Windscribe VPN Review


Windscribe offers intuitive native apps for all major platforms. Their powerful and feature-packed applications include a “wherever” list, advanced split tunneling options (on desktop), malware protection and a built-in firewall – just to name a few!

Additionally, it offers excellent support through an FAQs section, 24/7 chatbot support and an expansive knowledge base.


Windscribe guarantees to keep no logs of your online activity and protects you with robust encryption protocols. This VPN provides numerous features to safeguard you, such as a kill switch, anti-geo-blocking and IP address masking; plus allows multiple device connectivity simultaneously while offering access to many servers worldwide. Plus their no log policy is sure to make those concerned with privacy and security feel at ease when browsing online!

Windscribe provides desktop and mobile applications as well as browser extensions that make using additional locations even simpler. Their Double Hop feature enables you to reroute internet traffic between two servers for better anonymity online; additionally they have a Secure Hotspot feature which enables you to create wireless hotspots on Windows computers that others can connect to using Windscribe’s app.

OpenVPN, IKEv2, WireGuard and Stealth are among its wide range of protocol options offered by this VPN service, along with diskless servers to protect data. However, setting it up may be more challenging than with other providers, with desktop and mobile apps that may have issues showing correct server locations or fitting the screen on certain phones – including some from Verizon itself! Support services may be limited; contact Garry through chatbot support for assistance or submit a ticket if necessary for assistance.

Windscribe Pro subscription provides more features, such as port forwarding that enables accessing home services on any device while using Windscribe; firewall; customisable block lists; R.O.B.E.R.T, which blocks ads, stops tracking and speeds browsing; plus enterprise accounts available for teams of five or more. Both Windows and Mac versions available!


Windscribe may be worth exploring if you require fast speeds when streaming or gaming HD content, offering excellent privacy features like kill switch, 256-bit AES encryption and leak protection as well as offering an impressive server selection despite some slow servers.

Windscribe software is user-friendly, featuring mobile apps with sleek designs featuring an easy-to-read dashboard and desktop apps with simple, clean user interfaces that offer all necessary options in plain view. Windscribe boasts over 65 servers located throughout 65+ countries as well as the option to purchase static IP addresses; torrenting is allowed on most servers while unblocking popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime is possible with Windscribe’s service.

Windscribe provides users with an expansive free plan, offering 10GB of monthly data in 11 locations and including the ability to create secure Wi-Fi hotspots with your computer, which enables others to connect using Windscribe’s connection. Upgrading to Pro offers unlimited bandwidth in 110+ locations as well as access to R.O.B.E.R.T ad-blocking engine.

Windscribe stands out from other VPNs by not keeping logs of your online activity; instead it records only your username, time/date you used its service, as well as its use by time/date stamp in RAM so this data will be erased as soon as you disconnect from its server. Furthermore, no DNS leaks exist, providing your online activities are fully protected within its VPN tunnel.

Windscribe does not provide a money-back guarantee, but does offer a three-day risk-free trial period as an effective way of exploring their service before committing to subscription plans.

Windscribe stands out as having one of the industry’s premier logging policies and its transparency report shows “exactly zero requests were compiled due to lack of relevant data”. Yet a public audit would be beneficial given Windscribe is located in Canada – one of five Eyes Alliance member countries.


Windscribe uses industrial strength encryption to secure your data. Their apps support AES-256 encryption, SHA512 authentication and 4096-bit RSA keys with perfect forward secrecy – meaning even if a key gets compromised, your data remains safe since it was encrypted beforehand. Furthermore, Windscribe redirects DNS leaks through their tunnel for added protection.

Windscribe was put through its rigorous security tests when its servers were seized in Ukraine in 2021, but the company stood firm with their claims of privacy by showing no data was collected and that none was kept as logs to comply with government requests for user activity records.

This user interface is straightforward and user-friendly, offering a glimpse into current connection speed as well as showing available server locations with latency indicators to quickly fulfill requests from you.

Clicking on a server will provide more details, such as its IP address and whether or not it supports Static IPs – these IPs don’t change, making them more reliable than dynamic ones. In addition, Windscribe features Decoy mode which hides your usage from outsiders by masking traffic data like downloads and uploads so snoopers are unable to tell that you are using VPN.

When connecting to a server, both desktop and iOS apps offer you several protocols from which you can choose. Furthermore, you can configure it so it only connects on certain networks while bypassing others; and activate a kill switch, which stops your internet connection if the VPN disconnects unexpectedly.

There are certain features exclusive to the desktop version of our software, such as port forwarding which enables remote access of home computers or network NAS through VPN, and configuration generator that creates custom OpenVPN configuration files.

Both desktop and mobile applications have earned high reviews in their respective app stores, and can be easily downloaded for free. Unfortunately, however, the service only offers a three-day money-back guarantee, which falls short of what many top VPN services can provide.


Windscribe’s pricing policies are reasonable when taking into account that its service offers unlimited data usage and simultaneous connections, as well as significantly cheaper than comparable VPN providers like ExpressVPN or CyberGhost VPN. Furthermore, Windscribe provides a three-day money back guarantee, better than many free services.

Service is offered across a range of devices, from desktop computers and laptops, through tablets and mobile phones, with Android and iOS apps featuring intuitive user experiences and easy-to-use features. Support for multiple VPN protocols means automatic server selection based on connection speed as well as creating custom config files for advanced users.

Windscribe’s free version may only unblock certain streaming services, while its paid counterpart, Windscribe Pro offers much greater freedom. There is no monthly data limit and up to 10 devices can connect simultaneously while it gives access to 110+ locations worldwide. In addition to these versions of service, there is also a 30-day free trial so that you can experience it before making up your mind whether to purchase it.

Windscribe’s VPN proved itself reliable during my tests. With speeds above average and unlocking Netflix in multiple countries, plus streaming an impressive amount of HD videos (albeit some difficulties with Netflix Japan), its performance was consistent and exceptional.

As an added benefit, this service boasts an exceptional no-logs policy: it doesn’t collect or log your personal data or online activity and even features a “zero-knowledge DNS”, protecting itself against government censorship – an incredible advantage over VPNs that maintain central databases of user information.

Security features of NordVPN include 256-bit AES encryption, DNS leak protection and automatic kill switches. Furthermore, its robust feature set – such as VPN browser support, port forwarding utility functionality and the R.O.B.E.R.T advanced malware-blocking tool – set it apart from many free VPN offerings. In addition, its user-friendly website and intuitive app make signing up easy – users can get started right away using it!

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