TorGuard review: You have to expect many extra costs!

TorGuard

4.17 USD
8.8

Speed

8.3/10

Privacy

9.5/10

Features

8.9/10

Customer Support

7.7/10

Price

9.5/10

Positive

  • More than just VPN available, as well as Webmail + Firewall features available

Negative

  • 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.

Product descriptionTorGuard
Recommended applicationsSichere 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!

Company data

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.

Operating locationUSASchwedenSchweiz
Billing locationUSA
Local laws influence on clients protection
Operation and billing are separated
Servers location42
no log files
Own DNS server
Virtual server
Dedicated server
RAM-disk Server
Hardware's owner
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!

TorGuard extra costs
Example: Extra costs
Prices / Tarifs
Free using
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 account8
Test optionsMoney 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 protocolsOpenVPN (UDP)L2TP/IPSecOpenVPN (TCP)SSL/ProxySSTPWireGuard
Own appsWindowsAndroidApple iOSChrome ErweiterungDD-WRTFirefox ErweiterungLinuxMac OSX
KillSwitch function
Interface languageEnglisch

Speedtest

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.

Max. speed tested
Download
0
Kbps
Jitter
0
Ms
Ping
0
Ms
Upload
0
Kbps
Germany | 08.01.2020

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
Obfuscation (masking)

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
SmartDNS
FireTV App
Avoid warnings
Supported streaming platformsNetflixzattooARDZDFBRN24MDRrbbWDRArte3SatPro7Sat1Kabel1Disney+ (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
Avoid warnings
Port forwarding

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
Load Balancing
Fail-safe operation
Own router application
Compatible withDD-WRT

Online-Gaming

Online gaming is not possible with TorGuard. There is no app for consoles and no DDoS protection.

Online gaming
Low latency
Use on game consoles
DDoS protection

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)
Obfuscation (masking)
Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks
Shadowsocks or SOCKS5

Customer Support

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
Interface languageEnglisch
Customer serviceE-MailFAQ Webseite
Customer service languageEnglish

The features and functions

This VPN provider offers some nice functions, but always remember: You need to pay extra!

Special functions
AlwaysOn Server
Autom. IP-Wechsel
Dedicated Server
Eigene DNS
Eigene Hardware
Firewall
Geteilte IP
IPv4
IPv6 (neu)
no log files
KillSwitch
LoadBalancing
Malwarefilter
Multi-Hop VPN
NeuroRouting
Obfuscation (Maske)
Own IP adresses
Own Torrent Server
Port forwarding
RAM-Disk (k.HDD)
SmartDNS
Statische IP
Tracking-Blocker
Virtual server
VPN-zu-TOR

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the TorGuard review.

How many devices can you connect with only one user account?

Only 1. For each additional you need to pay extra.

Where is TorGuard VPN located?

TorGuard is located in the USA.


Erstellt am:12/10/2019

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