Still, it is an issue that concerns people. It's a simple concept, but one with enormous consequences for your privacy and security. Their servers are located in the various countries that they service. The app presents three scenarios to help you get online quickly. It also maintains servers in China, Russia, and Turkey, which have particularly repressive internet policies. Relies heavily on virtual server locations.
For its part, Hide My Ass has a very respectable 876 servers at its disposal. It's also a bit disappointing that Hide My Ass relies so heavily on virtual servers. The second is Location Mode, which lets you select whatever server you desire. The service offers neither a free version nor a free trial. First, I measured latency, which is the time it takes for packets of data to travel to a remote server and back to your computer in milliseconds.
If you want to access streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify, you can count on an excellent range of international servers and some nice tools to ensure you get the best speeds possible. The downside is its hefty price tag. Choose this when you want to appear somewhere else in the world. There certainly wasn't the kind of advanced features found in other services, which is in keeping with the app's focus on simplicity but out of step with its price tag. Hide My Ass has a very impressive 286 server locations across some 220 countries. A company representative explained to me that the company does not profit from user data in any way. A company representative told me that a full 225 of the 286 server locations offered by Hide My Ass are virtual servers.
The first time, I use a server located close to my physical location. Crypto payments, and prepaid gift cards purchased with cash, make your transactions more anonymous. They can also limit the number of server locations. In these tests, it slowed upload speeds by 98. Results were less rosy in the international latency tests, where Hide My Ass increased latency by 400. Despite its impressive geographic coverage, Hide My Ass has nothing in the way of specialty servers.
Server map All of our servers are marked out on our server map, useful for visual identification. Pricing Hide My Ass offers three different packages. The name is very direct and so is the service, with an excellent, straightforward interface. As Linux users tend to be more technical than mainstream consumers, this is probably fine in most cases, but it rankles a little as it might make Linux users feel like second-class citizens. TorGuard starts you with five and then has low fees for adding as many more as you'd like.
It's also open-source, and therefore has been picked over for potential vulnerabilities by anyone with the interest to do so. At the time, I was impressed with the colorful design, which appears to have remained to this day. Safe disconnections In the unlikely event of an unexpected disconnection you can ensure selected applications will not revert back to using your default unencrypted internet connection. The app is bright, colorful, and it takes seconds to get connected to a server. In this category, lower is always better. Hide My Ass for Android It has been quite some time since we last reviewed the , and I'll be updating this review once we've taken a fresh look at it.
Other services hold even less information, or they dispose of it immediately. These weaknesses might make it problematic for some users. If that's the case, don't worry! The service is fast and reliable. Hide My Ass for Mac We haven't had the chance to review the from Hide My Ass. Currently, the servers in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, New York, and Prague work reliably for this purpose so it's best to connect to one of those.
It allows you to surf the web anonymously and securely from anywhere. That's too bad, although the reason likely has to do with Apple's app developer policies. All plans include the ability to have five simultaneous connections with unlimited bandwidth, multi-platform support, and over 870 servers in over 190 country locations. The vast distances involved act as a stress test of the service. Meaning you can browse privately. In that way, it's quite similar to bear-themed TunnelBear.
However, overall the quality of the support we received was good. That was just a bump in the road for Hide My Ass, which performed well in the upload speed tests. Randomly connect to any location, random servers in specific countries. Click on the image above to visit the. For these reasons, and more, in your life.