Updated 8 Sep 2016

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CyberGhost VPN

Snapshot: CyberGhost VPN can be used on Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS devices and 1 device can connect simultaneously on this subscription.

CyberGhost VPN
Consumer score
SCORE
Price

$7.81

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Test results

Overall score
90
Ease of use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Privacy & functionality
?/10

Good points

  • Performed excellently.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Excellent functionality and privacy.
  • Easy to setup account.
  • Easy to install and setup Windows client.
  • Extremely easy to use Windows client user interface.
  • Very good customer support.
  • Can be used on Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS devices.

But

  • Large discrepancy in speeds.
  • Only has servers in 29 countries.
  • Only 1 device can connect simultaneously on this subscription.

How we test

Overall score

  • Ease of use - 40%
  • Performance - 30%
  • Privacy - 30%

Ease of use

We test how easy each service is to install on a Windows system and how easy it is to use. We look at whether it can be configured to run automatically on start-up; set to connect automatically when the program is launched; a speed check to detect the fastest server to connect to; and if it automatically selects the best server available.

Performance

Performance accounts for the discrepancy in download speed when using the VPN. The lower the discrepancy, the faster the connection. All tested VPNs had some discrepancy. A discrepancy of less than 5% results in an almost unnoticeable reduction in speed, but more than 25% results in sluggish speeds.

Privacy and functionality

The privacy score is based on how many features the VPN has for protecting your identity and activity. We look at features such as user data logging, data encryption, and protection against deep packet inspection as well as disconnection protection and DNS (Domain Name System) leaks.

Key data

Model

Price
$7.81
Billing period for price
Monthly
Free / trial version
Unlimited

Specifications

Discrepancy in speed using VPN (%)
-10
DNS leak test
Pass
DNS leak protection option
Default DNS setting
On
Unlimited data usage
Default VPN protocol
OpenVPN
Supported VPN protocols
OpenVPN and PPTP
Number of countries
29

Features

Connection logging
Anonymous connection and bandwidth data
Auto server selection
Auto reconnect
×
Kill switch
Built-in anti-malware protection
Simultaneous connections supported
1
Windows
OS X
Linux
Android
iOS

Member reviews