TorGuard VPN Review 2023: Maximum Privacy and Security

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The location of a VPN’s headquarters is important because it determines whether the VPN is subject to data retention laws. If a VPN is headquartered in a country with strict data retention laws, it is more likely to be forced to turn over subscriber data. On the other hand, a VPN headquartered in a country with more relaxed data retention laws will have more privacy protections. Since TorGuard is headquartered in the U.S., it is not subject to the same data retention laws as other countries.

TorGuard VPN Review and Pricing Guide: Understanding Your Subscription Options

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TorGuard is one of the most advanced VPNs we’ve tested, but is it a good value?

  • Free dedicated IP address
  • Personal and business VPN options
  • Over 3,000 servers in 50 countries

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Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman , Senior Editor

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Gabe Turner , Chief Editor
Last Updated May 11, 2022
By Aliza Vigderman & Gabe Turner on May 11, 2022

TorGuard isn’t your average VPN. It offers advanced features we don’t normally see in VPNs, such as port forwarding, stealth mode, and internal encrypted DNS. But with its advanced features comes a complex pricing structure. We’ll take a look at TorGuard as a whole, and discuss its pricing options and features and our experience using it. There’s so much to talk about, so let’s get started.

TorGuard VPN Cost

TorGuard offers a dizzying array of digital security products and services, including personal VPNs, business VPNs, and VPN routers. Some products also come in bundles, so you need a bit of patience to understand TorGuard’s offerings.

We’ll focus on TorGuard’s personal VPNs, so let’s start with the pricing for each personal plan.

Billing cycle Anonymous VPN Standard Anonymous VPN Pro Anonymous VPN Premium
Monthly $9.99 $12.99 $14.99
Every 3 months $19.99 $34.99 $40.99
Every 6 months $29.99 $69.99 $70.99
Annually $59.99 $119 $129.99
Every 2 years $99.99 $179.98 $180
Every 3 years $139.99 $249.99 $249.99

As with most VPNs, the longer the billing period, the more you’ll save. If you choose to be billed every three months instead of monthly for the Standard plan, for example, you’ll save $10. If you choose a three-year billing cycle, you’ll save more than $200. We recommend a longer billing period, but it’s crucial to find out which plan is right for you before you put down your credit card.

FYI: TorGuard’s three-year Pro plan breaks down to $6.94 per month, which is in the same price range as ExpressVPN, currently one of the best VPNs in our book.

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TorGuard Standard vs. Pro vs. Premium

Among TorGuard’s three plans, Premium has the best and most advanced features. Not everyone needs those features, though, so the best plan for you depends on what you’re looking for in a VPN.

Here’s how the three TorGuard plans stack up against each other.

Features Standard Pro Premium
Unlimited speeds Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited data Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous connections 8 devices 12 devices 30 devices
Port forwarding Yes Yes Yes
Stealth mode Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated IP address +$7.99 per month 1 free dedicated IP address 1 free dedicated IP address
Malware and ad blocking Yes Yes Yes
Streaming (Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, etc.) No Yes Yes

To whom do we recommend each plan?

  • Standard: The Standard plan is best for average users who want extra privacy and security while browsing or torrenting, but its lack of a streaming option makes it a hard sell for anyone who wants to access geo-restricted content.
  • Pro: We recommend the Pro plan to people who need a VPN for streaming and torrenting. Since it comes with one free dedicated IP address, it’s also best for people who need a VPN IP address that only they can use to avoid blacklisting by websites.
  • Premium: Premium is a borderline business VPN plan. With its ability to connect 30 devices simultaneously, it’s best for people who are running their own web hosting at home or a small IT network that requires a robust VPN.

Pro Tip: The main advantage of a dedicated IP address is that you’re less likely to be banned by websites or streaming platforms since you’re the only one using the IP address. TorGuard offers two types of dedicated IP addresses: residential (for general use) and streaming (exclusively for streaming).

Does TorGuard Have a Free Trial?

We have good and bad news if you’re considering TorGuard. The good news is that TorGuard has a free trial (sort of). The bad news is that it comes in the form of a money-back guarantee, which means you’ll have to pay for the service first and you’ll get your money back if you don’t like it. You have only seven days after your purchase, though, so use TorGuard as much as possible during that time.

