What Makes A Product the Best Free VPN?

Reviewing products is like deciding how much salt someone else likes in their food. What I believe is a great product is not always what another person might want, so for the purpose of this exercise I will establish my criteria right away and then present some free VPNs that meet it.

A free VPN ought to—first—be free. Along those lines, ideally, the VPN should be available to test without the user having to give out their credit card information. Second, the end-user should be able to figure out how it works without having to call a friend over to help. Lastly, it should offer some pay-for upgrades for those who like the service and would like a more stable location.  The following products are considered some of the best free VPN services available today:

1. VyprVPN

VyprVPN provides great features, performance, and add-ons benefits. VyprVPN is undeniably among the best VPN services because it is user-friendly and working perfectly on mobile devices. VyprVPN is absolutely reliable service that is helpful for military-grade encryption; also it provides the Kill Switch service and eliminates DNS leakage.


  • It is included in the fastest VPN
  • Multiple Encryption Protocols (PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, Chameleon)
  • No Bandwidth Caps
  • It has a simple installation process
  • It allows a premium plan with 5 simultaneous devices
  • NAT Firewall Offered


    • It only gives 1GB for a free trial
    • It also offers a premium service that is quite expensive
    • It doesn’t offer connection logs and active logs for only 30 days’ trial.
    • No Anonymous Payments Accepted.

2. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN offers unbeatable performance and reliability while maintaining the user’s privacy. ExpressVPN stands first when it comes too reliably, streaming, and unblocking all the major services like Hulu, Netflix, BBC iPlayer or Amazon Prime Video. ExpressVPN isn’t the cheapest provider, with over 148 locations in 94 countries; it offers fast and reliable connections throughout the world.


  • Unblocks Amazon Prime, Netflix, iPlayer and etc
  • 24/7 live customer service
  • 148 locations in 94 countries
  • It keeps no logs


    • A little more expensive than rivals
    • Limited advanced configuration power

3. NordVPN

This is a free trial VPN like HideMyAss, not a free VPN. That distinction being made, this is one of those products that is easy to recommend. NordVPN is the luxury car of VPNs, a top shelf tool that has all the bells and whistles users could possibly want. As another review stated eloquently it is the “perfect balance of speed and security.” With NordVPN there aren’t data caps like there are with the free services so you can surf, watch movies or videos and generally-speaking behave as you would if you were not going through a VPN. It has great speed, has over 4,800 servers in 60 different nations, and after the 3 day trial period ends still allows users to use the product for a month with a money-back guarantee if they are not satisfied.


  • Excellent value
  • Fast support service
  • Enhanced Security
  • Possibility to pay with Bitcoin


    • Unstable servers and software
    • Low-quality streaming

4. Cactus

When we choose a quality VPN provider, we persistently figure out the number of servers, IP addresses, and country coverage. The CactusVPN offers us what you need with the smallest number of servers. CactusVPN operates in 9 countries with 20 different locations.

Furthermore, CactusVPN made a list of sites that can be unlocked using their service. And if your site is not on the list, then you are not entitled to demand a refund. The system works on certain sites in certain devices.


    • Excellent speed indicator
    • Stable server and software
    • Reasonable price
    • Absence of logs
    • Excellent speed and performance
    • Payment opportunity with Bitcoin


    • Additional costs for the DNS server service to unlock Netflix
    • Logs are kept only for 3 days.
    • Offer only 1-day trial

5. HideMyAss!

This is one of the older VPN products out there but it works well for most people who want to have a controversial opinion online (not that I know anything about that). Those who used this service in the past may remember the in-browser free version of the tool. It was kluge-y but did the trick. You could surf the web (albeit slower) anonymously absolutely free. While the company no longer offers this option, HideMyAss does offer a free 7-day trial of their affordable monthly solution. You will have to download the software but it doesn’t require an engineering degree to set up and allows you to establish your “address” in the country of your choosing.


    • A huge server network – more than 760 servers in 190+ countries
    • High speed
    • Convenient desktop and mobile applications
    • OpenVPN support
    • Excellent opportunities to bypass access locks
    • 30-day money-back guarantee (valid until you spend 10 GB of traffic)


    • British laws require HMA to maintain logs and store user metadata
    • A meager range of functions
    • Only OpenVPN protocol is supported

6. PureVPN

PureVPN is located in Hong Kong, outside the jurisdiction of the United States and the European Union. In 2006, PureVPN offers a service that includes a full-featured application and an impressive range of servers around the globe. Works well with Netflix and other popular stream-services for the promised protection they take not so much and big money.

For many VPN users who often watch live streams and want to improve their security while browsing on the go, PureVPN is a worthy choice, given its low cost for a 12-month tariff and an excellent choice of servers, some of which are very attractive for their performance. However, it should be noted that this economy goes sideways. There are a lot of good ideas and functions in the service application, but everything is very slow and does not provide the promised functionality. Moreover, if the paramount task is to achieve the maximum level of security, then PureVPN is not good for you


    • Quality Customer Service
    • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
    • DNS leak protection
    • 6 simultaneous connections
    • Excellent mobile apps


      • You will be able to forward HTTPS ports and SOCKS5 proxy

7. SaferVPN

SuperVPN is located in the USA and stands out for being one of the few services that offer a worthy trial period (which lasts one day, but all functions are fully available) and a money back guarantees. SuperVPN also has an extension for the Chrome browser, which complements their main client. In addition, there is a referral system where you and your friend can get free monthly access to all the functions of the service.

SuperVPN applications are well designed, very easy to use and show very high performance. And things just got better, because recently the applications have been updated. The choice of servers is constantly improving, although at the moment it is very limited. But the service covers most popular sites, providing a high density of servers.


    • It comes with a reasonable price
    • Provide reliable and great performance
    • Have servers in different regions and remote area
    • The company have more than 700 server


      • It doesn’t support connected logs

8. Hide.me VPN

This Malaysian VPN service offers a free proxy browser for anyone looking for a quick, anonymous jaunt through forums or mail along with 2GB of monthly data transfer for free. That’s generous by free VPN standard and reports from the field are that the free service is fairly reliable.  Their pay service offers unlimited monthly data transfer along with your choice of standard payment methods and use of crypto-currencies. Hide.Me provides a proxy browser, free monthly VPN, along with their paid plans thus demonstrating a company that feels confident you will use and choose their service after using it.


      • It provides 256-bit military grade encryption
      • It gives 2GB usage of data


      • It doesn’t provide VPN trial redirect feature.

9. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN offers applications for Windows and Android devices, while others require manual configuration. Mobile applications on a par with the desktop client are very functional, convenient and understandable to the user, although there are not enough pairs of strokes to make enjoyment as enjoyable as possible.


    • Unlimited traffic (even in the free version).
    • Encryption of traffic AES-256, using 2048-bit RSA.
    • Support bulbous routing Tor.
    • VPN-protocol OpenVPN
    • Protection against VPN traffic leaks.
    • Clients for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.
    • Customers for Android and iOS mobile devices.


      • Only OpenVPN protocol is supported

10. Windscribe VPN

This is another data-capped free VPN tool that allows users to get a general feel for VPNs without having to commit to a monthly payment. It has a fairly friendly user interface, no pop up ads, and offers incentives if you get your friends to use it. Since I didn’t pay for the upgrade, I must rely on user-reviews, most of which are positive. From my limited use of the free product it works great, acts up only in the presence of pop up windows, and I feel comfortable recommending it as a free tool to others.


      • It is anonymity straight-a-way as well as attain online freedom
      • It only supports P2P


      • It offers only 10 GB data

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