Even if this doesn’t seem like a big risk in regards to your privacy, it can still be frustrating knowing that your personal information is being used by various advertising companies. If you want to avoid this altogether, which we would recommend, you can check out our review on the very private and secure NordVPN.
In saying that, we did dig up the security measures used by Hide My IP VPN and were thoroughly impressed with the lengths they have gone to. It supports OpenVPN with UDP/TCP which runs a 256-bit encryption using a 2048-bit key. They also have DNS leak protection so you can rest assured that you’ll be kept safe online.
One of Hide MY IP’s most unique features however is the IP Rotation option. In the app, this feature allows you to switch your IP as frequently as you’d like enabling you to control how often your IP changes when using a server from the same location.
While Hide My IP does have some cool aspects we haven’t seen before, we would expect a VPN that’s been operating for more than 10 years to have more groundbreaking advances and technology to offer its users. In order to keep up with the premium VPNs currently on the market we believe Hide My IP still has many improvements to make.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
Downloading the Hide My IP app for Windows is very easy and straightforward directly from the provider’s website. The process of signing up for an account, downloading, and installing the app hardly took any time.
We won’t bother you with a detailed tutorial on that as this is available very clearly on the website and is easier than to provide a long explanation for it. The interface of the app allows you to have full control of the VPN from the main page and everything is a click away.
From choosing a server to adjusting all other configurations, all is right there in front of you. It’s actually very basic, to be honest. Other apps are available for more platforms, and all of them are considered at the same level of simplicity as that of the Windows app.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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