As per this post on /r/VPN, I would recommend the below website as a comparison tool for the different VPNs out there.
From experience IVPN, NordVPN, Private Internet Access (PIA) and Tunnelbear (my personal fave) are popular and well known options.
I wouldn't use any of the VPNs that spam ads and sponsors everywhere.
Mullvad is a simple flat monthly rate, you don't have to subscribe if you want, zero information required, your account is just a randomly generated string of numbers.
They have servers everywhere, the latency is low enough for gaming, the bandwidth is enough for downloads.
I just don't see why you would use any other VPN except for things like Netflix, or things like IVPN's tracker blacklist
NordVPN - Based in Panama
ProtonVPN - Based in Switzerland
IVPN - Based in Gibraltar
This website is the best if you're trying to privatise your online life -
Edit: Changed Mullvad to NordVPN
Does this mean I can go ahead and cancel my VPN for torrenting?
*apparently not! I use IVPN since I was asked, and I'm very happy with it. I've even played FPS games with it active. Not sure why I don't just keep it running 24/7, I guess it's the old competitive quake player in me, desperate for every ms of ping.
I wouldn’t recommend RapidVPN nor would I recommend Cyberghost at all since they are quite shit VPNs. You should look at Mullvad, Proton or IVPN for security and privacy since they don’t gather any logs.
You can also use a VPN and their wifi. I also have a big data plan (30 Gb) but your ISP can still see what you do. Use a VPN on the iphone and your home connection and all traffic is hidden from everyone. There's a ton of options to choose from and they are pretty affordable. I use IVPN right now,
PIA is half-decent, NordVPN is slow and fakes reviews/has other ethical and technical issues. True high quality VPNs would be like Mullvad or (My personal choice). Also r/vpn isn't a good resource, it's heavily censored and has paid shills.
Not sure if you're kidding or not, but just in case you aren't or in case someone else misses the joke. Please, please don't go with a free one! It's basically guaranteed their ads isn't their only income, your data is too.
The only free one I'd ever try is proton VPN. Although I might be pickier than most as the only paid VPNs I'd take a gamble on at all is IVPN, OVPN, mullvad and proton. It's still a gamble though, just better odds than your ISP, you cellphone company or in this case job.
I've never heard of IVPN. Been a Mullvad user for a few years now.
No where on the site is there pricing info, at least not at first glance.
Can anyone share cost and anything else about this service?
I like ExpressVPN. I evaluated a bunch of VPN services while traveling Southeast Asia earlier this year. I chose ExpressVPN because they have servers in lots of countries, apps for all the popular platforms, and it works well and is easy to use. I want a VPN for security (not anonymity.) Still using it now after more than a year and like it.
IVPN also sounds good but I haven't tried it.
The Wirecutter has a nice article on choosing a VPN that I found helpful.
Your chart is better than that interview torrentfreak does by leaps and bounds. Really appreciate the time and effort you've put into it.
Looks like IVPN is in the top 3 in terms of quality too. Good to know.
FYI if you ignore those letters and don't get a VPN they can just cut off your service and charge you a 30 dollar reinstatement fee.
At least that's what Spectrum did to me. They never even went as far as to actually accuse me of piracy, they just kept insisting that I need to secure my network...
So I clicked through their temporary service disruptions and eventually had to call them up, figure out their extortion scheme, and then pay 30 bucks to get my internet turned back on.
Now I just pay the 15 a month for IVPN :/ I guess I should go ahead and opt for the yearly fee...
It's based in Gibraltar which is part of the UK and under Five Eyes jurisdiction, there's a 0.0% chance it respects your privacy.
The UK literally paid for the main Southern European / Mediterranean undersea interconnect to enter Southern Europe through Gibraltar so it could be tapped.
I use IVPN since 2 years now and its amazing.
In those two years I had maybe 3 disconnects for like 15 minutes (no problem because killswitch).
They actually keep their word with no bandwith limitation as long as the server can handle it.
If you need more devices connected to the vpn you just ask support and they raise the maximum for your account.
The only downside for a lot of people is the high price, but it keeps the server usage on a normal level which is nice.
As someone who's constantly fixing computers with "Windows Firewall", I can assure you they still get infected.
VPN's can help, but most of the ads you see oversell them and most people don't need them. IVPN is the only one that is bluntly upfront about what a VPN does and worth a read on their site.
Get a credible vpn.. eg ExpressVPN, IVPN, Private Internet Access.
