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PrivacyWeb Review

With bank-level encryption and a worldwide server network, there isn't much more to ask for in a VPN. PrivacyWeb offers it all and then some, giving you the security and performance you deserve to browse the net safely.

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Speed & Performance
4.1
Price
3.8
Tech Support
3.7
Compatibility
4
Security & Privacy
4.2
Our Score
7.2
What We Liked
  • Bank-level encryption
  • Servers in over 55 countries
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Compatible with all your devices
What We Weren’t So Sure About
  • Higher price point
  • A maximum of 3 simultaneous connections

Speed & Performance

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is incredibly important in today’s day and age. As our lives have moved online to a large extent, it’s essential that we protect ourselves from visible and not so visible threats. For example, did you know that your ISP can see literally everything you do online?

VPNs solve the security issues that plague the online world. However, security is not the only consideration. Speed and performance should be top priority when you’re browsing the web. No one is interested in having to wait minutes for a page to load. In addition, you need top speeds in order to use a VPN for streaming your favorite videos or downloading your desired BitTorrent files.

So how does PrivacyWeb VPN perform in this regard?

The VPN provider offers a robust network of more than 100 international servers, in more than 55 locations. Chances are, you’re always close to one of these locations, enabling you to benefit from fast download speeds as well as a consistent performance.

Another great benefit of PrivacyWeb is that they do not meter your bandwidth, hence, speed and performance are never limited whenever you use the service.

Generally, speeds vary from 40 Mbps to 65 Mbps while the VPN is turned on. To be fair, speeds are somewhat inconsistent at times, yet always high enough for a smooth experience - whether you’re simply browsing or streaming movies on Netflix.

With so many server locations to choose from, you will enjoy the best speeds when selecting a location from either Western Europe, or from the US. Server locations in more remote areas of the world, such as Malaysia or Indonesia, often times yield more unsatisfactory download speeds.

Your mileage may vary, of course, and its best to test several different servers to find the one that works best from your own location.

VPN On
  • 51.2
    Download
    (Mbps)
  • 19.3
    Ping
    (ms)
  • 17.7
    Upload
    (Mbps)

When we ran a speed test, the maximum we hit was 51.2Mbps download speed and 17.7Mbps upload speed. And that’s when we were connected to the server recommended as the “best location”.

VPN Off
  • 63.0
    Download
    (Mbps)
  • 14.0
    Ping
    (ms)
  • 25.0
    Upload
    (Mbps)

By contrast, switching the VPN off almost doubled our connection speed — 63 Mbps download speed and 25 Mbps upload speed:

Security & Privacy

Bank-level encryption, you say? There aren’t many, if any, VPN providers on the market today who can make the same claim. It’s clear that PrivacyWeb, which was created by the same company behind other high-quality VPN brands such as SafeVPN and UltraVPN, prioritizes security above all else.

The high level of encryption is not limited to just one device either, but available on most devices supported by PrivacyWeb VPN. Utilizing an AES-256 cipher with SHA512 auths and a 4096-bit RSA key is as good as it gets.

PrivacyWeb offers flexibility for users too, with multiple protocols available to suit your needs. Users can connect via IKEv2, OpenVPN, UDP, TCP or Stealth on an impressive range of ports depending on their needs and preferences.

What about geo-blocking? Is it possible to watch US Netflix from any location in the world? PrivacyWeb does indeed make bold claims and there are few VPNs who would dare guarantee such feats. However, unlike other providers, PrivacyWeb offers specialized ‘’Ultraflix’’ locations that make it easy for anyone to connect to US or UK Netflix. But do they live up to the promise?

Indeed they do. It is possible to connect to both US and UK Netflix and watch movies and series that are unavailable outside of these countries. And all without any lag in speed and performance.

Device Compatibility

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Mac OS
  • iOS 13
  • iPad OS
  • Smart TV's
  • XBOX
  • Boxee Router

PrivacyWeb VPN offers a truly remarkable device compatibility and on their website, they claim to be compatible with every device.

This is especially great for gamers who use their computers, smartphones and game consoles simultaneously. But watch out, while the app is compatible with practically every device and operating system, only their largest and most expensive package allows you to connect up to 3 devices at the same time, and that is the maximum PrivacyWeb has to offer.

Still, it’s a great deal for most people – and since PrivacyWeb’s software is so easy, it’s perfect for people just getting their feet wet.

Tech Support

In need of tech support? Nothing PrivacyWeb can’t handle.

With various ways of reaching their customer support, PrivacyWeb VPN tops the charts with 24/7 availability.

They offer:

  • Phone
  • Chat Support
  • Email Support

It’s easy as 1-2-3 to access the website to talk to a support agent. Through chat, they offer both tech and billing support. However, they’re also available through phone and email.

Overall, they offer a great support experience and speedy contact.

Support

Price

The price is what turns some people away from giving PrivacyWeb a chance, which is an incredible shame.

PrivacyWeb features 3 different plans, starting with 1-month all the way up to 6-month and 12-months plans. Of course, the longer you subscribe, the cheaper the service.

The monthly plans cost $8.99/month, the 6-month plans are $9.98/month and the 12-month plans are only $7.50 on a monthly basis. As a first-time buyer, you get a whopping 60% discount upon purchase. When renewing the service, you pay the full price, however.

Note that the 6 and 12-month plans are billed in advance.

PrivacyWeb VPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can try out their service risk-free.

Summary

PrivacyWeb VPN offers a truly great performance. While they are rather pricy when compared to their competitors, the software combines everything you could hope for from a VPN into one smooth and pleasant experience.

And while you can only use a maximum of 3 connections simultaneously when subscribed to their largest package, this is plenty for most people.

To balance it out, they offer a bank-level encryption you don’t find anywhere else in the world of online security and they top it all off with a zero-logging policy. Being free of any bandwidth restrictions is just the cherry on the cake.

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