NordVPN is from Panama and doesn't log shit. Generally has a good track record. IVPN, BlackVPN, Mullvad, and BolehVPN are also good from what I've heard (cross referencing the excellent and detailed spreadsheet ThatOnePrivacySite did with the Privacy Tools recommendations).
As for TorGuard, they're better than most but they can't help being under Five Eyes jurisdiction, and they have some issues in the ethics section, but they're far from a bad choice (if they were in some other country)
Do not use PIA , it's USA based which means your data is probably with gchq, VPNs are about trust and you want one NOT in UK or USA. - Cryptostorm is decent based in Iceland or both tick all the boxes green via that privacy guy chart. There is lots of PIA is great bots on reddit....
Getting the (in)famous Netflix proxy error? Try with VPN server: New York.
If you later on, for whatever reason, decide to change provider, know that **, ( **on all platforms.
I am not sure about this site. It seems good if a little basic, but that may be because it is new and it could be developed further over time.
However. It directly recommends VPN and says that it is free (in fact it only has a free trial). Given the basic nature of the rest of the information, it gives me the impression that it could have been created simply to push this particular provider.
But - perhaps this is a well-intended privacy site in its infancy, and I don't want to discourage anyone from getting involved in such a worthy enterprise! If this is the case I would suggest that whoever runs the site instead offer a list of suitable VPNs and recommend users decide for themselves based on their use-case. Ideally, it would point users to u/ThatOnePrivacyGuy 's site here which has very comprehensive information. Other suggestions for e-mail providers and browsers too, perhaps?
> okay so trust zone blocks demonoid
No they do not block Demonoid (or anything else AFAICT). You must have something incorrectly configured with your VPN. Maybe talk to Trust Zone support?
Or try /r/VPNTorrents, /r/VPN if you're not sure on how to use your VPN or have questions on VPNs.
EDIT: Maybe it's your ISP's DNS that blocks Demonoid? does not provide their own DNS servers so they suggest using Google's.
I’m on their trial right now.
I’m able to utilize 50%-95% of my maximum bandwidth speed. I’m impressed. Way above my current VPN (Windscribe)
No DNS leak but for some reason Whoer detects 2 more different DNS thus revealing that I’m using a VPN. ( If someone from reads this, help would be appreciated)
Not based on 14 eyes country which is a big plus.
Claims to not log.
I’m considering switching to . Windscribe couldn’t even utilize 10% of my bandwidth.
Since i paid for a 1 year subscription at airvpn i am still with them. However i am looking at either or IVPN, they seem fairly good. I might just switch to them before my period at Airvpn is over.
Perfect-privacy is considered to be good too and have have even had servers taken by the police which in my book is good proof that they are what they claim. A little bit on the expensive side though.
Would rather not. I personally used until my money got tight and I chose to use that money for other things, but I decided that best suited my needs. Next time I decided I can afford a VPN I might go with someone else. Check out , it has detailed comparisons on tons of aspects of tons of VPNs from speed to business practices.
There's nearly 200 different VPN services to pick from, none of them are the same. Very very few, in my opinion, are even worth considering. I would suggest you start here:
Use the link to the Comparison Chart and TAKE YOUR TIME looking through it.
My personal recommendation would be
YES! I am happy to know I am not the only one with the issue. Been about 12 hours--that I have noticed at least.
ETA: I checked their facebook page and many others have the same problem. Below is their suggestion for the time being.
: try connecting to servers in Austria, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland Belgium and Hungary for now
Enabling kill switch and DNS Leak should be enough normally.
WebRTC does not help much with regards to the torrenting but maybe is helpful for other general VPN privacy.. that's more a /r/VPN topic really.
Beyond that you should be fine. If you're extra paranoid look into disabling IPv6 if you haven't already, some VPN clients don't play nice with that.
Also if you have multiple network connections connected at the same time (e.g. wired and wireless both connected) then look into disabling one of the connections. I don't know about but other VPN clients do have trouble with that (e.g. PIA).
Nothing you really need to do in your torrent client, as a just in case maybe disable UPnP / port mapping / port forwarding. does not support port forwarding so no point having that enabled since it might cause the torrent client to open a port on your regular IP address (shouldn't just in case..).
