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CyberGhost VPN

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.14.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,017,673
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Disconnect after 3 hours, limited countries and servers, only 1 device per account)
  • File Size:
    9.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,045
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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CyberGhost VPN 5 makes it easy to surf safely and anonymously over a virtual private network. The software routes your Internet traffic through a global network of powerful servers, masking your actual IP address and geographic location with simulated addresses that can make it appear like your computer is in an entirely different country.

Pros

Interface: CyberGhost VPN's compact interface features a Start button, Settings, and Web links to Help & FAQ, a free account, server overview, and other resources. The layout displays your computer's location on a global map with options for selecting your virtual location and address.

Simulated location and IP address: By default, CyberGhost automatically simulates your geographic location and IP address, but you can specify either. Other options include Anti-Fingerprinting.

Freedom: Every Internet user needs privacy and security, but those who live under restrictions and even threats can use tools like CyberGhost VPN to communicate freely.

Cons

Limits in free version: CyberGhost VPN's free version has limited choices compared to premium upgrades. For example, free users have fewer servers to choose from.

Bandwidth: Even with broadband, the fastest VPN still adds layers to your network connection. The advantages of a VPN may outweigh any lag time (which you might not notice in any case), but it could be an issue for some users.

Bottom Line

VPNs once required technical skills (or help), but CyberGhost VPN 5 is practically a one-click solution. It makes the privacy and security of VPNs available to a much wider audience.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Deadly slow"

July 25, 2015  |  By tintinmilou

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.14.7

Pros

Masks your IP. Easy-to-use interface. You can use it for free to some extent.

Cons

It is slow as molasses. Internet access essentially stops. Even elementary pages, such as Google search fail to load. And this is with a Premium subscription. Updates fail to work; they lock up trying to shut down the very CyberGhost session that is trying to do the update. Three thumbs down.

Summary

Does not perform as advertised. There's no point masking your IP if you have no access.

Updated on Jul 26, 2015

I need to update my review. The automated selection of VPN servers can put you onto a "Dead" server. If you force the choice to one that has few users on it, the throughput improves dramatically. I found that a Danish server worked well for me, whereas the New York server had zero bandwidth. So it does take a little tweaking, but it does work.

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5 stars

"Best VPN With Free Premium"

June 04, 2015  |  By lindacyl

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.14.7

Pros

There's a lot more IPs available with a premium account and the download speed is very fast. Cyberghost gives away free premium account regularly. I missed there free give away, but found a working key at http://******/1IgPXft.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

The installation is straightforward and the speed is fast with premium. I've been using for 6 months now. Everything seems to be OK except a few broken-offs occasionally.

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5 stars

"Works reliably."

July 29, 2014  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

Excellent download, installation, and upgrade. Great support either through FAQs and such or directly.

Cons

I wish the upgrade availability popped up on the VPN itself. CNET notification is OK, though.

Summary

The free version is nice and the paid version is nicer.

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5 stars

"The best VPN around."

July 28, 2014  |  By MerikC

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

- VERY user friendly.
- FREE!
- One-click connections
- Optional auto connect
- Optional DNS settings
- Optional TCP protocol
- Optional exceptions (Connections that won't be sent the VPN)

Cons

P2P is blocked on U.S. servers

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1 stars

"Every free IP address they have is on a spam block list"

July 21, 2014  |  By JudasIAD

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

Did hide my IP and my surfing speed was pretty fast.

Cons

I was trying to register at a forum but could not because every single Cyberghost IP address I attempted to use was on a block list for spam.

Summary

It works well if you just want to surf fast and anonymously, but if you're trying to register for a forum or any website that subscribes to spam block lists, you won't be able to as all their free IPs are on a spam block list. And YES, I checked every single free one in every country they had listed.

Too bad.

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5 stars

"Best VPN I know"

June 23, 2014  |  By ri4d3n

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

- You'll just need 1 minute to install it and 1 click to use it
- Verry nice interface
- Lots of servers
- Lots of countries
- Fast

Cons

Limited ammount of servers in free version (but still a lot of servers)

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5 stars

"Best one for the price !"

June 06, 2014  |  By pmshah

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

Everything that a VPN should be. In fact even my ISPs speed restrictions got bypassed as related to the traffic. Could visit every site blocked by the Indian government due to US pressure and/or local political clout were accessible to me. Extremely satisfied with the service.

Cons

Not really any. Recently they have stopped supporting torrent protocol. For me it is not a con.

Summary

For the price they are charging for 5 devices and 2 years, it is the best deal one can get.

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5 stars

"Downloads and upgrades easily."

June 06, 2014  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

Very solid, stable connection. Lots of options on how to connect. Does not seem to degrade internet speed. Excellent support.

Cons

None. None.

Summary

Cyberghost seems to be working well lately.

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5 stars

"Very fast, very easy, very nice"

June 04, 2014  |  By MaryAndPaul98

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

Pros

- Very easy to use, just 1 click
- Possibility to choose from more than 20 countries
- Possibility to manually choose an IP adress
- Internet Kill Switch
- DNS Leak Protection (the first one which works)
- IP Leak Protection (it will kill existing connections or prevents them from leaking)
- ULTRA FAST servers, never used such a fast VPN service

Cons

The free service is limited in the amount of available servers.

Summary

The installation of CyberGhost was very easy and the user interface welcomed with with a nice looking world map, showing my current real location. At the beginning, I let CyberGhost select a server automatically for me, which selected a server in my country. The connection process was very fast and I could not feel any speed difference compared to my regular connection.
The additional protection features are awesome, like hiding your browser fingerprint, blocking tracking websites.

I'm also using the Android client, which pretty much works the same.

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1 stars

"Stops working"

February 25, 2014  |  By maunruh

 |  Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.9.8

Pros

N/A......................................................

Cons

Even though I paid for this to use It seems to not work after the first day and I will not use this one again

Summary

N/A

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.14.7
    High bandwidth servers for fast downloads
    No Logs
    DNS Leak Protection
    Advanced IP Leak Protection with unique firewall technique
    Privacy Control : Blocks social media plugins and cookies which track your surfing behavior
    AutoConnect and automatic reconnect feature
    Internet Kill Switch : If the VPN connection drops, all internet traffic is securely blocked to avoid IP leaking
    Super easy to install and use
    More than 30 countries and 550 servers around the world available (in the paid version)
General
Publisher CyberGhost
Publisher web site http://cyberghostvpn.com/
Release Date October 15, 2013
Date Added January 26, 2015
Version 5.0.14.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET 3.5 Framework
Download Information
File Size 9.21MB
File Name CG_5.0.14.73322.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,017,673
Downloads Last Week 2,045
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Disconnect after 3 hours, limited countries and servers, only 1 device per account
Price Free

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