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Guide: Our Recommendations for Best VPN Services

Using a VPN service can help protect you from cybercriminals, spies, and overeager retailers that are interested in your activities. That is, if you let them because it is in your control.

In our testing, we’ve found that Private Internet Access provides the best overall virtual private network (VPN) service, and it’s quite affordable too at $39.95 per year. Performance wise, it provides the best level of performance in our testing.

If you’d rather not pay a fee for a VPN service, we recommend you look at Windscribe. It provides a generous plan that gives you 10GB of VPN data every month. If you’re interested in upgrading, you can upgrade to their unlimited paid service at $49 per year, which is slightly higher than Private Internet Access, but it does provide a lot of flexibility and speed.

There’s also Hotspot Shield that provides free data of 500MB per day, but you will have to deal with ads. If you’re interested in a paid subscription for them, they do offer that and it’s fast too.

Why Use A VPN?

Now, you may be asking yourself as to why you need a VPN. Well, a VPN created a secure tunnel for your data through the internet. The data will not be readable by others (no eavesdropping) until it reaches the VPN servers.

Without further delay, here are our picks for VPN services that we recommend.

BEST OVERALL

  • Private Internet Access VPN
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • Price: $39.95 / year
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BEST FREE OPTION

  • Windscribe VPN
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • Price: Free w/ paid option available

BEST FEATURES

  • CyberGhost
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Quality: Quite good
  • Price: $63 / year

BEST FOR NEWBIES

  • TunnelBear VPN
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Quality: Quite good
  • Price: $59.95 / year

BEST FOR PRIVACY ADVOCATES

  • Mullvad VPN
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Quality: Worth trying
  • Price: $79 / year

POWERFUL BUT PRICEY

  • ExpressVPN
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Quality: Worth trying
  • Price: $99.95 / year

EASY, BUT SLOW

  • NordVPN
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Quality: Worth trying
  • Price: $69 / year
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