Can you help me decide? I'm brand new to VPNs. I'm just looking for some improved privacy. Located in USA. My sense is to nope out of any provider in the fourteen eyes (including territories, which rules out IPVN in Gibraltar?). Or would you suggest not caring about that?
I don't want to take a huge hit to my speed (which is only like 20m anyway). I want someone who isn't logging. I'm okay paying for something worth having.
I don't do any torrenting. I'm not doing anything political or illegal. I'm not hiding from an oppressive regime. I'm not into really sketchy porn. I'm not using bitcoin, although I do basic banking online (and I would not be paying anonymously). I just would prefer to cut down on how completely my internet life is being recorded.
looked good, but they've got that problem with leaking DNS?
Alors il te faut un VPN qui ne soit pas soumis au Patriot Act et aux accords internationaux (la plupart des pays européens et américains le sont). est basé aux Seychelles, c’est ma recommandation.
Comparaison fiable et sérieuse :
So I'm about to go to a Uni in Australia. I would hence require a VPN. My main uses for a VPN would be Torrenting and accessing region blocked websites (Australia has a lot of blocked streaming and torrenting sites).
I'd like to have suggestions from you all for a VPN under 60 USD/year, with no P2P Blocking, a Kill Switch, no to very little logging (would really prefer no logging at all), and DNS Leak Protection.
P.S. caught my eye from TOPG's Guide. I couldn't find a review here or on r/vpnreviews and I'm told not to trust other sites due to all the Affiliate thing with VPN Companies. If anyone of you uses , how does it fair?
Okay guys, I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I have shortlisted a few VPNs and I'm confused as to which one to get.
The ones I'm considering are -
Reviews and insights on the above would be appreciated
I don't have experience with every single torrent friendly VPN provider out there so you might just want to start filtering through the comparison sheet at the One Privacy Guy site to gain more insight, particularly if you're looking for VPN providers outside of 14 eyes countries. Maybe ? They seem a little slow when I tested them, & they don't provide their own DNS so you'd need to configure your own (e.g. Google DNS or similar) but otherwise they are P2P/torrent friendly & operate outside 14 eyes countries.
Nothing wrong with PIA and AirVPN but since you're upping your paranoia then you'll want to rule them out, both operate within 14 eyes countries. (though neither actually keep connection logs)
I'd use PIA personally (or AirVPN even better), but seems like it should be OK in theory. They do claim to support torrents.
I don't know anything about 's VPN performance or general reliability but maybe it's worth a shot.
Have a look at this comparison chart. I spent a couple of hours comparing different VPN services and also reading /r/VPN.
I decided to sub for one year and it works well so far, I don't use VPN that often, though.
Well for just one example, spot the difference:
> 2. is under Seychelles jurisdiction and we operate according to law in Seychelles. There is no mandatory data retention law in Seychelles. In our jurisdiction a court order would not be enforceable and since we don’t store any logs , there is nothing to be taken from our servers. The company is operated by Extra Solutions Ltd.
> 2. Windscribe is operated by Windscribe Limited, in Ontario, Canada, which has no data retention directives that apply to VPN companies.
Which of those places do you think is likely to start infringing on VPN autonomy sooner?
This will involve a small amount of reading, but this is a fairly comprehensive comparison table. I've heard good things about and NordVPN.
I use Mullvad and it's been great. A lot of people use Private Internet Access and NordVPN. looks good too. Most have free trials, so it's worth setting a few up and see which have the best speed for you.
> Also, are (free)
should be fine for p2p/torrenting AFAIK. And they do have a free trial thing so maybe that's what you want (I don't know anything about trying to use that full-time). Plenty of others have trials too, e.g. & others. Free trial things tend to be slower performance, just FYI.
> and protonvpn (free, I don't care too much about speed) safe for torrenting?
Does not allow p2p/torrenting. (not the free version)
> What is the deal with sigavpn, it seems like a catchall solution, why is it not more popular
They're a bit newer. Maybe they'll be more popular in a year, who knows. They introduced the service on Reddit just over a month ago, too soon to say how popular they'll be over time.
I use . It scores extremely well on the VPN comparison matrix linked upthread and is pretty inexpensive. It also has OpenVPN support, which I use on my phone. I think they’re out of the Seychelles.