TorGuard Cancellation Process

We have first-hand experience with TorGuard’s cancellation and refund process. We selected the Standard plan for our tests, but we canceled it and bought a subscription to the Pro plan after discovering the Standard plan has no streaming options. The refund took several business days to appear on our card statement, but overall the process went smoothly.

Here’s how we canceled our subscription and got a refund:

  1. We logged in to our account on TorGuard’s website.
  2. We clicked Services, then My Services.
  3. After selecting Manage, we clicked Request Cancellation.
  4. We submitted a support ticket requesting a refund.
  5. To be safe, we removed our credit card details from our account to stop recurring payments.

TorGuard VPN Features: Do They Work?

Now that we have somewhat of a handle on TorGuard’s pricing, let’s talk about its features.

Kill Switch

TorGuard offers two types of kill switch. The first is a real kill switch, wherein TorGuard will block all your device’s internet traffic if the VPN disconnects unexpectedly. Nothing goes in, nothing goes out. That’s to prevent any of your active apps — as well as your internet provider — from discovering your real IP address. You can turn on the kill switch in the settings under Network, and, in our experience, it works.

Kill switch

The second type is called App Kill, and it doesn’t block all your internet traffic. It blocks only the traffic of the apps and processes you choose. It will work better if you don’t want the kill switch to interrupt important tasks, such as downloading large files. You can find the App Kill function in the settings.

TorGuard App kill

FYI: The App Kill feature triggers not only when TorGuard disconnects unexpectedly, but also when you manually disconnect from the VPN.

Split Tunneling

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find TorGuard’s split tunneling feature. After getting in touch with the company’s customer support, we were told split tunneling is still on its future roadmap. We’ll update you when the feature becomes available.

Multi-Hop

Multi-hop is another missing feature from TorGuard, but it has a nifty alternative: Stealth Mode. Instead of routing your traffic through two VPN servers for extra security, Stealth Mode obfuscates your VPN connection. That means your ISP, the government, or even your network administrators won’t see that you’re using a VPN. To anyone but you and TorGuard, your internet traffic is just like any normal internet traffic. Stealth Mode is not quite as effective as multi-hop in securing your traffic, but it makes your traffic less conspicuous.

Streaming

TorGuard’s ability to stream depends on which plan you choose. When we tested the Standard plan, every server we connected to didn’t let us stream Netflix or Prime Video.

Prime video detected

As soon as we upgraded to the Pro plan, we were able to stream Netflix and Prime Video. The Pro plan also included a free dedicated IP address. We used it to obtain a streaming IP address in France, since we’ve been getting a kick out of subtitled romantic movies lately. With the dedicated streaming IP address, we are less likely to be detected and blocked by Netflix France.

Torrenting

TorGuard actually stands for torrent guard; it has nothing to do with the Tor anonymity project. TorGuard positions itself as a VPN ideal for torrenting, and, from what we’ve seen, it’s right. All three plans support torrenting, and all the servers we tried during our tests worked with uTorrent and BitTorrent.

We also liked that TorGuard included features useful for torrenting — particularly port forwarding. TorGuard’s port forwarding lets users request to create and use a port in the particular server they’re using to torrent. Doing so allows for faster downloads since it makes you more connectable to peers. 2

Pro Tip: You can request to open a new port by going to your account dashboard on TorGuard’s website and clicking Services, then My Services. Click the menu next to your VPN subscription, then select Port Forward Request.

VPN Protocols

Another great thing about TorGuard is that it offers multiple VPN protocols: OpenVPN, WireGuard, and IKEv2/IPSec.

  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is an open-source protocol that has been around for quite some time. It balances speed and security well, which is why many of the good VPNs we’ve tested use this protocol.
  • WireGuard: WireGuard is a much newer protocol, but it’s already making a name for itself as a good OpenVPN alternative. Its main advantage over OpenVPN is speed — particularly on mobile devices — but it doesn’t skimp on security features either.
  • IKEv2/IPSec: Reliability is IKEv2/IPSec’s main selling point. It connects quickly and it’s one of the few VPNs that can handle network changes well, but it’s not as secure as OpenVPN or WireGuard.

