Cyberghost VPN Review – A VPN is a virtual private network that helps in securing your digital privacy and security by protecting and encrypting your online connection. CyberGhost VPN is once such VPN software that allows you to hide your identity while browsing the internet and thereby safeguarding your privacy in the online world.
With CyberGhost, you can access and connect to a large number of servers available all around the world. So, you can easily access and view websites that were blocked in particular geography by connecting to a server located in a different geography.
Ghost VPN also helps in safeguarding your data from hackers and other malicious programs with browsing the internet by protecting your connection with the 256-AES encryption method. Also, with the software, you can make sure that your online activities do not get traced by any legal or illegal programs.
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How simple is the installation of the software?
Unlike other software, you cannot download the software by just browsing their official website. Instead, you need to create an account and then after logging into your account, you can download the software for your device.
After downloading, you can start the installation process by just opening the setup file and accepting the terms and conditions. The installation completes in a few seconds and after that, you can start using the software for securing your internet connection.
What are the features offered by CyberGhost VPN?
CyberGhost VPN apart from protecting your online connection also offers a bunch of features that allows you to browse the internet without being tracked by others and leaving behind any traces of your browsing history. Let’s discuss the different features as offered by the software.
- With CyberGhost, you can hide your IP while browsing the internet by replacing your original IP with a different IP. Therefore you tend to remain anonymous without being able to track you by any online website.
- CyberGhost ensures in protecting your connection with the latest encryption method available and therefore safeguarding your data transfer while connecting to any server.
- WiFi protection ensures in encrypting your online connection with a strong 256-AES bit technology and thereby safeguarding your privacy and security even on public WiFi’s.
- The strict no-logging policy ensures that CyberGhost does not keep track or store any of your browsing logs while you are browsing the internet by connecting to any of the CyberGhost servers.
- CyberGhost ensures you to have safe and secure online transactions and conversations and thereby restricting the hackers from stealing your account number and other highly confidential information.
- CyberGhost provides access to over 3000 servers located in 60 different countries all over the world.
- With CyberGhost, you can easily access the content that is restricted in a particular location by connecting to a server in a different location.
- Block Ads features help in blocking the adds that you normally see on a website without the use of any separate plugins.
- CyberGhost helps in blocking access to websites that contain malicious content by verifying its URL.
- CyberGhost VPN helps in blocking the online tracking mechanism that is usually present in most of the websites that you browse and thereby ensures that your online activity does not get tracked.
How simple is the user interface of the software?
The user interface of CyberGhost is simple and fairly easy to use as it does not have any complicated functions that are difficult to understand. The only thing you need to do with the software is just to connect to a server and the rest is assured by the software. Let’s see in detail on how to use the software and its various features.
As soon as you log into your account, you need to select a server location to which you like to connect by clicking the ‘Connect To’ drop down box and then turn On the VPN connection by using the power button.
You are now connected to a server located in the country you choose and you can view the IP address and the city in which the server is located. You can also view the connection details like the duration, download speed etc. by clicking the signal button below the server location.
Now you can browse the internet without any interruption and your identity on the internet will be the IP address that you see in the software screen and not your original IP. You can verify it by typing ‘my IP’ in the Google search bar and you will be seeing the current IP address of your connection.
But remember to restart your PC after the installation, or else you will not be able to connect to the internet even after connecting to the server. Also, another concern that I experienced with the software is the connection gets interrupted occasionally and reconnects after some time which is quite annoying.
In the left side, you can see different tabs where you can access different features and functions of the software.
In this tab, you will be seeing the servers that you have marked as favorite. You can now connect to the server by double-clicking on it.
In this tab, you can see all the 60 server locations. You can click on the arrow button at the last to see the list of servers available in that server location. You can also mark a particular server as your favorite by clicking on the star icon.
Under this tab, you will be finding the servers that are safe and reliable for downloading files from torrent sites.
Here, you can find the list of serves that are optimized for streaming videos on the internet.
Here you can access the different features offered by the software that we have seen earlier. You can turn on / off a specific feature by using the power slider that is present under each feature.
This tab offers various rules that you can set to customize the functioning of the software. You can use these options to auto-start the software, auto-connect etc.
In this tab, you can view your account details like username, password, license information, and other details.
In this tab, you can access the setting of the software. You can access the general settings like language under the general tab and connection settings under the connection tab.
If you face any issues with the software, you can send a bug report or feedback to their technical support team by clicking the chat icon at the top right corner. The support team will then provide a solution for your issue as soon as they receive your complaint.
What is the word of mouth for the software?
I tried digging more into the software to see how various users and reviewers have rated the software. I came across only a very few reviews for the software out of which most of them were positive. Only a very few reviewers have given a bad rating for the software. Some of the issues raised by the reviewers were poor connection speed, false no-logs statements and a limited number of servers in Asia and USA.
On the other hand, the user comments were really excellent and almost every user who have used it does not have any issues with the software. This can be really considered as a huge positive for the software.
Please find below some of the positive testimonials about the software that I came across on the internet.
“CyberGhost was always a solid VPN choice. Its strict no-logging policy and Romanian jurisdiction keep your information safe and secure. It provides all of the essential functions of a VPN with great user experience.” – The Best VPN
“Wonderful product, my internet provider has been bugging me for some time because of the large files I download. but now thanks to CyberGhost they don’t even know what I’m doing anymore and the harassment has stopped. thank you Cyber Ghost.” – User
What are the limitations of the trial version of the software?
CyberGhost though does not offer a trial version, allows you to try using the software completely free for one day. After that, you need to subscribe to any one of their plans to continue using the software. So, you can use the software fully for one day.
What is the price of the software?
CybeGhost is available only as a subscription plan and there is no one-time payment option. There are three different subscription plans offered by CyberGhost.
The first plan is a monthly subscription plan where the subscription fee is $12.99 per month and you need to renew it monthly.
The second plan is a yearly subscription plan where the subscription fee is $2.75 per month but you need to pay the fee for one complete year which is $49.5. At present, there is a special offer available for this plan where you get an additional 6 months free for the same price. So instead of 12 months, you can use the software for 18 months. Please remember this offer is valid only for a short period of time and may expire anytime soon.
The third plan is a 6-month subscription plan where the subscription fee is $7.99 per month and you need to pay the fee for 6 months which is $47.94.
The money back guarantee varies for each plan. While the software offers a 14-day money back guarantee for the first plan, you get 45-days money back guarantee for the second and third plans.
Verdict and Conclusion:
Overall, CyberGhost is a good VPN software that exhibits a decent performance by securing your internet connection and protecting your online privacy. With the advantage of connecting to different servers located across various countries, you can easily hide your identity and remain anonymous while browsing the internet.