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ProtonVPN Reviews (list updated 2020)

Posted on May 29th, 2019 by in Articles & News.

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We have compiled a full list of reviews of ProtonVPN’s paid VPN plans. All of these reviews came from independent review sites.

This post was updated on February 6, 2020.

ProtonVPN has received significant interest (and several awards) from technical professionals for our secure and private VPN service. We have collected a number of these independent reviews to make it easier for our users to see professional evaluations of our VPN.

ProtonVPN reviews

vpnMentor.com

For the second year running, vpnMentor named ProtonVPN the Best VPN for Privacy, saying:

“If you are a user that is concerned with their privacy, wanting to combat the exponential growth of data-theft and cyber-crime, ProtonMail’s Visionary Plan, which includes mail and vpn is the perfect deal for you.”

With class-A encryption and proven respect for privacy, it’s clear that ProtonVPN is a top-shelf provider for anyone concerned about staying secure online.

Read the full review here.

Comparitech

We were named one of The best VPNs for Linux in 2019 by Comparitech. When stating the reason why ProtonVPN was chosen, they said:

Proton emphasizes privacy in all of its services, and its VPN is no different. You get top-notch security and a strict zero logs policy. ProtonVPN allows P2P filesharing and unblocks US Netflix.

This is a fast and reliable VPN service that is suitable for streaming and torrenting…

Read the full review here.

RestorePrivacy.com

Restore Privacy, run by Sven Taylor, is one of the largest blogs covering online security and privacy. After testing out ProtonVPN, Sven added us to his list of best VPN services. His review highlighted the transparency of ProtonVPNs operation:

It’s no secret that Proton Technologies, including ProtonVPN and ProtonMail, has an excellent reputation in the privacy community. It is also a company that is very transparent and led by reputable, public-facing people.

Sven was also impressed by our support team’s professionalism and responsiveness:

Overall I was happy with the prompt replies. My inquiries were usually answered on the same day they were submitted.

Finally, he praised the look and layout of our apps:

ProtonVPN has a very nice lineup of apps that are user-friendly and fully-featured. The layout and design are great, and I also like the dark-mode theme.

Read the full review here.

Uptodown.com

Uptodown is one of the world’s most popular Android software catalogs, so it was quite an honor when they named ProtonVPN the 2018 Best VPN for Android. In their review, they explain how our security features keep your online activity on your Android device private.

ProtonVPN is an excellent VPN tool that guarantees total privacy and security. Plus, it comes with an elegant and easy to use interface, something that’s often missing from these kinds of apps. As a final note, it’s important to keep in mind that ProtonVPN keeps NO RECORD of your activity online, so they couldn’t share it even if they wanted to.

Read the full review here.

FastestVPNGuide.com

Tim Tremblay, the founder of Fastest VPN Guide, wrote a comprehensive review of ProtonVPN in which he tested out all of our features. After this thorough testing, Tim concluded his review by saying this:

This is a VPN provider that has a dedication to security and privacy like no other. Between their strict no-logging policy, privacy-friendly jurisdiction, and top-notch security features, they cover all bases and do so very well.

The server network is speedy, the app is easy to use, and every feature you expect from a top-tier VPN (and even a few useful ones you may not) is there.

Overall, ProtonVPN is a great VPN service and one I have zero reservations recommending.”

Read the full review here.

ItsFOSS.com

It’s FOSS covers developments in the open source and Linux world, topics that we also follow very closely. They placed ProtonVPN on their list of Best VPN Services for Privacy Minded Linux Users for 2019 and went on to praise our security, saying:

ProtonVPN will count as one of the best VPNs available out there in terms of security and privacy.

[It] benefits from strong legal protections because they are a Switzerland-based company. A perfect combination for privacy and security.

Read the full review here.

Softpedia.com

Softpedia reviewer Vladimir Ciobica praised ProtonVPN’s high-security features:

[T]his service aims to offer a bit more than most other VPN services. For instance, it integrates with Tor, and, it uses specific in-house algorithms to ensure that all your data stays confidential, and it’s Swiss-based (Switzerland currently has some of the [most] powerful privacy laws).