We used OpenVPN and WireGuard for the majority of our tests, and both protocols worked well with TorGuard’s VPN servers.

TorGuard VPN Privacy

One important thing to remember when buying a VPN is to check its privacy policy. Most people use VPNs to safeguard their online privacy, but many VPNs fail to do so because they collect and log data from their users and sometimes share it with third parties. Most of TorGuard’s privacy policy is vague, but it clearly states that, “TorGuard does not collect or log any data from its Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy services.” 3 That’s a relief.

TorGuard’s Performance

Features aside, we tested TorGuard’s performance on our Windows desktop computer running Windows 10. Our performance test focused on two things: speed and security.

Speed Test

Speedtest with VPN 3rd

All VPNs we’ve ever tested affected our internet speed to some degree. That’s forgivable, since adding encryption and routing data through servers hundreds of miles away will surely cause some slowdown. For a VPN to be considered fast, however, the drop in download and upload speeds shouldn’t exceed 40 percent. How did TorGuard do? We measured its speed at three different times and compared it to our current internet speed. These were the results:

Latency (in ms) Download (in Mbps) Upload (in Mbps)
First test 193 40.69 18.11
Current speed 4 47.68 36.98
Second test 190 20.98 8.92
Current speed 3 47.92 36.90
Third test 191 28.00 10.77
Current speed 4 47.96 37.05

The results were mixed. On our first try, TorGuard’s download speed was blazing fast, but the upload speed was marginal. On our second and third tries, the download speed dropped by over 40 percent, while the upload speed results went even lower than the first try. Based on those results and our observations throughout our testing period, TorGuard’s speed is average. It is by no means slow, but it’s also not the fastest VPN we’ve tested.

Security Tests

For our security tests, we performed leak tests to see if TorGuard was leaking our IP address via WebRTC and DNS vulnerabilities. What are those? Let us explain briefly.

  • WebRTC leak: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and many other browsers use WebRTC to speed up some functions, such as video streaming. When WebRTC is on, however, third parties can exploit a vulnerability that could show them your real IP address even if you’re using a VPN. A good VPN should be able to block WebRTC leakage.
  • DNS leak: We all use DNS (domain name system) when browsing. When you connect to a VPN, the VPN should route all DNS requests through secure tunnels. In certain cases, however, your computer could continue to use your ISP-assigned DNS server, which would cause your real IP address to become visible.

We used online tools that can detect WebRTC and DNS leaks to test TorGuard. The tools were simple: If the IP address they detected matched our VPN IP address, then there were no leaks. If they detected our real IP address instead, there was a leak. As pictured below, the DNS leak test tool detected our VPN IP address in Australia. The WebRTC leak test tool showed the same results. The bottom line? TorGuard was free from leaks.

DNS leak test

TorGuard VPN User Experience

The final part of our TorGuard test involves the overall user experience, and, boy, do we have a lot to share.

Signing Up for TorGuard

Confusing subscription options aside, the sign-up process was pretty straightforward. We created an account, selected the product we wanted to buy (in this case, Anonymous VPN), and chose a plan and billing cycle. Once we were in our online dashboard, we downloaded the Windows installer and launched the app. Easy, right? Well, not so fast.

Since we already had an account, we launched the app and tried to log in. It asked for our username and password. Since we weren’t asked to create a username, we entered the email we used. To our surprise, it didn’t let us in.

Log in error first try

We looked around and found that we could set the username in our online dashboard, so we tried that. Unfortunately, the option wasn’t there on our first try. We were getting ready to contact support, but we decided to give it a few minutes. Good thing we did, because about five minutes later we tried logging in again using our email and it worked. It’s odd that it took that long for our account to be created, but no harm, no foul!

The App Experience

After finally getting through the app’s login page, the first thing we did was try to connect. We selected a server and clicked the large connect button — the standard process for most VPNs. What wasn’t standard was that it asked us to log in again to connect, even though we were already logged in. It asked us to log in every single time we attempted to establish a VPN connection. That’s not only odd, but also inconvenient.

Login before connecting bug

We looked past that issue and proceeded with our test, on the hunt for something positive about the app. We didn’t have to look very hard. Just checking the settings, it’s clear the app is highly customizable. There’s a section where you can set your preferences, such as whether to connect automatically when your computer boots. There’s also a section where you can set up and run custom scripts to improve your VPN experience. The Network section lets you customize your network settings, from enabling the kill switch to setting which DNS to use while connected to the VPN.