A credible American based VPN is perfectly safe
proves PIA is safe, and it is based in America
proves ExpressVPN is safe.
Do not use 'free' or 'cheap' VPN's.. PIA is credible.. but when I had it for a year, I had lots of problems with websites blacklisting its ip's due to spam. Non stop captcha verifications every time I wanted to use Google..
Jeg bruger Private Internet Access. Kan godt anbefales - den er forholdsvis nem og bruge og koster ikke alverden så vidt jeg ved.
Kig evt disse hvis du er lidt mere interesseret i anonymitet:
Har nu abonneret til Mullvad
I know it's not something that you guys would want to probably talk about but curious as to how frequently you get approached by other companies who might have interest in acquiring a stake in IVPN to get access to your clientele. Surely some interesting stories there.
No it would be harder but still not impossible with enough resources and time especially if you use IPV6. I would get a VPN if it is a concern (IVPN is my overall recommendation) but also check out to limit your fingerprint on the web and make sure never to use your real name or information that can be connected back to you if your talking about your car and you own a Ford say its a Honda if you live in Florida say the weather is cold up here in Alaska this week etc.
How is NordVPN not even named?
Oh yes, found it stealthily cited
So what is the vast superiority of IVPN ( UK based assets, not Gibraltar ) over a panama-based one?
Also naming ExpressVPN is a joke: its more like FEDexpress: they'll happily hand you metadatas to whoever agency needs.
You tell me.
Yeah, trust them:
>Although signing the declaration makes it impossible for a third party to produce arbitrary declarations, it does not prevent them from using force to coerce IVPN to produce false declarations. [..] As of 2018-04-03 no warrants have ever been served to IVPN or IVPN employees. No searches or seizures of any kind have ever been performed on IVPN assets.
I don't want to be rough on IVPN, but they are UK individuals, based on a UK dominion, where English laws can reach them ( English Law (Application) Act of 1962 )
Perhaps this is becoming a trend. IVPN explicitly requests users to not use US servers for this reason:
Check out Mullvad I'm currently with IVPN. But, will be swapping over to Mullvad when my subscription runs out later this year.
There's a site someone's created that let's you compare how trustworthy a vpn is and last look that was Mullvad. If I can find the site I'll link it here.
Edit: credit to /r/Captain_Arrrg for finding it.
Data is nice, but I guess there would need to be some kind of logging/monitoring to support that.
I.e. IVPN would likely have to look for when a blocklist hostname was pinged, how many times, when etc and then show that data to provide stats to you etc.
I guess you could argue that this could be done in some anonymised way, but I guess it opens that up for potential issues.
In 2016, the year Windscribe was launched, IVPN wrote exactly the same story about affiliates. And yet for nearly 5 years affiliate marketing was fine for Windscribe. So the revelations about VPN review sites read like a tired joke at this point.
While it IS a good thing that Windscribe takes a stronger anti-tracker stance, even if quite an overdue one, it may have been smarter to further cut the commissions down to 20% or even MUCH lower, as Proton Technologies does. It would have been much fairer to some of your true advocates while keeping bad and ugly and 'random' VPN reviewers away.
I spent far too much time 3 years ago researching VPN services and trying to find ones that seemed solid. It came down to IVPN and Mullvad. I originally went with IVPN, because their guides were (and still are) really good. I left them a year later because I could only pay via Bitpay who I consider them harmful to the ecosystem.
I will be going back to IVPN now, especially considering the bad joojoo I got from Mullvad when asking them on their reddit for the same. And I've had a couple raised eyebrows over some of their policies as of late
I know of VPN providers that claim not to give any data away: ProtonVPN, IVPN, NordVPN, etc. You'll have to decide if you trusr them or not when they say they don't keep logs. I'm inclined to believe them, but I won't do it blindly. I pay close attention to any scandal involving them
I don't know if this is verified to be true (I've heard both sides and haven't done my own research), but I've always gotten the shady vibe from them. I use IVPN currently, but beforehand I still steered clear of them on my search. YMMV but that's been my experience.
Use a VPN. That will keep you anonymous and hidden. I use IVPN, but I've use NordVPN and VPNUnlimited too. Easy to install and use on all your devices, the cost will run you from$9 to $15 a month depending on your choice of billing. And they will slow you down some.
