1. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    Lately I'm beginning to worry about privacy, so I'm considering a VPN server.
    (for ads/spam etc I have a few browser-plugins and of course a good AV)

    Now I saw a few reviews on Google, and the following VPN servers got my attention;

    • NordVPN
    • VyprVPN
    • ExpressVPN
    • IPvanish
    • Perfect Privacy

    I find it rather difficult though, to make a good choice, due to the fact they all claim to be the #1 in the business, and also on their individual websites they all throw around with perfect 'customer' reviews.
    (which I don't consider that serious btw, since these kind of companies are known to pay to publish positive reviews)

    - Can you maybe help me with making the right choice?
    Maybe you have some experience with the earlier mentioned VPN servers?

    ---
    The criteria I find important;

    1) Security (how well are you protected against IP leaks, DNS-leaks, etc)
    2) Speed (how much 'damage' will the download/upload speeds get)
    3) Settings (does the server have good settings, like, etc)
    4) Usage (how user friendly is everything)
    5) Stability (is the connection stable, without interruptions)
    09-13-2017 12:16 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    09-13-2017 07:10 PM
  3. Bazza1's Avatar
    I use TigerVPN - I got in on an online deal for lifetime for under $40. I've seen this advertised online since. This initially gave me access to one connection at a time and a limited number of nodes worldwide, but have expanded that slightly to 2 connections at a time thru 'Karma Points', and the location of the nodes serve me better than I need. Its also cross-platform, so I share the service between my iOS, MacOS and Android devices.

    I've experienced a few crashes on startup, but largely easy to understand and initiate.
    It works pretty well - the only issue (and this may be a VPN issue in general) is that if I have it active on my Mac, Gmail will not recognize the computer when syncing MacMail, nor will Dropbox 'see' my computer. No issue using either when accessed thru their websites, just natively on the Mac. No issue with either on my iOS or Android.

    Contacted their Support, and this is a 'feature' of both apps apparently. Its not really a big deal for me - largely use my Mac on my (reasonably) secure home network and I'd rather have access to these apps than the VPN, while my iOS and Android devices are more likely being used in the 'wild' with open free networks.

    Does it - or any VPN - actually do the things / offer the security they promise? Really no way of knowing. But its a placebo I'm willing on using.
    09-15-2017 11:00 AM
  4. Wendellhill's Avatar
    Hello, The_Prodigy1982, As what I have perceived you are wondering what service you should choose for perfect privacy. I am using NordVPN. Provide you little bit information about your queries.

    1) Security (how well are you protected against IP leaks, DNS-leaks, etc.)
    Well, NordVPN offers Automatic Kill Switch, DNS leak resolver, and double-data encryption features.

    2) Speed (how much 'damage' will the download/upload speeds get)
    I test my speed, it getting a ping of 150ms – 200ms.

    3) Settings (does the server have good settings, like, etc.)
    it provides IKEv2/IPsec, PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols.

    4) Usage (how user-friendly is everything)
    Well, it is torrent friendly and also playing online games.

    5) Stability (is the connection stable, without interruptions)
    Well, Its depend on many things like the internet connection. I have 10Mbps Connection

    I would suggest go with ExpressVPN or NordVPN as they both are in the industry for a long time and provide best VPN services with absolute privacy and unlimited access. Furthermore read blog on ReviewsDIR
    09-29-2017 03:13 AM

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