The bottom line is that the TorGuard app can be very simple and straightforward if that’s what you want, but you can also use its many customizations to enjoy a fuller VPN experience.

Final Thoughts: Is TorGuard a Good VPN?

Overall, we found TorGuard VPN to be a good VPN. It’s reliable, it’s great for torrenting, and it has lots of advanced features. Whether it’s the best VPN for you, however, depends on what you’re looking for.

TorGuard is a good VPN if you want:
  • Advanced features. Port forwarding, stealth mode, and DNS customization are just some of the advanced features TorGuard provides.
  • Flexible payment. TorGuard’s pricing structure allows for flexible billing terms. You can pay monthly, quarterly, every six months, annually, every two years, or every three years.
  • A VPN for torrenting. True to its name, TorGuard is an excellent torrenting VPN thanks to port forwarding and its P2P-friendly servers.
TorGuard may not be for you if you want:
  • Split tunneling. TorGuard doesn’t yet include split tunneling.
  • A flawless app experience. Simply put, TorGuard’s apps are not bug-free.
  • A longer free trial. If you want to test TorGuard, then you’re limited to the seven-day money-back guarantee.

TorGuard is just one of the many VPNs we’ve tested. If you’re looking to expand your options, then check out our VPN buying guide, where we highlight what features and attributes you should look for in a VPN.

FAQ

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about TorGuard.

TorGuard has over 3,000 servers in more than 50 countries.

Yes, TorGuard works with Netflix, but you need to be on the Pro or Premium plan. The Standard plan doesn’t work well with Netflix or other streaming platforms.

TorGuard is headquartered in Florida. Since the U.S. is a member of the Five Eyes alliance, TorGuard is required by law to surrender customer information to government bodies whenever necessary. TorGuard claims, however, that it doesn’t log data about its users’ browsing activity.

TorGuard uses dynamic, shared IP addresses. Pro and Premium users get one free dedicated IP address, and Standard users can rent a dedicated IP address for $7.99 a month.

TorGuard VPN Review 2023: Maximum Privacy and Security

Experience unparalleled privacy and security with TorGuard VPN’s military-grade encryption and strict no-logs policy.

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Last updated Aug 31, 2023

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  • High server count
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Limited device support

TorGuard VPN is a great choice if you are looking for maximum online privacy and security.

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TorGuard’s virtual private network (VPN) is a service that provides a secure internet connection. It is designed to protect your privacy and keep your data safe from malicious actors. TorGuard offers a variety of features, including high-speed servers, a no-logs policy, and dedicated IPs. It also has a kill switch and split tunneling for added security.

In addition to the great features mentioned above, we find TorGuard VPN to be an excellent choice for protecting your privacy and keeping your data secure while actively using the internet. This review will cover TorGuard VPN features, pricing, and test results.

In this article

Price $2.50–$14.99/mo
Free version No
Max # of connected devices 30
# of servers 3,000+ servers in 50+ countries
VPN protocol OpenVPN, Wireguard, IKEv2, Stunnel
No-logs policy No logs
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Netflix access No
Details View TorGuard VPN Plans

Prices as of 07/25/2023.

Who is TorGuard VPN best for?

  • Recommended for anyone who wants a secure VPN connection and access to geo-restricted content without breaking the bank.

TorGuard VPN is an ideal choice for those needing a reliable connection. It uses secure encryption protocols to protect the confidentiality of all data transfers, keeping them safe and secure from potential attackers. It offers various features, such as a kill switch and split tunneling, which provide an extra layer of security. Additionally, TorGuard offers dedicated IP addresses and a no-logs policy, allowing users to maintain their privacy while browsing the web.

The pricing is also very reasonable, making it an excellent choice for those who want a secure VPN without breaking the bank. TorGuard’s features and pricing make it a great choice for those needing a secure connection and wanting to access geo-restricted content or bypass censorship.

TorGuard VPN pros and cons

  • High server count
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Dedicated IPs
  • Limited device support
  • Headquartered in the U.S.

