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PureVPN

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    16,813
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (3-day trial); $9.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    11.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    237
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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PureVPN bounces your Internet traffic through layers of servers, making it impossible to track or trace and thus greatly enhancing your privacy and security.

Pros

Easy to use: A quick-start guide with FAQs and tutorials explains what PureVPN does and helps you set up your VPN connection (something that used to require a bit of expertise). Confident users can click Skip this Guide.

Anonymous and secure: PureVPN not only anonymizes your network activity but also encrypts it in one of several protocols, with choice of host country. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are much safer with PureVPN, too.

Streaming: You can stream geographically restricted media like Net TV and radio by selecting servers in different host countries.

Split Tunneling: Split Tunneling saves bandwidth by letting you decide which Internet activity to anonymize and which to send through regular channels.

Cons

Drivers: PureVPN may replace existing TAP drivers with its own, which could cause issues with existing software.

Bottom Line

PureVPN lets you protect yourself against hackers and snoops, surf in total anonymity, access restricted content, and communicate securely.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Too many issues"

June 30, 2015  |  By GamerKing

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

A huge number of worldwide servers to choose from.

Cons

Unable to make settings stick.
Absolutely useless in (slow) internet cafes in the Caribbean and Europe (both visited in 2015)

Summary

When PureVPN works as described, it's a winner. However, I would set the protocol etc. as well as auto log on and auto start, but the only way to start it was manually! (Reboot and the settings changed!)
Customer service is prompt, but useless. Each time I contacted them it was clear they read my message header, but they ignored the detail--so their answers were always inadequate and frequently just plain wrong.
I gave them a year--and for the most part it was a frustrating year. I have just switched to PIA and after a day it seems to be working just fine.

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5 stars

"Great value for money! 24/7 Support Availability"

May 28, 2015  |  By timavers135

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

1- 24/7 Support Availability: I work round the clock and often in different time zones. The Support Team was always available and eager to answers as quickly as possible. If a solution is not on their website, they go out of the way to provide solutions from different sources!

2- Marketing Promotions: Been a user for quite some time now. Have always found a promotion around the time i'm up for renewal so that gives me the impression they truly care about customers. Bravo!

3- 100 Countries: Though I haven't tested each individual country on offer, I have tested "most" of them. I was always able to connect rather quickly and after clearing the cache, websites were unable to learn my original location. Also maintain a dedicated IP so that helps me function my online business safely.

4- Streaming: Wasn't introduced to their Smart DNS till quite recently. Wish I knew of it earlier! SO MANY CHANNELS =^_^= ! A blessing for avid cord cutters!

Cons

1- The software is slightly complex, a higher than average learning curve. Could be simplified.

2- Web site navigation is a bit tedious

3- Have to ask that your account be whitelisted if you wish to use in a country other than where you were at the time of purchase

Summary

I've been using PureVPN for about 2 years now. It is my daily driver. Installed on both my android and iphone devices as well as on my macbook and windows pc. I travel frequently and am grateful that the support team is available 24/7, seeing how not every ISP is in favor of VPNs, the support team becomes an asset when such a situation arises.

Other than that, I love how they always have discount/promotional campaigns and how they are continually trying to improve their product. New channels on Smart DNS, new servers, new country introductions, updates for the software etc. Biggest motivating factor is that you get a bucket load of features for a VERY competitive price.

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5 stars

"Best for Streaming Online Geo-Restricted Channels"

May 27, 2015  |  By waltercooper

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

- unblocks all popular TV channels online from anywhere in the world.
- perfect for sports streaming.
- got servers (IPs) from 100+ countries.. That's huge..

Cons

haven't found any, yet.

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5 stars

"Simply Amazing"

May 27, 2015  |  By alanwade00

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

Awesome purpose selection tool.

Cons

I dont need to configure it manually, just one click software

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5 stars

"This App is awesome!"

May 27, 2015  |  By Sky767

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

Split-Tunneling feature, Number of servers and Simple UI.

Cons

Found nothing negative, worked for me at first go!

Summary

By far the simplest VPN software for windows.