I have all my tv's, game consoles and media devices wired. It's better and faster - running a cable takes an hour or so. Not a bad investment for secure and fast service.
small list of vpns to not use-
Dont use Windscribe or any free vpn
I suggest ExpressVPN, PIA, Mullvad, Airvpn, IVPN.
as for browser anonymity, and privacy.
Note one thing. those browser fingerprint test results are messed up right now... because Chrome just updated.. so the numbers are all out of whack when you use ScriptSafe, as the numbers are based on PREVIOUS tests. Since the update though the #'s have been improving greatly. My screenshots were from before the update.
Tu demandes un service de qualité mais gratuit.
Forcément c'est pas facile.
Je renvoie sans hésiter vers ce lien qui est ma référence en matière de choix de VPN. Et on ne plaisante pas avec l'anonymat sur internet, c'est TRES important. Donc on hésite pas à payer quelques dizaines d'euros par an.
De mémoire, j'avais préféré IVPN et Mullvad.
Et pour vérifier que ça marche bien : , avec une option pour les torrents.
With VPN's, there are good, and there are cheap. Pick one.
For the average user PIA is good, IVPN is better, VPN.s is also good.
AES-256 OpenVPN at minimum, RSA-2048 Handshake Encryption if you want everyone to stay out of your shit.
>Mit PIA würdest du in manchen Kreisen ausgelacht werden (die loggen völlig offensichtlich Daten, es rafft nur keiner).
Ui, elaboriere, das interessiert mich jetzt!
Ich hab gerade ansonsten noch IVPN gefunden, die scheinen EFF-Mitglied zu sein, das dürfte auch ein ziemlicher Adelsschlag sein, oder?
Hi! Our VPN service is focused on protecting privacy. Product decisions that help this goal are prioritised over working on streaming support. For this reason we don’t advertise or promise that IVPN works for accessing Netflix USA and other services (sometimes customers report success, though). You can access local streaming options that block VPN with split tunnelling on Android and Windows. More about this here:
A bug with the latest IVPN App for iOS release has been reported that causes the erroneous payment prompt to appear - your subscription is unaffected. Our dev team has submitted a fixed release to Apple for review, as soon as Apple has approved the fixed release, it will be available via the App store. Sorry.
>I wanted to ask does IVPN has RAM-only servers or not.
We do not.
>Moreover does IVPN has rented servers or all-owned servers.
All servers are rented. These are dedicated, bear-metal, non-VPS servers.
We build each server according to strict CIS benchmarks. This includes full disk encryption, FIFO logs writing to tempfs, strict change control procedures, etc. We reinstall the system from scratch when we take delivery of it. We use LUKS encryption such that it requires a password to be entered as part of the boot process as well.
>Also please list all the softwares and hardwares you use on your servers; please it's a personal request.
I already have openvpn running on a Pi that I intended to use for this purpose. I use IVPN (not here to debate VPN providers, I have used this one for awhile with no issues). Where should I find the best files to seed?
tor is useless
free vpn's are useless
your best bet is to use a good paid vpn like Expressvpn or IVPN or mullvad or Airvpn
likelihood of having download being monitored by lawyers depends on what you download
using a vpn will prevent you getting caught as long as the vpn is working right, while you download..
use a good virus scanner.. and scan everything
I despise Hollywood. The vast majority of movies suck. Over a decade ago, I stop going to the theaters. I sacrificed my morality of honesty, and now I pirate everything. Fuck Hollywood.
Also, if you want to pirate, make sure you check your VPN (if you are using one) for what is called IP6 bleeding (it is how the libbies that are oddly anti-capitalist catch you). You don't want that. I got two DMCA notices from a USA VPN; dropped them. Get a (unfortunately) non-USA VPN. Not shilling, but IVPN from Gibralter works awesome.
Thanks, I read that you're managing this sub yesterday through one of your cross posts to another sub and I wanted to write a review that would do the sub justice and I also noticed there were no other reviews of IVPN here either so it was a good opportunity.
Thanks. Using Cloudflare for the flags is a clear oversight (ie. was not meant to be this way) and we will change it soon.
CDN is not a straightforward thing: our "no third party tools" is concerned about enhancing privacy for you, but it's target is not to be 100% self-reliant on all aspects. We need some partners to run the website and run the service and can't cut out all non-IVPN entities completely. Cloudfront helps customers load the website faster and it helps us in DDOS situations to stay accessible.
