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F-Secure Antivirus Review

F-Secure Antivirus Review

In this brief F-Secure Antivirus review, we examine how the program performs about detecting and neutralizing different types of malware. We then give our opinion on whether you should count on F-Secure as your primary antivirus software program for your devices.

F-Secure Antivirus Review

Pros

  • F-Secure can successfully detect and block the most common types of malware thus protecting you.
  • The pricing plans are relatively cheaper than those of its competitors.
  • The program utilizes very little resources when running on your computer.

Cons

  • F-Secure does not have an inbuilt anti-phishing software capability.
  • Tests indicate that at times, F-Secure fails to differentiate between genuine software and malware successfully.

Full F-Secure Antivirus review

Features

F-Secure protects your computer by relying on the Deep Guard cloud technology. The Deep Guard is a database of all known and new types of malware. The antivirus program works by evaluating any potential threat by referring to the database. Results of the evaluation indicate that the program can flag a program as malicious or not malicious. It then proceeds to block malicious programs while only scanning and verifying those that it judges as safe.

Like any other anti-virus program, F-Secure protects you against different types of internet-based malware. It also protects your mail by constantly scanning all the attachments that you send and receive via email. The program also has additional features that protect your browser against particular types of malware.

Pricing

f-secure-antivirus-priceOn average, it costs $60 to protect your device using the F-Secure antivirus program. We compared this price to what other leading anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky and Symantec Norton charge; we found that the $60 price is average. Besides, you can try the program for 30 days before making the final decision on whether or not you would like to buy the full package.

Security

The measure of security of F-Secure antivirus program lies in its ability to protect you from different types of malware. In general, we find that this program can successfully detect and block a wide range of malware. For example, it can successfully detect spyware and block this type of malware from wreaking havoc to your online privacy. It can also successfully block keyloggers. Given that keyloggers malware is one of the most critical classes of cyber threats, we think that the ability of F-Secure to protect clients against keyloggers makes the program one of the best in the industry.

Usage

F-Secure automatically updates its database when you are online. The automatic update process consumes very little resources. In practice, you will not feel any strain on your device when the program is updating.

Similarly, the program consumes little resources when you run a full scan. When you install any new program on your device, F-Secure automatically starts to run a full root scan of your system. You will not experience slow speeds when the program is fully scanning your device.

Web App

The interface of F-Secure has three main areas: that for tasks, the other for statistics and the last one for status. You can monitor your overall level of security by checking the status. When your computer is in any form of danger, the status bar indicates this and offers you options of remedying the situation. The statistics show the overall level of performance of your computer as well as how you use the antivirus program. Lastly, you can carry out specific tasks such as scanning your system and even pausing the antivirus program by accessing the tasks section of the web app.

Compatibility

f-secure-antivirus-compatibilityF-Secure is compatible with all the common operating systems including the following: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X, Linux and others. Therefore, you can easily install the program on any of these devices and use it for your protection.

Payment Options

Once you decide to use F-Secure, you can pay for your plan by Pay Pal or your credit card. F-Secure accepts all the different types of credit cards in the market. Therefore, paying for the service is easy and convenient.

Customer Support

Installing F-Secure on your device is an easy process. However, you may face difficulties when either installing or using the service. When this happens, you can contact the client support team either by the live chat feature on the website of the service or by the ticketing system.

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Buffered VPN Review

Buffered VPN Review

Buffered VPN started operations back in 2013. A year later in 2014, the Hungarian company running the service made it entirely public. In this Buffered VPN review, we compare it with the other VPN services operating in the industry. We give our opinion on how the service performs in comparison with the competition.

Buffered VPN Review

Pros

  • You can share files with your team members when using this service.
  • You can have up to five connections for your account when using this service.
  • Buffered VPN uses very advanced encryption protocols and keys.

Cons

  • Compared to similar VPN services, the pricing plans of Buffered VPN are expensive.
  • The performance of Buffered VPN is not consistent at all times.

Full Buffered VPN Review

Features

Buffered VPN encrypts the data of clients and sends the data through dedicated tunnels. This is the basic functionality of any VPN service. However, different services create value and differentiate their services from those of the competitions by perfecting a few aspects of the overall VPN service offering. In this case, Buffered VPN concentrates on offering clients an unlimited access to bandwidth the ability to change server location and relatively superior encryption systems.

