Do you ever go to a website and see an annoying message that says “this isn’t available in your country yet” or “this website has been blocked”. Are you worried about your privacy on your Windows PC? It does come with a ton of issues as windows blurs the line between collecting data for the personalization of the user experience. Most of these settings can be turned off but may be turned on automatically during an update. The solution to this is to get a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection. It gives you anonymity on the internet masks your IP address by using a public network to create a private network.

There are a lot of choices out there; some good, some bad and some that should be avoided at all costs. The list is in no particular order as all the VPNs have their own uses depending on what you want from it. Here are the the top 5 VPNs for Windows:

  • NordVPN

A company that keeps absolutely no logs whether its about their connections or usage. It is also a simple VPN to use. The server list is sorted according to what the user wants to use the VPN for such as TV streaming. It also shows the latency from various servers along with unlocking services like Netflix and most geographically restricted content. Some extra features of NordVPN include a kill switch, Tor over VPN and double-hop encryption. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • Surfshark

This is a newer VPN on the market and has an excellent track record of unblocking geographically locked content on websites such as Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. It keeps no logs as well and utilizes strong encryption. There are no limits to the number of devices connected at one time so if you’re on a budget or want to share a VPN with your friends, this is an excellent option. They have a somewhat small server network compared and can have slow speeds sometimes. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • ExpressVPN

This is one of the simplest options available for anyone who wants a VPN that just works from the get-go. It is great for downloads and file-sharing because of its fast average download speeds. Users can also use the VPN’s DNS servers by toggling it on or off depending on their preference. They have high-grade encryption and your privacy and security in mind throughout. It can unblock most streaming sites but can only connect 3 devices at the same time. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • PrivateVPN

If you’re on a budget, this is one of the best choices for you. It has an automatic kill switch and has Netflix-optimized servers which can be used to unblock most streaming services. It has a zero-log policy along with a Stealth Mode which bypasses deep pack inspection and VPN blocks. If you live in a country that has internet surveillance and censorship, this is a safe choice for you. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • CyberGhost

CyberGhost is a user-friendly VPN  with an excellent interface which will be a pleasant experience for any user. They have servers across 90 countries and have a very strong no-logs policy. It has a one-click setup which makes the experience easier for beginner and advanced users alike. They allow you to connect up to 7 devices at a time and also have an option to automatically turn on the VPN when the device is turned on. They have a 45-day money-back guarantee or 14-day for one-month plans.

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