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1 stars

"Software May Harm Your Computer"

May 20, 2015  |  By ermannacio

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

* They answer your first email for support
* I did get a refund

Cons

* Don't expect real support especially if the problem is complex
* They promise follow up but don't
* Now they are charging nothing for year one but its worth less then that given the problems it cased (see below)

Summary

Immediately after I installed PureVPN software I began to have network problems I could trace to per this support ticket (edited for length):
Dear Q Nauman M.; Customer Support Manager:
Whether or not this was caused by PureVPN is now indeterminable though know I lost access to my Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 after installing VPN. Not being faint of heart, though, I reinstalled Pure VPN with the following consequences:

1. Though you have a box I unchecked so PureVPN would not automatically start at log on the program IGNORED this as I found in MSCONFIG.
2. After I was able to exit VPN I had again lost contact with my BlackArmor NAS server and it could not be found even after a reboot using their discovery software.
3. I removed the PureVPN program and yet the BlackArmor NAS was still not found.
4. Only after I rebooted my Cisco Router and the BlackArmor NAS was I able to reconnect to it even with PureVPN gone.
For me this is not PureVPN it is Pure Hell. Nor am I a neophyte user so I can only imagine how someone with less experience would have reacted to these issues.


Please tell me if:
1. You were aware that the installation program is ignoring user requests not to start up at log on.
2. If you know of or know why PureVPN would interfere with local network connections to a NAS.
3. If you have any immediate solution to this problem or plan to investigate and resolve it shortly or
4. If not, should I simply give up on PureVPN as an experiment in futility and ask for a refund.

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1 stars

"Do not honor their money back guarantee"

April 06, 2015  |  By andresoldo

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.2

Pros

Decent software. Good online resources

Cons

Slow speed and less than helpful support.
Did not honor their 3 day money back guarantee. Used a deeply buried bandwidth limit to the free trial (easily exceeded) to deny refund. Deeply dishonest.

Summary

Would not recommend to anyone. If the speed doesn't work for you, they will abandon you and keep your money.

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4 stars

"Recommended for high security, anonymity and freedom"

February 09, 2015  |  By Bazel Allias

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.1

Pros

I have been using PureVPN for several months now and am deeply satisfied. My basic motive was to unblock geo-restricted content but I eventually ended up becoming aware that I should be secure against hackers and spies too, thanks to the wide-ranging features PureVPN offers. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to be secure and limitless. They offer a good refund policy so there are no risks involved.

Cons

The Android version is not as smooth as the ones for iOS, Windows etc.

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4 stars

"Very good product, needs some minor improvements"

February 06, 2015  |  By tahirgadi

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.1

Pros

good streaming speed
prompt customer support
DDoS protection
many IPs and servers

Cons

Some novice users might find its software a little difficult to understand
abruptly disconnects sometimes

Summary

I would say that i got what i paid for with PureVPN. Needed to access Netflix and Hulu while i was outside the US, plus got a dedicated IP from the, which i still use to access my bank from Ghana. Yes, the connection sometimes has problems, but that's a given since it is a networked app that depends on many factors. I know, many users don't care about the details, and they shouldn't, but since i work in the IT industry I understand some aspects. But thats just me.

Again,i got what i paid for, its as simple as that

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1 stars

"serious ripoff artists"

February 04, 2015  |  By hechtd

 |  Version: PureVPN 4.1.1

Pros

Their PR department is good at making the service seem good even though it isn't

Cons

I was unable to connect to many of their servers. Tech support promised me that the service never blocks VOIP but it does. Mac software des not work with Yosemite. But worst of all they refused to respect the 3 day guarantee based on a clause in their small print. There is no mention of these conditions on the page where they offer the 3 day guarantee, not oven an asterisk.

Summary

Buyer beware. I am shocked that pureVPN has such a good reputation on respected IT sites like CNET.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.1.0
  • Additional IPv6 leak protection added
  • Virtual Router feature added
  • User Feeback updated
  • Bug fixes and updates
General
Publisher PureVPN
Publisher web site http://www.purevpn.com
Release Date July 09, 2015
Date Added July 16, 2015
Version 4.2.1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.08MB
File Name purevpn_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,813
Downloads Last Week 237
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3-day trial
Price $9.95

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