Windscribe is widely regarded as one of the best free VPNs available. But there has been some concern surrounding its base of operation. Windscribe is based in Canada, a signatory to the 5 Eyes intelligence sharing agreement. Theoretically, this obligates Windscribe to comply with government requests for data. But the company pointed out in a blog post that Canada does not have any data retention laws. As such, Windscribe is not obliged to log any user information.
Ultimately, Windscribe’s no-logs policy possibly makes it the best free VPN for PC, which should alleviate any fears about the loss of anonymity.
So, what does their free plan get you? By signing up with only your username and password, you get 2 GB of bandwidth and access to servers in 10 countries. If you use a confirmed email, the bandwidth jumps to 10 GB. By upgrading to a paid plan, you get access to all locations, unlimited data, and a malware protection/ad blocker.
The prices for subscription plans are considerably lower than those of their competitors. The monthly price is $9. It goes down to $4 if you subscribe for 12 months, making this a pretty cheap VPN. You can also make your own plan by choosing the features yourself. The price of your customized plan is determined by the features you choose.
One of the more attractive features is the ability to connect an unlimited number of clients to one paid plan. This is invaluable for larger households or people that use multiple devices. Windscribe is available on all platforms, and its extension works with Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. However, if you go with the free plan, you won’t be able to use it on Android.
You also need the paid package to unblock Netflix and other streaming services. The only problem is the speed. Compared to some top-rated VPNs, it is considerably slower. This probably won’t have much of an impact on your streaming experience, but will likely affect gaming.
Aside from the issues with speed, Windscribe has a solid server base, a plethora of security options, and an enjoyable user interface. We recommend using the free plan as a trial before upgrading to higher bandwidth.