5 Best Free VPN Services To Protect Your Privacy In 2018

Free VPN is one of the most searched queries on the internet. Because everyone now wants to protect their internet privacy more than anything.

Virtual Private Network or VPN is a technology that adds an extra layer of security while you browse the internet. There are free and paid VPN services and free VPN services are the cost effective way to protect our internet privacy, security and also access geographically restricted content.

Why you need a free VPN? — A VPN creates safe tunnels that won’t be accessible by anyone but you. It also helps you cross boundaries or restrictions imposed by authorities (your employer, ISP or government), allowing you to access content from anywhere in the world. In short using a VPN helps you to access the internet without any restriction by being anonymous.

There are many free VPN services available online but users always confuse to choose the right one.

Here we are going to list some free VPN services that will help you to access websites that are restricted by your college/office wifi or to bypass your government firewall.

Best Free VPN Services

1. Psiphon :

Psiphon first on the list, currently it is my favorite free VPN to access many blocked torrent websites in my country. So for me, it’s excellent, and surely I will prefer it over other free VPN services.

Psiphon is a circumvention tool from Psiphon Inc. that utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. Your Psiphon client will automatically learn about new access points to maximize your chances of bypassing censorship. Psiphon is designed to provide you with open access to online content. Psiphon does not increase your online privacy, and should not be considered or used as an online security tool.

Supported Platforms: Windows and Android

Pros :

  • Psiphon is an open source project
  • No disturbing Ads
  • Utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology

Cons :

  • Only support Windows and Android

2. Betternet :

Betternet VPN service is a totally free VPN service that lets you access any website from any country. It allows you to surf the web anonymously without leaving a trace and protects your data from malicious attacks and interested parties such as hackers and government agencies.

Supported Platforms: Windows,iOS,Android,Chrome,Firefox,Mac OS X(Comming Soon)

Pros : 

  • unlimited simultaneous connections
  • fast connection
  • easy to use
  • totally free
  • cross platform support
  • chrome and firefox plugins are also available

Cons :

  • very limited server selection
  • paid for by third party advertising
  • not supported to Mac OS X (Comming Soon supporting version)

3. Hotspot Shield :

Hotspot Shield protects your online privacy and lets you bypass Internet censorship and access any website or service. It secures your Internet sessions using HTTPS encryption and protects your personal information from hackers.

Hotspot Shield is available in two flavors, free and Elite. The free version displays ads to the user while it is turned on, while Elite is ad-free. Users can pay via credit card and PayPal.

Supported Platforms: Windows Desktop,Windows Mobile,iOS,Mac OS X,Android

Pros :

  • Easy to use software
  • Encrypts all traffic
  • Less impact on browser performance than other VPNs
  • Numerous servers available worldwide

Cons :

  • No specialized servers
  • for free version – Fewer servers
  • Comparatively expensive
  • Annoying ad supported free version

4. Windscribe Free :

Windscribe — free VPN + Adblocker, unlike other free VPN providers, Windscribe protects you from advertisers or marketers along protecting your privacy or unblocking every website. Its cross platform support helps us to be private or anonymous on different platforms.

Supported Platforms: Windows,Mac,Linux,iOS,Android(pro),Google Chrome,Firefox,Opera

Pros :

  • VPN + Adblocker
  • Brower extensions are available
  • Multi-platform support
  • Also available for routers

Cons :

  • need pro version for Android support
  • the free version only gives access to 8 countries while pro provides servers in 40+ countries
  • limited downloading in the free version
  • free version — one account one device.

5. proXPN :

proXPN‘s VPN software lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without logging and tracking your activity. It relieves you from censorship from your college, corporation or government, and lets you access the Internet as is, with every website and content open to your fingertips.

Supported Platforms: Windows,Mac OS X, Need a premium account to run on Android and iOS.

Pros :

  • no slowing down
  • no sudden disconnection
  • good support

Cons :

  • need a premium account to run on Android and iOS
  • for free version – limit your speed through the VPN to 300kbps
  • for free version – you are restricted to one location in the United States

So these are top free VPN services available now on the internet. If you find some other please let us know we will add them to the list.

Also Read: How to unblock torrent websites without using any VPN service

  1. Rishi says

    I like tunnel bear VPN. Though free but nice support 🙂

  2. Mickel says

    Ivacy is the best so far.

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