PureVPN Review 2018, Top 10 VPNs

PureVPN is a commercial VPN service based in Hong Kong and operated by GZ Systems. PureVPN was founded in 2007 by GZ-systems in Hong Kong. The service started with 2 servers and gradually expanded its network of servers to 16 locations in 2008. Later in 2008, PureVPN introduced add-ons, including NAT Firewall and Internet Kill Switch.

Features
PureVPN supports multiple protocols in its software such as PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN, additional features include DNS leak protection, IPv6 leak protection, Internet kill switch, access via UDP/TCP, multiple VPN gateways, unlimited bandwidth and split tunneling. PureVPN has recently launched their advanced features and claims to provide 360 security solution for their users by adding anti-virus/anti-malware, IDS/IPS protection, APP/URL/content filtering. Based on the features product is rated well on Trust Pilot with a good word of mouth for the features and user interface and bad word of mouth for slower speed issues.

Their services are compatible with all major devices including:

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Linux

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Privacy policy
PureVPN claims that it does not keep any activity logs or other sensitive detail of any users. While the account creation process requires name, email address and phone number which they state are taken for following reasons:Name (required for account creation) Email address (needed to create an account and other offer announcements)Phone number (for limited users from certain regions only) However there is proof that PureVPN keeps some logs as of there is a case of a cyber-stalker been tracked down by the FBI with the help of PureVPN’s logs.

US Server (New York)
  • Ping: 125ms
  • Download: 29.41 Mbps
  • Upload: 29.06 Mbps
EU Server (Amsterdam)
  • Ping: 40ms
  • Download: 35.49 Mbps
  • Upload: 27.29 Mbps

Asia Server (Hong Kong)

  • Ping: 355ms
  • Download: 6.77 Mbps
  • Upload: 3.62 Mbps
UK Server (London)
  • Ping: 53ms
  • Download: 62.48 Mbps
  • Upload: 45.90 Mbps

Uses
Online gamers have also used PureVPN to reduce ping issues while connecting to international gaming servers and preventing virus attacks by rival gamers. Many internet users have also showed interest using PureVPN to easily access content which was not available in their geo location, thus making it available by connecting to the required region via PureVPN software. In 2016 Netflix banned PureVPN users from accessing their content via VPN from different region by stating “We protect the content and abide by licensing deals & Some providers, in fact, blatantly advertise that their service is for watching Netflix’s U.S. version”. Another US based online streaming service Hulu did the similar thing in past, they tried to cut off access for users living outside the US by blocking VPNs and proxies back in 2014. PureVPN’s DNS leak issue could be the problem for users but huge choice of servers and lengthy feature list does the repair work well.  PureVPN also allows limited servers in few of the regions for Torrenting purposes as stated by TorrentFreak.

Pricing and Features
PureVPN currently offers neither a free version or a free trial of their product. There is, however, a seven-day money-back guarantee. If you’re unwilling to plunk down cash for a VPN, consider the numerous excellent free VPN services on the market.

Month-to-Month Plan

  • $10.95 per month
  • 0% Savings

Six Months Plan

  • $8.95 per month
  • 18% Savings

Two Year Plan

  • $3.25 per month
  • 70% savings

Payment Methods
They also allow customers to purchase their service with almost every payment method imaginable (even Target gift cards)

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