We consider them to be a lot less risky than third party Analytics, CRM, email software, ad trackers etc. as they have no incentive to track anything [besides what is required to offer and improve the service] and we have seen no evidence for such behavior. Having said all this, you can still argue that technically this violates a no third-party promise and we will consider this feedback. We will do some tests and research and decide on whether to change this practice.
It's not the problem of the VPN but the ISP. It allows PF for ipv6 but not ipv4. And everytime I connect to the internet, it assigns me an ipv4 address.
Also please consider not using Windscribe. You can look at IVPN.
I can see IVPN is user base is growing significantly. When I first subscribed on last Feb, 3 servers (Aus/SG/HK) I used were well below 40% most of the time.
Now sometimes 100%, Australia/Singapore.
Please add more servers in that regions.
I use IVPN along side nextdns, you can set a custom dns on the IVPN app and works like a charm. I’m on iOS 15b2 and WireGuard is broken on Mullvad and IVPN but I’ve managed to get Mullvad working using the oficial WireGuard app and imputing the information generated on the us site. To use nextdns with Mullvad and the WireGuard app you need to delete the dns on the profile and leave it empty.
I heard from the IVPN forum that WireGuard will be working again in the next app release.
I think you can use sub-addresses for your wallet for that purpose, and generate it on the fly. I pay IVPN with XMR and I think that's how they handle it. And no, XMR doesn't do smart contracts, maybe in the future, but that's not it's focus currently.
If it’s not a purchased product, you and your data are the price. Pay for something solid - IVPN has excellent policies around privacy, and crazy good performance in my experience. Worth every single penny.
Must’ve been on a real old desktop version, it been at least 2 years since the new redesign was implemented. I prefer it over the old UI although the old one was also fine. plus IVPN has since added a ton of new features…foremost WireGuard support and ad blocking you can now enjoy.
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Real talk. Use someone like Mullvad or IVPN. Anyone who is free and/or has an affiliate program is not to be trusted.
US based companies don't have the greatest privacy record, which McAfee is. Generally McAfee doesn't really take care of their software either. I think there are much better options out there for the money.
Edit: Especially for TunnelBear on the privacy/USA side of things. I personally recommend IVPN for for a VPN.
Personally I really like Private Internet Access on Android. They have a one-tap button you can put in the pull down settings menu, tons of servers, good speeds, a proven privacy record, and a good price. It's US based though, which some people really don't like, but since they've satisfactorily proven to Federal investigators several times that they don't have any logs to turn over for criminal investigations, I'm okay with it. IVPN and VyprVPN are others I like too, and they're outside the 14 eyes countires (Vypr is Swiss and IVPN is in Gibraltar, which is a UK territory but has independent privacy laws).
From what I've read on reddit, the most liked VPNs seem to be IVPN and Mullvad. But there are many others that are ok, too and will do just fine.
However, I don't know much about this subject. So all my knowledge comes from reading reddit comments and posts and . Which I believe to be the least likely to be biased, but they still could very well be.
So, my actual suggestion is that you just search for “vpn reddit” and see what you think is best for you.
>I don't know how safe is to restore, but I have been restoring it on a daily basis and hoping for the best
If that's your approach to security why bother with a VNP?
Anyways, try backing up the removed file (which is caller "IVPN ", not , uninstalling and reinstalling your VPN, and checking if the freshly installed "IVPN " file is identical to the one that was quarantined.
If they are identical, it's probably a false positive and you can add it to the exceptions in windows defender (it should be under scan options).
If they are different, you might be in trouble, or IVPN might have simply updated.
Some of these things I mention are extreme, but here is what I think you're looking for:
If you have to connect to the public WiFi, use a VPN. If you can't afford a year of one, find one that you can pay a month for. I use IVPN, but there are plenty that work very well. Check out NordVPN, PIA, etc. DO NOT CONNECT TO THE PUBLIC WIFI WITHOUT A VPN.
If you have an iPhone, make sure to turn off AirDrop. If you have Android, make sure to turn off NFC and enable it when you need it.
If you have an Android, encrypt the device if it isn't by default.
If you want to, encrypt any laptop you might be bringing across.
Turn off your devices before reaching border control.
That's weird...where are you? If you can use it in the USA, you can use it anywhere.
But just use a VPN. You can pay with BTC for IVPN or AirVPN or others. Then set it for wherever you want and it should work.
You can try Changelly as well. I've heard some bad things about them, but no issues yet myself.
