A VPN can be an indispensable tool for heavy internet users who don’t want their privacy or security compromised.
With a VPN, you can remain anonymous online, as your traffic is routed through servers that can’t be attributed to you. They also allow you to access content which might not be available in your country, such as streaming video from services such as Netflix.
With Black Friday upon us, we’ve picked out the best VPNs from our testing, and found the best deals for you.
We think that PureVPN is one of the best. In fact, we don’t think, we know – it’s been through our rigorous test program and come out with flying colors.
As for what we love about it, well, it’s a combination of being a secure and robust app that’s wrapped up in a simple-to-use interface. Some VPNs are incredibly powerful, but turn-off new users with complex systems. PureVPN cracks the magic formula, offering a complete VPN which is simple to use.
For Black Friday, PureVPN has slashed its prices, starting with a monthly subscription for just $1.32 per month if you commit to a year. That makes it one of the cheapest VPNs available at the moment.
Sign up today for PureVPN for a special Black Friday rate of just $1.32 per month
NordVPN gets the Tech.co thumbs up thanks to its excellent security features, including features that block malware and phishing sites. Not only will it keep your identity safe, but your computer too.
It’s a deep program with plenty of features, which could be a little confusing for the uninitiated. But if you’ve used a VPN before, you’ll love the level of tweaking you can do to optimize your VPN experience.
What’s more, if you do come unstuck, it has excellent email and live chat support.
Express VPN holds its head high in the crowded VPN space by offering its users an excellent experience. It’s stuffed with features, a highlight of which is its smart server location, which automatically selects the fastest server in the country of your choice. If that’s not what you’re after, it also allows you to manually select a server too.
It also has a killswitch option built-in to help with maintaining your anonymity – if the VPN goes down, traffic won’t be channeled through your own, insecure ISP instead.
Here at Tech.co, we know a thing or two about VPNs – so when one comes along that offers super-fast speeds, we sit up and take notice. While all VPNs will have some impact on your speed, TorGuard does a great job of minimizing the slowdown, resulting in a fast VPN that barely dips, even when used for transatlantic traffic.
Not only that, but it can also unlock Netflix – one of the main reasons people choose to use a VPN – and enable you to access streaming content not available in your territory.
Sign up with TorGuard today to make your browsing secure
CyberGhost’s strength is that it’s user friendly. Even if five minutes ago you didn’t even know what a VPN was, this is a VPN that will have you up and running in no time, protecting your personal data and identity as you browse.
More good news: the built-in Netflix unblocker works like a charm, which isn’t something that can be said of all VPNs that promise unrestricted access to streaming sites.
And if you’re a newcomer, Cyberghost offers excellent help and support options.
For Black Friday, Cyberghost is offering its service for $2.75 per month, making it one of the cheapest VPN deals out there.
Sign up for CyberGhost's special $2.75 per month Black Friday deal
Some VPNs are aimed at more geeky users who know their way around the software and enjoy getting under the hood to tweak their experience. IPVanish is an example of this – we wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not confident with VPNs, but if you are, there’s a lot of depth here to enjoy.
IPVanish manages to maintain decent speeds, although this probably isn’t too surprising considering its pool of servers worldwide, with over 1,000 available in 60 countries.
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Jack is the Content Manager for Tech.co. He has been writing about a broad variety of technology subjects for over a decade, both in print and online, including laptops and tablets, gaming, and tech scams. As well as years of experience reviewing the latest tech devices, Jack has also conducted investigative research into a number of tech-related issues, including privacy and fraud.