Buffered VPN has 100 servers in different parts of the world. This level of server network is comparable to that of other leading VPN services such as IPVanish and NordVPN. Also by allowing clients to change their servers at any given time, Buffered VPN compares favourably with the leading services in the VPN service industry.

Pricing

There are three pricing plans: the monthly plan, the annual plan and the bi-annual plan. The monthly plan costs about $13 per month. The annual plan costs $99 for the entire 12 months that the plan covers. Lastly, the bi-annual costs about $60 for every six months of the two years that the plan covers.

buffered-vpn-priceWe think that the bi-annual pricing plan is advantageous for two main reasons. The first one is that you end up paying $9.99 per month when you choose the plan. The $9.99 per month is a fair price when you compare it to what other VPN services charge. The second reason is that since the billing for this plan can be done for every six months, you get flexibility in paying for your VPN service when you choose the Buffered VPN bi-annual pricing plan.

Servers

Buffered VPN has more than 100 servers. We think that this is a good start, given that the service started its operations in 2014. Other VPN services such as HideMyAss and ExpressVPN have over 700 servers each. However, these services are well established, given that they started their operations a long time ago. In our opinion, given time, Buffered VPN will increase its number and distribution of servers and end up becoming one of the top VPN services in the market.

Encryption

Buffered VPN uses the 356-bit encryption form of OpenVPN protocol. The OpenVPN protocol is one of the best encryption protocols that VPN services use. When Buffered VPN encrypts your traffic, it keeps the encryption keys and ensures that your traffic remains completely anonymous and secure.

Besides, Buffered VPN does not keep the logs of what clients do when the clients access the internet via the Buffered servers. When a VPN service keeps records of client activities, it means that the service can hand over the logs to authorities and, by doing so, defeat the main purpose of using a VPN service.

Web App

Buffered VPN has web apps for mobile devices. There are different web apps for Android and iOS devices. You can use the web apps to carry out the most basic functionalities on your Buffered VPN account. In addition to the mobile web apps, you can use the main web app of the service to manage your account. The layout and design of the web app make it easy for you to access the information that you need, change your preferred server settings and monitor your upload and download speeds.

Compatibility

It is very easy to set up Buffered VPN service on your Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux devices. Besides, the company running Buffered VPN service offers reliable support services for all the clients who use any of the common operating platforms. Therefore, regardless of the type of device that you are using, you can access the internet using Buffered VPN service.

Payment Options

You can pay for your Buffered VPN service using your Pay Pal account or your credit card. In the case of the credit card, you can use any of the common types of credit cards to pay for the service. Similarly, apart from Pay Pal, you can use some of the other common online wallet accounts to pay for the service.

Customer Support

The client service team of Buffered VPN remains available to help solve all the problems that you may encounter when using the service. You can access the client support team via email or the live chat feature available on the website of the service.

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iDrive Review

You can use iDrive to sync your files on all your devices, access them from anywhere and edit them as long as you have access to internet connectivity. In this iDrive review, we look at the specific features of iDrive and compare them to those of the other cloud storage services in the market in general.

idrive review

Pros

  • IDrive has very high upload and download speeds.
  • The syncing process is smooth, fast and reliable.

Cons

  • The storage space is limited.

Full iDrive Review

Features

IDrive has all the fundamental features of a cloud storage service. Clients can use their accounts to store files in the cloud. Customers can choose to store files in the cloud entirely or keep copies of the stored files on the hard drives of their devices. Files stored on the hard drives remain accessible offline.

Clients can share files on iDrive. File sharing makes it possible for clients to collaborate on projects by editing files from different locations using different devices.

You can also recover all your lost files using the service. You can use the special features of the service to restore lost files. Therefore, the service works well as a backup option for all your data.

Pricing

IDrive has an attractive pricing plan. To use the service for one year, it costs $59.50. This pricing plan covers up to five different devices and gives you access to 1TB of storage space. Therefore, whether you use a single device or five different devices, you will still have to pay $59.50 to access this service.

idrive-review-priceWe find that this pricing plan is advantageous for two main reasons. One, if you divide the total amount by five different devices, you realise that the average price of accessing the service is similar to what other services charge.

