FastestVPN Review

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Overview

FastestVPN has emerged in the industry in the year 2017. Only in a matter of time, they rose to the top. They have been true to their claim of providing military-grade protection for your internet traffic. FastestVPN has satisfied customers accessing content which is restricted in their respective countries. The company doesn’t spend large amounts on retaining data, and so consequently it does not log any activity. Customers can be assured that their activity is not logged, which is aligned with their zero logging policy.

  • Chrome Extension
  • Compatibility with 20+ devices
  • Live chat and email support 24/7
  • Anonymity and security at advanced levels

Features

FastestVPN has several features that act as a magnetic force for its customers.

 

No Logging of Activities

User anonymity is not affected whether the VPN service provider logs user activities or not. Though one reason to use a VPN is to stop ISP from logging data and letting it get in the wrong hands, there isn’t any point of using a VPN if they log your data that can compromise your privacy in the future. For a user, it is the same thing, whether it is the ISP recording logs or the VPN service provider. FastestVPN is preferred in this regard as it never records or maintains any activity logs on its servers. Surf the web log-free, leaving no footprints behind.

Malware Protection

Connects automatically as you connect to the VPN service. It protects sites from infecting your computer. Not all VPN services offer this feature.

NAT Firewall

This again runs in the background by default upon connection, every time. It provides end-to-end encryption and adds an extra layer of security.

Internet Kill Switch

Imperative to decision making when buying a VPN is the Internet Kill Switch feature. This makes sure that your IP is never leaked – even in the event that your VPN connection drops it kills your internet connection along with it.

VPN Extension for Chrome and Firefox

FastestVPN has introduced their Chrome Extension and Firefox Extension just recently. Using a VPN has become smoother than before. What’s excellent about it is that it unblocks Netflix!! That’s definitely a streamer’s dream come true. Unblock content from streaming platforms and enjoy a smooth internet experience.

Ad-blocker

Ad blockers get rid of advertisements and pop-ups that keep showing up on your screen. This feature is handy for smooth, uninterrupted web streaming and browsing.

No DNS Leaks

DNS leaks are a significant threat and a major security risk. They send queries that are not encrypted that gives external entities a pass to private information including IP address and websites you visit. Majority of the times you will not even be aware of such happenings. FastestVPN works towards ensuring that DS queries are secure upon connection to the VPN.

Protocols for Privacy and Security

In addition to the above, FastestVPN has supplementary measures for further security. FastestVPN stresses towards protecting its user’s privacy and giving them high security. They also have multiple protocols available that are to be selected manually before connection. Each protocol differs from one another in terms of security. They range from the least secure to the most secure one.

PPTP:

This protocol is known to be most basic. It is so as it can be breached easily by agencies and hackers. The upside of this protocol is that it does not compromise your internet speed and so because of its fast performance, it is excellent for streaming.

L2TP/IPSec:

This is more secure than PPTP as it cannot be breached easily though it can hinder with performance and setup is slightly tricky. However, it works well on all iOS devices and even on platforms that don’t support OpenVPN.

OpenVPN:

OpenVPN is the best protocol available today. This is definitely because not only is it most reliable and secure, but also because it has excellent performance. The protocol being open source in nature, it doesn’t have loops and backdoors for government and other agencies.

IKEv2:

IKEv2 is reliable for security and privacy which makes it a robust protocol. IKEv2 is useful for people using VPN on mobile devices, in case OpenVPN is not supported. The fact that FastestVPN has this protocol weighs in favor of this VPN service.

 

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This protocol offers high-level security as it is cryptographically secure. Not many top tier VPNs incorporate this protocol, but the face that FastestVPN does is great.

With so many protocols, FastestVPN is guaranteed to offer high security.

Pricing Plans

FastestVPN has 4 subscriptions plans. All plans are time sensitive only, and the rest of the features are the same. All advance features are there by default and are not charged at an additional cost.

You can choose to subscribe to the 1-month plan, 12-month plan, 3-year plan or purchase a 5-year plan altogether. Pricing for each are as follows:

5 Year Plan (value for money)

  • $0.83 / month
  • $49.95 for 5 years
  • 92% savings

1 Month Plan

  • $10 / month
  • $120 / year
  • No Savings

3 Year Plan

  • $1.11 / month
  • $39.95 for 3 years
  • Save 88%

1 Year Plan

  • $2.49 / month
  • $29.95 / year
  • Save 75%

The best value for money is their 5-year plan that charges $49.95 every 5 years. In comparison with the 1-month plan, you save $550.05!

FastestVPN – Purchase, Setup, Connect

Once you have selected the package you want to subscribe to, you will be asked to create an account — the credentials of which you will be sent to your email. If you have an existing account, you will just have to sign in.

You are then one step away from getting your VPN account. Just select any payment method from the many available. Payment methods include credit card, PayPal, AliPay and more.

Download the app and put in the credentials that you receive and you are done. The process is straightforward, not complex.

The interface is also simple and self-explanatory, so the user knows what to do to use it.

Customer Support

We must say we are rather impressed with their customer support. Readily available and very responsive.

They have also put up tutorials and descriptive FAQs that yield helpful to customers. If you don’t find anything on the website and FAQs aren’t enough, they are available through live chat and email 24/7/365. They have also recently introduced phone call support during their work hours of 9 am to 5 pm. This provides a great platform for existing and possible clients to ask any questions that they may have.

Final Verdict

All in all, FastestVPN is recommended to you especially if you’re not very tech-savvy and want things done straight and simple. The fact that you need to choose protocols manually may be a downside for some people, but it is actually great as you can decide which protocol to use depending on what your use of VPN is. If you just want to stream geo-restricted content, you can just choose PPTP for anonymity and fast streaming.

FastestVPN also offers great value for money as they offer very low prices in comparison to their competitors, especially if you choose their 3-year plan. Support is also provided round the clock via chat and email to resolve any hindrances that come your way.

What we conclude is that FastestVPN is excellent if you want high security and privacy without giving up on internet speed. For a service that has advanced so much in such a short time, we can only anxiously await what all they have in store for the future.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Prices are as low as $0.83 (lowest when compared to other VPNs in the market)
  • Malware Protection, Internet Kill Switch, NAT Firewall, Ad blocker available without additional charges
  • Unblocks Netflix
  • Chrome and Firefox Extension available
  • 7-day money back guarantee, no questions asked
  • 24/7 Live Chat support
  • Ad Blockers
  • Large range of protocols (PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, OpenVPN & IKEv2)
  • 20+ device compatibility
  • Compatible with routers
  • P2P Optimized Servers
  • Zero-logging Policy
  • 5 multi logins
  • Flexible payment methods available

Cons

  • No Free Trials
  • No Split Tunneling

 

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