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Ghacks Deals: Windscribe VPN: Lifetime Pro Subscription (price drop)

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If you are looking for a reliable VPN (virtual private network) to protect your privacy online, you may find today's Windscribe VPN offer suitable for that.

It is a lifetime offer which means that you pay for it once only. You get a lifetime Windscribe VPN Pro account for that with unlimited data, unlimited devices and updates.

Windscribe supports all major desktop operating systems as well as iOS and Android.

The company operates servers in more than 50 countries worldwide and promises that it does not keep any permanent logs. The desktop applications come with additional functionality, a firewall to eliminate leaks, support for KEv2, OpenVPN UDP, TCP or Stealth on a wide range of ports, secure hotspot functionality and proxy gateway support.

You may use browser extensions that are provided to block ads, spoof your timezone and use other nice to have features such as connecting through two servers instead of just one.

A lifetime subscription is available for just $59. You may switch from the lifetime offer to 1-year, 3-year and 5-year subscriptions instead for $19, $22.49 and $39.99 respectively.

Tip: if you are unsure whether Windscribe VPN is right for you, sign-up for a free account to check it out.

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Comments

  1. waka said on June 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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    But… they already have Android app.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm
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      Right, thanks!

  2. D.C. said on June 21, 2018 at 8:16 pm
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    I took advantage of this the last time it was offered and have been very pleased with Windscribe. I have it configured on my DD-WRT router to secure all devices on the network.

  3. thebrowser said on June 21, 2018 at 10:03 pm
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    > A lifetime subscription is available for just $59.

    Well this is just too good to be true, isn’t it? I’ve taken a look at their website and their privacy policy seems pretty good: “We do not store connection logs, IP timestamps, or sites you visit.”
    However every VPN provider defines “no logging” in a different and often sketchy way; the following is also in their policy:

    “For the duration of your connection we store the following data in a temporary location: OpenVPN username, VPN server connected to, time of connection, amount of data transferred during the session. This data expires and is discarded within 3 minutes of session termination.”

    From this it would seem they do monitor your activity for as long as you are using the service, even if the data is deleted afterwards. I don’t know, it could really be nothing, but I’d love to know more opinions before making a decision about this.

    1. Martin P. said on June 22, 2018 at 11:06 am
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      Even if a VPN provider states that it doesn’t log anything, how can you verify that? Not much you can do about that so I chose to trust their word and use TOR when I want to muddy my traces even more.

      I’ve been using WindScribe for about a year and I’m completely satisfied with them. Had to contact their support once and they responded within minutes. Might not be the best VPN out there, but the price vs performance is very hard to beat and it performs really great.

      ymmv

    2. lin said on June 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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      Well.. I would say any service would record connection data during the session. Otherwise, how would the service know if you are sharing the account with 100 more people. They have discord and reddit and the developers are very active in the community. I’m running Windscribe on Asus-Merlin router and very satisfied so far.

      1. thebrowser said on June 22, 2018 at 3:11 pm
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        The offer seems to be pretty good compared to others which is what made me curious, that’s all. I’ve checked a bit more and is a relatively young company (founded in 2016) so this must be a strategy to get early customers and instant cash, which should be mentioned they allow for bitcoin payment.

        I guess it makes sense some monitoring (although their site mentions they allow unlimited connections) and if they really don’t keep logs and delete any other data within 3 minutes, along with competitive prices for subscription plans… well, all things considered is really looks like a great service. Is really tempting so I guess I’ll have to try it out to be sure.

    3. ULBoom said on June 23, 2018 at 2:14 am
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      They all have to log some info to make your connection and transmit data. They also have to verify you are a user. The freebie account limits the amount of data transmitted per month (or week, I don’t remember), so the amount has to be counted. Data is encrypted.

      I would tend to trust more a service that has a policy that data is destroyed soon after disconnection vs. one that is mush mouthed about it.