TorGuard VPN features

TorGuard VPN offers a variety of features, including high-speed servers and dedicated IP addresses. It also has a kill switch and split tunneling for added security. These features make it ideal for users needing a secure and private connection.

Server count and countries

  • 3,000+ servers in 50+ countries

TorGuard VPN has an impressive server count of over 3,000 servers in 50-plus countries. This is a large server count, providing users with access to a variety of locations to ensure they can find a server that is fast and secure. Additionally, having servers in many countries allows users to bypass censorship and access geo-restricted content. A large server count is important for users needing a secure connection and access to geo-restricted content.

No-logs policy and headquarters

  • TorGuard VPN logs policy: No logs
  • TorGuard VPN headquarters: United States

TorGuard VPN has a strict no-logs policy, meaning it does not collect user activity data. When a VPN does not log data, it doesn’t collect information to give law enforcement or government officials, ensuring users’ online activities remain private.

The location of a VPN’s headquarters is important because it determines whether the VPN is subject to data retention laws. If a VPN is headquartered in a country with strict data retention laws, it is more likely to be forced to turn over subscriber data. On the other hand, a VPN headquartered in a country with more relaxed data retention laws will have more privacy protections. Since TorGuard is headquartered in the U.S., it is not subject to the same data retention laws as other countries.

However, the U.S. is part of the Five Eyes Alliance, an intelligence-sharing agreement between the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This means that the U.S. can collect and store internet activity from your internet service provider (ISP), third-party surveillance, or activity trackers — something to consider when selecting VPNs headquartered in the U.S.

Kill switch

TorGuard VPN’s kill switch features automatically block data from leaving your device if you lose your connection. This ensures that sensitive data will not be exposed if your connection is interrupted (keeping your data private).

Additionally, a kill switch will prevent unencrypted data from traveling over an unsecured connection, keeping you safe from malicious actors. In short, a VPN with a kill switch provides an unbeatable layer of protection.

We tested TorGuard VPN’s kill switch and found it to be an extremely easy-to-use and effective tool for protecting our online data. It offers two options: a network-level kill switch (called “Network Kill Switch”), which completely shuts off internet access when the VPN connection is lost, and an application-level kill switch (called “App Kill Switch”), which only blocks selected applications. Both are designed to protect your privacy from accidental data leakage and ensure your online activities remain secure.

Split tunneling

TorGuard also has split tunneling, so you can select which apps or websites can use the VPN connection. This lets you maintain a secure connection and access geo-restricted content while still accessing local resources. For example, if a user needs to access a banking app while streaming content from another country, they can use split-tunneling to access both services securely and privately.

We personally love the flexibility and control that split tunneling provides, allowing us to access geo-restricted content from multiple countries and apps or stream content that’s only available outside the U.S. Not only does it provide an extra layer of security, but it also helps us save on bandwidth by only encrypting the data we need.

Dedicated IP address

TorGuard VPN offers a dedicated IP address with its Anonymous VPN Pro plan. A dedicated IP address is a unique IP address that is not shared with any other users. This ensures that you have your own secure and private connection.

Additionally, having a dedicated IP address allows you to access websites and services that require a static IP address. This can be useful for accessing certain banking sites or streaming services that are only available in other countries. Dedicated IPs also allow you to bypass many restrictions imposed by network administrators or ISPs.

Working with TorGuard VPN’s dedicated IP address was incredibly useful for us. It allowed us to securely access geo-restricted content, bypass restrictions imposed by network administrators or ISPs, and access websites and services requiring a static IP address. As a result, investing in the Anonymous VPN Pro plan is definitely worth it for its added security and flexibility.

Encryption

TorGuard VPN uses AES-256 encryption, the strongest encryption available. This ensures your data is secure and private, as AES-256 encryption is virtually impossible to break. Additionally, this encryption is used by many of the world’s leading security agencies, making it one of the most reliable types of encryption available.

If you need an extra layer of security, TorGuard also offers OpenVPN with AES-256-SHA256 encryption. This is an even stronger type of encryption, providing the highest levels of security and privacy.

DDoS protection

TorGuard VPN also offers protection from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to safeguard your online experience. This protection includes hardware- and software-based firewalls that filter and block malicious traffic from entering your system, detecting and thwarting larger DDoS attacks in real time. That’s why DDoS protection is considered an excellent VPN feature.

