VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it’s the best way of staying safe and secure on the internet. Basically, you can watch your favorite series, sports or listen to your favorite music at any time, from every place with maximum privacy. Also, censored content might also be accessed and there are literally zero chances of you getting hacked. Well, this all sounds great, but there are tons of VPN for Windows to choose from, and if you are in a slight doubt which to choose, then you are in the right place. The list of 10 best Windows VPN is below.
NordVPN is all about that security, and I must say that it’s one of the most secure VPN providers. They have around 1015 servers in 59 countries, which results in reliability that you could only dream of! Security-wise, NordVPN comes with 2048-bit decryption, which is literally unhackable, and on top of that, there is an automatic kill switch and various payment options such as PayPal and Bitcoin. But, where NordVPN doesn’t shine is a price. Yes, it offers six devices that you can connect, but there are some expensive offers. To help you, I calculated and concluded that the 12-month plan offers the best value for the price and it’s $69.
Update: John Mason contacted us and recommends using NordVPN for your online activities. You can read more about it in his NordVPN review.
Unlike NordVPN, Hotspot Shield can be proud of its pricing. It’s not the fastest VPN out there, but in my tests, this one scored pretty well, both in upload and download. Hotspot Shield, however, offers few server locations, and not literally few, but a lot less than NordVPN, which may result in a slightly weaker connection, depending on your location. As for the pricing, it’s very cheap and the 12-month plan comes at around $48. It’s around $20 cheaper than NordVPN!
ExpressVPN has one of the best support features I’ve ever seen. There are tons of web-based tutorials that you can easily follow and learn much about it, in case you can’t find what’s where. Now, ExpressVPN has around 145 locations in 94 countries, which is great. There aren’t many locations, but they are perfectly scattered around the globe. Speed-wise, you can compare ExpressVPN to Hotspot Shield, and that’s not too fast, but not sluggish and slow. The only downside here is that it offers up to 3 connections, unlike 6 in most expensive VPN. Oh, and this one is pretty expensive, coming at $99.95 for a 15-month plan.
In some of my analysis, IPVanish showed really fast performance, and it’s surely one of the fastest VPN at the moment. While IPVanish isn’t cheap, they offer some impressive performance and security, and I don’t blame them for being overly expensive. The location choice and an excellent client are very hard to beat. And those factors are of high importance. The best deal here is a 1-year plan, costing around $58 or $4.87 a month. Believe me, IPVanish offers much for the money, and if you have more money to spend, I would suggest getting this one.
Avira offers very good speeds and its reliability is almost perfect. The reason I said almost is that there are some issues with the location. Avira offers VPN servers in 20 countries, so if you happen to be a citizen of China, France, Australia, the US, Brazil, etc, then you are lucky! This VPN offers a connection for up to 4 devices, which is solid, and there is unlimited bandwidth. I also like the support here, which is available 24/7 for customers. I tested it a couple of times and it’s a worthy feature.
VyprVPN takes a little different approach when it comes to the workflow. They offer blazing fast performance, with over 700 servers around more than 70 locations. Also, there is support for up to 5 devices, so you can now connect your tablet, laptop, and your smartphone and still have a room for more. Unlike most VPN services, VyprVPN is billing monthly, which means that you’ll have to pay every single month for the services. Furthermore, VyprVPN isn’t cheap at all! For a premium account, it’s $12.95, and the basic is $9.95. When you compare these two, there isn’t a big difference in price, but giving more than $140 a year for VPN is a blasphemy!
TigerVPN is a great addition to our list, mainly it’s for novice users that want a free experience at a glance. No problem, TigerVPN offers a free plan that consists of 500MB/month bandwidth. The client is, however, very basic and offers very few options, but the performance is great. Depending on a plan, there is support for up to 2 or 5 devices, and the most affordable plan would be a 12-month plan for $79.99.
Finally, a cheap and user-friendly VPN! ZenMate main characteristics are low price, high reliability, and ease of use. It’s really easy to use and if you aren’t satisfied there is a 14-day money-back guarantee. Well, why wouldn’t you be satisfied? Mainly because there are some issues when it comes to performance and speed, but if you are a newbie to VPN, then you’ll barely notice it. And the best of all is a price, that sweet price! How do $38.49 sounds for a 12-month plan? It sounds more than great!
If you watch LinusTechTips on YouTube, you often hear that TunnelBear is mentioned, so it must be good… I guess! This provider did a great job when it comes to privacy, and you’ll have almost no problem connecting, as there are over 1000 servers in 20+ locations. However, there are some issues with the speed and a very few setting to tweak. Other than that, TunnelBear will greet you with its user-friendliness and a free 500MB/month plan, similar to TigerVPN.
PureVPN can pride itself on having 500 servers scattered around 180 locations around the globe! As far as I checked, that’s damn impressive and more than any VPN out there. PureVPN doesn’t offer a free trial, BUT it’s price will make you smile. For $70.80, you can buy a 24-month plan, that offers enormous speeds, blazing fast performance, and simplicity that we all crave for. PureVPN is one of my favorite VPN and I’m still using it. Simply amazing!