VyprVPN Review

A comprehensive look at the VyprVPN service with tests and data between July and August 2020.



VyprVPN is a good VPN considering the speeds, privacy, support, pricing, and reputation.

This review is based off reviewing VyprVPN between 5 September 2020 and 2 November 2020, including 25 bandwidth and download tests and 6 torrent tests of each protocol.

This review is updated every month with new data to keep the results current and consistent.

Is VyprVPN a good VPN? Is it worth getting?

Privacy & Anonymity Summary

VyprVPN is a no-log VPN, and its privacy policy seems to be better than most other VPNs. The company claims that no connection and usage data is collected.

Speed & Performance Summary

The WireGuard protocol provides a fast connection, while the OpenVPN is noticeably slower. The torrenting speeds on both the IKEv2 and WireGuard protocols are average.

Functionality & Application Summary

The VPN clients are well-built, intuitive, and have the same consistent interface design amongst all clients. All settings are easily accessible and even non-technical people will find it easy to use.

Reputation & Support Summary

VyprVPN and their parent company Golden Frog have a good reputation. There have been no data leaks or privacy concerns. However, their marketing tactics are a little bit aggressive.

The customer support is very responsive and helpful. They have a 24x7 live chat support, and I’ve even got a reply within 20 seconds of contacting them.

Price & Value Summary

At a price of $12.95/month, there are better VPNs. But a 2-year subscription costs only $60, and the service is well worth the money at that price point.


Some VPN review sites just regurgitate information from other sites. I actually buy them and test them out. Here’s a screenshot of my current VyprVPN plan.

My VyprVPN account details on Android

My VyprVPN account details from my Android App.

VyprVPN connection interface

How Was VyprVPN Rated?

Review Criteria

I've rated VyprVPN on multiple elements across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a good understanding of the service.

  1. Privacy & Anonymity

    Does VyprVPN leak any data while in use? Do they collect or store logs? Do they allow you to anonymously purchase the service? Do they employ a variety of security protocols to keep you anonymous online?

  2. Speed & Performance

    Does VyprVPN offer fast speeds (on par with browsing without a VPN connection)? Are these speeds consistent? Or do they drop off or fluctuate too much?

  3. Functionality & Application

    Does VyprVPN work well? Is it easy to install and use? Does it unblock geo-restricted content? Can it unblock Netflix and BBC iPlayer?

  4. Reputation & Support

    Is VyprVPN a reputable seller with a strong track record of happy customers and good reviews? Does it provide outstanding customer and tech support? Does VyprVPN and their parent company have a track record of honesty, transparency, and its customers' best interests at heart?

  5. Price & Value

    Does the price of the service match (or exceed) the quality of experience? Does VyprVPN represent value for money?

Privacy & Anonymity

Does VyprVPN hide your IP address? Does it pass the IP Leak Test?


Using VyprVPN my real IP address was not comprimised when testing through ipleak.net.

VyprVPN's IP Leak Test Result

Does VyprVPN pass the WebRTC Test?


My real IP address was not leaked.

VyprVPN's WebRTC Leak Test Result

Does VyprVPN pass the DNS Leak Test?


Dnsleaktest.com shows my VyprVPN IP address instead of my own.

VyprVPN's DNS Leak Test Result

Does VyprVPN have a logging policy?

Currently, VyprVPN is a no-log VPN service. They used to log certain data of users and hold it for 30 days. This included details regarding the original IP address, assigned IP address, connection start and end times, the total number of bytes used, etc.

On 29th November 2018, the CEO of their parent company, Mr. Sunday Yokubaitis announced that VyprVPN will not be tracking or keeping logs anymore. In the blog post, the CEO said:

“As our service has matured over the past decade, we have become more experienced with running a global VPN network and the necessity for minimal logging has diminished. We have found better ways to improve performance and defeat fraudsters without needing a user’s connection information.”

Does VyprVPN have a kill switch?

Yes, the Windows, Mac, and Android clients all have a system kill switch.

The killswitch toggle on VyprVPN's Mac app

Mac killswitch.

