VyprVPN 2019 for Windows — Review & Test

74%
74%
Good

VyprVPN is good product packed with a lot of advanced features, great speed and strong encryption for a fair price. Variety of server locations is great (70+ countries) and it will work fine with Netflix, HBO GO, and other streaming sites.

On the other hand, VyprVPN doesn't have P2P support and keeps logs for 30 days. On top of that they don't have a money back policy (at least they offer a Free 3-day Trial).

Pros

  • Strong encryption
  • Advanced features
  • Server locations in 70!+ countries
  • Online live chat support
  • 3-day Trial
Cons

  • No P2P support
  • Keeps logs for 30 days
  • No money-back guarantee
  • Company is located in the US
  • Features
    8
  • Price
    8
  • User Interface
    8
  • Server Locations
    9
  • Performance
    8
  • Privacy Policy
    4
  • Customer Support
    7
  • User Ratings (2 Votes)
    7.1

VyprVPN belongs to the family of the top-notch VPN services on the market. Even though VyprVPN is Switzerland based, the owning company Golden Frog is located in the United States, which means that if the US government asks for users’ data they are obliged to hand it over.

Golden Frog Logo

Golden Frog Logo

On the other hand, the product is stacked with a lot of handy features such as Kill Switch and Chameleon protocol. In March 2018, VyprVPN has added a new feature called Automatic Troubleshooting which automatically switches protocol when a connection fails or the protocol is being blocked.

VyprVPN operates a self-managed VPN network that currently consists of 700+ servers spread across 70+ countries. In other words, one of the biggest VPN networks out there. Also worth mentioning is the nice and straightforward user interface which shows the connection in real-time.

VyprVPN Logo

VyprVPN Logo

The product is available on multiple platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. What is kind of unique is that VyprVPN is a service which comes with two plans on offer: VyprVPN and VyprVPN Premium. Both of them have unlimited data usage. They differ in the number of available simultaneous connections (Premium has 2 extra slots – 5 in total) and the package of features. The Premium option comes with Chameleon and dedicated cloud server.

Overall VyprVPN is a solution with strong encryption and a big, fast network for a fair price. On the other hand, it’s definitely not a clever choice for someone looking for complete privacy and P2P support.

See the detailed features overview at the end of our review.

VyprVPN 3-day Trial

You can easily check the service because VyprVPN offers 3-day trial for both VyprVPN and VyprVPN Premium plans, although a credit card is required. Be aware that at the end of the Free Trial they will automatically start to charge you for the subscribed plan.

How to Cancel VyprVPN Trial

In case you don’t like the product, prior to the end of the trial you can Cancel Service via their Control Panel in your account.

How to cancel VyprVPN Trial

How to cancel VyprVPN Trial

Pricing & Discounts – How much does VyprVPN cost?

Unlike other VPN providers, VyprVPN offers two subscription plans with different feature sets.

The price of standard VyprVPN starts at $9.95 per month. But you can save 50% by going with the 1-year plan which is $60 ($5/month). The feature-rich VyprVPN Premium plan is slightly more expensive and starts at $12.95 per month. But it will pay off going with the 1-year plan on which you get a 49% off. That means you will pay $80.00 which is $6.67 per month.

VyprVPN starts at $9.95 per month

VyprVPN starts at $9.95 per month

Keep in mind that there is no way to refund your order. VyprVPN does not offer any money-back-guarantee. That seems a little bit harsh given that this approach is market standard. But still, if you think you can test the service properly in the 3-day free trial, it may not make any difference.

User Interface – Is VyprVPN easy to use?

VyprVPN is straightforward to use. The graph might look a bit geeky, but it’s handy to know the details of your connection in real-time. On the main dashboard, you can see also your IP address, connection time, VPN protocol and encryption, and NAT Firewall status and time connected.

VyprVPN Interface

VyprVPN Interface

However, we have found a small user experience issue related to the Connect button, which changes color to red when you are connected. That is a little confusing since the button is huge and you might think that something went wrong. Another thing is that you have to click three times to connect to a new location (this can be bypassed by bookmarking the location).

