Top 10 Fast & Secure VPN Software for Windows Users

Anything you do on the Internet gets tracked these days! Your system and your data become vulnerable to the prying eyes of hackers. Not just hackers, even governments and the Internet Service Providers block websites. If you like to use full of the Internet, a VPN can come to your rescue. A VPN lets the user access all the restricted content, both censor restricted and geo-restricted content available on the web. With advanced levels of data theft, data hacks and data leaks, a browser’s mere incognito window does not do the job well of maintaining your anonymity. Hence, it makes sense to access sensitive information over a VPN as VPNs offer the highest level of data encryption ensuring that your data is completely safe.

Here, we review the top 10 VPNs for Windows 10 based on their connection speed, uptime, encryption and security levels, pricing and customer support.

1. ExpressVPN

Rated the best all-round VPN for Windows 10 till date, Express VPN has 1500 + servers in 148 locations across 94 countries. ExpressVPN is pretty easy to setup.The connection speed is blazing fast and this VPN provides unlimited P2P / Torrenting. ExpressVPN literally stores zero usage logs and connections logs ensuring maximum security to the user. This VPN can also be used simultaneously on three different devices – desktops, mobiles and tabs and works seamlessly as an extension with most of the browsers – Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Express VPN provides 256-bit AES encryption, DNS/IPv6 leak protection and so you can be guaranteed that nothing about you on the Internet is being tracked while you get to access your favorite restricted stuff. They have round the clock support system and the service is top-notch. The company promises a 30 days Money Back Guarantee – so if you are not satisfied with the software, you simply get your money back.

2. CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost has over 1250 servers in about 56 countries and the connection speed is lightning. The software offers unlimited bandwidth to access all the censor restricted and geo-restricted sites on the Internet. You can happily use this software simultaneously on five different devices. CyberGhost provides stringent 256-AES bit technology encryption and it is next to impossible to hack your personal data. Torrenting is unlimited and it hardly takes a few minutes to download any HD video. Customer support is through chat and email and is pretty cool. VyberGhost too offers a 30-day money back guarantee so that you get to test the software before purchasing!

3. PureVPN

PureVPN has 750+ servers across 140 countries. pureVPN offers 7-day money back guarantee; in case you would like to test the trial. Installation and setup is just one click process and the VPN app can be accessed from the browser(Chrome and Firefox) itself by adding it as an extension. PureVPN follows the zero log-norm and can be accessed simultaneously on 5 different machines. The military grade encryption and add-ons like Internet Kill Switch and NAT Firewall make the app most sought among other VPNs. The app has more than 1 million satisfied customers, and we rest our case here with respect to security, speed and uptime. Though there is no free trial, you can grab PureVPN for as little as $2.46 now.

4. IPVanish

With over 1000 anonymous servers spread across 60+ countries, IPVanish ensures you leave zero traces on the Internet. The real IP address is absolutely hidden and the app stores no usage logs or traffic logs. All the data are encrypted securely over OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPSec and hence no hacker can actually get to access your private and sensitive data even you are on a free Wi-Fi. Unlimited torrenting ensures better streaming experience. Support is through email and is decently prompt. There is no trial provided right now. Nevertheless, you have a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

5. NordVPN

NordVPN offers premium and robust VPN service which makes it stay in the top list of many reviews. It has over 3330 servers placed across 60 locations across the globe. No wonder, it offers the maximum uptime for any VPN. NordVPN is extremely secured as they follow the double hop encryption where all the users’ data flow through two VPN servers for double protection. It has fast access to Netflix and has unlimited P2P/Torrenting. There is a 3 day free trial for the interested ones.

6. HideMyAss

HideMyAss has over 760 servers in over 190 countries. HideMyAss is a handy VPN that is extremely easy to use when you want to surpass the censor restricted and geography restricted content on the Internet. The VPN lets you access the Internet securely through three modes – You can choose the Instant mode when you are on a free or public WiFi. You can use the Location mode when you are being restricted by the geographical location. Use HideMyAss to change the server’s location where there is no restriction so that you can stream your desired content. Freedom Mode suits best in a country with restricted Internet Access.

You can also use one license for HMA to access 5 simultaneous connections across different platforms. HideMyAss provides a 30-day money back guarantee to try their service.

7. TigerVPN

TigerVPN has 300+ servers in 62 countries and suits best for novice users. The connection speed is really good and the UI is very friendly. It lets you surf all the restricted content without jeopardizing your privacy. Military grade encryption protects the user from any sort of data theft or scammers. They follow no log policy and any activity of the user on the web is not traced anytime. Unlimited torrenting at super fast speed is very useful when streaming in HD. TigerVPN offers a 7 days money back guarantee to test their product.

8. Buffered VPN

Buffered has a number of high-speed servers in 39 countries and the connection speed is just blazing fast. It has unlimited torrenting too making it the preferred VPN for users who would love restricted videos streaming in HD. Buffered ensures all the users’ data are away from the prying eyes of hackers using the OpenVPN. The AutoConnect feature lets the user to automatically connect to the last connected server. The Port Discovery Mode lets the user access the open ports of a Free Wifi. This feature can be turned on in Setting -> Test Firewall.

Buffered also provides 5 simultaneous connections from multiple platforms with a single license. Buffered follows a zero usage log policy and a minimal connection log policy; which means, Buffered keeps the connection log of a user for 30 days, after which they get automatically deleted. Customer support is a 24/7 live chat and the support team is pretty efficient.

9. VyprVPN

Goldenfrog vyprVPN has 700+ servers in 70+ geographical locations around the globe. It offers one-click connection and server location. It unlimited server switching and unlimited bandwidth. It offers extremely safe end-end protection of your data from hackers and government restrictions through multiple protocols like OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP and Chameleon. You can use these to set your preferred level of encryption, speed and protection. NAT Firewall provides an additional shield of protection. VyprDNS, the zero-knowledge DNS is available for VyprVPN users for free.

10. PrivateVPN

PrivteVPN has over 100 servers in 56 countries and offers a supercharged connection with the maximum speed possible. This means you no longer have to deal with timeouts and slow downloads. The 2048-bit Encryption With AES-256 offers the highest level of security and IPv6 Leak Protection guarantees that the user’s anonymity is preserved even when you get suddenly disconnected from the VPN. It also follows the no log policy hence you can be sure that you are not being traced.

PrivateVPN offers 6 simultaneous connection and supports all devices types. The Killswitch Feature prevents data leaks when you are disconnected from the VPN by suspending your Internet connection. If these features are not convincing enough, you can always try their product with a Full 30-day money-back guarantee.

While we have tried to put a list of top 10 VPNs for Windows 10, every user’s demand is unique. Some use VPN for gaming and HD streaming where bandwidth and connection might matter, some users use VPN for secured surfing where encryption levels need to be considered and some other use it to access the geo-restricted content where the VPN server location might have to be considered. So, we advise you to take advantage of the “money back guaranteed” option and try the VPN before zeroing it to one.

Lana Martinez is a freelance technical writer living in the Santa Clara. She's a gadget and tech geek who loves to write how-to articles about a wide range of topics. When she's not writing about technology, Lana loves watching and reading mysteries, cross stitching, and attending musical theatre. She's also an avid Doctor Who fan.