Online gamers should consider a VPN with DDoS protection because they are often the targets of malicious attacks from other players looking to gain a competitive advantage. DDoS attacks can cause significant lag or even crash a game, ruining the gaming experience. With TorGuard’s DDoS protection, gamers can rest easy knowing their online gaming sessions are safe and uninterrupted and their personal information is secure.

Free router

At the time of this article, you’ll automatically receive a free router when purchasing the TorGuard VPN Pro plan, the TorGuard VPN Premium plan, or an Annual Premium Proxy. The inclusion of the Mango (GL-MT300N-V2) by GL.iNet router is a great way to attain maximum protection and convenience while using the internet.

The Mango (GL-MT300N-V2) router is powered by OpenWRT and supports VPN services. It automates many functions and is simple to set up and use, so you can easily access content from around the world without compromising security. Furthermore, its pocket-sized design is extremely convenient for people on the go. The fact that it’s completely free with the TorGuard VPN’s premium services makes TorGuard a valuable VPN option.

At the time of publishing, the TorGuard VPN Premium plan was unavailable for purchase when we tried clicking through the Buy Premium button on the pricing page. The button for adding the free router for the VPN Pro plan also appeared to be broken.

VPN protocol

TorGuard uses the OpenVPN protocol, which is a secure and reliable protocol. It is widely considered one of the strongest protocols available, providing users with a secure connection and ensuring their data remains private. TorGuard also supports other protocols, such as IKEv2, L2TP, and SSTP. These protocols are also secure and provide users with a reliable connection.

For those needing an extra layer of security, OpenVPN with AES-256-SHA256 encryption is available. This provides the highest levels of security and privacy.

TorGuard VPN test results

We ran a series of speed tests to evaluate TorGuard VPN performance and check their servers’ reliability. We also tested their connection security by monitoring their no-logs policy. Testing VPNs is important for determining their speed, reliability, and security, as these are all important factors to consider when choosing the best VPN for your needs.

Speed tests

  • What was the outcome of the speed tests? TorGuard VPN failed its speed tests.

We conducted the TorGuard VPN speed test to evaluate VPN performance when connecting to different servers worldwide. For the baseline, our internet speed in the Los Angeles area was 316.34 Mbps for downloads and 23 Mbps for uploads while using a 2017 Macbook Pro device.

The TorGuard VPN speed test showed a 51% decline in download speeds when connected to a Las Vegas server, an 81% decrease when connected to a London server, and an 80% drop when connected to a Sydney server. This is a drastic difference compared to the 13% difference in download speeds seen in our review of NordVPN’s speed test results.

Keep in mind that this significant decrease in speeds could be due to the distance of the servers from our location, the processing power of the device used for testing, or ISP throttling, which is known to affect speeds and bandwidth. We were connected to the Spectrum network (notable for throttling) while conducting the test, which could explain the significant discrepancy in download speeds.

Overall, TorGuard VPN had a satisfactory performance because connecting to different server locations was almost instantaneous, and browsing the web was generally a smooth experience. However, the connection felt noticeably delayed when we used the Australian server. The speed test results show that the download speeds decrease when connecting to a server outside the user’s local area, but the connection does remain steady and reliable. Moreover, there were no lagging or buffering issues while streaming Netflix, which highlights the VPN’s solid performance.

Speed test results with VPN turned off.

Speed test results with TorGuard VPN turned on from U.S. to U.S.

TorGuard VPN speed test results

Test type No VPN US to US US to EU US to AU
Download speed 316.34 Mbps 154.36 Mbps 58.97 Mbps 63.02 Mbps
Upload speed 22.35 Mbps 21.31 Mbps 11.76 Mbps 11.24 Mbps
Latency (ping) 14 ms 25 ms 150 ms 169 ms
Download speed % difference N/A 51.07% 81.03% 80.05%
Upload speed % difference N/A 4.66% 47.43% 49.88%
Latency % difference N/A 44% 90.67% 91.46%

Test results as of 2/6/2023.

TorGuard VPN Netflix tests

  • What was the outcome of the Netflix tests? TorGuard VPN passed its Netflix tests.

