CyberGhost Review: Is This Formerly Free VPN Still Worth It?

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CyberGhost on computer screen: CyberGhost reviewWhat’s the key to safe, smart online use? Security, of course. And one of the best security measures you can take is to invest in a Virtual Protocol Network (VPN).

CyberGhost used to offer the best free VPN service, but all good things must come to an end. Is this VPN still worth consideration?  Read our CyberGhost review to see what they have to offer.

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Article Overview

CyberGhost

4.1 / 5
CyberGhost
Security 4.6
Performance 4.5
Features 4.0
Cost 3.8
Customer Service 3.8

Pros

  • No traffic logs
  • High 256-bit encryption
  • Use up to 7 devices simultaneously
  • Choose server location
  • DNS and IPV6 leak protection
  • Kill switch
  • Supports Torrent/P2P
  • Unblocks Netflix
  • Accepts Bitcoin and other anonymous payments
  • Anonymous sign-up

Cons

  • Pricier than most
  • No NAT Firewall
  • Some consumers report slow speeds
  • Live chat and email ticket aren’t 24/7

Key Features

  • Long reputation of reliable security
  • Unlimited bandwidth and data
  • More than 3,500 servers in 55+ countries around the world
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Routers and more
  • One-click launch of VPN connection and browser
  • Anti-Browser Fingerprinting feature protects you from advertisers and others identifying you when you’re browsing online

Price

CyberGhost offers a 45-day money back guarantee.

  • $12.99/month for month-to-month
  • $5.25/month for 1 year
  • $3.65/month for 2 years
  • $2.75/month for 3 years

Coupon Code

CyberGhost is offering 57% off Premium Subscriptions when you pay for a year in advance. Just use this link to get started.

VPN Terminology

Are you confused by the VPN lingo in our reviews? Our VPN protocols and terms page breaks down all the tech terms you need to know.

How Do Hackers Access WiFi Hotspots?

CyberGhost went “undercover” in this frightening video to demonstrate how easy it is for hackers to steal your information via a hotel WiFi hotspot. It’s estimated that the number of global WiFi hotspots will hit 340 million by 2018, and a vast majority are in the U.S.

Is CyberGhost Worth Paying For?

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CyberGhost is still worth considering because it has a long reputation of reliable security along with a high encryption level and unlimited bandwidth and data. CyberGhost, however, is more expensive than many other services.

Be sure to check out our Best VPN Service Reviews to get an overall picture of how CyberGhost compares to other VPN services and why you might pick one over another.

What other VPN services would you recommend?

About The Author:

While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate school for journalism and public relations, Sally began a long career researching and writing about hard-to-understand topics, such as insurance and finance.

Her additional experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations and financial planning at various foundations and nonprofit organizations over the years has given her the practical tools to inform consumers about making the smartest business and personal financial decisions.

Speaking of smart living — growing up in the (at-the-time) per-capita murder capital of the U.S. (Richmond, VA) taught her a thing or two about the need for personal and home safety. Sally stays on top of all the latest gadgets and services to protect her and her teenage daughters from potential predators and thieves. And she brings this knowledge to every article she writes.

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Linda
I heard that CyberGhost was recently bought by Crossrider. Who is this company and what do they do? Will the product stay free?
Michelle Schenker (Admin)
Crossrider is based in London and they are publicly traded. This is their first entry into cybersecurity and they plan to keep a free product, at least for now. They did recently add a new pro version and it looks like it will be paid. TBD on its features and what may make it a better solution than the free version. If anyone hears anything on this, please let us know.
Pat
I’m having issues with CyberGhost working. Any ideas what could be going on?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Hi Pat, there could be a variety of things going on depending on which version you are running and your computer. I recommend contacting CyberGhost or looking at their troubleshooting tips. Best of luck!
PaulD27
Whoa, crazy that hackers can use wifi hotspots to hack into your computer! Scary stuff, definitely will be getting Cyberghost to prevent that from happening. Thanks Sally!