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Maintaining our privacy intact has become one of our main worries when browsing the Web. Our IP address not only states our location but can also be used to trace our browsing preferences and habits. Easy-Hide-IP VPN is a simple and reliable IP hider that can connect to more than 90 servers worldwide and provide you with one of the 5,000 IP addresses they manage. You can switch servers and IPs as many times as you wish, and connect to the Web using any of the various protocols supported.
The great thing about Easy-Hide-IP VPN is its simplicity of use. All you have to do is open the program’s main interface and click on the “Quick Connect” button. In just a few seconds, you’ll be fully connected to the Internet. It is that simple, unless you prefer to choose a specific country, a server, or a connection protocol. If you do, the program will offer you 26 countries to choose from, nearly a hundred high-speed VPN servers, and five different Internet protocols, including their own proprietary one – Classic. Classic is the only one that allows you to choose which browsers will benefit from the new IP and which won’t, as well as to set automatic IP changes every X minutes. This protocol, though, can only be used on Windows-based PCs and offers slightly lower connection speeds than the remaining four (Open VPN-UDP, Open VPN-TCP, PPTP VPN, and L2TP VPN).
You can set the program to launch at startup, hide your identity when it starts, and connect automatically using your log-in details to make sure you’re connected at all times. Likewise, you can tell the app to re-connect automatically whenever the connection fails, something that very rarely happens. Actually, unlike other VPN tools I’ve tried, Easy-Hide-IP VPN is incredibly stable, even when connected to a not-so-stable Wi-Fi connection. You can change servers and countries just by clicking on the “Connect” button, the switch is so fast that you won’t even notice it. As for download and upload speeds, you shouldn’t normally experience any delays or speed drops, as compared to browsing the Web with your own IP unless you’re used to navigating speeds over 4 Mbps.
As for privacy, this is apparently a completely safe tool. The company is not clear about log retaining, as their site states in different places that they do and that they do not retain user logs. Established now outside the EU, they shouldn't need to keep those logs, except - as they say - for their own diagnostic purposes and to comply with the different laws of the countries where their servers reside. However, do not get fooled by those who criticize VPN tools that keep user logs and that promise you alternative apps that don’t – if you want worldwide coverage in terms of servers and IP addresses, you will have to accept that some countries may ask the VPN provider for your logs in connection with abuse or legal enquiries. The program encrypts all your connections using the Blowfish algorithm.
Easy-Hide-IP VPN offers extremely affordable packages that will allow you to connect to the Internet from a PC, a tablet or laptop, and a phone with just one license. Few other similar products can offer you such level of simplicity, stability, reliability, privacy, and versatility.
- Unlimited IP switches
- Blowfish encryption
- Servers in 26 countries
- Choose among 5,000 IPs
- One-click connection
- No AES encryption
- Not clear about log retaining policy