NordVPN saa painua helvettiin. Lupasivat vuosien ajan port forwardingia ominaisuudeksi mutta aina kun lupauksen deadline lähestyi niin vaihtoivat hiljaa FAQ:ssa vaan aikataulua eteenpäin.
Yes. It's called routing. ELI5 version: your VPN programs will create routes to the outside world that other programs will use.
If you build a tunnel to IVPN first, and slap a big "ALL DESTINATIONS" street sign on it, every program will run through that tunnel, and then at the end of the tunnel only, go towards their destination. Your "public IP" is then that where all your communications seem to originate: in IVPN's land.
You can then build another tunnel, and choose whether you build this tunnel inside the first one (after all, it has a big sign saying "ALL DESTINATIONS"); or if you build it next to the first tunnel.
Been using IVPN for a bit and I ought to say the service is absolutely fantastic, no issues on connectivity or speeds. Customer support is solid and I believe IVPN have a public PGP key if you want to work with that. Your initial simultaneous connection limit is set to 3 however if you ask nicely they'll grant more.
I'm changing providers in a couple days and that spreadsheet has come in very handy, thank you.
Silly question: do you feel like the cost of the providers has a big effect on the quality of their services? I mean, something like Privatoria runs about 20 bucks a year while IVPN goes up to 100. I guess I'm a little troubled when it comes to finding the right balance between price and trust. I have a hard time trusting a super cheap service but I can't really spring for something too pricey.
I just cancelled my PIA acct (USA servers primarily. Tried several in and out of the country) because the speeds have been crap for several months. Switched to IVPN which seems great so far and has a better kill switch in my experience.
IVPN is doing a free 10-day trail. I’d suggest trying that out to see if you like the UI and if you like it.
I messaged them when they first did this and asked how long they would do this and they responded by saying “its unlikely that we’ll stop doing this promotion” “but we can’t guarantee it”
So I’d take my chance and shoot the guy a msg
I have tested installing the IVPN App's daemon/CLI and UI packages using the AUR helper/Pacman wrapper yay and everything was installed correctly. I tested enabling and disabling the IVPN App's firewall using the CLI and GUI. No errors were reported.
I am not certain how you installed the IVPN App, though this may be all that is required:
yay -S ivpn
yay -S ivpn-ui
At the Packages to cleanBuild? prompt, I chose All.
Packages to cleanBuild?
If the issue persists, provide details of your environment, like whether you are building the packages manually or using a helper (and which helper), which kernel you are using.
If you prefer to avoid providing details in a public forum, send an email message to support at ivpn dot net with your Account safe reference ID.
Yes, this has been an issue for me as well. Compared to other VPNs I have used, it seems like IVPN gets blocked by the most sites. The most annoying thing is all of those CAPTCHAs when on IVPN. I'm tired of proving that I'm not a robot lol
F30 doesn't support wireguard out of the box. It's not in the VPN options and dnf search wireguard returns "no matches found". Looks like still need a COPR package or something.
btw, I'm using IVPN for wireguard.
I appreciate that you took the time to help people out with your privacy guide which seems pretty good for the most part, but why go through all that trouble just to end up supporting Google products like Chrome (perhaps for security purposes?), and G-mail, why not get a free ProtonMail account? the Five Eyes is real concern but I do agree that IVPN is an excellent product, and AirVPN looks good too tho I've no experience with the latter. I don't trust PIA they're too big and always promoted on SlickDeals, their use of web analytics and the photo of the family on their main page doesn't exact inspire confidence either.
Don't use any free VPN's - If they're free they're selling/snooping on your data or doing some other shady stuff.
It is safe to use VPN's on a Mac, just not free ones. You have to pay for a decent provider. Check out /r/vpn for more info on choosing a good VPN.
If you just want a short list of some good ones I recommend in no particular order, AirVPN, Mullvad, IVPN, PrivateInternetAccess. They all work on Mac but they all cost money. PIA is the cheapest out of those four, AirVPN is second cheapest I think.
I use IVPN and get good speeds no matter which server I connect to. They have quite a few servers world wide. They are in, I think, a "Fourteen Eyes" country as stated by but they really seem to be legitimate in their no logging policy, which is a huge plus that kind of negates the effect of whatever jurisdiction they're in. They've also stated a commitment to pack up and move should the jurisdiction they're in try to require logging.
I dropped them a couple months ago after several months of near dial-up speeds. Prior to that they were great. I've switch to IVPN and have been happy.