Two, iDrive offers its clients amazing discounts. If you are purchasing the plan for the first time, you will get price cuts.

Disk Storage

You need to keep in mind two things about the disc storage capabilities of iDrive. The first one is that iDrive has excellent uploading speeds. Results of tests show that you can upload your files on iDrive much faster than you can do on many other cloud storage services in the market.

The second thing is that you can restore your files in the cloud very fast. You can upload or restore your files using any device connected to the service.

Backup Solution

In our opinion, iDrive offers very competitive backup solution services, regardless of the limited storage space of 1TB. For individuals and small businesses, the 1TB storage space is enough to backup all the essential files.

Web App

You can use the web app of the service to carry out basic functions on your account. For example, you can use it to upload or download files stored in the drive. You can also edit files stored on the drive and share them with your team members.

Compatibility

idrive-review-compatibilityiDrive is compatible with devices running on any of the main operating systems.

Security

IDrive encrypts your data using the 256-Bit AES method. This encryption system is one of the most advanced systems currently in use. However, you need to bear in mind the fact that after iDrive encrypts your data, it keeps the encryption keys. Hence, the security of your data remains in the hands of iDrive, so to speak.

Customer Support

iDrive has a well informed and highly responsive customer support service. You can access the team using the traditional ticketing system. Alternatively, you can chat with a representative. The chatting feature does not work on a 24/7-basis.

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Backblaze Review

Backblaze Review

Backblaze started back in 2007. The service offers completely unlimited storage space, fast uploading and downloading speeds and very secure backup solutions. In this Backblaze review, we are going to discuss some selling points of the service since it was established.

Backblaze Review

Pros

  • Unlimited space for storing data.
  • The pricing plan of the service is affordable.
  • The service is one of the best when one considers the level of technology that they use to store client data.

Cons

  • You cannot use the service to backup application files.
  • You cannot share files when using the service.

Full Backblaze review

Features

Backblaze has some of the most exciting features, even though most of these features are common in all cloud storage services. Interestingly, the company markets itself as a very high-tech outfit, with frequent posts about how it uses the most advanced systems to store the data of its clients. We think that this is merely a marketing trick since many other services use these systems.

Pricing

It costs $50 per year to use the Backblaze service. One advantage of using this service is that you get unlimited storage space. This means that you can store in the cloud as much data as you may want to.

backblaze-review-priceBefore you pay the $50, you can try the service for two weeks. You can use the free trial period to make up your minds on whether you would like to use the service or not.

Disk Storage

Remember that Backblaze does not have an offline option for your files. Therefore, the files that you store in the cloud using the service remain available when you are online only. Also, Backblaze does not have the file sharing functionality. Therefore, you cannot share files with other users when using the service. We think that this is one of the most visible downsides of using the service.

Backup Solution

You can store an unlimited amount of data in the cloud when using this service. You can also restore our files when using this service. The uploading, downloading and restoring speeds are above the average.

Web App

Backblaze has a beautiful app for android and windows. You can use the app to upload or download your files. However, the service does not have an app for IOS. We hope that the service will have an IOS app as soon as possible.

Compatibility

backblaze-review-compatibilityBackblaze is compatible with all the standard operating system.

Security

Three things define the level of security of Backblaze. First, the service uses the Advanced Encryption System (AES) to encrypt your data. AES is the most advanced method currently in use. As a result, this system is utilised by the best cloud storage services in the industry.

The second issue is that you can ask for private encryption keys used on the data that you store in the cloud. This arrangement gives you a leeway in influencing your level of security and privacy. In practice, many cloud storage services simply develop and keep the encryption keys without allowing the input of the clients. However, given that many individuals and companies are increasingly concerned with the security of the data that they backup with cloud storage services, this option is necessary.

Customer Support

We do not find anything peculiar about the customer support service of Backblaze. The support team responds to request in time and gives useful information. You can access the team members via the ticketing system. You may have to visit the FAQs section of the website first before you use the ticketing system. Solutions for most of the problems that clients experience when using the services are in the FAQs section.

