries around the world. Its free plan is superb, and if you don’t mind access to just three servers, may provide everything you need from a VPN. Signing up for the free plan also gives you a 7-day free trial of the premium Plus plan.

Premium plans are effective at unblocking US Netflix and allow torrenting on selected servers. ProtonVPNs technical security is superb, with no IP leaks insight and kill switches present and correct in the desktop software. It also offers Tor over VPN, and its SecureServer network is a refinement of the “double-hop VPN” concept.

Other than a FAQ-style support page, which is not extensive but which does seem useful, support is only available via email and can take a day or two to respond (about one day in our experience) We were nevertheless impressed by the quality of the answers when they arrived.

Likes

  • Great speeds offered on all servers
  • Military grade OpenVPN encryption
  • Keeps no logs

Dislikes

  • Only 14 countries covered so far

8. PureVPN

PureVPN is a cheap service that gives you a lot for your money

  • Pricing

    From $2.88 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

PureVPN has recently had a complete change of heart regarding how it handles users’ privacy. It was known for the extensive connection logs it kept, so the move to becoming a 100% no logs provider is very welcome. 

PureVPN uses strong encryption and known for its ability to unblock just about any streaming service thanks to its willingness to issue dedicated IP addresses as needed. Its 24/7 live chat support is very helpful in this regard. We do caution users to check for IP leaks, however. 

Torrenting is allowed on all it servers in a whopping 141 counties and you can connect up to five devices at once.

Likes

  • Servers in 141 countries
  • Five simultaneous devices
  • Fast speeds, Peer-to-peer (P2P) permitted
  • Compatible with 50+ platforms

Dislikes

  • IPv6, DNS and WebRTC leaks detected
  • Connection issues on select servers
  • Many complaints
  • Hard to verify security features and claims

9. PrivateInternetAccess

PIA is one of Reddit’s favorite VPNs - a service with a lot of privacy features

  • Pricing

    From $3.49 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Moneyback Guarantee

PrivateInternetAccess has long been a firm favorite with members of Reddit’s privacy forums. We do not consider the United States to be an ideal location for a VPN provider to be based, but it has no mandatory data retention laws, allowing PIA to be no-logs VPN service.

The encryption used by PrivateInternetAccess is first-rate, and we have never detected any IP leaks when testing the service. P2P is allowed on all servers, and torrent enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that PIA supports port forwarding through its NAT firewall. 

A 7-day money-back guarantee provides peace of mind, while an allowed five simultaneous connections should be enough for even demanding users. Oh, and it’s very pocket-friendly too. 

Likes

  • 7 day money back guarantee
  • No logs - proven in court!
  • Cheap
  • Accepts Bitcoin
  • Great OpenVPN encryption
  • Kill switch and DNS leak protection

Dislikes

  • US-based company
  • Apple users not so impressed

10. VyprVPN

VyprVPN has been proven to be secure by independent auditors! A great allrounder.

  • Pricing

    From $4.17 / month
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Linux
  • Features

    • Torrenting
    • Netflix
    • Livechat
    • Moneyback Guarantee

VyprVPN has always been known for the high technical quality of its service, helped by the fact that it owns and manages its entire CDN network. It has now addressed concerns over its privacy credentials by moving to Switzerland and going 100% no logs.

Indeed, VyprVPN was the first (and still one of very few) services to have its no logs claims verified by a respected independent third party auditor. So kudos.

VyprVPN now allows torrenting on its network, which operates servers in over 70 counties, and allows up to five simultaneous connections. There is no money-back guarantee, but you can try the service for free for 3 days. Unfortunately, this does require handing over your card/PayPal details.

Likes

  • Very fast and secure due to own infrastructure
  • Servers in over 70 countries
  • Port selection
  • Chameleon stealth servers
  • No usage logs

Dislikes

  • Connection (metadata) logs
  • P2P: no

The benefits of using a VPN

For a few dollars a month, a VPN will do the following:

  • Prevent your internet service provider (ISP) from seeing what you do on the internet. And what your ISP can’t see, either (in general) can your government or the NSA.
  • Prevent websites you visit from seeing who you are.
  • Unblock websites which have been censored on political, social, prurient, or copyright grounds.
  • Spoof your location, allowing you to watch streaming services such as US Netflix and BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world.
  • Allow you to P2P torrent safely.