The kill-switch/client config tool is better in my opinion too. PIA's would "often" (maybe 3 times is 2 years) stop working and would give me no indication if I was connected or not (I was, I just couldn't tell at a glance) until I uninstalled and reinstalled.
Post em sticky. Mais info:
No entanto, se só queres recomendações de VPNs, o que te aconselho é uma sem política de logging, preferencialmente fora dos EUA, tipo IVPN (100€/ano) ou Mullvad. Dentro dos EUA tens soluções mais baratas (40$/ano) tipo a Private Internet Access. Se queres um bom equilíbrio entre protecção e preço, vai pela PIA. Se queres maximizar o nível de protecção vai para IVPN.
I’ve to say this since his handle is brought up…
People looking for a VPN be very careful of any of ‘Tom Sparks’ recommendations, he panders to and often misdirects those new to VPNs with half-truths using persuasion. His tier-scores aren’t really based on what a privacy type individual would look for. in additional, he filters YouTube comments and the visible ones are suspect - and we know what VPN affiliate butters his bread because of the countless videos made of this particular provider. last, the funny part is how he goes out of his way to say why people should trust him and why he isn’t a shill…an honest person shouldn’t have to try so hard to convince others on how honest and unbiased they is, that goes without saying and up to the individual to decide. Thank God IVPN has nothing to do with this clown.
IVPN is fine, never any leaks. Do not go by Braxman's video. He spreads FUD to try and get you to switch over to his sub-par service.
His logic for using BytzVPN is that you should not use a VPN based outside of the USA because FBI and CIA cannot hack into servers of an USA company without a warrant, but they can hack into the servers of a non-American company.
Like FBI and CIA are the ONLY adversaries to a VPN user. Safely ignore what he says.
This is pretty much the ideal use case of one of the common VPN companies that advertise on YouTube and podcasts. You can just pick one with a discount code for content creators you like. If you want a recommendation from me: IVPN or PIA.
I agree with your assessment - we could do a lot more with this feature. Frankly, we have not focused on this as most of our resources are allocated to improving the core VPN service, which will be our main focus for the foreseeable future. As others mentioned in this thread there are specialised solutions for this problem that work well in tandem with IVPN through custom DNS.
It would only make sense for us to build a customisable AntiTracker if we can get something out that's as good or better than competing solutions, and right now we don't think that's an efficient use of our time. For us, this feature is a nice addon, and the current one-button / host list solution is a good tradeoff in terms of simplicity (both customer and dev point of view) and privacy gains it offers. Having said that, taking on a project like this is not off the table for next year.
What would you like to see improved in the AntiTracker? Anything else besides choosing a host list?
It's good that companies like IVPN donate their profits to these causes. In fact, a lot of pro privacy companies (VPN or otherwise) do. So, why is this?
In short, to influence. Money talks, and what do you think would happen if most of a projects funding is comprised of one company, or Government? It starts to shift focus, and go in that one company/Government desires. Whether that's a backdoor, some kind of payment model, or something else. By splitting funding, from quality pro privacy sources, and less... trustworthy ones, that project is less reliant on those big funders. It gives breathing room, and helps maintain their pro privacy models. Why do you think Tor is so respected? Its certainly not because of Governments, its respected because of companies like IVPN keeping its morals in check.
They've always said they want to deploy the new server stack before doing an audit. They've been working on that for a while. This includes their own fork of WireGuard and good implementation of OpenVPN to fix security issues, including one that most other VPNs have. There's one security issue which according to Yegor only IVPN has fixed based on his testing. I don't remember what exactly the issue is since I've forgotten but I can take a look in a few hours.
If it has to be one on your list, then Windscribe.
Otherwise Mullvad or IVPN are only about $5/mo, and you can pay by the month which is super helpful as you can take a few weeks off when you need/feel like it to keep your spending down - seems like you're looking for the cheapest possible options.
Generally, it takes 1-2 weeks for the cash payment to reach us, but sometimes this may take slightly more time, depending on the location the envelope was sent from & postal service.
As soon as our Billing department collects the payment, it is credited to an IVPN account.
If your account is not activated for longer than 4 weeks, you might as well consider it to be lost or stolen in transit.
Mullvad user here. IVPN before that. I only left IVPN due to price. I recommend both services. I run Mullvad on Android and Windows with the app, and in openSUSE through Konsole. Mullvad speeds are pretty fantastic and they have a lot of Wireguard connection points. Been happy for about 2 years with Mullvad.
