Best VPN for personal and professional use? Ideally that won't cause massive lag

Hate the marketing of shit services like ExpressVPN and others like them. I'm looking for a service that has a great record for security and also isn't going to make my browser and other services lag like I'm trying to access them from a cave in Mongolia. What do the techy folks here recommend?Β 

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Jul 24, 2021 - 6:38pm
_oak, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I use the Opera web browser that has a built in VPN - I'm not techy though so I can't speak to its quality. Does the job for me.

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Jul 24, 2021 - 8:36pm

ProtonVPN - open source, highly secure software with a transparent mission; there's a free version too that has undergone independent security audits just like the paid editions

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Jul 24, 2021 - 8:37pm

ProtonVPN is controlled by feds. Use Mullvad

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Jul 24, 2021 - 11:55pm
BangarangPanda, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Seconded on Mullvad. Anonymous and easy to use. Everything is open-source too

Jul 24, 2021 - 11:39pm
seb16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Amy thoughts on NordVPN? I was interested in purchasing it but if anyone has any thoughts love to hear them

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May 22, 2022 - 8:59am
DrApeman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm a NordVPN user too, got it for 2 years with a discount from some YT guy (can't remember who now), that's what made me get it. Gotta say, it's really effective, 0 speed drop on all the servers I've tried (DE, US, CH, UK, FR, NL, to cite just a few countries). Very intuitive, and not too bothersome at all with email ads. All in all, I'm definitely enjoying it and using it quite often. User interface is also super simple (I have nothing to compare it to, since it's the only VPN I've tried).

May 22, 2022 - 3:12am
llugguss, what's your opinion? Comment below:

VPN is already a thing of the past because there are a lot of complaints when working with it. There is not yet any standard for VPNs that can be measured and reported. And since there are no metrics to analyze, you have to rely on professional reviews to find out which services are the most reliable. The best windows vps hosting is that it will replace all your VPN services. I am sure that you will be satisfied. Some companies realize that VPN networks give their users carte blanche. To counter this, they start blocking access for known VPN IP addresses.

May 22, 2022 - 9:37am
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why is there a need to use a VPN?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 23, 2022 - 10:01am
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

VPN Poker violates TOS for most places - you can lose all your money. I've heard of people losing $350K in their account for TOS violations.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 22, 2022 - 9:51am
Lawrence3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mullvad is about the only answer. You will have to play with which area you connect to to get the best speeds sometimes, but it's got the best record of not tracking people.

May 22, 2022 - 8:23pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Protonmail vpn

SafariJoe, wins again!
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