PureVPN Review 2023: 3 cons and 5 pros

PureVPN Review 2023: 3 cons and 5 pros

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  1. PureVPN: 3 Disadvantages & 5 Advantages

    • Trial version for desktop is chargeable
    • It does not offer adblock and tracker protection
    • DDoS protection and port forwarding is chargeable
    • Lots of countries and servers
    • Blocks streaming services
    • Supports a large number of devices
    • Independent audits
    • Favourable price

    PureVPN is a leading VPN provider. It offers more than 6,500 servers in 77 countries. All the basic VPN features are offered and using it is intuitive. With one subscription, you can use PureVPN on up to 10 devices simultaneously. The PureVPN app is offered for desktop and mobile devices, routers, smart TVs and more.

    The speed and ability to unblock streaming service libraries is very good.

    Strong privacy protection with VPN features, country of residence and regular audits are a plus.

  2. PureVPN Subscription: Discount Code, Free Trial, Money Back Guarantee…

    • Your Price: $10.95 ​82% off $1.99 /mo (10 devices)
    • Money Back Guarantee: Yes (31 days)
    • Free Trial: Yes (7 days)
    • Cryptocurrency payments:
      Yes
      Bitcoin :Yes
      Dash :Yes
      Ethereum :Yes
      Ripple :Yes

    You can try PureVPN for 7 days for free on the mobile app, just enter your payment method and choose a subscription. Another option is to get a 7-day trial on the website for a one-time fee $0.99.

    Subscriptions are offered on a monthly, yearly and bi-annual basis. All are covered by a 31-day money-back guarantee.

    An extra 15% discount is offered for students. You can redeem the PureVPN discount coupon in the payment method section.

    You can pay by credit card, PayPal and selected cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dash or Ethereum.

    You can also get DDoS protection, a port forwarding feature, or a dedicated IP address with your PureVPN subscription for an additional fee.

  3. PureVPN and Supported Devices: Android, iOS, macOS…

    • Device limit: 10

    Platforms supported

    • Android:
      Yes
      Android is supported by 99 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Android TV:
      Yes
      Android TV is supported by 37 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Apple TV:
      Yes
      Apple TV is supported by 26 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Fire TV:
      Yes
      Fire TV is supported by 39 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Chromebook:
      Yes
      Chromebook is supported by 16 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Chromecast:
      Yes
      Chromecast is supported by 22 % of reviewed VPNs
    • iOS:
      Yes
      iOS is supported by 97 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Kodi:
      Yes
      Kodi is supported by 27 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Linux:
      Yes
      Linux is supported by 54 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Mac:
      Yes
      Mac is supported by 97 % of reviewed VPNs
    • NAS:
      Yes
      NAS is supported by 32 % of reviewed VPNs
    • nVidia Shield:
      Yes
      nVidia Shield is supported by 27 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Playstation:
      Yes
      Playstation is supported by 31 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Raspberry Pi:
      Yes
      Raspberry Pi is supported by 20 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Roku:
      Yes
      Roku is supported by 26 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Router:
      Yes
      Router is supported by 53 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Windows:
      Yes
      Windows is supported by 100 % of reviewed VPNs
    • xBox:
      Yes
      xBox is supported by 31 % of reviewed VPNs

    Browser Extensions

    • Brave :
      Yes
      The Brave browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Chrome :
      Yes
      The Chrome browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Edge :
      No
      The Edge browser add-on is offered by 16 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Firefox :
      Yes
      The Firefox browser add-on is offered by 38 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Opera :
      Yes
      The Opera browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Safari :
      No
      The Safari browser add-on is offered by 2 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Vivaldi :
      Yes
      The Vivaldi browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.

    The PureVPN app is available for a large number of devices. VPNs can be used not only on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux devices, but also on select routers, smart TVs, Kodi, Chromebook, Huawei and Firestick.

    PureVPN is available on Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers that allow you to install the add-on from the Chrome store.

    PureVPN can be used on up to 10 devices simultaneously, so you can protect your entire household.

  4. PureVPN App: User-friendliness, whitelist, server selection…

    • Traffic limit: Unlimited
    • App Languages: 🇺🇸 English +11 more🇩🇪 German 🇪🇸 Spanish 🇮🇹 Italian 🇨🇳 Chinese 🇫🇷 French 🇷🇺 Russian 🇰🇷 Korean 🇵🇹 Portuguese 🇳🇱 Dutch 🇯🇵 Japanese 🇹🇷 Turkish
    • Whitelisting:
      Yes
      Whitelisting is supported by 52 % of reviewed VPNs

    The PureVPN app for Windows, Android and other devices is intuitive and simple to use. The app offers 12 languages, including Spanish Italian or Portuguese.

    In the app’s settings, you can choose to automatically start and connect to the VPN. The PureVPN split tunneling feature is offered on a per-app basis on both mobile and desktop devices.

    On Android devices, you can select which apps you want to exclude from the VPN (blacklist) or which you want to connect via the VPN (whitelist) for split tunneling.

    In addition to the modern WireGuard protocol, IKEv2 and OpenVPN are also offered.

    The function to automatically connect to the VPN on your chosen networks (e.g. unsecured networks) is not offered.