I've always thought it's functionally impossible for a VPN to keep no logs? That it's basically a marketing gimmick. Is this just a misconception I have?
Under your link it seems like only IVPN has had an audit showing it doesn't keep logs, and the website says not to trust no-log policies.
I'm aware of online places like overstock but like I said IVPN and Travala are the only two places i know of besides DNM that I can use my XMR directly. I dont want to buy gift cards with xmr then pay that's not what I got into crypto for
I believe so, and you can verify it using the transaction ID and transaction secret key on something like if you need to prove it. Actually, I think I was wrong about IVPN. I think they bypass this entirely by generating a unique XMR wallet per account.
Now you know they’ve been audited thoroughly and they passed all the tests require (which are extensive) in which only 2 other VPN companies in the entire market have passed.
Why do you think you’ve uncovered something these companies and experts haven’t? You just insulted IVPN, Privacytoolsio, and the auditing companies.
Maybe do more digging before you make a rage post?
I just checked your post history and I don’t know why you’re on a crusade to try and prove companies wrong but you act like you’ve “cracked the code” or discovered holes in all these different companies privacy claims but yet you always turn up with nothing.
You aren’t an expert bro. Just stop.
Hi. The AntiTracker makes use of specially configured internal DNS servers and will not work if you are not connected to the VPN.
It can be enabled on many other devices, including routers by applying the following DNS IP addresses:
Again, your router has to be connected to the IVPN server for AntiTracker to work.
If you're torrenting, I highly suggest a VPN, or at the very least a seedbox.
VPN will help to protect your internet activity from your ISP, governments and media companies (in regards to copyright). The VPN may be able to see your some of your activity (mostly just your connections), but some companies are more trustworthy than others.
Tor is great for hiding your internet activity but is not recommended for torrenting and can be a little slow. It also only hides your browser activity, not all your internet traffic.
For VPN's there are many providers worth checking out and I've dealt with pretty much all of them. The best ones in my opinion (in terms of price and privacy) are Mullvad, IVPN, OVPN and AzireVPN.
No, it's ridiculously easy. Just get the WireGuard .conf file from your VPN that supports it. Mullvad and IVPN come to mind, but there must be others. Import the profile from the .conf file. Set it to connect on demand. It's as easy as importing OpenVPN, and so far it:
So basically all my problems with using a VPN on an iOS device are gone.
If you get the option to use a second server (to hop you --> server 1 --> server 2 --> internet), don't bother yet. Maybe it was my provider's config, but the iOS app didn't like it. It's happy with a single server setup.
I’m not familiar with most of those Mac applications but the few others I’ve heard of or familiar with look fine.
One concern is PIA VPN, considering how hostile law enforcement is in the US towards user privacy, I wonder how ambiguity those court documents actually are, Everyone keeps some type of logs or else the engineers wouldn’t be able to troubleshoot any service issues with their PoP’s. Another thing I ask myself is why hasn’t PIA had pin testers audit their code and applications for vulnerabilities by now? Considering how popular they are among advertising deal sites this should be a no brainer…and why use Google analytics? I’m not saying PIA is untrustworthy but the jurisdiction alone makes it difficult for them to provide real privacy. I recommend you look into Mullvad who recently had their applications audited by pin testers, or IVPN who’s located is outside the 14 eyes and provides pretty good desktop and mobile clients.
> What VPN do you use?
I use IVPN personally, good price, great service and easy to use application. It starts when i boot, auto logs in and works wonderfully.
But i'd recommend you check here first and check out what interests you and what you deem as important.
The vast majority of VPN's are super easy to setup and most come with their own application.
I rate IVPN very well.
It's likely you'll need to pay something for a reliable one - but it depends on what you need one for as to the kind of service you need.
Though if it's just an IP address of those countries - IVPN doesn't have options in all of them - so worth looking over.
/r/vpn can help too!
If you get a seedbox your ISP will only be able to view what you transfer from the seedbox to your home computer (if the transfer isn't encrypted). The lawyers won't be able to see your home IP downloading stuff so they won't report you to your ISP.
Instead they will perhaps report your seedbox IP to your seedbox provider or to your seedbox providers data centre (if they use one, which they will be.)
My advice: Get yourself an actual good VPN. For example, IVPN, Mullvad, AirVPN or if you want to pay significantly less, PIA.
