GooseVPN subscription review

£60.00Typical price

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 verdict: Nothing special

It’s a fast VPN, but GooseVPN loses marks for connecting to third-party companies in its apps, and we also uncovered a minor security flaw. Together, this makes GooseVPN hard to recommend.

Pros
  • Reasonably fast
Cons
  • Possible minor security flaw
  • Communicates with third-party servers
  • Ridiculous cancellation process

Private Internet Access VPN review

£97.00Typical price

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 verdict: The best VPN on test

While it doesn’t come top for speed, in every other respect Private Internet Access is a brilliant VPN that’s easy to use and has plenty of features. A worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Excellent security and privacy
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of available servers
Cons
  • Not the fastest
  • Automatic renewal requires manual intervention

ExpressVPN subscription review

£114.00Typical price

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 verdict:

This VPN is easy to use and has plenty of apps for different devices. Speeds are merely average, though, and we found its privacy settings could be improved slightly by reining in the access it asks for when installed on Android devices.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of apps
  • Lots of countries to choose from
Cons
  • Average connection speeds
  • Extensive Android permissions

NordVPN subscription review

£106.00Typical price

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Which? verdict: A good VPN that’s easy to use

This is among the best VPNs we’ve tested thanks to its ease of use and the ability to choose from lots of different servers. However, its apps connect to third-party services, so it loses some points for privacy.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of apps
  • Lots of countries to choose from
Cons
  • Average speeds
  • Apps connect to third-party servers
  • Automatic subscription renewal is enabled by default

Hide.me VPN review

£100.00Typical price

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71%
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 verdict: A good all-rounder

This is a decent VPN service which, while certainly not the ‘world’s fastest’ in our test, is no slouch. We had a few issues with accessing overseas streaming services, but aside from that it gives a good experience.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • No privacy or security issues
  • Lots of apps
Cons
  • Detected by some streaming services

Surfshark VPN review

£44.00Typical price

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 verdict: Very fast, but not without issues

This is a fast and effective VPN for streaming, but we found a couple of minor privacy and security issues that mean we can’t make it a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Fast connection speeds
  • Lots of server options
Cons
  • Connects to third-party servers
  • Hard to cancel subscription
  • Minor security issues

F-Secure Freedome VPN review

£40.00Typical price

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 verdict: Great privacy, but slow

With rock-solid privacy in our tests, good security and plenty of apps, this is a good VPN. It does have a few issues, though, including problems connecting to overseas streaming services and slightly slow download and upload speeds.

Pros
  • Airtight privacy test results
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Slower than average
  • Doesn’t work with all streaming services

ProtonVPN Plus review

£85.00Typical price

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 verdict: Good security, poor speeds

It’s far from the fastest VPN on test, but it sailed through our privacy and security checks with flying colours. If speed is your priority it’s not the best option, but otherwise it’s perfectly serviceable.

Pros
  • Airtight security and privacy
Cons
  • Slower connection speeds
  • High impact on computer performance
  • Arduous to cancel subscription

Windscribe Pro review

£80.00Typical price

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67%
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 verdict: A middling VPN

This is a decent VPN, but while it has no major problems, it doesn’t stand out for speed and privacy, either.

Pros
  • Plenty of countries to choose from
Cons
  • Average connection speeds
  • Connects to third-party servers

Tunnelbear Premium VPN review

£44.00Typical price

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66%
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Which? verdict: An average VPN service

This VPN is average in most respects. It’s neither slow nor fast, and there are no problems with using it. We did, however, mark it down for connecting to third-party servers when we used the mobile apps, and it also did poorly in our video-streaming test.

Pros
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Apps for all the major platforms
Cons
  • Not many connection countries
  • Detected by lots of streaming services
  • Connects to third-party analysis servers

Cyberghost VPN review

£41.00Typical price

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65%
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 verdict: An average VPN

There are no huge downsides to Cyberghost, but it’s one of the slower VPNs we’ve tested and the privacy of its mobile apps could be better. There are more effective VPNs available.

Pros
  • Lots of connection countries
Cons
  • Slow connection speeds
  • Connects to third-party servers

Avira Phantom VPN Pro review

£52.00Typical price

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63%
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 verdict: A middling VPN

There’s nothing hugely wrong with Avira Phantom VPN Pro, but its relatively slow speeds and penchant for connecting to third-party analytics servers mean it loses some points. There are better VPNs available.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Works with most streaming services
Cons
  • Connects to third-party services
  • Slower than average speeds

Avast SecureLine VPN review

£75.00Typical price

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 verdict: Fine but nothing special

Avast has no major flaws, but it doesn’t impress either. Its speeds are bordering on lethargic and it had problems connecting to some overseas streaming services. There are far better options available.

Pros
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Slow speeds
  • Struggles with overseas streaming services
  • Some third-party connections

PureVPN subscription review

£96.00Typical price

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62%
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 verdict: Not the best

It’s reasonably fast and there are plenty of apps, but PureVPN isn’t as air-tight as we would like when it comes to how it shares data with third-party companies from within its apps. There are lots of VPNs that do a better job in this regard, making PureVPN difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.

Pros
  • Reasonably fast
  • Plenty of apps
Cons
  • Connects to third-party servers