Find the best VPN for you

To choose the VPN for you, it’s useful to identify the main reason you want a VPN. Answer the questions below to find the best VPN for your needs.

What do you need from your VPN?

Answer a few simple questions and we'll recommend the perfect VPN for your needs

Privacy
Internet access (e.g. Netflix)
Both of the Above

Why do I need a VPN service?

A VPN connects your device to a VPN server via an encrypted VPN tunnel, the advantages of a VPN are listed below:

  • Anyone on the internet (such as websites you visit or torrent peers) cannot see who you are or who ISP is because their “view” back to you is obstructed by the VPN server.
  • Conversely, your ISP cannot see what you get up to on the internet because its “view” is similarly obstructed in the other direction.
  • It also cannot see the contents of your data as it is encrypted between your device and the VPN server.
  • VPN servers are located all over the world, which is great for evading censorship or pretending to be somewhere else.

So a good VPN services will benefit you in the following ways:

  1. Privacy from your ISP or government

    Between the encrypted VPN tunnel and the VPN server acting as a proxy, a VPN leaves your ISP in the dark about what you get up to on the internet. And since every mass surveillance scheme on the planet relies on ISPs handing their records over to their government, a VPN is also a very effective tool at preventing the government from blanket spying on you.

  2. Privacy when visiting websites

    Websites can see your real IP address when you visit them, and so know who you are. If using a VPN, however, they just see the IP of the VPN server. 1-0 to privacy! You should, however, combine the use of a VPN with browser add-ons which prevent website trackers for maximum privacy.

  3. Evade censorship

    ISPs block access to websites for all sorts of reasons, for example in Iran and China content is blocked for political reasons. But whatever the reason, using a VPN will unblock content. Just connect to a server located somewhere the content is not blocked, and ta-da!

  4. Unblocking streaming services

    The US version of Netflix features a much bigger library than anywhere else in the world, even though Netflix customers pay about the same monthly fee wherever they live. Which hardly seems fair. You can also watch BBC iPlayer abroad, which is famous for its free high-quality programming, and is only available in the UK.

    Using a VPN can unblock many streaming services by allowing you to “spoof” your location so you appear to be in a different country.

  5. Staying secure on WiFi hotlspots

    Hackers who prey on unsuspecting users of public WiFi hotspots gets all the attention, but what worries us most is the companies who operate the hotspots. You know that big legal disclaimer you scroll through when you sign-into your local coffee shop’s WiFi?

    Hackers or advertisers, using a VPN encrypts all your data between your device and the VPN server, thus protecting it against anyone looking at your data over public WiFi.

  6. P2P downloading in safety

    In order to share torrent files, other torrent users, they need to know IP address. Unfortunately, it’s not just other torrent enthusiasts who can see your IP. In order to torrent without the very real risk of getting caught you should use a VPN religiously. And arguably even more than most VPN users, you should use VPN software which features a kill switch in order to prevent your IP from becoming exposed for potentially hours at a time while you leave your downloads unattended. For more information on using a VPN to protect yourself while torrenting please see Best VPNs for Torrenting.

The short answer is yes: using a VPN is legal almost everywhere and is not in any way regarded as being “suspicious.” Even in most places where VPNs are “banned,” such as China, they are just blocked by ISPs rather than being actually illegal to use. And even where you can get into trouble with the law, it is usually what you do while using a VPN that is deemed illegal rather than the act of using a VPN in and of itself.

A list of VPN providers you should avoid!