Avast logs for privacy. if you're from the UK you want to stay out of 5 eyes. You'll probably want to look into something like NordVPN, CyberGhost, Mullvad,
I'm wondering did they change their pricing or it might be different for different regions? Because I was going through several different are more expensive than in your vpnmash review. In fact, when I checked their website I see the same prices as in Top50vpn review. I connected from Europe.
We can only hope so. The market is a little down at the moment but BCN has always bounced back in the past so there is no reason to think that we will not bounce back again. With our VPN partnership that we just announced and other partnerships / exchanges in the pipeline, it is only a matter of time before we turn this market around. Stay strong Bytecoiners!
I really couldn't say. I personally use . But I don't know that there's anything wrong with NordVPN. I've had some bad experiences with PIA and it gets shilled so heavily on reddit I generally avoid it.
has really easy to follow instructions for how to get them set up
> A lot of VPN services have warrant canaries, there seems to be an interest in those, but that raises a conflict of interest being you're a VPN right?
I don't provide a VPN service to make money. I provide a service for users to protect their privacy with next to no profit margins.
That being said, I'll absolutely add some VPN providers. I'm thinking about adding NordVPN, , and IVPN. If you have a specific VPN in mind, let me know and I'll add it.
> Any chance of a mailing list for notifications when a warrant canary is triggered?
Maybe in the future. No plans for it at the moment.
It's not listed in the article either, but I use because it is not part of the 5-, 9-, 14-eye nations and they keep absolutely no logs, they have unlimited bandwidth, 137 servers, can be used with Windows/Linux/Android/macos/ios, etc.
VPN - I recommend getting one first, it's not required but safer. There's lots of info on which ones to grab but the good ones with better value tend to be Mullvad, , OVPN, IVPN, FrootVPN, AzireVPN, BlackVPN, AirVPN and VikingVPN.
Pick your client. The best clients for desktop that are open-source and suit beginners are qBittorrent, Transmission and Deluge. You can then install a remote version for that client on Android, e.g. Tornado or Remote Transmission for Transmission. If you want to torrent on Android directly try something like LibreTorrent.
Pick your site/s - I obviously can't link them here but they're not hard to find.
View/Stream - If from Desktop to Android just copy-paste or stream with Plex. Make sure your player has the right codecs, if you don't know much about it just install VLC on mobile or desktop which will play almost anything.
Where does it say they don't log bandwidth? It says under FAQ "Will VPN monitor my online activity?"
"We do not track what exact data is transferred, but only how much data is transferred. We need this info in order to determine which server gives user best connection speed. We also need this info in order to limit our "Free test" subscription which is limited with 1GB of bandwidth usage. Moreover, we do not store logs of your online activity."
They seem pretty open about their policy.
Ya, I was considering that too, the reason I went with is that they were the cheapest.... and it supposedly supports ExtraTorrent which has become my fallout from the kickass takedown and Torrentz death... Plus I already paid them =\
I've run through the entire list on the VPN Comparison Chart based on the following categories:
Fourteen Eyes/Enemy of the Internet
Logs IP Address
DNS Leak Protection
I've come up with the following companies out of that and some personal preference:
What else should I be looking at to determine out of those companies what really matters or is convenient?
Also, what happens if a place like Hong Kong's network went down due to a revolt/government interaction?
So, my term with PIA is almost up and I am looking around to see if the grass is greener elsewhere. I use the VPN functions of DD-WRT on my router to connect.
I have tried:
NordVPN. Speeds were comparable, latency was slightly worse. Switching servers in DD-WRT is a pain since they each have their own CA cert and TLS Auth Key.
. Their Washington state server consistently places me in Russia. That is unacceptable. Other servers can be difficult to connect to, I assume due to heavy use.
I am not doing anything illegal, but don't trust my ISP. Any other recs for services? I have read the spreadsheet and while that helps to eliminate options, real world user experience is invaluable. Thanks!
Well, a VPN is likely to be your best choice. Get any no-logs VPN (none of the others are worth it) that gives you DNS leak protection and decent encryption.
Tbh, I know that both and PIA are good for this, and both have exit nodes/endpoints in major US states and several in the UK with 85+% speed. If you live anywhere else, good luck finding something that fits the bill and please shout the name out.
I been using for USA- only VPN and it's been great. Not as easy to setup as some others and the OpenVPN iOS app isn't as user friendly as others but I extended for 1 year during a Black Friday deal.
Looking into this some more, it does look like does not privide their own DNS for the VPN connection.