You can torrent all you want with these from your home computer as your IP will be the VPN's and all of these offer total protection (OpenVPN, strong encryption, DNS Servers etc) and likely cheaper than a Seedbox.
However if you want fast speeds for your seeding files, get a seedbox just remember your ISP will be able to see you downloading from your seedbox if you use FTP without encryption or HTTP without encryption.
I'd suggest everyone on this subreddit, since we are sensible people, to AT LEAST
1- Use a paid VPN service (Like NordVPN, IVPN, Mullvad)
2- Try to use free software (like qbittorrent instead of utorrent)
3- Use firefox with privacy addons (Decentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere, Random Agent Spoofer, uBlock Origin)
4- Quit using any of the google products (use startpage as search engine).
5- Use instead of big brother corporate shit.
Those are the first baby steps to privacy.
Get the ace player hd top right. Be careful during install what you click, its not virusy but it likely has adware.
Like a poster said above though, its not recommended to use it without a vpn as you are also hosting the stream when you connect. I recommend IVPN its really fast connecting to low ping servers near me and has a zero logs policy based in Gibraltar although it is a little expensive compared to most.
Peace of mind is worth something to me. I earn that much in about 20 minutes, and enjoy leak-free connections for an entire month on MacOS. IVPN and OVPN are the only two services (tested so far) that can claim this. If you want to be a cheapskate with your security, don't "Jesus Christ" others because they don't feel the same way.
Both terrible. Some of the worst you can pick. One time payments make no sense either, how can they afford to keep their servers running if you only pay once? Look at some legitimate providers, IVPN, AirVPN, Mullvad, even PIA is miles ahead of those two.
> But my VPN testing site recommends several VPNs, not just IVPN. Even though IVPN did pay me well for the work. That speaks well of them, doesn't it?
The SEO work I was referring to in regards to your new site is the fact that while the testing site mentions a number of VPNs they are all done in images which won't be picked up by search engines. The only vpn provider mentioned as text / links on the site is.... you guessed it, the provider that pays your wages. Very conveniet, eh? ;)
Time and time again VPN providers prove that they are just out to look after them selves in any way they can.
I hear IVPN is a good choice. I'm also making the switch although my reasons are because PIA has become almost unusable for me due to their blacklist issue. From another comment I made today:
> I've been using PIA for about 2 years now. I'm overall super satisfied with their speed and service, except one huge caveat which is causing me to leave the service, they've been blacklisted by a large number of services.
> I can not log into ANY of my bank services, nor netflix, not my utilities. I'm guessing due to a high level of malicious activity coming from their IP addresses, PIA has become almost unusable for me.
> Very unfortunate, as I've had great speeds and nothing but good things to say about PIA up until this issues :(
> Are you also experiencing this issue?
Of those choices I'd say stick with PIA, it's the most reputable & well known. IVPN might also be OK, someone that uses it regularly with torrents can better comment on it.
re: the third VPN provider you mentioned, that service employs many spammers on Reddit so perhaps that's how you heard of it. Strongly advice to stay away from them, the fact that they repeatedly spam Reddit makes them the opposite of reputable. In fact it is likely you'll get a few spammers replying in your post here too.
EDIT: Earlier post about [IVPN] (/r/VPNTorrents/comments/5pbxzi/ivpn_p2p_issues/), seems to work OK with torrents once you port forward.
I've been with PIA for over than three years, but for the last year and half or so with the growth of Cloudflare surfing has been basically a maze of CAPTCHAs and blocked access, due to abuse coming from the users of the anonymous IP ranges
I'm looking for a VPN with similar speed and quality, but one that's lower profile and has clean IP ranges
Edit: Are IVPN IPs clean?
You and IVPN both deserve our thanks! You, for doing the research, and bringing the issue to their attention. And them, for following up and doing the honorable thing. I'm convinced that they are genuinely committed to online privacy.
Yes. I'm a consultant. IVPN is an old client, and I've talked about doing something like this for years. I do a lot of pro bono work, but this was real work, like boring work. And I wouldn't have done it unless IVPN agreed to pay me.
It is true that IVPN didn't leak. And I knew that before I proposed this, because I had written a "how to leak test your VPN" guide for them. But I didn't know how any other VPN would do. Because I don't use custom clients, and not in Windows or OSX.
I use nested VPN chains, and IVPN is the final VPN for my Mirimir persona. I use several other VPNs, but I'm not going to say which :)