A List Of Free VPNs Offered By Reliable Companies (Updated)

In A Nutshell

  • ProtonVPN (Switzerland) — free account offers three server locations — the full-fledged VPN service is provided for free — no monthly data limit or speed limits. It is limited to one device though. Also, please note that some users have trouble getting a refund if they create a PayPal dispute instead of first asking the company for a refund. This is stated in their terms of use.
  • Windscribe (Canada) — By signing up for Windscribe’s free plan with your email, users can access 10GB per month of data, unlimited connections, and access to more than 10 countries.
  • Hide.Me (Malaysia) — free account offers five server locations, one simultaneous connection, a limit of 10 GB data transfer
  • AtlasVPN (USA) — three server locations, unlimited connections, 5GB of monthly data

Details on Free VPNs

Most free VPN services contain ads. The services listed below are reliable and offer limited versions of their full services for free.

If you need a VPN for more demanding tasks, such as streaming or downloading large files, you may want to consider a paid VPN service.

ProtonVPN (Switzerland)

ProtonVPN‘s free service offers a full-fledged VPN service for free. There are no monthly data limits or speed limits. Also, please note that some users have trouble getting a refund if they create a PayPal dispute instead of first asking the company for a refund. This is stated in their terms of use.

ProtonVPN’s free service has three server locations:

  • USA
  • Netherlands
  • Japan

You can connect only one device at a time.

Service Summary

  • Website: ProtonVPN
  • Business Location: Switzerland
  • Owned by: Proton Technologies AG
  • Server Location: 3
  • Number of connections allowed: 1 simultaneous connection
  • Apps available: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux

AtlasVPN (USA)

The AtlasVPN free service offers servers in three locations:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • New York, USA

There is a 5GB of monthly data limit on free accounts.

Service Summary

  • Website: AtlasVPN
  • Headquarters: USA
  • Owned by: Nord Security (Tesonet)
  • Number of connections allowed: unlimited
  • Servers: 3
  • Apps available: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux

Windscribe (Canada)

Compared to other free VPNs, Windscribe offers a wide range of server options. It boasts over 500 servers in more than 60 countries. This broad server coverage provides users with a variety of location options for their VPN connections.

With Windscribe’s free plan, users get 10GB of data per month, unlimited connections, and access to servers in more than 10 countries.

  • Website:Windscribe
  • Headquarters: Canada
  • Owned by: Windscribe Limited
  • Servers: 11
  • Number of simultaneous connections allowed: unlimited
  • Apps available: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android

Hide.Me (Malaysia)

Hide.Me’s free service offers servers in five locations:

  • USA West
  • USA East 
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Germany

Only one device can be connected at one time. There’s a data limit of 10 GB.

Service Summary

  • Website: Hide.Me
  • Headquarters: Malaysia
  • Owned by: independently owned by Leon Juranic
  • Servers: 5
  • Number of simultaneous connections allowed: 1
  • Apps available: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux

4 thoughts on “A List Of Free VPNs Offered By Reliable Companies (Updated)”

  1. PROTON IS JUNK—-THEY TRIED TO SCREW ME OVER…..THEY DON”T HONOR THEIR 30 DAY MONEY BACK EITHER……HAD TO SIGN COMPLAINT WITH PAYPAL TO GET MONEY BACK…..THANK HEAVEN FOR PAYPAL ……STAY AWAY FROM PROTON UNLESS YOU LIKE ANGER……….Gary

    1. I don’t enjoy problems with money-back guarantees, however they don’t like people creating a Payapl dispute before contacting them first. Here is a response to a user with a similar issue:

      Hello Ace,

      Thanks for the follow-up.

      As per our Terms and Conditions, if you rely on dispute or chargeback mechanisms of third-party payment processors, you waive your right to the above-mentioned refund from the Company. Furthermore, if the result of the dispute or chargeback mechanisms causes the Company to be liable for an amount exceeding the price paid for the service (e.g. dispute fee), you authorize the Company to charge that amount on your account. https://protonvpn.com/terms-and-conditions 1

      You can find this section clearly displayed in the Money Back Guarantee clause.

      Activating a Dispute is not the proper way to ask for a refund. Simply contacting us and requesting one is.

      Since you’ve activated a Dispute for the payment, and the Dispute was dismissed by PayPal, unfortunately, we are in no position to issue a refund for the payment.

      I hope this clarifies the situation.

      We have already added 15 credits to your account and you can use them to clear the unpaid invoice and continue using it in the future.

      To clear the invoice, please do the following:

      Log-in to protonvpn.com 1
      Navigate to the Payments category
      Next to the invoice under the “ACTION” tab, click the drop-down arrow
      Select “Pay”
      Proceed

      Once you submit, the credits that we have added will be automatically applied and you’ll be able to continue using your account and connect without issues.

      If you need any additional assistance, please let us know.

      Have a nice day!
      Kind regards,
      Dimitar

      Customer support
      ProtonVPN

  2. Has anyone had problems with free ProtonVPN and Avast Security? I ask because I recently swapped my old Mini Mac for a newer version and decided to download Avast anti-virus., which I hadn’t used before. After doing this I found I couldn’t activate Proton VPN. Proton said it wouldn’t work with certain anti-virus systems. But having deactivated Avast, I still can’t use Proton VPN.
    Any suggestions?

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