ProviderWhy avoid?Extra info
HolaCan sell data to third parties* Shares emails with marketing partners. Sells traffic data to sister firm. Shared anonymized data to third parties.Fraudulently steals & resells user bandwidth through sister company Luminati. DNS and WebRTC leaks detected.
BetternetCan sell data to third parties.* Allows advertisers to cookie users' browsers. Displays targeted advertising. Parent firm can access all data.Lets advertisers track and log user data. IP Leak in Chrome browser extension. Contains 14 tracking libraries in total (according to CSIRO report).
Hotspot Shield FreeCan sell data to third parties.* Redirects users to affiliate sites when browsing. Displays targeted advertising in-app and on websites.Uses 5 different third-party tracking libraries. Shares data with third-party affiliates and partners. Shares all data with parent company.
PsiphonCan sell data to third parties.* Allows ad partners to track users. Displays targeted advertising.Shares data with their advertising partners. Shares data with third-party affiliates and partners. Shares all data with parent company.
HoxxVPNCan sell data to third parties.* Isn't a VPN (it's a ShadowScos proxy service). DNS and WebRTC leaks. Tracks user activities and works with authorities.Keeps logs and sells them to third-party partners. Shares data with third-party affiliates and partners.
SuperVPNWilling to disclose information to authorities. Reports of it being infected with malware. Tracks user activities and works with authorities.Extensive access to user's sensitive information. Stores session logs in the UK and US.
ArchieVPNReports of being heavily infested with malware.Performs real-time analysis (claims this is for troubleshooting only).
Onavo ProjectCan sell data to third parties.* Uses user info for advertising and marketing. Displays ads to users.Belongs to Facebook. Shares and sells user data with third parties.
HatVPNHas no available privacy policy. Reports of being heavily infested with malware. Invasive app permissionsCould be doing anything they want with user data. Developed and based in China.
VPN by ApalonInvasive app permissions. Shares data with third parties for marketing purposes.Displays ads.In-app purchases.
Private Pipe VPNShares data with affiliate partners. Displays targeted ads on websites.Confusing privacy policy (claims no logs, but contradicts this claim).
Tuxler VPNCan sell data to third parties*. Uses logs to target ads at users.Shares user browsing data with advertising firms.
GO VPNCan sell data to third parties*. Admits to using customer data to build out their database. Displays targeted ads through the platform.Belongs to Chinese firm Talking Data. Willing to sell usage logs to third parties and partners. Extremely invasive app permissions.
HexatechCan sell data to third parties*. Allows advertisers to track and log user data. Advertisers can access user data whenever they want.Created by Betternet (belongs to a marketing firm). Displays ads to users.
TouchVPNCan sell data to third parties*. Adds Cookies, Pixel Tags and Web Beacons to user browsers.Shares anonymous data with third parties.
Faceless.meDoesn't work. The privacy policy is too ambiguous to be taken seriously.Has no support if you have concerns or questions.
FinchVPNCan sell data to third parties*. Reports of being heavily infested with malware.N/A
Cross VPNReports of being heavily infested with malware.N/A
VPN OneClick FreeReports of being heavily infested with malware. Outdated PPTP encryption on Android.Based in the UAE.
Flash Free VPNInvasive app permissions.Uses 11 third-party tracking libraries.
Fast Secure Payment VPNReports of being heavily infested with malware.N/A
sFly Network BoosterReports of being heavily infested with malware.N/A
IP-Shield VPNContains third-party tracking software.N/A
WiFi Protector VPNUses 5 tracking libraries.N/A
TigerVPNsFraudulently steals and resells users bandwidth.N/A
Private WiFiAppears to have poor or no encryption.N/A

*according to the privacy policy

Best VPN software

In an increasingly competitive market space, VPN providers are keen to separate themselves from the pack by offering additional bells and whistles in their custom software. These additional features can be useful, but should never come at the expense of the core functionality every VPN client should provide:

  • Effective IPv4 and IPv6DNS leak protection. From a privacy and security perspective, simply disabling IPv6 connectivity is fine.
  • Mitigation against WebRTC leaks. WebRTC leaks are a browser issue, and preventing them using regular VPN software is not easy. It is, however, possible to tighten up settings and use firewall walls to minimize their likelihood.
  • Kill switch. A kill switch prevents your IP address from becoming exposed in the event of a VPN dropout.
  • How easy a VPN is to use. Although in reality, most VPN software is pretty easy to use these days.