      I got the lifetime membership last winter but have been using Windscribe for about a year and it works well. The user interface leaves something to be desired compared to the best interfaces (Proton, Air) but is much better than the worst ones (Mulvad, etc.)

      I wouldn’t recommend using the desktop and browser apps together, the user agent switcher in the browser app can cause sites to lock up. The combo of VPN and browser changing type in the same connection can throw up flags. Even with the switcher off, the browser app slows things down and is redundant.

      How a VPN performs is important, I used Mulvad, which is highly regarded and had lots of problems with connections and speed. That was likely because of my location, so try a few and see which perform best.

      Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get objective info on VPN’s; most reviews are “native advertising,” the favorites are always fantastmagorically awesome!

      These are good review sites:
      https://thatoneprivacysite.net/
      https://www.privacytools.io/
      https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-keep-anonymous-2018/

      Even so, some features may not matter to you, so read carefully, the authors are fairly rigorous in evaluating privacy. The last link is very picky but thorough.

      1. thebrowser said on June 23, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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        @ULBoom

        Thank you for sharing those sites, I didn’t know about the last one but I will make sure to check their reviews. Regarding the browser add-on I also find it a bit strange but I guess is a great measure to add an additional layer of protection (assuming it works smoothly), either with their own client or even a different VPN. But then again the toll taken on loading speeds is probably not worth it or there are better alternatives (TOR).

  4. Al CiD said on June 22, 2018 at 10:53 am
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    I´m very happy with my Windscribe lifetime subscription – just works and it is very fast.

  5. ilev said on June 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    It is a Canadian base company. I wouldn’t touch then with a 100 feet pole.

    The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
    In spite of continued controversy over its methods, the Five Eyes relationship remains one of the most comprehensive known espionage alliances in history…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes

    Every bit passing thru is shared and traced by the FBI, NSA, GCHQ…and other 9 countries secret services part of the 15 eyes group.

    1. Martin P. said on June 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm
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      What VPN are you using?

    2. rickmv said on June 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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      Anything is traceable once you’re connected to any network. It is only about how hard you make it to be traced down.
      What will be a reliable VPN provider out of the 5, 9 or 14 countries??

      Who wants to support gHacks through this, this is a good deal and one of the best current VPN services.

    3. ULBoom said on June 23, 2018 at 2:30 am
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      There are nine and fourteen eyes countries, too. I think the Snowden/Lavabit mess confused people about encryption. He was using an email service which stored emails, encrypted, but still stored, and with Lavabit’s keys, they could be read.
      That’s not at all how a VPN works (a real VPN!), businesses and lots of other entities have used VPN’s forever, the VPN knows you’re connected but has no idea what is going through your connection, either way. Monitoring would have to be done real time.
      If someone is doing something absolutely no one else should know about, ever, they better be using something beside VPN’s.

      1. ilev said on June 24, 2018 at 8:14 am
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        “Monitoring would have to be done real time.”

        All 14 (15 including Israel) monitor ALL data in real-time by installing decryption tracking devices at the core of the networks .

        For VPN you have to choose a none 14 eyes country. After all, there are other 180 countries to choose from.

    4. thebrowser said on June 23, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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      I completely agree that a healthy degree of skepticism is always useful when choosing to trust or not to trust companies that provide services like internet access, cloud storage or VPN. Beyond these type of agreements between countries there are laws unique to each of them, but laws can be tricky and bent in many ways. Encryption is not about laws, is about math, and if the numbers are solid then you can be sure you can trust that. Of course, a code that cannot be verified (close-source) does not inspire the same level of trust than one that is publicly available, but this is another topic.

      My point is: don’t be so dismissive with a service/product/company before taking a closer look. There are people living in countries where governments invest heavily in surveillance programs but that disagree with this and want do something about it. I imagine it is hard to start a company like this in the first place, much more to move to a totally different country to do so.

      And to give you an example, Private Internet Access had their servers in Russia taken away without a warning and there weren’t any logs for the government to take: https://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/12/private-internet-access-russia/

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