The top VPNs for free offer excellent performance and security, and are completely free to use. These are excellent for those on a budget looking to increase their privacy and security while using public Wi-Fi, or for occasional use of specific websites or online services. These free services do not offer all features included in premium options.
A good free service must cover its costs without turning to intrusive advertising or data-sharing. Unfortunately, many free VPNs fall in the latter category and should be avoided because they could pose serious risks to your privacy and security. In addition, they could be fronts for malware distribution.
A VPN that doesn’t limit data usage is among the most desired features. The most effective of these VPNs are Proton VPN and Windscribe. Both services are compatible with the majority of streaming platforms, and have a massive server network. They’re also the only free VPNs we’ve tested that do not place daily or monthly data limitations on their users.
TunnelBear, one of our top-rated VPNs, has a fair number of server locations across several countries. It also offers speedy and consistent speeds. Its interface is user-friendly with cute bear characters. The company is located in a privacy-focused jurisdiction and has a confirmed no-logs policy.
NordVPN, unlike the other top-rated VPNs that are completely free offers a limited number of servers in Africa. It also experiences a slowdown of speed when spoofing an unfamiliar location. It doesn’t support Netflix.