PureVPN Review: Several million active users


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  • Hong Kong provider offers warning protection
  • Easy menu controls on every device
  • A network with locations in 141 countries!
  • Own DNS service for fast TV broadcasting
  • No log files


  • Servers offer good, but not outstanding speed
  • PureVPN is not suitable for use on VPN routers

PureVPN Review 2020

PureVPN is one of the oldest and largest VPN providers on the market. It offers a wide server selection and some nice features. But there is quite a lot more to find out about the provider. Read our review if you have some free time!

Product descriptionPureVPN
Recommended applicationsavoiding dissuasionsavoiding geo-blockingfilesharing torrentNetflix (DE)protection of hackers virusessafe communicationStreaming (Urheberr.)


PureVPN is a Hong Kong provider with a large network of virtual servers and its own servers. The company rents its network to other VPN Services, which occur under its name. From our Pure VPN review you can find out that, like many services, PureVPN has some advantages. And also, disadvantages that have to do with the speed. With several million active users, PureVPN is also a very large provider.

PureVPN pricing

Despite the huge network and good performance, there are cheap offers again and again.

All tariffs include:

  • Unlimited access (time and data transfer)
  • Great Speed
  • Access to all servers in 141 countries
  • 5 devices at the same time with only one user account
  • 7 Days Money-Back Guarantee
  • Free Software for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, Apple iOS. Many instructions for routers, game consoles, etc.
Prices / Tarifs
Free using
Tariff (1 Month )9.60 EUR
Tariff (12 Months )31.54 EUR (per month 2.63 EUR)
Tariff (24 Months )42.99 EUR (per month 1.79 EUR)
Number of connections per account5
Test optionsMoney back guarantee

PureVPN for Streaming

Our PureVPN review shows that with PureVPN on your router, you can use also different TV channels. But, not with the App. Generally speaking, PureVPN offers only a satisfactory result. It is doubtful that the service will be even better in the future. It has problems with video portals abroad. It is stable to run and is often recognized and thus blocked.

Streaming TV and video content
Use on the home router
Use with KODI
FireTV App
Avoid warnings
Supported streaming platformsNetflixMaxdomezattooArte3SatORF

PureVPN Review: Downloading

We are particularly careful with using P2P. Even if there is a VPN connection failure, no personal data is transmitted. So, Pure VPN has installed protection, which works well on Windows at least. On Mac OSX there was no corresponding function. But, with Mac, you can use the open-source program “Tunnelblick”. It provides this function if you use it instead of the PureVPN client. You can find configuration help on PureVPN on the website.

Own servers for Torrent users

We would like to underline that PureVPN offers its Server for file sharing/Torrent but you cannot use it. The advantage would be that other filesharers are on the same servers. Thus, they improve them because of faster data exchange. In our test, we could not understand this. But it also depends, of course, that you exchange the same data with other users.

Download and Torrent
Torrent usage allowed
Own Torrent Server
Avoid warnings
Port forwarding

PureVPN Features

Apps offer all KillSwitch functionality. But there are no other options like the Cascades (Multi-Hop VPN) to choose from.

Special functions
Always On Server
Dedicated Server
IP changing
IPv6 (new)
Load Balancing
Malware filter
Multi Hop VPN
No logfiles
Obfuscation (Mask)
Own Hardware
Own IP adresses
Own Torrent Server
Port forwarding
RAM-Disc (k.HDD)
Shared IP
Smart DNS
Static IP
Tracking Blocker
Virtual servers
VPN with TOR

PureVPN Review: use with VPN routers

We see a real weakness in using PureVPN on routers. Pure VPN offers some optional functions like a static IP address. This can help if you always want to have the same IP address, for example, access to web service. This does not matter when using applications but causes some routers to terminate connections when the connection fails. Besides port forwarding, it can also be a way to access your home network. Although port forwarding has some limits, according to our Pure VPN review.

Also, PureVPN offers NO load balancing. Like other Services, a manual server change is necessary from time to time. Also, we can see the connection interruptions more often. The speed depends on the loading and the location of the server.

Using with VPN-Client Router
Using with Routers
Load Balancing
Fail-safe operation
Own router application
Compatible withGl-iNetDD-WRT

PureVPN by travelling

We have also tested PureVPN in China. It corresponds to a widespread stable Service. Yet, it does not always work well. We can recommend PureVPN in most but not all destinations.

VPN for travelling and in foreign countries
Using in restrictive networks (China, hotels)
Obfuscation (masking)
Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks
Shadowsocks or SOCKS5

PureVPN for Online-Games

According to our Pure VPN Review, short-latency (Ping) is more relevant than speed for Online Gaming. In our tests, PureVPN has never done a good job here, so we cannot recommend the service. You may see the recommended alternatives.

Online gaming
Low latency
Use on game consoles
DDoS protection

PureVPN Review: Speed

PureVPN often uses rented servers. You also notice that they show different behavior depending on the current load. We were now able to achieve good but never very good values. But, we can assume that the services do not have any serious problems. So the users get all respectable bandwidths provided.

Max. speed tested
Germany | 15.10.2021

Frequently asked questions about PureVPN

Customer support

PureVPN provides its users with 24/7 customer support. So you can always report a problem.

Customer service
Interface languageEnglish
Customer serviceEmailLive-ChatQ&A Website
Customer service languageEnglish

Our conclusion from the PureVPN test

All in all, PureVPN is a very secure provider, which is ideal for streaming and file sharing without the risk of warnings. As we have seen, geographical locks can be easily bypassed. The provider even has its torrent server and its DNS service for faster streaming. 5 simultaneous connections, software for all devices and easy handling do the rest to judge the provider as recommended. We hope you can understand the service better after reading our Pure VPN review!

Erstellt am: 11/26/2019

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