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Windscribefor Windows

2.02.10

8

Free VPN with high security

Windscribe is a free virtual private network service for PCs that excels in security. While Windscribe VPN has paid versions that you can buy, the free package includes the same suite of safety features as the premium. With this app, you have unlimited connections that let you connect to multiple devices at the same time.

ProtonVPN is another free VPN application. ProtonVPN delivers a limitless amount of data compared to the Windscribe limited package of 10 GB per month. ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and SurfShark are alternatives to Windscribe that cost money. The VPN applications have high security, speeds, streaming, and torrenting capabilities.

Is Windscribe a good VPN?

Windscribe is one of the best free VPN apps available. The VPN service includes a kill switch that will immediately terminate your internet connection in case your VPN coverage gets disconnected. The kill switch setting is conveniently located on the home screen. You can tap the kill switch button to turn the command on or off.

Another important feature is leak protection. Your IP address, DNS, and WebRTC are protected with Windscribe. While the number of countries and data per month that you can use is limited, the kill switch and leak protection are meant to keep you safe. The added layers of protection make sure that your identity is still protected when a limitation comes to an end.

Windscribe includes ad blocking, stealth modes, and time zone spoofing. You can use the VPN app to turn your mobile phone into a WIFI hotspot. Windscribe uses AES 256-bit encryption to encrypt your private internet access. Plenty of tunneling protocols are available. You can use the WireGuard, ikeV2, Open VPN TCP, Open VPN UDP, and Wstunnel protocols with Windscribe.

Since Windscribe is a relatively new VPN provider, the split tunneling feature is only available on Android devices. Windscribe takes your online privacy to a new level by promising to not log identifying data and has a trustworthy privacy policy despite being located in a surveillance-heavy country of Canada.

You can use the SOCKS5 proxy to torrent. While Windscribe supports torrenting, you cannot torrent in a few countries like India, Russia, nor South Africa servers. The rest of the servers deliver P2P connections. Windscribe has specific servers dedicated to streaming called WindFlix. WindFlix is available in Canada, Japan, the UK, and the US.

Is Windscribe VPN free?

Windscribe is free to use. However, the free version does have limitations. Data usage is limited to 10 GB per month. Additionally, only 10 countries are available to connect to. You can use the servers in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You can access unlimited data when you pay for the VPN premium service.

The free version of Windscribe requires you to provide your email address unless you want only 2 GB of bandwidth instead of 10. The paid version does not require your email and you can pay for the program anonymously with Bitcoin or Paymentwall.

Windscribe is available as an app and web browser extension for Windows. You can download Windscribe on Android, Apple Mac, iOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Opera are extensions that are compatible with Windscribe. Amazon Fire TV and Kodi devices also support Windscribe. Additionally, you can use the tool on NAS servers and routers.

Is Windscribe extension safe?

Windscribe is safe. You can use both the app and extension at the same time to increase your security. The extension delivers benefits that the app does not. The Opera, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome VPN extensions give you additional blocked content with an ‘Ad Crusher’, ‘Malware Evader’, ‘Social Fence’, etc. More free features include ‘Location Warp’, ‘Time Warp’, ‘WebRTC Slayer’, etc.

You can block ads, sites, and social media tracking with the ‘Ad Crusher’, ‘Malware Evader’, and ‘Social Fence’. The warping tools let you fake your GPS location and time zone. You can further prevent data leaks with the ‘WebRTC Slayer’.

Our take

Windscribe is an ideal VPN solution. While Windscribe is located in the Five Eyes country of Canada, the privacy policy makes sure your identity is not revealed. Windscribe has impressive speeds that improve even more with the paid subscription. The customer support options include a chatbot, FAQ, forum, knowledgebase, setup guides, and tickets.

Should you download it?

Yes. The free download is optimal. However, you can find better alternatives to the premium package since the split tunneling and streaming capabilities are limited.

Highs

  • Fake GPS
  • Strict no logging policy
  • Ad and malware blocking
  • Military grade encryption
  • Multiple tunneling protocols

Lows

  • Limited data
  • Developer is located in 5 Eyes country

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