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Trend Micro Antivirus Review

Trend Micro Antivirus Review

In this Trend Micro Antivirus review, we look at some of the most important features of trend micro and compare them to those of the other antivirus programs that are in the market. For every aspect of the product, we give our opinion on whether it meets or exceeds industry standards.

Trend Micro Antivirus Review

Pros

  • Trend Micro has several additional features that make it one of the most favored antivirus programs.
  • The program uses very little computing resources when running on a device.
  • Trend Micro has a very competitive pricing plan.

Cons

  • The customer support team of Trend Micro takes a long time to respond to issues at times.

Full Trend Micro Antivirus Review

Features

Three things define Trend Micro. The first one is that Trend Micro can search, detect and destroy common viruses. Once you install the program on your device, the program runs silently and scans your system and the web repeatedly to detect any threats that you may face as you use your device.

Second, Trend Micro has a built-in firewall. The firewall works to protect you against malware-infested websites. Third, this antivirus program protects you against other different types of cyber malware such as keyloggers and spyware.

Remember that as much as you use this antivirus program; you may find it necessary to complement it with other specific malware-protection programs such as anti-spyware and anti-keyloggers.

Pricing

trend-micro-antivirus-priceIt costs $34.95 to protect your device using Trend Micro for one year. When we compare this price to what other similar antivirus programs cost, we find that Trend Micro is affordable. Also, the company behind this product offers discounts to clients.

Security

Trend Micro performs very well about securing your device. First, the program secures your browser against specific forms of malware such as those attached to advertisements. It also automatically checks your browsing activities and evaluates the safety of every site that you visit. It has unique browser extensions which become active the moment you install the program on your device.

Trend Micro also protects your computer against infection by always scanning all the USB devices that you insert in your computer.

Usage

Tests indicate that Trend Micro uses very little resources when it is running on your device. We have seen antivirus programs that consume a lot of resources and end up stifling the performance of your computer. However, our tests indicate that Trend Micro uses very little resources even when thoroughly scanning your computer. Hence, you can use your computer for very complicated tasks even when the antivirus program is running.

Web App

You can use the Trend Micro app to do the most fundamental things on your account. Besides, the website of the product is well-designed and has all the basic functionalities beautifully arranged. However, we find that the app takes a long time to respond at times.

Compatibility

You can use Trend Micro on all the standard operating systems currently available in the market.

Payment Options

You can pay for the Trend Micro plan using your credit card or by any online wallet account. We do not find anything peculiar about the payment methods and process for this program.

Customer Support

The client support team of Trend Micro takes long to respond to client requests at times. However, when this is not the case, the team can provide useful information within a very short period when you contact them.

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CrashPlan Review

CrashPlan Review

This is a brief CrashPlan review, a cloud storage service owned and operated by a US company called Code42. In this review, we look at some of the most important features of CrashPlan and compare its overall performance with that of the other cloud storage services that are in the market. For most of the aspects of the CrashPlan review, we conducted independent tests to confirm what experts say about the service.

CrashPlan Review

Pros

  • The service stores files in three different locations: onsite, online and local.
  • The service always sends email messages to users when the computers are off.
  • CrashPlan review has a simple design and is easy to use.

Cons

  • The uploading speeds are average.
  • Soon, the service will not have an app for Windows devices.

Full CrashPlan Review

Features

CrashPlan has all the standard features of a cloud storage service. When you open the home page of the service, you see the following options: backup, destinations, settings, friends, history restore and settings. You can use the settings to change specific ways in which the cloud service functions. Additionally, you can use the option for friends to choose the people you would want to share your files with. The unique feature of this cloud storage service is the option for the destination. You can use it to choose the preferred location for your files.

Pricing

crashplan-review-priceCrashPlan has four pricing plans: individual plan, free plan, family plan and business plan. All these plans have different benefits and cost different sums of money. For example, the free plan does not include cloud backup arrangement. Further, adverts are allowed to the site for free plan users. The individual plan costs $6 per month. Users can store an unlimited amount of data on the cloud using one computer. For the family plan, users can store an unlimited amount of data on the cloud for 2-10 computers. The family plan costs $14 per month.

Disk Storage

We considered the opinion of different experts about the memory needs of CrashPlan. Mainly, CrashPlan needs a lot of memory for it to operate smoothly. For example, if you store 1GB files, you need 500MBs of space on your computer. We compared this figures to those of the other cloud storage services. We found that there are other services whose memory consumption of almost a tenth of that of CrashPlan. Therefore, CrashPlan needs more memory for its operation than what the other cloud storage services need.