I don't follow how they offer DNS Leak protection if they don't have their own DNS. Without offering DNS their entire VPN service leaks DNS to whichever DNS your main internet connection is using.
So in this instance you may as well use Google's DNS to get around the issue (or some other DNS). The rest of 's VPN services seem OK (far as I can tell).
Looking at the list seem to have the most green where it really matters. I'm trying them out at the moment and have VPn 24/7 on computer and phone now currently without issue. NordVpn and Cryptostorm looked ok too
Ok, my understanding was that I would route all my traffic to the PiVPN to make use of the PiHole add blocking, the Pi would then send my request off to a server provided by which would hide me from preying eyes.
And the journey back would be the same but reverse server > Pi > Mobile
Are you saying that the above idea does not work?
technical details about VPNs aside, yes it makes your data secure from your ISP (more or less, nothing is perfect).
I have one, I use VPN. fairly happy, no real complaints. Look for deals on sites like SlickDeals or Stack Social. You can often find like 3+ yrs deals for $40 for a good/reputable VPN. Otherwise they charge like $5-$10 a month.
Private Internet Access and both have servers in Seattle, and don't store any logs. I'm considering testing out since they have a server closer to my location. I currently use Mullvad and have been happy with it, but the latency means I need to disable it when playing online games.
Seconding thatoneprivacysite. Also, you get what you pay for, so to speak.
That said, find a few that meet your needs, and then go to that VPN's site. I was comparing some yesterday and 3 of the ones I looked at were having a sale on subscriptions. I know NordVPN and had special offers, I can't remember the third one.
Looking at the list of rankings that's being tossed around this chat, I use a VPN service that is one of the highest rated on the entire list (almost all green), and I don't pay for it. I have a pretty obscene amount of free monthly allowance I've built up... They give you +1 GB/month for referring a friend, and I had some kind of promo code. I get something like 50 GB/month now...
Okay I just realized I'm basically recommending a pyramid scheme, but honestly I just wanted to say I'm using a free VPN service and it is really highly rated according to people who know more than I do.
Also: for anyone who doesn't want to dig through the ratings list, it looks like the most highly rated is (not the one I use) and its annual subscription comes out to $3/month and you can have 3 connections. Super affordable.
I use because they offer everything you said + you can also pay with Bitcoin (and get 10% discount for doing so). Speeds here in Asia are a bit slower (up to ~15mb/s) but it's good enough for me.
If you want to pay with Monero then BolehVPN might be a good choice.
I've compiled this list of VPNs that are outside of fourteen eyes and accept bitcoin or other cryptos. I didn't go into details but if you're serious about your privacy you'll have to do your own research anyway.
Currently using . Really can't speak on their speeds because I only have 10down/1.5up Mbits to my name, anyway. On I saw basically the same speeds, no significant increase in ping, no real complaints to speak of. Don't think I've ever had to fill out CAPTCHAs before but I don't use Google, either. Just did a quick few dozen searches and didn't get any CAPTCHAs. Never been confronted on any Cloudflare sites, either. There's a pretty big selection of servers so I expect you could pretty easily find a less crowded one if that becomes a problem.
I recommend Disconnect Premium. Keep and eye out on Mactrast for a lifetime subscription discount. It offers both ad blocking device-wide Tracker protection and premium VPNs. I use the tracker and a VPN like NORDvpn or PIA, Cyberghost and are other “safe” VPNs, which will cut your ads encountered down to almost nill.
I use 1Blocker and Firefox Focus as Safari add blockers. Check out Brave as a browser. Set your search engine to duck and go
And stop looking at so many porn sites ��
Sometimes. Some of them can only handle up to a certain speed, others may introduce a slight lag, if their server is based somewhere across the globe.
Most will offer a free few days trial, so it might be an idea to try before you buy. I use , and my brother use Tunnel Bear. I'm sure there are probably better ones out there, but mine does what I need it to.
Might be better for /r/VPN (or /r/VPNTorrents if this is in regards to torrents)
PIA allows you to set a port forward, does not. The port forward would help with torrent speeds & allow you to be fully connectable but otherwise you don't need it. You said you don't care about speeds so maybe this doesn't matter for you, just something to keep in mind.
re: privacy, yes is outside the 14 eyes but I guess it depends how much you care about the 14 eyes & what you expect to use the VPN for.