VyprVPN Interface - Connection Established

VyprVPN Interface – Connection Established

VyprVPN is also packed with other useful features.

  • Kill Switch – blocks all Internet and network traffic when VyprVPN disconnects or is enabled.
  • Block Malicious Sites – blocks websites to prevent malware infections on your devices.
  • Connection Per App – customizes VPN connection behavior on a per-app basis to protect the data in your apps.
  • Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi – automatically connect to VyprVPN on untrusted Wi-Fi networks.
  • Chameleon – Golden Frog’s technology which improves the browsing experience and bypasses restrictive networks.
VyprVPN Kill Switch and Secured Wi-Fi features in the Settings

VyprVPN Kill Switch and Secured Wi-Fi features in the Settings

Overall the experience is positive, everything is simple to use and works well.

Server Locations & Countries – Where can you connect?

VyprVPN offers 700+ servers spread across 70+ countries and over 200 000 IP addresses offering access to one of the largest networks we have reviewed so far.

The full list of locations includes:

  • North America – Canada, Mexico, USA
  • Oceania – Australia, New Zealand, Marshall Islands
  • Africa – Algeria, Egypt
  • Europe – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, U.K, Ukraine
  • Central America – Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador
  • South America – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay
  • Asia – Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Middle East – Bahrain, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.

Locations are listed in the separate window and sorted by ping (latency) which is really useful once you want to find the fastest server quickly.

VyprVPN Location List Sorted by Ping

VyprVPN Location List Sorted by Ping

Does VyprVPN Support YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Amazon Prime & BBC?

During our testing, VyprVPN worked well with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Amazon Prime, Google and Facebook. We have used various US servers.

However, like most of the other VPN providers, it didn’t work with BBC iPlayer which requires a UK location.

TunnelBear Doesn't Work with BBC iPlayer

VyprVPN Doesn’t Work with BBC iPlayer

Currently, we know only about one working VPN solution which works with BBC iPlayer, and that is HideMyAss VPN (using Donkey Town server).

Performance & Internet Connection Speed Test

In terms of speed impact on the Internet connection, NordVPN is rather average. As you can see in the table below, the benchmark (no VPN used) was 11 ms ping24.85 Mbps download, and 9.66 Mbps upload. The fastest server was in the United Kingdom. Other locations were really slow, especially when connected through Australia.

For testing we have used free web service by Ookla.

Customer Support

VyprVPN offers a decent level of support. There are several channels through which you can get in touch with their customer care team. These include 24/7 Live Chat on the website, via email (support@goldenfrog.com), or by posting your problem on the community forum. Unfortunately, there is no number you can call.

Via the application, you can also submit a ticket to the support team (accessible via settings) which will include also application logs (optional) of your data, which will be used to debug your problem quickly.

VyprVPN Bug Report

VyprVPN Bug Report

Privacy Policy & EULA – What kind of information is VyprVPN collecting?

VyprVPN keeps connection logs for up to 30 days, which is already a bad sign. But there is more. VyprVPN is based in Switzerland, which is home to strong privacy laws. But the Golden Frog company which owns VyprVPN is located in the United States, which means that they are under US jurisdiction and subject to US laws. That contradicts with their privacy police because they would have to hand over users’ data if the US government asks for it.

On top of that, VyprVPN is against P2P file-sharing so if you are looking to use a VPN for this reason you have to choose another VPN provider.

Conclusion – Is VyprVPN worth $9.95 per month?

VyprVPN was established in 1996 and their long presence on the market is a sign of a strong brand and the quality of their VPN service. For the average customer seeking speed and the ability to access geo-restricted services for a fair price, VyprVPN is a good solution. But if you are looking for a solution which will give you bulletproof privacy protection, you are better to compare and pick another VPN provider.

Anyway, if you are still not sure whether VyprVPN is the right product for you, take advantage of their 3-day Free Trial.

Appendix – Detailed Features Overview

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Peter is a techie and privacy freak who constantly comparing and testing all apps which help users to stay safe and incognito online. Peter lives and breathes our vision to “fight for people’s freedom on the internet”.

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