Backup Solution

One of the greatest concerns about cloud backup services, in general, is the speed with which one can upload files. The upload speeds of nearly all cloud services are low. Similarly, CrashPlan has low upload speeds. At times, the speeds may be behalf of the connectivity speeds. For example, if your connectivity speed is 10mbs, you may find that your speed of uploading files to CrashPlan is 5mbs.

Web App

You can use the web app of CrashPlan to make changes to your accounts, download files to your mobile device and upload files to the cloud from your mobile device.

Compatibility

crashplan-review-compatibilityCrashPlan is compatible with different devices that run on different operating systems.

Security

Following the Snowden revelations, everyone is concerned about the security of the data stored in the cloud. People and businesses are concerned about the level of encryption that cloud storage services use on the data they are entrusted with. It is hard to verify the actual level of security that cloud storage services use for the data. However, it is enough to consider that a service like CrashPlan uses one of the most advanced encryption keys, Blowfish, to encrypt the data it stores.

Customer Support

You can contact the customer support team of the service by email or live chatting. For serious issues, you can call the customer support team.

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Panda Antivirus Pro Review

Panda Antivirus Pro review

Panda Antivirus Pro is one of the most established antivirus software programs in the market. In this Panda Antivirus Pro review, we look at specific features of this product and how it performs in comparison with its peers.

Panda Antivirus Pro review

Pros

  • Panda Antivirus Pro detects and removes nearly all known and new malware.
  • The price of the program is very competitive when compared to what other similar programs charge.
  • It is easy to install the program on your device and maintain it.

Cons

  • Results of the AV-Test which show that the antivirus can successfully detect and remove malware may not cover completely new malware types.
  • Panda Pro Antivirus consumes a lot of computing resources on the device on which it runs.

Full Panda Antivirus Pro Review

Features

We do not find anything unusual in the manner in which Panda Antivirus Pro works. The program works by detecting and deleting all the common types of malware that exist today. However, it is important to note that this particular product showed a significant ability to identify and successfully neutralize different types of malware. Notably, Panda Antivirus works well to protect clients against the keyloggers, worms, and common computer virus programs. In addition to this, Panda Antivirus Pro has a built-in firewall that adds a layer of security and privacy for clients.

Pricing

panda-antivirus-pro-pricePanda Antivirus Pro has several pricing plans. The cheapest plan, which covers one PC for one year, costs $39.99. The most expensive plan costs $129.99 per year. The plan covers ten PCs. Other plans include the five PCs’ plan which costs $79.99 for one year and the three PCs’ plan that costs $49.99 for a year. We do not find anything peculiar about these pricing plans in general; they are similar to those that many other competing services use. However, few antivirus companies have the 10 PCs plan.

Security

Three features define the high level of security that this program offers clients. The first one is the Panda USB Vaccine which scans all USB removable inserted into the device. The feature protects your device from USB-transmitted infections. The second feature, Panda Cloud Technology, enhances your security by constantly scanning the internet for new and emerging threats. The third feature, Panda Safe Browser, protects your browser from typical browser-based attacks such as advertisement-related malware and spyware.

Usage

In general, Panda Antivirus Pro consumes a considerable amount of resources. Particularly, when carrying out full system scans, the program ends up slowing your computer. However, changes in the technical features of the service are helping things. For example, the database of malware of the program is cloud-based. Therefore, the program runs faster and uses less resource nowadays.

Web App

The website of the service is highly functional. There are tabs at the top of the site that let you carry out the most important tasks very fast. Also, we find that the website of the service has a better design that those of many other peer services.

Compatibility

Panda Antivirus Pro is compatible with a broad range of devices. You can use the program on your devices that run on the recent versions of the Windows Operating System.

Payment Options

Panda Antivirus Pro accepts different payment methods. You can use different types of credit cards and online wallets. Besides, the payment process is smooth and secure.

Customer Support

You can get technical support from the client support team of the service. You can chat with the representatives, use the ticketing feature or call them. All these methods work quite efficiently.

