Best VPN Services (2019 Update)

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A short summary of the most secure VPNs out of 51+ reviewed services

VPN services give you the privacy you need for browsing at a reasonable price  sometimes even for free...

In this post, we will dive into the best secure VPN services to consider if you’re looking for private browsing or a way to protect yourself from hackers.

The methodology is described here.

#1: ExpressVPN (Best Premium VPN)

ExpressVPN is a well-established VPN service operating for nearly a decade.

Labeling itself as “high speed, ultra-secure, and easy to use”, it is generally regarded as one of the highest quality VPNs overall. In fact, TechRadar named ExpressVPN the best VPN software in 2018.

ExpressVPN stands out for its speed, privacy, and unblocking capabilities.

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With 148 server locations and more than 2,000 servers, the VPN service offers fast VPN connection in nearly 100 countries. Some of the benefits include higher speeds, a wide range of server locations, and compatibility with both desktop and mobile devices. Users have also noted that the VPN company has great customer service 24/7.

The only major drawback is that the service is limited to 3 devices at a time and of course, the best VPN out there is sure to come with a higher price tag.

ExpressVPN pricing is around $12.99/month,  but users can get a discount by signing up for many months at once. For example, you can pay for 12 months at once for $99.95 (or less than $9 per month).

While ExpressVPN does not offer a free plan or a free trial, they do offer a 30-day refund with no questions asked. Many users find the monthly fee well worth it for a reliable VPN service.

StrengthsWeaknesses
Impeccable history on security & AES 256-bit encryption Premium price
 Fast speeds across the globe Only 3 devices can be connected simultaneously
 94 country servers available / 2000+ servers
 30-days money back guarantee
☑ Works abroad in China

Next » #2: NordVPN (Best Low-Cost VPN)

9 thoughts on “Best VPN Services (2019 Update)

  1. I am glad you like the blog. Thanks!
    Astrill is fine and actually one of the few that passed our China test. You just have to keep your eye on their logging policy.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the great review! I also live in China and have been having a lot of trouble lately (since the congress meetings) with Witopia. I am thinking of switching to a new provider. Have you been having any issues with Astrill in the past month or so?
    Regards

  3. WindScribe actually has a potential Backdoor which appeared after we tested their setup file with VirusTotal. In addition, they confirm to log last activity timestamps and the total amount of bytes transferred in a 30 day period.. And in the end we never know for sure, these are just claims. A VPN gets extra pointsif their HQ is not located in 5 eyes just for security reasons. We think of it as a risk minimalization 🙂

    PS: We did a review on WindScribe as well. If you are looking for specific info https://www.vpntesting.com/reviews/windscribe/

    I Hope it helps!

    Andy.

  4. I would love to know what you think about WindScribe. I know it’s bad that it’s headquartered in a “5 eyes” country though I don’t know why. If they don’t keep logs, what difference does it make?

  5. I think VPN is a must yeah things might be different with various brands but for me, I have been using Express VPN and it seems to be best for me.

  6. Wow.. Thanks James!!

    Such an incredible post, yiou have done tons of research.
    It helped me a lot.

  7. I have tried Nord VPN it works well, But only problem I faced is that it is not secure as they said. It also lags because of the servers are used everywhere I tried free membership it doesn’t give full support but it’s nice to have this VPN in system. It uses secure and the best proxy servers.

  8. The biggest issue that I’ve had with VPNs previously is random disconnections or hang-ups which slow down your ability to navigate online. As somebody who works fast, a buffering screen or slow loading webpage is near hell for me. I have experience with several of the VPNs listed in this review and can moderately recommend PIA for ease of use and generally positive connectivity.

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