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Hello, I have been a TorGuard customer for roughly a year now, since last April. I’ve experienced some of the worst VPN providers and some of the best; the last VPN service I was with was good but expensive, so I went on the prowl to seek something that had a better price for what I was getting.

One main reason that made me decide to choose TorGuard as my primary provider, was their prices. The VPN package alone isn’t much of a deal breaker, but the “Privacy Bundle†is. You get access to all TorGuard’s HTTPS/HTTP/SOCKS proxies plus their VPN service for a couple bucks more which is totally a steal. It’s much cheaper to purchase a subscription yearly instead of monthly, this is where I decided it would be cost effective in the long run.

Next reason was that they do not log or monitor any user traffic, besides the automated security measures they have put in place to protect their network from outgoing spam or ddos. They offer free DNS servers in USA and France which also have no logs, you can rest assured whatever you are accessing isn’t being monitored by a third entity.


You cannot go wrong with choosing TorGuard as a VPN provider, they provide top notch support to all customers, good reasonable pricing and fast servers all around the globe. Available connection methods: ovpn/pptp/l2tp/anyconnect/sstp/ssl/http/socks/ssh — Up to 5 simultaneous connections. They offer many different pre-defined openvpn configurations as well as a custom generator to fine tune as per your liking. Ports can be forwarded to most server locations instantly from the portforward dashboard, simply enter the port you want to forward and the server IP.

 

Your VPN account uses separate login details(different from dashboard/forums) for enhanced privacy and security, the user/password can be changed at any time from the client dashboard. You aren't required to enter any identifiable information upon signing up, you could put your name as John Doe if you wanted, become anonymous with TorGuard.
 
VPN Client Software

 

TorGuard's VPN client is easy to navigate, sporting a minimalist interface to access all vital components. It is loaded with a lot of different configurable settings and features. The main features that stand out in the client are the following: DNS/WebRTC/IPV6 leak protection, killswitch, stealth proxies, built in anyconnect support. The client works well on Windows 10, all features I've tested do their job as advertised. The client supports: Windows, Mac OSX, Ubuntu 86/64bit, Redhat 86/64bit, Arch 86/64bit, and of course if you do not want to use the client you can always use the provided .ovpn configs (for your router or another configuration setup, etcetera).

 

Ciphers/Encryption Specs:

 

There is also a stealth mode available in the VPN client that isn't listed below.

 

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Customer Service

 

Support normally responds to tickets within two hours or less, with the exception sometimes it may take up to 24 hours depending how busy they are; best time frame I have found was between the hours of 5am and 6pm. Staff are responsive, they do their best to help you with what ever problem you may have. Livechat is more intended for pre-sales questions, since staff cannot confirm who you are if you try to ask a question related to your account, such support related questions should be directed to a ticket instead.

 

Staff frequently update their blog to announce latest security concerns for various different topics and as well new features to keep you informed regarding their services: https://torguard.net/blog/category/torguard-updates/
 
Servers/Speed

 

I am not aiming for maximize speed, instead, to achieve a strong layer of protection with TorGuard's services. My ideal setup looks like this: My Computer > TorGuard VPN(TCP, AES-256) > TorGuard Proxies(Load Balanced) > Tor Network. While this setup is not the best for speed, it does still work really well and can download stuff at reasonable rates.
 
TorGuard servers are very reliable, I've been connected to a single VPN server location for weeks at a time; would be longer, but I end up changing locations/settings often. There is no bandwidth limits on any of the servers, TorGuard doesn't throttle users, you get unlimited bandwidth. Each month I find myself using over 1 terabyte DL/UL and haven't been restricted in anyway. TorGuard is the perfect choice for Torrents and or as a general VPN provider. The major selling point is the amount of servers you get access to, TorGuard claims to have over 1600 servers, available to 54+ different countries!

 

End

 

This review was not endorsed or paid for: it is solely based off my personal observations and information provided by TorGuard. Thank you for reading, hopefully you have gained some insight for how the services are like. If you want to try TorGuard out yourself, they offer a 7 day refund if for any reason you are unsatisfied with the service. Have a nice day.
 

 
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