CyberGhost: The Good
There’s a lot to like about CyberGhost, and in terms of simplicity and layout, it’s one of our favourite VPNs we’ve tested.
The simple, user-friendly approach works brilliantly. By splitting the main choices for how you use the service into “Modes” (see more in Getting Started with CyberGhost), the software makes things effortless even for first-timers.
CyberGhost goes even further than just connecting the VPN. It’s full of neat extra touches to make things effortless for the user.
For example, it automatically launches your browser in Incognito mode if you’re using Surf Anonymously, or automatically launches the Netflix website if you’ve asked it to unlock US Netflix under Unlock Streaming mode.
The Netflix unblocking features work exactly as promised – something we don’t take for granted with other VPNs.
Security and Privacy Boosts
Ad-blocking, tracker blocking and malicious website-blocking features are built-in, covering your tracks and holding off online ads and malware risks.
What’s more, CyberGhost doesn’t leak any identifying information – not all VPNs are so squeaky clean.
CyberGhost has some more advanced features if you need them. You can ask it to use CyberGhost’s own DNS servers, for example, to make sure that your normal ISP’s DNS servers don’t give the game away.
You can also set default actions for when you connect to an unknown WiFi network, to make sure you’re protected.
You can also enable data compression, which compresses images and videos so that websites load faster when you’re on a slow connection.
The Help and Support options are good, with loads of useful guides and walkthroughs on the website to help you make the most of your VPN. You can also contact support via email or live chat.