VyprVPN full review

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Vyprvpn is owned by Ron and Carolyn Yokubaitis who founded the company in response to mass surveillance and data collection by the NSA.

Its network includes over 700 servers in 70 countries around the world. VyprVPN owns and manages its own servers, which again is a very positive development.

VyprVPN recently allowed an independent audit to test its infrastructure and data privacy policy.

The provider allows the connection of 3 to 5 devices simultaneously, depending on the subscription chosen.

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VyprVPN specifications

Servers+700
Countries70
jurisdictionSwitzerland
Conservation of dataNo
Simultaneous connections5
Netflix UnlockingYes
Anonymous torrentYes
Browser extensionNo
EncryptionAES (Advanced Encryption Standard) technology with 256 bit keys (AES-256).
Protocols– OpenVPN
-L2TP/IPSec
-IKEv2
WireGuard
Chameleon
-IKEv2

VyprVPN Speed and perfomances

Rate : 86%

We have checked a large number of servers around the world (see how we carry out our tests).

As with all the VPNs we test, we checked performance with 3 different sites Fast.com, Open Speed Test and Ookla.

Our VyprVPN checks started by measuring server connection times and connection failures, checking server locations and ping tests to look for latency issues.

We did not detect any connection errors during our tests. Connection times were very fast, between 2 and 5 seconds, and latency problems were almost non-existent.
All VyprVPN servers returned IP addresses corresponding to their locations..

Thanks to the WireGuard protocol, VyprVPN’s performance increased significantly compared to our previous tests.

The performance of the European servers was very good and the American servers suffered very little from the distance, especially the servers located on the East Coast.

The performance of the servers located in Asia and Oceania logically decreased due to the distance but the speeds remained sufficient for HD streaming.

In the end, VyprVPN provides a good level of performance if the WireGuard protocol is used.

VyprVPN et le deblocage Netflix (et autres blocages géographique)

Rate : 85%

To test VyprVPN’s ability to unblock geographical restrictions, we connected to the sites of the French and UK (BBC) channels as well as Hulu and the US and UK versions of Netflix.

VyprVPN’s unlocking of Netflix has greatly improved over the last few years and we no longer have any problems unlocking content.

French channels as well as the BBC (BBC iplayer) have also been easily unlocked.

Performance was stable and fast enough to watch streams in HD quality.

VyprVPN et le telechargement en Torrent et p2p

Note : 64%

Previously, the company had a procedure to lock your account if your IP address was reported for copyright infringement (DMCA).
In the past, many VyprVPN users have received notices of copyright infringement.

According to VyprVPN, this procedure no longer exists. However, while their policy on non-retention of data is satisfactory, their copyright policy seemed to us to be unclear or at least not fully in line with their privacy policy.

As, we do not appreciate what is ambiguous, we would urge you to be careful. If you still decide to download on torrent, avoid at least the servers located in one of the 5 eyes countries, United States in the lead.

During our tests the speeds were very good and stable.

The main features of VyprVPN

VyprVPN's Privacy Policy

Note : 88%

VyprVPN supports the best protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2 and the high-performance Wireguard. In addition, it adds its own protocol called Chameleon, which scrambles the metadata of OpenVPN traffic, making it more difficult for countries trying to prevent VPN connections from being used.

VyprVPN provides DNS leakage protection and the Kill switch feature to reduce the risk of data leakage in the event of a VPN connection loss.

Determining a VPN’s data retention procedures often involves spending a lot of time reading their privacy policy, terms of service and various other documents before you can get an idea of the level of trust you place in a particular provider.

VyprVPN provides immediate information with a perfectly clear privacy policy, explaining that there is no data retention.

VyprVPN states that it does not retain :

Your IP address
Your DNS queries
The time of the start and end of the connection
Your personal data
Your browsing history

In addition, in September 2018, VyprVPN enabled Leviathan Security Group to conduct an audit and produce a public report on its data retention practices, the results of which are available to all on the VyprVPN website.

The experts scrutinized a significant amount of parameters on the operation of VyprVPN and the extensive tests conducted (connection to servers, inspection of ongoing processes, review of source code, etc.) revealed only a few configuration errors that were quickly corrected afterwards.

The final result of this test was therefore particularly convincing.

This is good news. Let’s hope that more VPN providers will follow and replace their “no log” marketing strategy with concrete evidence from this type of independent audit.

Ease of use

Note : 89%

VyprVPN offers an application with a large amount of information in a graphic format. On the user interface, you can immediately connect to a server and let VyprVPN find the one that offers the optimal performance. However, you will also find a button that allows you to choose a specific server.

To select a specific server, you can either select one of the recently used servers, one of your bookmarked servers, or you can browse through all available options to view all server locations, which will open a new window.

This window allows you to select a server based on its location and browse through your favourites list. At any given time, VyprVPN will display the ping values for each server which will tell you how well a specific server is performing.

In the upper right corner of the application, you will find a small cogwheel icon that gives access to different options.

VyprVPN: Connection settings :

The Protocol tab: allows you to choose between 4 different protocols, including the Chameleon protocol of VyprVPN.

DNS: By default, VyprVPN will use its own DNS server and will automatically enable DNS leakage prevention. However, experienced users can also choose third party DNS.

In general, VyprVPN can be a little confusing for new users. It offers a fully usable user interface, but we have already seen VPN applications with more basic interfaces.

VyprVPN Mobile Application :

While VyprVPN’s Windows interface may have a design that may surprise, the Android application manages to display very similar functionality in a simple and aesthetically pleasing interface.

The opening screen displays your current location and IP address. It also gives you access to a few features (kill switch, blocking a malicious site, choosing to connect to the VPN automatically when you access an unsecured wifi network) and allows you to connect to a server very easily.

Vyprvpn Compatible Devices

VyprnVPN offers a large number of compatible platforms:

-Windows*
-Android*
-Mac OS*
-iOS*

-QNAP
-Routers
-Smart TV
-Anonabox

*Only Windows, Android, MacOs and iOS support the WireGuard protocol.

VyprVPN 's technical support

The VyprVPN website provides instructions for configuration, troubleshooting and specific advice for the different types of devices it is compatible with.

If you do not find answers to your questions on the site, you can contact support by :

  • Live chat (recommended as it is very fast).
  • Email.

VyprVPN : Prices and Payment Methods

3 different choices available with a 30-day money back guarantee.

VyprVPN prices

VyprVPN offers 3 payment methods

  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • UnionPay

Final verdict on Vyprvpn

Our opinion on VyprVpn is more than positive since the various updates and the implementation of the WireGuard protocol.

The total number of servers is certainly less than the best VPNs on the market, but most servers have shown good performance with the WireGuard protocol.

Netflix unlocking has improved over time and unlocking is no longer a problem, and HD streaming continues to be of good quality.

As far as torrent downloading is concerned, VyprVPN leaves us in the dark between a good privacy policy verified by an independent audit and a much less clear copyright policy.

All in all, VyprVPN has improved a lot lately and has a more than decent price/performance ratio.

8.2 Total Score
VyprVPN

Overall performance
8.6
Netflix & geoblocking
8.5
Streaming HD
8.1
Torrent Speed
6.4
Security and Privacy
8.9
Ease of use
8.9
PROS
  • Authorised an independent audit of its operation
  • Number of platforms available
  • Based outside the jurisdictions of the alliance of 5, 9 & 14 eyes
  • WireGuard and Chameleon Protocols
CONS
  • No payment by bitcoin
  • Ambiguous torrent policy
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