The killswitch settings on VyprVPN's Mac app

Vypr allows you to configure an app or system killswitch on the Mac client.

What security protocols does VyprVPN use?

VyprVPN supports the latest protocol WireGuard, as well as IKEv2, OpenVPN, and Chameleon, a protocol designed by VyprVPN to defeat aggressive censorship and VPN blocking in countries like China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

VyprVPN encryption and protocols

VyprVPN encryption and protocols on different platforms.

Speed & Performance

Is VyprVPN fast?

The speeds depend on the protocol used. WireGuard was fast, IKEv2 was dependable, but the OpenVPN protocol could be quite slow.

Does VyprVPN provide consistent speeds?

In my experience, VyprVPN provides fairly consistent speeds.

See how VyprVPN performed against the other top VPNs in the speed tests.

Network Bandwidth Tests

VyprVPN was 28.25% slower than my connection without a VPN, which is excellent.

No VPN Network Bandwidth Speed Tests

As a benchmark I did 25 tests through speedtest.net and openspeedtest.com with no VPN connected. Here are the average results.

Latency: 20.47 ms
Download: 93.33 Mbps
Upload: 15.48 Mbps

WireGuard Network Bandwidth Speed Tests

Here are the results of 25 tests with VyprVPN' WireGuard protocol.

Latency: 58.26 ms
Download: 66.96 Mbps
Upload: 8.85 Mbps

IKEv2 Network Bandwidth Speed Tests

Here are the IKEv2 protocol results from 25 speed tests.

Latency: 57.62 ms
Download: 52.56 Mbps
Upload: 8 Mbps

I would often have problems connecting to the speedtest.net servers using Private Internet Access' OpenVPN TCP protocol, so this protocol was not used in the speed tests.

File Download Tests

VyprVPN download speed was between 64.08% and 27.82% slower downloading a 100mb file than my connection without a VPN, which is fairly average.

The average time to download the file was considerably slower: between 267.26% and 45.52% slower.

For the file download tests I downloaded a 100MB file from a private AWS S3 server, again this test was run 25 times.

Torrent Download Test Results

VyprVPN torrenting speeds were on average between 42.84% and 46.18% slower than my connection without a VPN. These speeds were above average to good.

IKEv2 was better at downloading torrents than the WireGuard protocol.

To test P2P torrenting speeds I chose to download 3 .torrent files using my torrent client qBittorent.

  • A small torrent: downloading the art application 'GIMP' at 163.4MB.
  • A medium torrent: downloading the 4K version of the animated film 'Big Buck Bunny' at 642MB.
  • A large torrent: downloading the operating system 'Ubuntu 20' at 2.52GB.

Functionality & Application

Is VyprVPN easy to use?

The app is simplistic, easy to use, and intuitive. All the settings like location, protocols, kill switch, etc. were easy to find and configure. Older people and those who are not used to technology will find it easy to use.

Windows and Android clients look exactly the same. The installation on windows took a little more time since there were many checkboxes, like license agreements, shortcut locations, etc. Also, connecting and disconnecting from servers was taking more time than usual.

Windows, Mac, and Android clients look exactly the same. The installation on windows took a little more time since there were many checkboxes, like license agreements, shortcut locations, etc. Also, connecting and disconnecting from servers takes longer than some other VPNs.

VyprVPN main screen on Mac

The app dashboard on Mac.

VyprVPN server locations screen on Mac

The server locations screen has a search button for convenience.

VyprVPN settings on Windows

The settings screen is minimal and intuitive on Windows.

VyprVPN settings on Android

The same consistent interface on Android.

Does VyprVPN support split tunneling?

Yes, on Android and Mac clients VyprVPN has a “Connection Per App” setting allow you to split tunnel traffic. VyprVPN does not support split tunneling on Windows.

The split tunneling screen on VyprVPN's Mac client

Split tunneling on Mac.

The split tunneling screen on VyprVPN's Android app

Split tunneling on Android.

Is VyprVPN good for torrenting? Do they approve of using P2P technology?

VyprVPN supports torrenting and P2P technology, but the speeds are lower than average.

Is VyprVPN good for Netflix?