  5. PureVPN Connection Speed: Upload, Download & Latency

    Download speed

    Upload speed

    Server latency

    PureVPN’s download speeds in particular are very good, and unless you’re uploading large amounts of data to the cloud, for example, upload speeds won’t be a problem either.

    With PureVPN, you can watch up to 4K content without any problems, not just on streaming services.

  6. PureVPN Server Locations

    • Number of servers:
      6,500
      The average number of servers for the reviewed VPNs is 1436.
    • Number of countries:
      42
      The average number of countries available for the reviewed VPNs is 38.
    Europe 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇫🇮 Finland 🇫🇷 France 🇮🇪 Ireland 🇮🇹 Italy 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 🇩🇪 Germany 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🇳🇴 Norway 🇵🇱 Poland 🇦🇹 Austria 🇷🇴 Romania 🇬🇷 Greece 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 🇷🇸 Serbia 🇪🇸 Spain 🇸🇪 Sweden 🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇹🇷 Turkey 🇺🇦 Ukraine
    North America 🇨🇦 Canada 🇲🇽 Mexico 🇺🇸 USA
    South America 🇧🇷 Brazil 🇦🇷 Argentina
    Asia 🇵🇭 Philippines 🇭🇰 Hong Kong 🇮🇳 India 🇮🇱 Israel 🇯🇵 Japan 🇰🇷 South Korea 🇰🇭 Cambodia 🇷🇺 Russia 🇸🇬 Singapore 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 🇹🇼 Taiwan 🇻🇳 Vietnam
    Africa 🇪🇬 Egypt
    Oceania 🇦🇺 Australia

    PureVPN servers are the third most numerous in our comparison with 6,500. Also, with 77 countries on offer, VPNs are among the top ten providers.

    Among the countries offered, you’ll find servers in countries that are known for censoring internet content. These include Russia or China, for example.

  7. PureVPN Security Features: DNS Leak Protection, Kill Switch…

    • DNS leak protection :
      Yes
      DNS leak protection is offered by 95% of the reviewed VPNs.
    • Kill Switch:
      Yes
      Kill Switch is supported by 80% of the reviewed VPNs.
    • Tor:
      No
      Tor support is offered by 7 % of the reviewed VPNs.

    DNS protection is important to ensure a secure and private connection to the internet through a VPN, as DNS requests can be used to determine which sites you are visiting in the event of a DNS leak.

    PureVPN offers DNS protection. Kill switch is also an obvious feature that prevents unprotected VPN data from being leaked in the event of a connection failure.

    If you want, you can purchase DDoS protection with your VPN subscription.

  8. PureVPN & Streaming: Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime…

    • Amazon Prime:
      Yes
      Amazon Prime streaming is supported by 46 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Disney+:
      Yes
      Disney+ streaming is supported by 45 % of reviewed VPNs
    • HBO:
      Yes
      HBO streaming is supported by 48 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Hulu:
      Yes
      Hulu streaming is supported by 44 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Netflix:
      Yes
      Netflix streaming is supported by 61 % of reviewed VPNs
    • YouTube:
      Yes
      YouTube streaming is supported by 81 % of reviewed VPNs

    As a VPN for streaming, PureVPN is also a popular choice as you can unblock not only streaming services but also sports streams. In our VPN test, we managed to unblock all streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO.

    There was also no problem with the connection speed as the connection speed is very good.

    PureVPN doesn’t offer dedicated streaming servers, you’ll use regular servers to unblock streaming services.

  9. Features of PureVPN: AdBlock, Static IP…

    • Blocks Ads:
      No
      Ad blocking is offered by 48 % of the VPNs reviewed.
    • Blocks Malware:
      No
      Malware blocking is offered by 45 % of the VPNs reviewed.
    • Blocks Trackers:
      No
      Trackers blocking is offered by 41 % of the VPNs reviewed.

    A static IP address can be purchased with a VPN subscription. Adblock, malware protection, or tracker blocking is not offered.

  10. PureVPN Torrenting Servers

    • Torrenting servers:
      Yes
      Torrenting support is offered by 86 % of the reviewed VPNs.

    PureVPN supports the use of torrenting on its servers. Servers that allow torrents to be downloaded through them are referred to as P2P.

  11. What is the country of origin of PureVPN?

    • Country of origin: 🇻🇬 British Virgin Islands

    PureVPN was previously based in Hong Kong. After major changes to the privacy and surveillance laws there, the company relocated to the British Virgin Islands.

    The latter is a popular location for VPN provider headquarters because of its jurisdiction that protects businesses. They cannot be forced by the local government to collect or release information about their users.

  12. PureVPN and Privacy: Logging Policy, Security Issues…

    • No-Logs Policy:
      Yes
      The No-Logs Policy is followed by 86% of reviewed VPNs.
    • Multi-Hop:
      No
      Multi-Hop connection is offered by 31 % of the VPNs reviewed.

    PureVPN commits in its privacy policy that it does not store any browsing data, connection logs, assigned VPN IP addresses, user IP addresses, or connection times.

    PureVPN is also audited. At the time of the review, it had passed two audits that focused on privacy and not storing logs. At the same time, PureVPN has a system set up where the auditing company can audit PureVPN at any time without prior arrangement. This ensures that they cannot prepare for the audit in any way in advance and the VPN is audited in its normal operating state.

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