Writing specifically about our Windows app, Vladimir had this to say:

The Windows client is indeed a modern-looking and smooth-running application. It boasts a clean, black-themed UI with a design that goes exquisitely well with Windows 10 and its black taskbar.

[T]he VPN client for Windows is as stylish as they get.”

Read the full review here.

BestOnlineReviews.com

The team at Best Online Reviews said they thought ProtonVPN’s app looked sharp:

ProtonVPN have done an exceptional job with their user-interface, creating an attractive design that boasts plenty of features without becoming confusing or overcrowded.

And that ProtonVPN’s security was second to none:

Advanced security features and a strict no-logging policy make ProtonVPN ideal for those wanting privacy while they surf, stream, bank, and shop.

Read the full review here.

TechShielder.com

The team at TechShielder had lots to say about ProtonVPN. Regarding our security, they said:

It is possible to keep yourself completely anonymous and secure with ProtonVPN, which makes this service a favorite of many!

They were also impressed by our connection speeds:

ProtonVPN delivers some of the highest speeds you can find. That says something about the quality of the servers offered.

Here is their conclusion on ProtonVPN:

All in all, ProtonVPN delivers a quality product that most people can be satisfied with.

Read the full review here.

VPN-Review.com

ProtonVPN received a positive and thorough review from the VPN-Review team. They begin their review by saying:

If you are looking for a trustworthy, private VPN service, then ProtonVPN should be your first choice. They combine advanced cryptography, sophisticated security features, strong legal protections, and a strict no-log policy to provide their users with unparalleled online security and privacy.

Read the full review here.

TechNadu.com

We made TechNadu’s list of 10 Best VPN Services for 2019 thanks to our emphasis on security and excellent overall service. As they explained, ProtonVPN “…brings a competitive offer and provides a nicely designed all-around package.

The praise continued in their review. Their conclusion began:

ProtonVPN delights users of all levels: beginners, advanced users, and professionals. There’s something for everyone.

Who Should Use This VPN? Those looking out for the best VPN with the most powerful security features. It does not get any secure than this.

Read the full review here.

cooltechzone.com

The brothers that run the Best VPN Zone praised ProtonVPN’s high levels of privacy and security:

Privacy, anonymity, and security are on the highest level [at] ProtonVPN.

They also appreciated how useful our free plan is, saying:

ProtonVPN is one of the few providers that preserved a free VPN of high quality.”

Read the full review here.

TechBreach.com

The TechBreach team was impressed by ProtonVPN’s numerous security and privacy features.

Since the VPN comes from the same developers behind the ProtonMail, that’s touted as world’s most secure email service, you’d expect it to be extremely secure as well. And, it doesn’t disappoint at all!

In their conclusion, they gave us this endorsement:

If you are looking for a VPN that truly secure and private, then ProtonVPN is the one you should go for!

Read the full review here.

TravelCenter.io

Firas, from the travel blog Travel Center, named ProtonVPN the Best VPN for Travelers. When explaining this ranking, he mentioned our security, saying:

It adheres to exceptional security and privacy standards, where a high-level encryption guarantees that your data is never tampered with.

He also complimented our support service and overall value:

Known for their quality customer service, ProtonVPN replies to your questions within 24 hours max.

You can afford this comprehensive package at very reasonable pricing, especially its one-year plan.

Read the full review here.

BloggersIdeas.com

The team at Bloggers Ideas gave ProtonVPN their stamp of approval. In their review, they praised our speed and security:

ProtonVPN has an impressive connection with the strictest security aspects. 

They concluded:

You must give ProtonVPN a try…”

Read the full review here.

iGeeksBlog.com

The iGeeksBlog team put ProtonVPN in the top three on their list of Best VPNs for Mac in 2019. In their review of our service, writer Jayesh Purohit praised our speed and privacy. He also appreciated the no-nonsense approach we take with our Free plan, saying:

Many VPN services slow down the Internet speed once users activate the software. This is not the case with ProtonVPN. This service does not keep you in the dark. Even if you go for its free service, you get No-Catch services. You won’t see any ads or your browsing history won’t be sold or shared with other companies.

