PureVPNfor Mac



Middle-of-the-road VPN service

There are now so many secure VPN providers around that it can be difficult to choose between them. PureVPN is a decent VPN service, although you may be better off with an alternative.

International servers for a price

PureVPN is a paid VPN service that offers diverse servers located across the world. It also protects and unlocks content on the internet.

People use VPNs for different reasons. They’re handy to legally hide your activity online, making it more difficult for hackers to spy on you and unlocking content on video streaming services. PureVPN has a few tricks up its sleeve, but they might not be enough.

First of all, this VPN service has 750 servers spread across 140 countries. This is substantially more than many rivals, like ExpressVPN. However, not all of these are physical servers; some are virtual. Ultimately, this can make tracking the country your data is being processed through difficult.

Whenever you use the internet, a secure VPN is essential and this one has a pleasingly clear privacy policy. The only user data it collects is the total bandwidth used, which is standard for many VPN companies.

PureVPN falters when it comes to its dashboard and lack of a free trial. The UI, in theory, offers five useful options: Stream, Internet Freedom, Security/Privacy, File Sharing, and Dedicated IP. However, the average user might be confused as to what each one actually means. If you just want to get online, you don’t want to have to tweak the VPN service settings if you can help it.

Where can you run this program?

PureVPN is available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android devices. It can also be installed as an extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Is there a better alternative?

Yes. NordVPN and Surfshark are two excellent alternatives that offer better value for money and features. NordVPN, in particular, has generous pricing plans to suit all wallets.

Our take

PureVPN is an adequate VPN service, but it’s priced above many of its competitors (although there is a money-back guarantee). It’s the definition of “fine.”

Should you download it?

No. Although it’s a secure VPN and has a generous selection of servers, there’s really no reason not to try another VPN service—especially when many others offer similar features for free.

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