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

IPVanish is one of the best VPNs we’ve tested. It promises to secure your internet connection at all times and allows you to surf the web without a trace. There’s a strict zero-logging policy that means what you do while you’re using IPVanish remains between you and the …

PureVPN Review

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PureVPN is one of the best VPN services around, and should definitely be a contender if you’re looking for a secure VPN to protect your online privacy. It bills itself as the world’s fastest VPN service, and it offers a great mix of cyber-security features and good value … VPN Review VPN Review puts safety and security first, claiming to protect you from browser leaking, wi-fi eavesdropping and broadband spying. However, this isn’t one of the best VPNs we’ve tested, due to underwhelming speeds while it’s in use and a couple of frustrating feature quirks.

TunnelBear VPN Review

TunnelBear VPN Review

Like bears? Like internet privacy? Looking for more security when you connect to a public WiFi network? Well, TunnelBear might be the VPN for you – this is an outstanding VPN service with a great sense of fun across its branding. It’s simple to use and maintains good speeds, …

Hotspot Shield VPN Review Review Hotspot Shield VPN

Hotspot Shield is a blisteringly fast VPN service with some great features and attractive price plans. If you’re looking for a VPN that can give you tight online privacy and maintain your broadband speeds, Hotspot Shield is great, though the free version has lots of adverts.

F-Secure Freedome VPN Review Review F-Secure Freedome VPN

F-Secure Freedome VPN is a terrific service that doesn’t cost the earth. It’s developed by F-Secure, one of the biggest names in internet security and antivirus software. If you’re new to using a VPN and want to a name you can trust, then F-Secure Freedome VPN is a smart …

Avast Secureline VPN Review

Avast Secureline is a VPN service from a well-known name in online security. It comes from the same stable as Avast’s Internet Security and Free Antivirus products. Overall, we’d consider Avast to be a good quality VPN, though it lacks some advanced features of the best VPNs.

Hide Me VPN Review

Hide Me VPN Review

Hide.Me aims to help you ‘take back your freedom’ with a combination of advanced security and privacy settings to let you enjoy the web without censorship or other limitations. However, slow connection speeds mean we’d hesitate to recommend this VPN as highly as other …

Opera Free VPN Review Review of Opera Free VPN

Want a VPN, but don’t feel like paying for it? With Opera Free VPN, you can enjoy online privacy without spending a dime. It’s not the most sophisticated VPN service we’ve tested, but as a free taster, Opera VPN is a good start and may even persuade you to pay for a VPN …

ProtonVPN Review

Developed by a team of ex-CERN scientists and engineers, ProtonVPN is a VPN focused on security and civil liberties, much like Proton’s original encrypted email product, ProtonMail. Like all VPNs, ProtonVPN sets up an encrypted private network between your PC and a VPN server.

Windscribe VPN Review

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Windscribe is a great value VPN service that also has an impressive free edition. It works effectively to mask your online identity, and while it’s a little technical to use at times, it’s still a smart choice for a VPN. Read our full Windscribe VPN review to learn more.

AirVPN Review Review AirVPN

AirVPN was built by European hackers and activists to protect the internet from spies and censorship. It’s a great value service that lets you opt in for a few days at a time for a small fee. While AirVPN is a little technical, this is a great VPN with plenty to recommend it.

VyprVPN Review

VyprVPN Review 2018

VyprVPN is a good VPN, but not a class-leading one. It does a solid job of protecting your privacy and securing your online communications, but it’s neither the fastest nor the best value VPN. Check out our VyprVPN review for our test results and full verdict before you sign …

FlyVPN Review

FlyVPN Review 2018

FlyVPN is slow, awkward to use and not reliable. Were it free or cheap, we’d be a little more forgiving. For these prices, you should definitely pick another VPN instead. If you’re considering a FlyVPN subscription, be sure to check our thorough review before you sign up.

ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN Review 2018

ExpressVPN is one of the world’s most popular VPN services, enabling you to connect to the internet through a Virtual Private Network link. It’s one of the better VPNs you can choose, as it’s logically designed and easy to get on with even for first-time VPN users.

Hola VPN Review

Hola VPN Review 2018

Hola works reasonably well as a free unblocker for location-locked services, but it’s not a great all-round VPN and we have some serious reservations around the way it makes your own bandwidth available to other Hola users. All-in-all, this is a VPN to avoid even though it’s …

NordVPN Review

NordVPN Review 2018

NordVPN is one of the best VPNs we’ve tested, and it has some fantastic value deals if you’re willing to commit to a year or more of service. NordVPN is a well-known VPN service, designed to give you better privacy and security. Read our full NordVPN review for our full …