Read the full review here.

VPNTesting.com

ProtonVPN was named an “engineering gem” in the VPNTesting review and was placed in their “Top 10 VPNs” for 2019. The review went on to say:

From what we’ve seen, yes. ProtonVPN is one of the safest of the many VPNs on the market,” 

and

We find that ProtonVPN offers value for money and all the benefits make it a strong contender for your preferred VPN service.

Read the full review here.

Smashingtip.com

The Smashingtip team recommended ProtonVPN to sports fans all over the world. They said we are an effective tool for streaming your favorite team’s big games. They gave the following as reasons for why they chose ProtonVPN:

By using ProtonVPN, you can safely watch your preferred match online from any place on the planet.” 

With ProtonVPN’s versatile applications, you can stream the game on your telephone, tablet, or workstation while you are on the transport or train.

Read the full review here.
 

Softommando.com

Kerry Sandman, a reviewer for Softommando, began his review saying ProtonVPN is an “AMAZING” VPN service (that’s right, in all caps). He named ProtonVPN one of the top nine VPN services in their list of Best VPN providers for 2020. He seemed very impressed with our overall service, saying this in his review:

Best facts about this provider is: it is based in Switzerland, it is fast, it has a lot of servers and server locations, and the speeds are just shining.

Read the full review here.

VPNServicePro.com

Jayden Hanson from VPNServicePro reviewed ProtonVPN and had this to say:

ProtonVPN is an undeniable expert in privacy and security.” 

He continued to praise ProtonVPN’s impressive security in his conclusion:

Stellar encryption and top-notch protocols along with some special features like Secure Core make it a solid pick for privacy fans.

Read the full review here.

vpnXpert.com

The vpnXpert team ranked us in the top five in their list of The best VPN providers in 2019. In their review they made it clear it was no surprise we ranked so highly, stating:

[Proton] is a company that lives and breathes privacy.

Read the full review here.

VPNClub.fr

The French VPN site, VPN Club was impressed by the fast speeds our VPN service offered:

«  Les serveurs de ProtonVPN sont, dans leur ensemble, très rapides. Nous avons effectué de nombreux tests et c’est un des VPNs les plus rapides. »

Translated to English:

The ProtonVPN servers are, as a whole, very fast. We conducted many tests and it is one of the fastest VPNs.”

Read the full review (in French) here.

ProtonVPN Video Reviews

ProtonVPN review update from Techlore

Italian ProtonVPN Reviews

vpnMentor: ProtonVPN Opinioni

Spanish ProtonVPN Reviews

vpnMentor: ProtonVPN Opiniones

uptodown: Una herramienta VPN potente y gratuita

German ProtonVPN Reviews

vpnMentor: ProtonVPN Erfahrungen

Portuguese ProtonVPN Reviews

PCGuia: ProtonVpn – Um serviço vpn de confiança

Russian ProtonVPN Reviews

Softonic: Служба VPN с помощью шифрованных почтовых провайдеров

Hebrew ProtonVPN Reviews

סקירת מומחה על ProtonVPN

French ProtonVPN Reviews

vpnMentor: Avis sur ProtonVPN

VPN Club : ProtonVPN Est-il Fait Pour Vous?

LesMeilleursVPN: ProtonVPN | Présentation et test

Swedish ProtonVPN Reviews

VPN Basen: Recension ProtonVPN: Hög säkerhet och snabba servrar

VPNportalen: ProtonVPN recension och test (2019) – Detta är vår ärliga feedback

Dutch ProtonVPN Reviews

VPNexpert: ProtonVPN review en test (2019) – Dit is onze eerlijke feedback

Norwegian ProtonVPN Reviews

VPNportalen: ProtonVPN anmeldelse og test (2019) – Kan ProtonVPN måle seg med de beste?

Danish ProtonVPN Reviews

VPNportalen: ProtonVPN review og test (2019) – Kan ProtonVPN måle sig med de aller bedste?

See all of ProtonVPN’s awards from 2019!

See the most recent reviews of ProtonVPN’s Free plan!

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Prior to joining ProtonVPN, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined ProtonVPN to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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