Features that top VPNs offer

As noted above, we think that effective IP leak protection and a kill switch should be a given in any decent VPN software. Other groovy features that top VPNs offer to set themselves apart from the pack include:

no logs policies

Good privacy is achieved through privacy by design. We know that you aren’t using a VPN to do anything illegal, but a good tool should be designed from the ground-up to be as good as it can be at doing what it does.

In the case of VPNs, a key aspect of fully realizing their purpose as a privacy tool is keeping no logs of what you do online. Simply put, a VPN provider cannot compromise your privacy by handing over logs to an adversary if it has no logs to hand over. This is good privacy by design. For a detailed look at this subject please check out best No Logs VPNs.

Strong encryption

IP leaks are probably a bigger danger to your privacy when using a VPN than the risk of someone trying to break the encryption used to protect your data. But as we just said, a good tool is good by design, so a good VPN uses strong encryption.

Speed

Distance between you and the VPN server will always be the biggest factor determining how fast your VPN connection is, but even taking this into account, some VPNs are faster than others.

Smart DNS

Smart DNS is an alternative technology to VPNs, used to spoof your location. It provides none of the privacy and security benefits of a VPN, and is therefore only really useful for unblocking streaming services. For this, however, it does offer some advantages over using a VPN:

  • It’s faster because no encryption/decryption is required, which means that buffering issues are less likely.
  • Almost every internet-capable device can be configured to use Smart DNS, including many devices such as games consoles and smart TVs which cannot run a VPN client.
  • Services which block VPNs can often (but not always) be accessed by Smart DNS instead.

Stand-alone Smart DNS services are often comparable in cost to VPN services, but a number of top-tier VPN services throw in a Smart DNS service for free…

Obfuscation technology

Regular VPN connections can be blocked using a simple firewall, something that repressive governments the world over take full advantage of in order to prevent people from using VPNs to access censored content.

Most VPNs allow you to route OpenVPN connections over TCP port 443 in order to simulate regular HTTPS traffic. This can be effective but does not work against determined efforts to block VPN use. Some providers go the extra mile by providing more advanced ways to defeat VPN censorship. Please see How to Bypass VPN Blocks for more information on this subject.

Unblock Netflix

Streaming services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and more try to block VPN users. Unless a VPN service takes special measures to evade such blocks, it is unlikely you will be able to use it to access such serves.

Fortunately, a number of top VPNs specialize in unblocking these and other streaming platforms.

Additional stuff

Many VPN services offer additional features such as double-hop VPN, DNS filtering, built-in malware protection, and more. We are a little ambivalent about many of these, although they are undoubtedly useful to some.

When considering extra bells and whistles, be sure that they are useful to you before allowing them to affect your purchasing decision.

Conclusion

This article should provide you with lots of food for thought. But as we have already said, there is no reason to panic if it seems a bit too much. All the VPNs in our top 10 list are good services, so you can’t really go wrong.

Written by: Douglas Crawford

Has worked for almost six years as senior staff writer and resident tech and VPN industry expert at ProPrivacy.com. Widely quoted on issues relating cybersecurity and digital privacy in the UK national press (The Independent & Daily Mail Online) and international technology publications such as Ars Technica.

199 Comments

  1. Francis

    on April 25, 2019
    Reply

    Team Surfshark here. I believe it's one of the best newcomers in a long looong time. The price and quality ratio says it all really. I'm glad I see it in more and more charts recently.

  2. Yankel Warshinski

    on March 31, 2019
    Reply

    Why is Panama regarded as "safe"? The CIA has owned Panama since Reagan and Iran contra. Ask Ollie North about that.

  3. James

    on August 18, 2018
    Reply

    Which free VPN do you suggest for general security on a Windows as well as Android.

    1. Ray Walsh replied to James

      on August 20, 2018
      Reply

      Please check out our 5 best free VPNs article to see our recommended free VPNs of 2018.

  4. Louis Coleman

    on July 27, 2018
    Reply

    I can consider myself now as an avid user of VPN applications and I'm quiet grateful with every feature of every app. Not that I tried all but some, and it's cool however, I found a new application that is enough for me. I just like reading this kind of blogs because of its informative way of writing.

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