Windscribe VPN is a very interesting VPN which piles on the features, yet remains easy to use, with some great value commercial products, and one of the most generous free plans around.
A decent-sized network provides locations in 110 cities spread across 63 countries. Windscribe VPN claims its servers really are in these locations, too, rather than, the company suggests, ‘some competitors who have most of their servers in US and Europe, and simply fake the location with false IP WHOIS data to make it appear that it’s elsewhere.
An array of apps keeps you covered on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux. Chrome, Firefox and Opera extensions give you even more ways to connect and stacks of privacy-related extras, and the website has guides to help you set up the service on routers, Kodi, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, and via any OpenVPN-compatible software or device.
WireGuard, IKEv2 and OpenVPN support with strong AES-256 encryption keeps all your VPN tunnel traffic safe from snoopers, while stealth technologies try to obfuscate your VPN usage, perhaps allowing you to get online even in countries which actively block VPN traffic.
Windscribe VPN has always had powerful apps, but its v2.0 range takes them to a new level. They sport a stylish new interface, WireGuard everywhere, easy searching for locations, very configurable split tunneling (on the desktop as well as mobile devices), MAC address spoofing (a clever new way to reduce the chance of being tracked), versatile auto-connect rules, automatic updates, even a command line interface to automate the VPN from scripts.
In the most significant development since our last review, Windscribe VPN has now open-sourced its desktop apps and browser extensions. Anyone qualified can now browse the code, confirm it works as claimed, look for bugs and even build their own custom version.
ROBERT is Windscribe VPN’s DNS-based tool for blocking ads, malware, trackers and various internet content types (gambling, ‘fake news and clickbait’, and so on). This goes way beyond the basic DNS blocklist you’ll get with other providers, and gives you more power and configurability than even many desktop content-filtering apps deliver.
Support is available via ticket, if you need it, but it’s not 24/7. There’s also no human-powered live chat, although the site does have Garry, a smarter-than-average bot, which can help with simple problems.
Still, there’s an unusual bonus in Windscribe VPN’s own subreddit with many new posts every day, and occasional replies from Windscribe VPN. That’s valuable as it allows potential customers to see what real Windscribe VPN users are talking about, the questions they have and the issues they’re facing – a level of transparency you rarely get with other VPNs.
Privacy and logging
Windscribe VPN’s privacy features start with its industrial-strength AES-256 encryption, with SHA512 authentication, a 4096-bit RSA key and support for perfect forward secrecy (keys aren’t re-used, so even if a snooper gets hold of a private key, it will only allow them to view data within one session).
The apps use multiple techniques to reduce the chance of data leaks, limiting IPv6 traffic, redirecting DNS requests through the tunnel to be handled by the VPN server, and optionally using a firewall to block all internet access if the connection drops.
We checked Windscribe VPN’s performance on a Windows 10 system using the websites IPLeak, DNSLeakTest and DoILeak, and found no DNS or other leaks.
We enabled the Windows app’s firewall (similar to a kill switch) and forcibly closed the VPN connection to see how it would behave. Our internet access was immediately blocked, protecting our data, but the app didn’t display a notification to warn that we were disconnected. Meaning that the user is left to guess why their internet has died.
This situation probably won’t last long, though, as the app tries to reconnect as soon as it spots the problem. We were typically online again within a few seconds, and the app displayed a Windows desktop notification to let us know. This may be a small usability issue, but in privacy terms, the client worked perfectly, handling every oddball situation we threw at it and always protecting our traffic.
There’s a tiny amount of very minimal long-term logging, but it’s limited to the total bandwidth you’ve used in a month (essential to manage usage on the free plan), and a timestamp of your last activity on the service to allow identifying inactive accounts.
The system does briefly collect some connection details – username, VPN server connected to, time of connection, bandwidth used during the session, number of devices connected – but these are held in the VPN server’s RAM only, and are lost when the session closes.
As there is no data on your activities, Windscribe VPN points out that there’s nothing to share. This is backed up by a transparency report which covers the numbers of DMCA and Law Enforcement data requests over the year, and in both cases states that: ‘Exactly zero requests were complied with due to lack of relevant data.
This is all good, but we would like to see Windscribe VPN go further. Many VPNs have had their systems publicly audited to check for logging or other privacy issues, and that gives far more reassurance to potential customers than comforting words on a website. We hope that Windscribe VPN (and all other VPN providers for that matter) will soon do the same.
In the meantime, it’s worth remembering that Windscribe VPN gives you 2GB of data per month, for free, without requiring an email address or any other personal data. If you’re just looking to protect email and basic browsing, and can live with the data limit, this automatically gets you more guaranteed anonymity than you’ll have with almost everyone else.