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Dropbox Review

Dropbox Review

Over 200 million individuals in the US alone use Dropbox. Not considering the number of users in different parts of the world, we find that Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services currently operating in the market. In this Dropbox review, we point out the specific things that make Dropbox better or worse than its competitors in the industry.

Dropbox Review

Pros

  • It is very easy to share files with other individuals when using Dropbox.
  • Dropbox offers its users free additions to storage capacities as part of its marketing campaign. Clients can get free additional space when they use specific features of the service or when they invite their friends to use the service.

Cons

  • When compared to other cloud storage services, Dropbox charges more expensively for its Dropbox business, Dropbox Pro and Dropbox enterprise plans.

Full Dropbox Review

Features

Like any other cloud storage service, Dropbox lets you share files with your colleagues who are in remote locations. Once you upload a file on your account, you can share it with specific individuals. For shared files, different individuals can access and make changes to them from their locations. You then get notified when any of your colleagues makes changes to the files. Therefore, you can use Dropbox to store your files in the cloud and facilitate collaboration among your team members.

Pricing

dropbox-priceDropbox has three primary pricing plans. The plans are crafted for individuals as well as for businesses. The Dropbox Basic is for individuals and it comes with a 2GB free storage space. You can still share your files with your friends when you use this basic plan.

We think that it is important for you to stick to using this plan as an individual rather than trying to use it for your small business needs.

The Dropbox Business plan costs $900 per year, and it supports five individuals. The Dropbox Pro costs $10 for every person per month. However, unlike the Dropbox business plan which offers clients unlimited storage space, the Dropbox Pro limits the storage space to 1TB. The last pricing plan is the Dropbox enterprise, which the company says is designed as a premium tool for business collaboration and integration.

Disk Storage

You can choose how you want to save your files when using Dropbox. You may store all your files entirely in the cloud. Alternatively, you may make copies of your files available when you are offline. This feature is standard for nearly all cloud storage services.

Backup Solution

Dropbox is a good backup solution for your data. This is so because of several reasons. One, the service encrypts and stores your data in the cloud. Encrypting your data means that no one else can access it. However, remember that Dropbox keeps the encryption keys. Two, you can recover your lost files quickly. This means that you cannot lose your data when using the service. Third, you can remotely erase your data stored in the cloud.

Web App

You can use the web app of Dropbox to view your files, check on updates about changes on different files and generally, collaborate with your team.

Compatibility

Dropbox is compatible with all devices that run on Windows, Linux, and IOS operating systems.

Security

Gong by recent occurrences, many people no longer believe that cloud computing is completely secure. However, at the basic level, Dropbox encrypts your data and keeps the encryption keys. This means that hackers cannot access your data.

Customer Support

You can get help from the client support team of the service by either calling or emailing them. The customer support team provides helpful information for fundamental problems that you may encounter when using the service.

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NordVPN Review

nordvpn review

NordVPN is based in Panama, one of the best countries regarding privacy and taxation laws. Therefore, NordVPN does not keep logs of the traffic of its clients because the authorities in Panama do not require VPN companies to keep records of the activities of their clients. This is one of the most important things about NordVPN. In this NordVPN review, we compare NordVPN with the other VPN services by evaluating its performance, reliability, and level of security.

nordvpn review

Pros

  • NordVPN does not keep log records of client traffic
  • It is very easy to set up the service and maintain it.
  • You can use up to six devices on a single account, and the connectivity speeds remain high.

Cons

  • The performance of NordVPN is not perfect as one would expect, given that the service charges for the monthly plan are expensive.
  • Clients who pay for the service using Bitcoin cannot get refunds.

Full NordVPN Review

Features

The features of NordVPN are based on three fundamental needs of customers: to get unrestricted access to the internet, browse the web privately and remain secure when they are online. You can use NordVPN to stay completely safe online because the service encrypts your data and sends it via completely secure tunnels. Also, you can access any site when you use this service because many website servers cannot detect and block VPN servers. Lastly, you can use the service to remain private when browsing the internet.

Pricing

nordvpn-priceNordVPN has three pricing plans: simple, standard and best offer. The simple plan costs $8 for every month of service. The standard plan costs $5 per month for six months. Lastly, the best offer plan costs $4 for every month that you use the service. You will have to pay for one full year for the best offer plan. We note that the cost of the simple pricing plan of the service is more than what the other VPN services in the market charge.

