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Windscribe VPN – An Extensive Review

Internet has become so ubiquitous in today’s lifestyle that one cannot dream of living without it. The internet connects every single one of us to each other, to information and to new opportunities. Internet is one of the best things to have happened to mankind. But at the same time, it is not all bells and whistles looking through it. The possibilities of hacking, information and identity threat has raised parallely with internet penetration in our lives.

We would definitely love to surf the web anonymously without being snooped on by people with malicious intents. That’s where a VPN comes in. A VPN can turn out to be one of the most legitimate way to surf the web bypassing censorship by the government, while staying safe from internet intruders, spies and hackers at the same time.

The VPN market is so huge as of now that when you are on the look for a new VPN, you might end up confusing yourself  with a variety of choices available in the market. To help you out with your selection process, we have reviewed Windscribe VPN. It is considered to be one of the most affordable and feature laden VPN service available.

Windscribe VPN

Windscribe is a VPN service based out of Ontario, Canada. It started quite recently around April, 2016. As of now, it has grown to have its servers located in over 40 countries around the world providing different IPs and proxy possibilities to the users. Windscribe’s free VPN account provides 10GB of free bandwidth per month when you sign up.

Features

Windscribe comes with loads of features and provides a wide array of options to its users. Let’s discuss in detail the list of features offered by Windscribe VPN:

Servers:

As mentioned before, Windscribe has servers in over 40 countries around the world including UK, US, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, and many other countries. Windscribe also allows Peer to Peer sharing on its servers. Any change that is made upfront is notified to Windscribe users.

Privacy & Security Features:

One of the main purposes of using a VPN service is for the privacy protection it offers and the security features that comes with it. Using Windscribe adds on a layer of security. Windscribe makes sure that the users are not connected to any compromised protocols. Since the IPs are shared, it makes it close to impossible for hackers and other malicious forces to identify any user. They also follow a no-logs policy on the server end and thus any data leakage from server side is also prevented.

They follow the OpenVPN protocol and it improves the speeds of user’s browsing sessions. They also use the industry standard AES 256-bit encryption with SHA 512 authentication thus encrypting your data and making it totally secure.They have more security features like, DNS-Leak protection and KillSwitch technology that acts in user’s interest..

Interface:

Windscribe is available for mobile phones and computers. They also have extensions for some of the most used browsers. They support all major operating systems. The apps have a very user-friendly interface and it’s a delightful experience for the user to use the app. It’s very easy to get used to the app’s intuitive user interface.

Support:

They do not yet have live chat support, but users can send in their queries using email tickets. They are very responsive when it comes to replying to the email tickets. You can mostl expect a response within 4-24 hours. They also have an extensive FAQs section that will help you to solve some of the most common disturbances that users might encounter.

Performance Metrics:

Once you are connected to the server, your actual physical location will play an important role in deciding what speed you will get. Based on common usage we found that US based servers are much faster and offer more speed when compared to servers hosted in Germany and UK.

Pricing & Plans

They have  free plan that gives 10GB bandwidth with a limitation of 8 servers. To have unlimited access to servers in other countries, you will have to upgrade. However, they provide unlimited bandwidth once we update.

Conclusion

Windscribe has made heads turn with it’s feature rich services in such a short span. If you are new to VPNs you can try their free version and once you get used to it (which we did in a short span of time) you can update to their paid services. Let us know if you have any queries and we’ll be happy to help you out.