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    Hide.me 2020 review: Good speeds, bigger network

    Hide.me in short:

    • P2P allowed: Yes (on all however 4 places)
    • Business location: Malaysia
    • Number of servers: 1,800
    • Number of nation places: 47
    • Cost: $100 for one yr / $120 for 2
    • VPN protocol (default): OpenVPN
    • Data encryption: AES-256-GCM
    • Data authentication: SHA-384
    • Handshake encryption: RSA 8192-bit

    It takes just a few years, however most VPN companies which can be in it for the lengthy haul slowly broaden their networks to embody extra places, and add extra servers. Hide.me from Malaysia-based eVenture Ltd. has taken that tack.

    The final time we checked out it, Hide.me had simply over 150 servers and 34 nation places. Two years later, the variety of servers has elevated to 1,800, whereas the nation places have bumped as much as 47.

    Note: This assessment is a part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for particulars about competing merchandise and the way we examined them.

    Features and companies

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    Hide.me for Windows 10 with an energetic connection.

    Not lots has modified with the Hide.me Windows utility. It nonetheless has that enormous Enable/Disable button within the heart. Below that the Change button within the lower-right nook results in the situation itemizing, and the left facet reveals the PC’s present IP handle.

    One new addition is the upper-left nook notifications icon. This addition is known as Message Center. It notifies customers of updates to the service resembling new server places or new options.

    Speaking of which, Hide.me has added a variety of new objects since we final checked out it. For essentially the most half these are primary however vital additions resembling IPv6 assist. 

    Hide.me additionally helps quite a few streaming companies, together with Netflix, in addition to others that aren’t as prickly about VPNs, resembling Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Now.

    Hide.me has WireGuard as a protocol possibility, the brand new and standard VPN protocol that guarantees simpler implementation, higher safety, and higher speeds. WireGuard isn’t but the default changing OpenVPN; nevertheless, Hide.me tells us its WireGuard implementation is a full a part of the service and never a beta possibility as is the case with many different VPNs at the moment.

    Dipping into the Settings part of the app, there’s lots right here. There are the standard choices to launch on system startup, join routinely, and so forth. Hide.me additionally nonetheless has its fallback protocol the place you’ll be able to specify the order through which the app will attempt to join with the assorted VPN protocol choices.

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