CyberGhost VPN is a personal VPN client and online service that lets users browse the Internet anonymously by acting as a firewall and server between your PC and your ISP. It lets you surf the Web normally while hiding your IP address and displaying a dead-end address. It's available in free and premium versions; the free version can only be installed on one PC and only one account can be activated on each computer, whereas the premium account offers more options and features.
CyberGhost installs and sets up easily, including creating a username and password, though we had to reboot our system to finish the process. The program's main screen resembles many antivirus and firewall programs, with a left-hand list of the program's functions, a toolbar, and bar graphs indicating both free and premium traffic while logged on to the VPN. A prominent message warned us that we were not anonymous online and also displayed our current IP address. We clicked Connect to VPN, and a pop-up gave us several options: Connect to Free service, Create Premium connection, and Create Premium Connection with a specified server on a drop-down list. We could also display a list of available Premium servers. We tried both the Free and Premium services, which are similar. We quickly logged on to the CyberGhost VPN service and reopened our browser, which functioned normally, with the exception that our Google search page was now Google.de instead of Google.com, a small matter we quickly rectified. Every site we visited loaded normally.
While CyberGhost boasts that its compression technology loads some sites up to 30 percent faster, our broadband connection seemed slightly slower, and bandwidth tests confirmed our suspicions. However, the delay wasn't dramatic, and CyberGhost offers many server choices to help users maximize their bandwidth, though the Premium service offers more choices than the free one. The program gives copious assistance. We also found the extra features easy to set up and use. The online Data Safe offers both password and key file protection, and an extensive anti-spy tool can block many different processes. Whether you opt for the free basic service or premium features, CyberGhost VPN is well worth trying; you have nothing to lose but online snoops!
Editors' note:This is a review of the full version of CyberGhost VPN 4.7.16. The trial version has limited features and functionality.
Any time you visit a website you leave information about your interest, any time you click on any link on a given webpage you leave information about yourself, any time you leave a website - well, answer for yourself. While surfing the internet you are building your own personal sphere, made out of your habits, your interests, your opinions, your hopes, your wishes and your consumption of whatever you are searching for in life. The question is: Will you let them take it and use it for their own purposes? It is at least unpolite, most of the times unethical and for some of us even dangerous. Or will you fight back? By hiding your identity, for example. With CyberGhost VPN. Ok, CyberGhost does not pretend intruders from entering your internet sphere. In fact, there is an AntiSpy module on board, which helps you holding back information, but that is not CyberGhost is main task. Instead the software is purely meant to keep you invisible while surfing the internet. Trackers will still track, but they wont track you down, because your IP address will be hidden. In the end all information they collect will be worthless, cause there will be no real life person to connect it to - if you do not tell them, who you are. We certainly would not do it. With CyberGhost VPN you share an IP address with a number of other users to ensure you cannot be identified. Moreover, all communication between your computer and our server is encrypted and well protected to prevent any eavesdropping on data transfers. Currently CyberGhost VPN offers many servers in different countries like Germany, USA, Netherland, Switzerland and Ukraine.
This product can be upgraded to Premium Plus by buying a 12-month licence for $154.95 and receiving 3 months free.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.7.18 includes more Servers and faster connection.