They give tutorial to support the setup of the VPN connection of windows, Linux, HP web OS, iOS, android, Black berry, Boxee box etc. but custom VPN apps are provided for mac, iOS, windows and android!
A personal experience I had with the live chat support of PureVPN was when I went on their website to find the content on Xbox 360. Surprisingly, they had no content on that device and therefore, I contacted them for help. In about 60 seconds, I was provided a URL for a PDF document having proper detailed information of XBOX 360. I felt heartwarming at that very moment.
PureVPN Internet Kill Switch
PureVPN also offers the ability of kill switch to stop an illegal activity from the path of the user.Â This option stops all the online on-going activity and protects you if your connection drops at any moment
This simply means that the data of the user will not travel anywhere except for staying at its own place and the secured protocols of the server will make sure this information stays leak proof in all directions.Â As soon as the user reconnects with the VPN, the entire paused data will be un-paused and will make sure the user gets where he or she was before the disconnection!
According to the PureVPN FAQ on the Internet Kill Switch, the feature is accessible from PureVPNâ€™s client software. It can be activated/deactivated by checking the feature titled â€œActivate Internet Kill Switch when VPN disconnectsâ€œ.
PureVPNâ€™s Optional Add-ons
Using this feature will allow the user to remove all sorts of Geo logical restrictions and limitations to access their favorite online content within seconds. These VPN are not supported directly and user may need to set them up manually. SmartDNS is available on the all 3 packages and no extra penny is charged for it.
- Web Protection & NAT Firewall (for $2.99 per month)
Network address translation firewall, commonly known as NAT firewall is the solution for users who worry about end to end security. This NAT file is located at the server end and is used for compensating the hopeless firewalls which are of no use at all as they are built-in part of your windows.
A VPN is the only solution to this problem and as soon the user connects to a VPN server, an IP address will be assigned to the user. Unable to use the NAT firewall will take the user at the highest possible risks and open to all the online harmful agencies.
The below provided image explains how the user can activate the NAT firewall add-on of the check out from the website. These Add-ons are very affordable as low as $2.99 per month and in this way user can get secured for data streaming activities.
- StealthVPN Browser (For high censorship countries & ISP’s) (for $2.99 per month)
The stealthVPN browser allows the user to perfectly hide itself from all the harmful online agencies. It has the finest compatibly and removes all sort of extra hassles and problems. This offers the promise of zero logging experience for its entire user, regardless of their locations!
- Dedicated Streaming (for $3.99 per month)
The Dedicated Streaming Add-on works by providing PureVPN users a special browser designed just for streaming purposes. Streaming anything in that browser will give you a 20 Mbps speed boost. This speed boost is ideal for internet users who have slow internet connections and therefore fail to enjoy quality movie streaming because of buffering and lag.
- Dedicated IP (for $1.99 per month)
PureVPN offers its users the ability to use fixed IP. This feature is commonly used by the specialized VPN users or heavy duty users of the internet! Basically it is ideal for those, who want to get secured from the servers of others with the help of fixed IP.
The famous dedicated IP is workable with the standard dynamic IP which states that user will have the standard IP at their respective disposal. This way, you can use the fixed IP at anyplace you want.
- Dedicated IP with DDoS Protection
With Protection of DDoS IP given by PureVPN, user must protect their devices in all possible directions as there are different types of DDoS attacks. User can easily get Dedicated IP of PureVPNâ€™s with DDoS Protection for onlyÂ $5.99/month.
There are five protocols that PureVPN provides, which are;Â PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, OpenVPN and IKEv2. Nevertheless, when we talk about a user’s experience then the case is not the same. The protocols in the drop-down menu in the PureVPN client was limited to PPTP, L2TP and SSTP.
Usersâ€™ need to communicate with the support center regarding the remaining protocols and those users who need to use it on OpenVPN will need to have a proper setup of VPN connection by altering the internal configuration files but IKEv2 will be manually connected. This clearly shows that PureVPN exaggerates the possibilities of the connection a little too much.
All the above provided packages have a 246 bit encryption. Â Apart from this PureVPN has more user friendly set to help the user in every possible way. In this way, no matter what the package is, the user will get 246 bit encryption in all the three packages.
Something the website wonâ€™t tell is that they offer 4 categories of encryption settings to select from and once the installation of the free windows client is completed, users just need to go to â€˜settingsâ€™ for general security and find under the â€˜securityâ€™.
The drop-down menu for security will provide you the following four encryption options:
- Option 1 â€“Encryption not Allowed (The server of the VPN will disconnect and the connection will be dropped Â if you select this and the relevant VPN server requires proper encryption)
- Option 2 â€“ Optional Encryption (The presence of encryption will have no change on your VPN connected session)
- Option 3 â€“ Involves Encryption (The VPN server will be disconnected resulting in a dropped VPN session if it disapproves your Encryption request)
- Option 4 â€“ Full Strength Encryption (similar to the above case, the VPN connection will disconnected and drop your VPN connected session if it disapproves your request for Encryption)
It is very obvious that PureVPN does not need any sort of quantification of encryption at any point, but they do allow the user to use encrypted servers without any issue. I would like to suggest you to use option 3 or 4 as doing anything else would not be so fruitful. Hence, for your own safety, do follow the same approach!
Policy regarding Logs and Privacy
They follow the rule of no log policy and do not share any personal information of renting or using the user information.
Instead, they use browser cookies to make sure the user personal data stays invisible at all times!
The policies of data storage ad protection explain that the personal data of the user remains safe unless the user itself allows the service provider to share its information to the third party. Even at this step, this information is handled with care by the authenticated staff of PureVPN for service running.
In the PureVPN policy page, something was not accurate. As stated by the â€˜VPN service data routingâ€™ clause, they are responsible for compensating the temporary unavailable servers and rerouting these connections with an alternative server in the same region or another country if possible at that particular time!
This does not seem feasible and we suggest you to use the live chat for any assistance in facing issues of rerouting to unidentified servers of unknown locations!
This VPN does not provide any free trial, but only offers 7 days money back guarantee. But 7 days are not really enough for any user to identify what the service actually serves as other providers offer a span of about 30 days as money back guarantee.
PureVPN is basically made up for middle class users. Any user who does not have millions of dollars can easily avail this service as only a few dollars can change your life!
This VPN service is famous for offering good compatibility and user friendly interface and on this point, they have my complete support! In light of the cost-effectiveness, the moderately good service quality seems quite reasonable and it forms a complete package that results for a good return on investment.
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Abdullah Ashraf is a tech wiz who loves to research about the latest technological developments day and night. He is also a VPN analyst who thoroughly tests VPN services to provide detailed reviews for people looking for the perfect advice.