Our performance tests involved connecting to the nearest Windscribe VPN locations from both a UK data center and US location, each with 1Gbps test connections. We then measured download speeds using benchmarking services including SpeedTest (both the website and command line app), nPerf, SpeedOf.me and more. We ran each test using at least two protocols, and in both morning and evening sessions.
OpenVPN downloads reached a disappointing 120Mbps in the UK, a more useable 170-270Mbps in the US.
Switching to WireGuard accelerated Windscribe VPN to 200-490Mbps, a far better result.
Windscribe VPN is probably fast enough for most connections, devices and applications, but it doesn’t match the best of the competition. Most of the top VPNs deliver 500Mbps and above using their best protocols, and CyberGhost, Hide.me, IPVanish, Mozilla VPN and TorGuard all reached at least 850Mbps in recent reviews.
We can only measure the speeds for our test locations, of course, and you may see different results. If speed is a top priority for you, using the free version gives you the chance to check local speeds (from the 11 locations) without as much as handing over your email address. Alternatively, Windscribe VPN’s ‘Build A Plan’ option could give you a month of unlimited traffic to a couple of locations for only $3, a low-priced way to run all the intensive speed testing you need.
Netflix and streaming
Connecting to a VPN server in another country may, in theory, allow you to access content you wouldn’t otherwise be able to view.
Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple, as many content providers now attempt to detect and block visitors they think are using a VPN.
To test a VPN’s unblocking abilities, we log in to at least three US and UK locations and attempt to view US Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus and BBC iPlayer streams.
BBC iPlayer has some capable VPN defenses, and we’ve seen Windscribe VPN have some issues with it in previous reviews. But not this time: iPlayer didn’t detect our VPN use, and we were able to browse and view whatever content we liked across all three test locations.
Switching to Amazon Prime Video, we had no difficulty viewing content from US Amazon.com using our UK Amazon account. And the good news continued, as Windscribe VPN got us hassle-free access to Disney Plus.
US Netflix is the real test, especially as it’s been fighting VPNs so hard over the past year. But it couldn’t stand up to the might of Windscribe VPN, which got us access from all three of our test locations.
VPN providers generally don’t boast about their torrent support, and it can be a challenge to figure out what you’re allowed to do. (TunnelBear was so quiet about its P2P policy that we had to email tech support to ask.)
Windscribe VPN is much more open and transparent. Just point your browser at the company’s Status page and you’ll see its full list of locations, which of them support P2P (most) and which of them don’t (India, Lithuania, Russia and South Africa, at the time of writing).
Your options are just as clear in the Windscribe VPN apps. Locations where torrents aren’t allowed are marked with the same crossed-out ‘P2P’, but select anything else and you can download whatever and whenever you like.
We don’t like to take a provider’s website promises for granted, even when they’re from a VPN we trust, so we tried downloading torrents from three P2P-approved servers. Everything ran smoothly, and our downloads completed with no connection or performance issues at all.
Factor in Windscribe VPN‘s free plan and various anonymous payment options (cryptocurrencies, gift cards), along with its decent performance levels, and the company makes a great torrenting choice.
Tapping the ‘Get Started’ button on the Windscribe VPN site took us to the Download page. The website detected and highlighted the best choice for our laptop – the Windows client and Chrome extension – but there were also links to downloads for Mac, Android and iOS, extensions for Firefox and Opera, and guides to cover setup on routers, Linux, Kodi, Amazon Fire TV and more.
There’s an unusual extra touch with the provision of direct links to old versions of the Windows and Mac apps. You may not care about that as a new user, but being able to rewind to a previous version could be very helpful if you find the latest build doesn’t work on one of your computers, or an app update turns out to be buggy.
Installing the Windows app is easy. You’re able to create an account just by entering a username and password, which gets you 2GB of data a month. Hand over your email, too, and you get 10GB. Tweet about Windscribe VPN and you get an excellent 15GB.
To put all that in perspective, Avira Phantom VPN’s free package gives you a tiny 500MB.
If you’re hoping to manually set up other devices, Windscribe VPN’s web control panel has tools to generate configuration files for OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2 or SOCKS5 connections. This is a little more complicated than you’ll see with some of the competition, where sometimes you’re able to download perhaps hundreds of server setup files in an archive, then unzip and use them all immediately. But it’s also far more flexible, as for instance you can define your preferred OpenVPN connection type (UDP, TCP), cipher (AES-CBC, AES-GCM) or port for every location.
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Windscribe VPN is a likeable VPN and represents good value, with a host of useful privacy protecting extras, and one of the most generous free VPN plans around. We have some reservations – no 24/7 support, no security audit, speeds aren’t the best – but these issues won’t concern everyone. And there’s a risk-free way to find out more: just install the free version and see how it works for you.
- published date : 2022
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