Top 10 free VPN software for Windows - DroidTechKnow

Dec 03, 2017 1840 Madhumitha

vpn softwaresVPN (Virtual Private Network) technology helps to make your public network a private one by hiding your IP address, thereby allowing you to access blocked websites and stream videos, etc. VPN software gives you a protected internet access by adding security to your internet connection and your wifi hotspot connection.

These software makes the tunnel for you to the connected network so that data transfer makes easy and fast privately. Click here to know more about Virtual Private Network.

Here is a list of top 10 free VPN software for Windows 7/8/10 computers.

TunnelBear

vpn softwaresTunnelBear is a Toronto-based VPN which is super easy to use. It has an excellent support for privacy and comes in both free and paid versions. The best feature of TunnelBear is that you’ll get an alert whenever you connect to an insecure wi-fi access point.

It has a kill switch feature that blocks all the network traffic. It is user-friendly with decent download speeds and is best suitable for beginners.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.4/5

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Pros

  • Fast server, excellent encryption

  • 20+ server locations

  • 500 MB monthly usage limit

  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections

  • Minimal connection logs

Cons

  • Very few advanced settings

Windscribe

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Windscribe is a Canadian-based service which provides you with enormous data allowance and great privacy protection. It is easy to use and even has a DNS (Domain Name System) leakage protection. Windscribe has a dual-pronged approach which keeps all your activities secure. The free plan also has an ad-block feature.

It also has chrome extension and p2p(peer to peer) feature. Windscribe has a good customer support which makes it more reliable.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.4/5

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Pros

  • Strong encryption

  • 10 GB monthly usage limit

  • No logs

  • 50+ server locations

  • Can connect to unlimited number of devices

Cons

  • Slow server

Hide.me

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Hide.me is a Malaysian-based VPN service. It has a reasonable allowance with a strong privacy policy. It provides good encryption to keep your data secure with excellent speed. Hide.me comes with “no logs” policy. It uses kill-switch and has a multi-lingual interface. The automatic wifi protection makes it a trustworthy software.

One of the best thing about Hide.me is that they have 24/7 live chat system.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.1/5

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Pros

  • 2 GB monthly usage limit

  • No logs

  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections

  • 27 server locations

  • Works on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android devices

Cons

  • Data limitation

Betternet

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Betternet is one of the most popular services in the world. It is user-friendly and requires no subscription. It comes in free as well as premium versions. Betternet has around 40+ million users around the world. Chrome extension feature is also available. It has a 30-day money back guarantee for the premium version. The drawback of this software is that it can connect only 1 device per license.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.5/5

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Pros

  • Minimal logs

  • 40+ million users

  • Available for Windows, Mac, Chrome, Firefox

  • Free version forever option available

Cons

  • Contains malware

  • Slow connection

CyberGhost

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CyberGhost is a Romania-based service and is one of the best VPN software. It comes with remarkable security features and is available in free and premium versions (30-day money back guarantee). CyberGhost has a strict no logs policy and they also claim to have access to 1000 servers worldwide. It uses kill switch and also has DNS leak protection.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.2/5

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Pros

  • 1 GB monthly usage limit

  • Multiple IP addresses

  • Firewall protection

  • No logs

  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections

Cons

  • 2 Mbps bandwidth

ProtonVPN

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ProtonVPN is a Swiss-based company which has just started in 2017. It uses a secure core technology which protects the users from any traffic associated activities. ProtonVPN also uses the kill switch for providing privacy. The payment(for the paid version) can be done using bitcoin if you want to maintain total anonymity. It also has p2p(peer to peer) torrenting.

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Pros

  • No logs

  • 14 server locations

  • 5 simultaneous connections

  • Excellent speed

  • Uses TOR through VPN

Cons

  • IPv6 address leaks

Speedify

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Speedify is user-friendly and is available for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android. The service offers 4GB of data free for the first month and then 1GB. If your main focus is only speed, then Speedify is the best choice for you. Speedify will always try to maximize the bandwidth by moving your traffic whenever the connection speed is slow. Also, registration is not required for the free version.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4/5

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Pros

  • Minimal logs

  • 1 GB monthly usage limit

  • Unlimited downloading

  • 2 simultaneous connections

  • 23 server locations

Cons

  • Limited customer support options

PrivateTunnel

vpn softwaresPrivateTunnel is a US-based VPN service. It provides excellent encryption and gives you 2 GB free trial before you pay for the full version. Payment can also be done using bitcoin if you want full anonymity. The main thing about PrivateTunnel is that it is linked to the team who is responsible for the OpenVPN technology. PrivateTunnel is available for Windows, Mac, and Android.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4/5

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Pros

  • Unlimited devices per license

  • 2 GB free trial

  • Minimal logs

  • Customer support provided

Cons

  • Only email support

SurfEasy

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SurfEasy has DNS( Domain Name System) leak protection at the server level. It provides excellent encryption and has coverage in all the important nations. SurfEasy comes with “advert blocking algorithm” that seizes all the cookies. The paid version comes with a money back guarantee. Connection speed is excellent and so is the customer support. It provides some inimitable services such as a USB dongle loaded with a secure browser.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.5/5

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Pros

  • Strong encryption

  • 5 simultaneous connections

  • Serves in 28 countries

  • Good speed

Cons

  • Some connection logs

Avira Phantom

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Avira is user-friendly and provides a reasonable performance. It is easy to use and requires no registration for a free account. The paid version has a 30-day money back guarantee. It has an excellent data-logging policy. Avira includes kill switch and is very reliable. It also provides DNS leak protection and auto-connect VPN for wifi networks. Avira is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

PlayStore rating ⇒ 4.4/5

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Pros

  • No logs

  • 5 simultaneous connections

  • 20 server locations

  • 500 MB monthly usage limit

Cons

  • Limited configurations