Stuart Andrews has been writing about IT and consumer technology for over twenty years, working across many of the UK's biggest specialist titles. While specializing in PCs and related technology, software and cloud-based services, he also writes about IT in education, video games and internet security

 

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IPVanish Review

Rating 80% Ease of use:5 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Crammed with settings that put you in control Strong privacy and security features Decent speeds Cons Slightly intimidating Priced above some rivals A...

PureVPN Review

PureVPN Review by Tech.co Rating 82% Ease of Use: 5 stars Features: 5 stars Privacy: 5 stars Speed: 3 stars Help & Support: 4 stars Value for Money: 5 stars Pros Effective privacy and security features Smart Mode-based approach Clear notifications Excellent value Cons Not as fast as billed Doesn't unblock...

Encrypt.me VPN Review

Encrypt.me VPN Review Tech.co Rating 45% Ease of use:5 stars Features:2 stars Privacy:2 stars Speed:1 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:3 stars Pros Impressively easy to use Solid privacy protection Short-term passes Cons Location list doesn't work properly Average to poor performance Ineffective killswitch Simple, slow...

TunnelBear VPN Review

TunnelBear VPN Review Tech.co Rating 63% Ease of use:5 stars Features:2 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:5 stars Pros User-friendly and approachable Extra privacy features Free without annoyance or unreasonable limitations Cons Can't choose which city to connect to Doesn't unblock Netflix...

Hotspot Shield VPN Review

Tech.co Review Hotspot Shield VPN Rating 71% Ease of use:5 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Great speeds maintained Simple and easy-to-use Effective protection Cons Reasonably expensive Some privacy concerns Easy to use with incredible speed perfomance Hotspot Shield...

F-Secure Freedome VPN Review

Tech.co Review F-Secure Freedome VPN Rating 71% Ease of use:5 stars Features:2 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:5 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Superb interface Good security features Decent speeds Transparent privacy policies Cons Doesn’t unblock Netflix Tracker features involve some logging Annual payments only Slick,...

Avast Secureline VPN Review

Rating 69% Ease of use:5 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:4 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Intuitive Effective protection Reasonably speedy Cons Confusing and restrictive plans Lacks advanced security features No killswitch Easy to use and fast, but doesn't...

Hide Me VPN Review

Hide Me VPN Review Tech.co Rating 72% Ease of use:4 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:5 stars Pros Easy to set-up Intuitive, well-designed app Decent free plan Cons Slow Not great value Straightforward, but slow Hide.Me aims to help you ‘take...

Opera Free VPN Review

Tech.co Review of Opera Free VPN Rating 60% Ease of use:4 stars Features:2 stars Privacy:2 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:2 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Free to use, without any ads or nagging Easy to enable from within the browser Good performance Cons No mobile version Little choice...

ProtonVPN Review

Rating 74% Ease of use:5 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Impressive interface Powerful features Lots of hands-on control Cons Premium plans are expensive Can be intimidating Average speeds overall A decent option for...

Windscribe VPN Review

Windscribe lead Rating 74% Ease of use:5 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Distinctive app and add-on combo approach Good free option with no nagging and no ads Decent speeds Unblocks Netflix Cons Technical style A...

AirVPN Review

Tech.co Review AirVPN Rating 72% Ease of use:3 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:3 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Low costs and flexible plans Strong encryption and privacy options Clear no-logging policies Good speeds Cons Complex and technical Tricky to get started...

VyprVPN Review

VyprVPN Review 2018 Rating 67% Ease of use:4 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Comprehensive all-rounder Useful features Fast connection speeds Cons Expensive Slow to make initial connection Not easy to pick the best location A decent...

FlyVPN Review

FlyVPN Review 2018 Rating 56% Ease of use:4 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:2 stars Speed:2 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:3 stars Pros Fast to make the initial connection Some useful features Cons Slow in use Charges for connecting additional devices Awkward to use Too leaky...

ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN Review 2018 Rating 72% Ease of use:5 stars Features:5 stars Privacy:5 stars Speed:2 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:3 stars Pros Easy to use with great support Extensive features Smart location selection   Cons Inconsistent speeds Expensive   A simple-to-use VPN service You can...

Hola VPN Review

Hola VPN Review 2018 Rating 54% Rating Description: Ease of Use: 4 stars Features: 2 stars Privacy: 1 stars Speed: 3 stars Help & Support: 3 stars Value for Money: 4 stars Pros Free to use Relatively speedy Keeps no data logs Cons Uses your bandwidth Security concerns in recent years...

NordVPN Review

NordVPN Review 2018 Rating 73% Ease of use:5 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:4 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros Fast and effective Packed with features Excellent value Cons Not the most intuitive VPN Can’t unblock some streaming services Assumes some technical knowledge...