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Windscribe VPN Encrypts Your Web Traffic

One of the benefits of technology is that you can work anywhere in the world. You will not need to go to the office and sit in your workstation all day to complete your workload. You can work at home, while you’re traveling, or at a coffee shop – all you need is an internet connection. Not only can you conduct business on-the-go, but you can also do a lot of other things, like pay your bills, stream your favorite content, or just log in to your social media accounts. However, when you use public Wi-Fi, your web activities become vulnerable to scanning and phishing tools of hackers. This is where a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, comes in handy.

Windscribe VPN provides VPN services that enable you to do anything online without having your browsing activities unknowingly tracked, monitored, or collected.

About Windscribe VPN

Windscribe VPN is a Canada-based VPN provider. Canada is part of the Five Eyes Surveillance Alliance, along with the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In addition to strict surveillance practices, Canada also has mandatory data retention laws, which could be a concern for consumers who prefer online privacy.

Windscribe VPN was founded in 2015 by its current owner, Yegor Sak. The company focuses on VPN service, but it also offers products and services that block ads, malware, and phishing websites.

How Does Windscribe VPN Work? 

Windscribe VPN allows you to access your favorite streaming websites, conduct business, or make daily online transactions privately. By using a VPN, you are given a temporary IP address, and your real address remains hidden while you are online. When you connect your device to one of the VPN servers, all the data go through an encrypted tunnel that cannot be recognized by hacking software or even your internet service provider (ISP). You can also unblock geo-restricted websites if you are in an area with stringent censorship laws. 

Pricing and Subscription Plans

If you’re a light user or you want to test their service before subscribing to a paid plan, you can try the free version. This option allows usage of up to 10 Gb per month and access on 10 of their server locations.

Windscribe VPN also offers a monthly plan at $9.00 per month and a yearly plan at $49.00 every year (4.08 per month). Both the plans provide an unlimited data transfer limit and access to all server locations. You can also build your own plan and pay only for the server locations you need. Windscribe VPN also offers adds-on on their paid plans, such as Static IP and Team Accounts, for a minimal fee.

Payments may be made via credit card, PayPal, bitcoin, Amex, or Paymentwall.

Features

Do you want to know more about WindScribe? Have a look at their VPN’s features;

Strong Encryption

Windscribe VPN uses double encryption, which includes a powerful AES-256 cipher with SHA512 authentication and a 4096-bit RSA key for desktop. For browser extensions, they use TLS 1.2, ECDHE_RSA with P-256 key exchange, and AES_128_GCM cipher. They offer IKEv2, OpenVPN, WireGuard®, and SOCKS5 as protocol options. They also provide DNS/IPv6 leak protection.

Blocking Tool

Windscribe VPN has a domain and IP-blocking tool called R.O.B.E.R.T., which allows you to create custom lists of domains or IPs you want to block and whitelist domains you want to access. This feature reduces tracking activities, blocks ads and bot servers, saves data limit usage, and improves browsing speeds.

Team Accounts

If you want to use Windscribe VPN for your business or if you have a team of users, they offer ScribeForce, which allows you to share the same IP address with everyone on your team. ScribeForce comes with all the features of a regular end-user account but provides easy team account management, centralized billing, and it is 3x cheaper.

Split Tunneling

The Split Tunneling feature lets you select which apps or websites to connect to the VPN and directly to the internet. This feature is available only in Android apps, and soon on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

No Logs Policy 

Windscribe VPN does not collect, track, or monitor connection logs, IP timestamps, or session logs. They do store when you last connected to their server and the bandwidth you have used in a 30-day period, but they don’t keep it historically. It is a rolling counter and only serves as a measure to enforce free tier limits and prevent abuse.

Supports Multiple Devices

Windscribe VPN works on devices that run on Windows, macOS, Android, Linux, and iOs. It also offers Chrome, Opera, and Firefox browser extensions. They also have a Kill Switch feature, which disconnects your device from the internet should your connection to the VPN server suddenly drops.