VyprVPN was able to successfully unblocked geo-restricted Netflix content in 4 out of 15 countries. I could watch Netflix content exclusive to Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and USA.

Screenshot of the TV show '24'

Watching ‘24’ on German Netflix using VyprVPN.

Is VyprVPN good for BBC iPlayer?

Yes, I was able to easily connect to the iPlayer service and watch live TV and prerecorded video on demand content from the BBC library.

Watching 'Homes Under the Hammer' on BBC One

Watching ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ on BBC One with VyprVPN.

Screenshot of the BBC iPlayer show 'Fort Salem'

Watching ‘Fort Salem’ on BBC iPlayer using VyprVPN.

Is VyprVPN good for streaming?

Yes, overall it’s a pretty good service for streaming content. They don’t have set designated streaming servers, but the service worked on Youtube, iPlayer, and SBS On Demand (Australia).

What are some good features of VyprVPN?

  • Doesn’t keep logs and usage data.
  • Excellent customer support.
  • Smooth, easy to use apps.
  • Supports WireGuard.

Reputation & Support

Is VyprVPN trustworthy?

There are no data leaks or privacy concerns involving VyprVPN until now. According to their website, VyprVPN will never sell the users’ data, they don’t log data, and are incorporated in Switzerland for their favorable privacy laws.

Does VyprVPN have live chat support? Are they responsive?

Yes, they do have 24x7 customer support.

I contacted the live chat support with a couple of questions, and the response was very fast. The first reply came in less than 20 seconds.

Where are they based? What jurisdiction are they under?

VyprVPN and their parent company are based in Switzerland.

Who is the parent company?

VyprVPN is a sub-brand of Golden Frog GmbH. Their office is located at Obergrubenweg 8 Meggen, 6045 Switzerland.

Have VyprVPN or their parent company been involved in any controversies or scandals?

Golden Frog GmbH and VyprVPN have maintained a good reputation all these years. There are no controversies or scandals on their account until now.

However, their marketing tactics have been widely criticized. Their website has a countdown timer which says a discount of 81% is there for 18 hours and 8 minutes. But the countdown timer restarts every time we refresh the page.

What do most customers say they like about the service?

Users from China particularly find VyprVPN very useful and convenient since it works pretty well there. Apart from that, many people praised the fast and helpful customer support.

What do customers most dislike about the service?

Some users reported that the connection drops at times, although it’s doesn’t happen frequently.

Price & Value

How much does VyprVPN cost per month?

VyprVPN offers 3 different subscriptions, a monthly subscription costing $12.95/month, a yearly subscription costing $45 at $3.75/mo, and a 2-year subscription costing $60 at $2.50/mo.

VyprVPN plans and pricing

VyprVPN pricing options in USD.

Is VyprVPN worth the money?

The per month subscription is expensive and there are better VPNs at that price point. A 2-year subscription costs $60, it is cheaper than most VPNs and the service is worth the money at that price for someone who does not care about the protocol. Their speeds depend largely on the protocol used, so if you switch between different protocols, VyprVPN may not be a good option.

Other than this issue, VyprVPN is great in terms of customer support, privacy, anonymity, and ease of use.

What payment forms do they accept?

VyprVPN accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards, and payment gateways like PayPal and UnionPay. They do not accept cryptocurrencies or any anonymous payment methods.

Do they have a trial or a money-back guarantee? What is their refund policy?

They offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, but some Reddit users have reported that they didn’t get a refund even after waiting for months. Also, the refund is not applicable for accounts purchased with iTunes or Google Play.


Who is VyprVPN good for?

VyprVPN is good for all those who are looking for a secure, no-log VPN. Being a Switzerland based company, VyprVPN has an advantage over US-based VPNs in case of privacy and anonymity. People from China and other countries with strong censorship will like it since it works pretty well in those countries.

VyprVPN is also good for older people and for those who are not used to technology.

Who is it not suitable for?

VyprVPN is not a good choice for those who want to download torrents since the speeds are below average. Also, if you want to use OpenVPN, VyprVPN will be a bad choice as the speeds are very slow for this protocol.

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Very Good - 7.28 / 10