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Which VPN provider do you use?

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I have tried Express, Ipvanish and as of lately, Surfshark. Would rank surfshark the highest because it has the best quality for a very low price, really impressed with the provider. 

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none but if i was going to use one, either Nord or PIA. Both are farily well priced too

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I dont use  any atm, primarily due to the fact a family member feels that using one would signify we are hiding somthign and put us under the radar. No amoutn of discussion changes their mind sadly.

 

how ever if i did, i would use ExpressVPN.

 

the primary factors when choosing a VPN should be security, speed, and compatability.

 

Security means choosing a VPN that is NOT bassed in any of the security inteligence alliances, aka 5,9,14 eyes alliances, and also has a 'no logging' policy.

Speed is self explaining,

and compatability bassicaly means that it works with streaming services and download servies, such as Netflix and torrent downloads.

 

From my research, ExpressVPN is the top of the charts currently.

 

 

As for PIA, that is bassed in the US, as such is under the jurisdiction of the USA and its intelligence agency (part of the 5 eyes alliance), thus is not fully secure. it also apparently doesnt play well with Netflix.

 

NordVPN is ok apparently, though has slightly slower average downloads speeds vs ExpressVPN. Also NORDVPN payments go to a US bassed company (CloudVPN)which maybe a concern to some.

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I use my own VPN ;) 

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I use PIA.

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53 minutes ago, Doulope said:

I have tried Express, Ipvanish and as of lately, Surfshark. Would rank surfshark the highest because it has the best quality for a very low price, really impressed with the provider. 

This might be of some use to you

 

https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

 

It's a comparison between most VPNs...

I used VPNSecure.me, as I got a lifetime subscription for a stellar black friday deal last year. Been very happy with not only the options, and speed, but also technical support, and it's avail cross platform, which was a huge plus for me 

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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I roll my own VPN servers but I have a PIA account for friends and family (and as a backup).

-KuJoe

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I've used PIA and it was very quick and easy to connect. However I ended up buying a lifetime subscription ($40) to windscribe when it went on sale, and have been very happy. They added support for connecting over 443 TCP and so far I've been able to connect from any network.

 

The easiest way to win an argument for using a VPN isn't for home use but for remote use. You don't need your crap passing through their hardware, connect over VPN.

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I've used IPVanish, NordVPN, and PIA. I have found PIA to be the best overall but sometimes the right click context menu is slow to appear. NordVPN seems great until you inspect the parent companies.

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Thanks for sharing everybody, I see a lot of different opinions. Seems like it's a preference thing in the end.

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How about Swedish IPRedator from the people behind the pirate bay afaik. I have been using IPRedator for 3 years now. There is no geo or anything, just their VPN but t has been stable and reliable. I have that installed on my router. They have my trust because of their history of headlines.

 

On my notebook, I use Finnish F-Secure Freedome VPN. It has some nice features, like showing a map/graph of which sites was trying to trace you and how many sites were blocked due to the security reasons. I don't think that I ever managed to set Netflix as USA via Freedome but otherwise it covers my needs.

 

I think that the scandals over NordVPN is a dirty competition thing. I haven't seen any proof about parent companies or anything that would confirm the suspicions. They say they are working through Panama and that seems like a reasonable step.

 

I wonder how many of the VPN providers "rent" the same servers from different countries. I remember when testing some VPN providers I ended up having very similar (if not the same) external IP addresses when choosing the same country to connect to.

 

 

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I've been using NordVPN since last year, had to bypass some geo-restrictions for sports events. So far so good and there are plenty of servers to choose from. It's a bit annoying I have to pay extra for open internet but at least the price didn't hurt my wallet too much.

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On 12/27/2018 at 2:38 PM, SolarNova said:

under the radar

I know it's late now, but should be "on the radar" in your analogy.... under the radar is where you want to be, ie not showing up on the radar.

 

Also, for anyone using PIA, they have a better UI now, it's here  https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/x/download_installer_win/64

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

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3 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

I know it's late now, but should be "on the radar" in your analogy.... under the radar is where you want to be, ie not showing up on the radar.

 

Also, for anyone using PIA, they have a better UI now, it's here  https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/x/download_installer_win/64

Aye technicaly wrong but its akin to 'under a microscope'. Im just using the term the family member im talking about used :P

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I don't really have an opinion on it..

 

It Works for me.

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