When using the TorGuard VPN to watch Netflix, we experienced seamless playback without any lag or buffering issues while accessing the service from the U.S. to Canada. Furthermore, we noticed a slight speed improvement when streaming shows from the U.S. to U.S. servers.

However, we encountered difficulties accessing Netflix when selecting TorGuard’s U.K. and Australia servers. Despite correctly entering the login credentials, we were repeatedly presented with an error message indicating that the username and password were incorrect.

An error message on the Netflix sign in page indicating that the password is incorrect.

We continued to receive an error after selecting the U.K. and Australia servers, even when we requested a password reset by providing the correct email address and phone number for SMS text messages. Geo-blocking restrictions appear to be enforced.[1]

Netflix's Forgot Email/Password page with a prompt to enter your email to reset your password.

Netflix's Forgot Email/Password page with a prompt to enter your phone number to reset your password.

TorGuard VPN Netflix test results

US to US US to UK US to Canada US to AU
Did it work with Netflix? Yes No Yes No

Test results as of 2/6/2023.

If you are having trouble accessing streaming content with TorGuard VPN, you might want to consider NordVPN. NordVPN has securely accessed multiple versions of Netflix for years, including the American, British, Japanese, and Canadian libraries. It also reportedly works with Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer. Bear in mind that streaming services can ban VPNs without notice.

DNS leak tests

  • What was the outcome of the DNS leak tests? TorGuard VPN failed its DNS leak tests.

When running a DNS leak test on TorGuard VPN after selecting a U.K. server in London, TorGuard VPN failed the test. Instead of the expected DNS server from the United Kingdom, our ISP and a local DNS server were revealed. This clearly indicates a DNS leak, which can be a major security issue for users who value their privacy.

A Domain Name System (DNS) leak occurs when a user’s device accidentally sends DNS requests to a third-party DNS server instead of the VPN’s secure DNS server. This exposes users’ browsing data (e.g., visited websites and other online activities) to their ISP. It can even reveal the user’s real IP address and location, compromising their privacy and security.

TorGuard VPN's DNS leak test results.

WebRTC leak tests

  • What was the outcome of the WebRTC leak tests? TorGuard VPN passed its WebRTC leak tests.

Testing a VPN’s ability to protect your personal information and remain anonymous is an important step to ensure security and peace of mind. The TorGuard VPN Pro passed the WebRTC leak test with flying colors. After selecting the U.K. server in London, the test did not reveal any DNS requests outside the VPN tunnel. This is an important piece of information and proves that TorGuard VPN can provide the highest level of user privacy and anonymity.

Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is a protocol that enables browsers and software applications to communicate directly. If unprotected, it can reveal one’s IP address and other private data. TorGuard VPN Pro is reliable in protecting users from any WebRTC leaks, providing the highest level of privacy and anonymity.

TorGuard VPN's WebRTC leak test results.

TorGuard VPN compatibility

TorGuard VPN is compatible with a wide range of devices and platforms, making it a great choice for those wanting to stay secure online no matter which device they use. This VPN is compatible with the following devices and platforms:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

TorGuard VPN customer support

TorGuard VPN’s customer support team is available 24/7 via email or live chat. TorGuard’s website also has a detailed knowledge base with video tutorials and step-by-step guides to help with the setup process. The online guides for setting up a VPN are easy to understand and give clear step-by-step instructions.

TorGuard VPN prices and subscriptions

TorGuard VPN offers a variety of subscription plans to suit a range of needs and budgets, including several billing cycles as payment options. Plans begin at $9.99/mo, but you can save $59.89/yr if you choose a 12-month plan with the standard Anonymous VPN. See our comparison of the Anonymous VPN and Anonymous VPN Pro plans for more details.

All plans include unlimited bandwidth, 24/7 customer support, and the ability to handle multiple connections. Anonymous VPN supports up to eight devices, Anonymous VPN Pro supports up to 12 devices, and Anonymous VPN Premium supports up to 30.

The cost of TorGuard is slightly higher than other VPNs, but it provides a range of features that make it worth the cost. The static IP address and double-hop encryption are especially useful for those needing an extra layer of security.

At the time of publishing, the TorGuard VPN Premium plan was unavailable for purchase when we tried clicking through the Buy Premium button on the pricing page.