Diverse Network of Servers

Windscribe VPN servers are physically located in the countries they are advertised to be in. Currently, they have over 500 servers in 63 countries. If you connect to a server closest to your location, you can experience fast connection speeds and stream the content you desire without buffer or lags.

Support Center

Windscribe VPN’s Support Center includes Set-up Guides, FAQ, and Knowledge Base, where you can search for the information you need. You can also reach out to their Technical Support team via Subreddit, live chat, or by sending a ticketed request.

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      No good
      Not a good VPN because of low download speeds, not many servers plus it’s located in Canada and that’s not a good place to be as a VPN.
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      More servers
      With more servers (more countries and more cities in each) and better speeds Windscribe could be worth it. As it is right now, this is not a good option.
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      Not good for torrenting
      If you’re into torrenting this is not a good choice.
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      No Kill Switch
      Windscribe has no KILL SWITCH!!! I can’t believe a known VPN doesn’t have this as a standard option. What year is this?
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      User experience is not the best with Windscribe
      They need to do a lot of work in this area to ever get me to come back.
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      Clearly a second tier VPN
      Not among the top 25 VPNs out there because of small download speeds, lack in server locations, not the best support etc.
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      Pretty good
      Pretty good VPN. Their security suite is quite a nice touch. It’s called R.O.B.E.R.T and it helps block things like trackers, malware, cryptominers or ads.
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      Needs improvements in many areas
      They do need a few things to be counted among the best, like much more servers worldwide and a better support.
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      The free version is cool
      I like the free Windscribe but the paid one doesn’t get me excited that much. I can find much better VPNs for the money, with better features.
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      Support could be a little better
      Their support is based on a chat bot. The bot does a good job but sometimes you need a real person to answer queries and that’s when issues arise. You get real support staff if the bot can’t help but it does take a while and that bothers me.
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      Depends on what you use it for
      Windscribe is definitely not the best VPN out there but it’s a decent one nonetheless. It all depends on what you need it for.
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      Red flags
      The lack of a kill switch was the first red flag. If something happens and Windscribe doesn’t work for a few seconds or minutes then your real IP becomes visible to others including hackers and so on.
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      Good enough for me
      Can bypass the Great Firewall of China which was enough for my needs.
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      Ok
      Ok enough I guess. What I liked most is their unique security suite that blocks pretty much everything like ads or trackers. And believe it or not, it increased my browsing speed!
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      Unacceptable
      Windscribe is known because they also offer a small version for free. And the free one is decent enough but when it comes to the paid option, well, we have a problem. Long story short, Windscribe is not worth it. I would give it a 6 out of 10.
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      Located in Canada
      Windscribe is located in Canada which is a member of the dreaded 5/9/14-Eyes Alliance. This is a clear no-no and I wouldn’t use any VPN that is located in such a country.
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      Too little servers
      Servers in just 50 countries might look like a lot to some people but it’s really not. I like to see 60 at the very least, with multiple cities in each country.
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      Good experience with Windscribe
      I had a good experience with both the free and paid option of Windscribe and I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay hidden online.
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      Flawed VPN
      There’s a lot to be said about the paid version but you can also gather a lot of info from their free one which is not a great VPN, it’s just a free one. People tend to overlook many of its flaws just because it’s free. To me, if your free version is not that great then I’m not going to try your paid one.
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      Download speeds are way down
      My download speed goes down drastically after using Windscribe. I went from 58 Mbps to just 22 which is pretty bad. Windscribe gets a downvote from me 🙁
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      The free version is ok
      Windscribe is a good option when we’re talking about their free version. When it comes to their paid version, things are very different. Just not worth it in my opinion.
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      No Netflix, No Amazon, No Hulu
      Someone mentioned this doesn’t work with Netflix which is true. I also tested and it didn’t work with Amazon Prime or Hulu which was very disappointing. How can you be a VPN in our day and age and not be able to unblock any of these?
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      Can't unblock Netflix
      Windscribe might be good for some people but the fact that it doesn’t even unblock Netflix is a no-go for me.
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