Servers

From a technical point of view, we find that NordVPN has a good server network capability. The service has server locations in more than 27 countries in different regions of the world. In total, the service has over 80 server locations. This enables the service to compete with its peers effectively.

Encryption

NordVPN supports three types of encryption. The first one, which is one of the most advanced forms of encryption in use, is the SSL-128 Bit encryption. The other two, which are commonly used by many other VPN services, are the PPTP and the L2TP. Nord VPN uses these forms of encryption to encrypt your traffic and ensure that no one else can access your data.

Web App

You can use the web app of the service to change your server settings, refresh your connection, connect to and disconnect from the service.

Compatibility

nordvpn-compatibilityNordVPN is compatible with all the main operating systems available in the market. Therefore, you can use it on your devices that run on Windows, iOS or the Linux operating systems. You can connect up to six devices to the internet using your NordVPN account. Besides, when you do this, you will experience relatively good connectivity speeds. NordVPN also has different types of additional features for its clients. For example, it offers browser extensions which improve the level of safety of customers.

Payment Options

NordVPN accepts all the main payment methods: online wallets like PayPal, different types of credit cards and even Bitcoin.

Customer Support

You can get help from the client support team of the service either by using the ticketing system or the live chat functionality. The live chat feature is not available at all times. Besides, the ticketing system works well.

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TorGuard VPN Review

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TorGuard VPN was established back in 2012. Since then, many torrent users recognise it as the preferred VPN service for torrenting. In this TorGuard VPN review, we look at some of the most outstanding features of this VPN service and compare its performance to that of its closest rivals.

torguard vpn review

Pros

  • TorGuard does not keep log records of users.
  • Users can share files with relative ease
  • the pricing system is attractive

Cons

  • The server network compares poorly that those of its rivals.

Full TorGuard VPN Review

Features

TorGuard was built to offer users a highly friendly and effective VPN service. You can use the service to access geo-restricted content from anywhere in the world. Users get anonymous and randomly-generated IP addresses which they can use to access nearly any website in the world. Like any other VPN service, TorGuard encrypts all the traffic that users send and receive, before channelling it through secure tunnels. Thus, users can remain completely anonymous, private and secure when using the service to access the internet.

Pricing

torguard-vpn-review-priceTorGuard has three pricing plans: the one-month, three-month and twelve-month plans. The one-month plan costs $9.99 for every month that you choose to use the service. The three-month plan costs $6.66 for every single month in the three-month period. Lastly, the twelve-month plan costs $4.99 per month for the year.

Servers

One interesting thing about TorGuard is that it started by developing essential tools that help individuals remain anonymous when on the internet. The company then built its capabilities progressively and began offering full VPN services. Currently, the company has over 1200 servers. The servers are located in more than 40 different countries in different parts of the world.

Encryption

The service uses two types of encryption keys: 256-Bit AES and 128-Bit Blowfish. The 256-Bit AES is an advanced form of encryption. Since TorGuard uses this key, it means that it takes the security of its clients seriously. In addition to this, TorGuard uses three types of encryption protocols: PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. Using all these three encryption protocols is in line with what other VPN services are doing.

Web App

TorGuard has special web apps for Android and iOS devices. You can use the apps to change different types of settings on your account. We find the apps highly functional and useful. Clients can successfully use them to supplement the main website of the service.

Compatibility

torguard-vpn-review-compatibilityTorGuard VPN is compatible with all the major operating systems currently in the market. Therefore, you can use it on devices that run on any of the following platforms: Windows, Mac OSX or Linux. However, the ticketing system complements the information provided in the FAQs section of the website quite well.

Payment Options

You can pay for your TorGuard plan using your credit card, by PayPal or any other online wallet service. Additionally, you can pay for the service using Bitcoin. The company has a refund policy in place. Clients who are not satisfied with the service and have used less than 10GB of their allocated bandwidth can ask for a refund. In practice, the process of refunding clients takes about seven days.

Customer Support

Clients can reach the customer service team by using the ticketing system. The client support team also runs the live chat services. However, the live chat services are not available on a 24/7 basis.