HideMyAss VPN Review
Good, but not great
With its playful name of HideMyAss! and a cheerful donkey visual theme, HMA! Pro is a VPN that doesn’t take itself too seriously, even though it’s up to some serious work. This is a respectable VPN despite its good sense of humor.
- User-friendly cartoon interface
- Easy modes
- Good global coverage
- Clever virtual services
- Relatively expensive
- Maintains some logs
Like any VPN service, HideMyAss connects your PC, laptop, phone or tablet to the Internet through an encrypted link to a VPN server. This can be based in another city or even another continent entirely and using it both protects your data and conceals the IP address that can be used to identify you and your computer.
What’s more, by using a server in another location you can fool websites and services into thinking that you’re connecting from that location. That’s a real plus if you’re trying to get around censorship or looking to unblock content that’s locked to a specific region or country.
Here, we compare HideMyAss against some of the top VPN services available, including our most commonly recommended brands, PureVPN, NordVPN and IPVanish.
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|PureVPN||NordVPN||IPVanish VPN||TorGuard||Private Internet Access||Windscribe||Proton VPN||Hide Me VPN||AirVPN||Express VPN||HideMyAss VPN|
|No. of devices||5||5||5||5||5||10||10||5||5||3||5|
|No. of servers||750||3605||1000||3000||3035||480||112||150||60||1500||760|
|Ease of use||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★★||★★★★★|
|Help & Support||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★★☆|
|Value for Money||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆|
|Price per month||$2.80 (1-year plan)||$2.99 (3-year plan)||$6.49 (1-year plan)||$4.12 (2-year plan)||$2.91 (2-year plan)||$4.08 (1-year plan)||$4 (1-year plan)||$4.99 (1-year plan)||$2.78 (2-year plan)||$8.32 (1-year plan)||$6.99 (1-year plan)|
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