Is anyone using Private internet access for vpn?
What company does everyone recommend?
I used Private Internet Access VPN for one month. Worked great and I've read VPN reviews online and it was one of the ones listed as a great choice for anonymity as they don't keep records of IP addresses that use their service.
I was very happy with the exception of the sporadic speeds. At times as high as my local ISP 50 mbps bandwidth, but as low as 2-3 mbps per second depending on time of day and which server your using.
I've also tried pureVPN. Faster speeds for sure, but less anonymity and more expensive.
I'm still in the process of trying difference VPN's to find one that fits my needs at a reasonable price.
1. We absolutely do not maintain any VPN logs of any kind. We utilize shared IP addresses rather than dynamic or static IPs, so it is not possible to match a user to an external IP. These are some of the many solutions we have implemented to enable the strongest levels of anonymity amongst VPN services.
+1 for PrivatVPN: https://www.privatvpn.se/en/
OpenVPN, great support staff and full connection speeds - they're the only VPN provider that I've used wherein I can saturate my 55 mbps download speed while connected to VPN.
Remember, there's no "E" at the end of "Privat".
That is quite the download speed
As to how much these services actually protect you from a determined adversary, who can say for sure?
Thanks! Yeah, I used to have 105 mpbs download, but never really found the need for that much speed, especially at $115.00 USD/month. If I had multiple people living in my domicile, and could split up the costs (and the bandwidth) then it'd be worth it.
TBH, the only determined adversary's I'd be worried about are the broadband providers themselves.
That being said, I used to work for a provider as a broadband installer/configuration tech in three different regions. I worked with closely with folks from all different departments at said provider. No one I worked with had the time to hunt down people using a whole ton of bandwidth. The staff that would probably "own" the "hunt-down-the-heavy-bandwidth-users-and-possible-content-pirates" process didn't have the inclination to do so (that staff being the Information Security/Fraud team).
~~Recently I have been receiving warnings from Trend Micro that Private Internet Access is not trustworthy. I have tried to have them removed from Trend's no trust list but to no avail. I ran a deep computer scan this morning and ADW_OPENCANDY spyware was found in RealPlayer software. The originating infection came from www.privateinternetaccess.com/vpninfo/servers. Trend removed this infection and I am about to uninstall PIA. This also explains why after contacting PIA many times about this they have only returned vague responses with nothing positive about trying to have themselves removed from Trend's dangerous list. That is what I know and I am just passing it on for you to evaluate for yourselves.