- More than just VPN available, as well as Webmail + Firewall features available
- US provider without distance to US authorities
- No own software available for most devices
- Vulnerabilities have to be manually closed by the user in many cases
- Relatively high price for a US provider
TorGuard review 2020
TorGuard VPN is one of the providers that offer not only VPN services but also e-mail and proxy services. The service offers slightly different functions than we describe in the typical test reports. The TorGuard download is not comparable to other VPN providers. However, it is nothing special anyway.
|Recommended applications||Sichere DatenübertragungFirewall & SchutzSperren umgehenStreaming (Urheberr.)Tauschbörsen/Torrents|
Our conclusion to the TorGuard review
The US provider is one of the most complicated services we have ever tested. The tariff structure is complicated and drives the costs for use in comparable frames is too high regions. TorGuard as a US provider, which does not distance itself from the influence of US authorities and does not provide its usable software for most devices, is absolutely not recommended!
The company location of this VPN service is in the USA. So as you maybe know it is made for the American market and not for the European.
|Local laws influence on clients protection||✘|
|Operation and billing are separated||✔|
|no log files||✘|
|Own DNS server||✘|
|Owner of IP-address||✘|
Prices / Tariffs
The absolute minus point in our test is the pricing of the provider. With the standard packages, you can hardly use the service and with the extra costs for so many little things you are at final prices to the professional providers, which at the end provide significantly more power than TorGuard. There is also no TorGuard promo code which would make the price a bit cheaper.
If you want to use the service on more than one device, it costs EXTRA. If you want to use an IP address exclusively from one country for streaming, this costs EXTRA. If you want to use the fastest connections, then you have to book an EXTRA something. Etc. Many surcharges and only a few included services. Disappointing!
|Prices / Tarifs|
|Tariff (1 Month )||9.99 USD|
|Tariff (3 Months )||19.99 USD (per month 6.66 USD)|
|Tariff (12 Months )||59.99 USD (per month 5 USD)|
|Tariff (24 Months )||99.99 USD (per month 4.17 USD)|
|Number of connections per account||8|
|Test options||Money back guarantee|
VPN protocols and apps
The servers of TorGuard are hired in server centers in more than 50 different states. This means that the IP addresses are registered on the landlords. I see no advantage over significantly cheaper providers such as NordVPN. Since this provider also uses different protocols to connect (PPTP, OpenVPN, IPSec, L2TP, SSTP) you can connect many devices manually. Unfortunately, the easy-to-use software is missing for the users. The provider itself does not ensure that your device is securely connected by its software and technical understanding is always required.
The apps of the provider are available on all devices. You can use it on Windows, iOS, Mac, Android and Linux devices. The software itself looks good and is simple.
|Available protocols||OpenVPN (UDP)L2TP/IPSecOpenVPN (TCP)SSL/ProxySSTPWireGuard|
|Own apps||WindowsAndroidApple iOSChrome ErweiterungDD-WRTFirefox ErweiterungLinuxMac OSX|
We have tested the speeds of the provider in Germany. It is not so bad, but there are way better VPN providers like for example, Perfect Privacy VPN.
Anonymous on the internet
With this VPN you can be safe on the internet! You don’t need to care about warnings and you can choose between different protocols. This is good because you can optimize your security with the chosen VPN protocols.
The proxies are on the VPN servers and allow encrypted connections but WITHOUT establishing a VPN connection.
|Anonymity in internet|
|Altered virtual location||✔|
|Protection from requests for information||✔|
|General monitoring protection||✔|
|Targeted monitoring protection||✔|
|no log files||✔|
Streaming of TV and video content
Streaming with TorGuard VPN is possible. The provider offers a SmartDNS function and is usable on the FireTV app. This makes streaming easy. You can also avoid warnings with this VPN.
|Streaming TV and video content|
|Use on the home router||✔|
|Use with KODI||✔|
|Supported streaming platforms||NetflixzattooARDZDFBRN24MDRrbbWDRArte3SatPro7Sat1Kabel1Disney+ (DE)MagentaTV (DE)ORFSRFServus TV|
TorGuard Download and Torrenting
Torrent and downloading are available with TorGuard VPN. You can avoid warnings and torrenting is in general allowed on the servers of the provider.
|Download and Torrent|
|Torrent usage allowed||✔|
|Own Torrent Server||✔|
Usage on the router
It is not possible to use this VPN service on the router. We would recommend another provider for these purposes.
|Using with VPN-Client Router|
|Using with Routers||✘|
|Own router application||✔|
Online gaming is not possible with TorGuard. There is no app for consoles and no DDoS protection.
|Use on game consoles||✘|
TorGuard VPN while traveling
It is not recommended to use the TorGuard download while you are traveling. It is unsafe to use this VPN in restrictive networks and there is no function like Shadowsocks.
|VPN for travelling and in foreign countries|
|Using in restrictive networks (China, hotels)||✔|
|Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks||✔|
|Shadowsocks or SOCKS5||✘|
There is no Live-Chat, which is a minus point for TorGuard VPN. You can only communicate with the company via email. If you have questions, you can look at their Q&A website.
|Customer service||E-MailFAQ Webseite|
|Customer service language||English|
The features and functions
This VPN provider offers some nice functions, but always remember: You need to pay extra!
|no log files||✘|
|Own IP adresses||✘|
|Own Torrent Server||✘|
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about the TorGuard review.
Only 1. For each additional you need to pay extra.
TorGuard is located in the USA.