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FastestVPN

4.9/5 (6 reviews)
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$ 0.83 /Pro Month
Software type
On-Premise, SaaS
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Release date
Jan 1970
Quick description

FastestVPN features, pros & cons

Key features

  • Convenient design
  • Several layers of protection
  • Torrent, Tor and BBC iPlayer support

Pros

  • Fast-working servers
  • Available on many platforms
  • Discounts for subscriptions

Cons

  • Netflix streaming unstable
  • Some connection protocols require additional software
  • PayPal payments only
Pricing

FastestVPN pricing

1 Month plan
$ 10 00
per Month
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 99.9% uptime
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1 Year plan
$ 2 49
per Month
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 150+ servers
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5 Year plan
$ 0 83
per Month
  • Kill switch
  • OpenVPN (TCP, UDP)
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Lifetime Plan
$ 80 00
per License
  • Ad blocker
  • 24/7 support
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Review

FastestVPN review - March 2019

It’s right in the name - FastestVPN is a VPN service. It claims that high connection speed is its main advantage over competitors. The vendor is Fast Technology Limited, registered in the Cayman Islands (hint: offshore jurisdiction makes it unreachable for intelligence agencies, 5 Eyes/9 Eyes/14 Eyes country alliances in particular).

For users FastestVPN offers 23 locations in North America, Europe and Asia to choose from. Out of 29 available servers, 7 are located in the USA, 2 in Asia (Hong Kong and North Korea) and the rest are to found across Europe. All servers are Unix-based and support P2P connections. Here is how this VPN looks like:

For those familiar with VPN technology, it will be good to know that FastestVPN servers support 7 connection protocols, though customers can choose one of five: PPTP, L2TP, IKEV2, TCP, UDP. The other two - IPSec and OpenConnect addresses - can be accessed via technical support upon request. Here is a brief summary of key aspects of the product:

Windows Credit Card - Netflix - Eye Countries - Download  191.46 Mbps
Mac PayPal BBC Logging - Upload 54.53 Mbps
Android Cryptocurrency - Tor KillSwitch IP (%) 65.6 %
iOS E-payments - Torrent Encrypting DNSLeak (%) 89.65 %
Linux Money Refund 24/7 Support Firewall HTML5 Geo (%) 41.4 %

Safety measures

In addition to the offshore jurisdiction and diverse connection protocols support, FastestVPN offers a set of other security tools. To be more specific, like most present day services of its kind, FastestVPN encrypts all your traffic by a 256-bit encryption key with the AES algorithm. Also, it provides built-in and automatic malware and ad blockers enabled by default - this is going to be handy to those who use VPN on multiple devices, for sure.

More layers of protection are presented by the built-in NAT Firewall and a Killswitch option. When connecting through a wi-fi router, most of us are unaware that the router itself will also block access to unknown external connections, if it works correctly. But, using a direct cable Internet connection, a device could be more vulnerable.

There is also a risk of a sudden VPN disconnection during traffic transmission (caused by user actions or connectivity problems), and therefore a chance of compromising user privacy. For such cases, Kill Switch is great - you may shut down everything instantly. Note, that this feature is disabled by default, so you have to activate it in settings if required.

The last brick is the fact that FastestVPN does not log your Internet sessions. This means that it does not keep the record of your actions while browsing.

Specifications

Vendor FastestVPN (website)
Newest version (for Windows) FastestVPN v.1.2.8.8 out September 2019
Operating systems Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS and others
Installer file size 8.15 MB
Menu languages 1
Countries 29
Extra features NAT Firewall, Killswitch, 7 protocols
License Subscription / Lifetime
Pricing $10 (1 Month, 10 Devices)
$49.95 (5 Years, 10 Devices)

Installation

FastestVPN is available on a range of platforms (find the list in the apps section of website), Windows, MacOS and Linux, iOS, Android among others. Installer file of the most popular Windows version 8.5 Mb and the app takes only 16 Mb of disk space. Unfortunately, this VPN does not contain localizations and is available only in English.

The installation process is typical and won’t require special skills. License agreement > installation folder > allow the VPN driver to install (to protect traffic) > install and run the app.

Interface. FastestVPN client has a rather compact design and can be minimized to tray, in order not to occupy the screen. First, the client will ask to log in with standard user data (if you bought the product then you will have already registered an account). After that, you will see the main working window - with Connect button, IP address, traffic statistics, et cetera.

Please note, that the location closest to you will be displayed at the top. It is important because it may influence the speed. The closer location to the real one, the quicker ping you’ll get. Yet, it does not mean it is obligatory or the only way. Surely, a user can change location easily - either by going to locations list, or by clicking on the current server name in the main window. We have 29 different locations to choose from.

FastestVPN Android app. Its Android VPN app has the interface, similar to the Windows version, but there is a number of peculiar characteristics. Only TCP and UDP protocols are available for mobile connection. Kill Switch is available only for Android 8.0 and higher.

One little but great feature in ANdroid app is the notification line displaying details of current session. This includes download / upload speed, total amount of received / transmitted data and a Pause button, which allows to pause and resume VPN connection without having to open the app.

MacOS. One differentiating aspect of FastestVPN for Mac is that it has no main window. Upon start, you will see a list of available servers and connection protocols they support. There is no settings windows either. However, after connecting to a certain server, the program interface acquires a slightly changed (compared to Windows) mode of the main window. It stays there only during connection times.

Performance tests

Following our testing procedures set for VPN products, we checked how FastestVPN performs in regards to ping, speed, DNS leaks, clear IP addresses, geolocation, etc. We should also underscore, that for each test we ran through each of 29 servers/locations FastestVPN operates in.

First up, ping and connection speed tests via Speedtest service. Here are results in full.

Country

City

Average ping (ms)

Average download (Mbps)

Average upload (Mbps)

Spain

Barcelona

63

189.80

20.17

USA

Atlanta

127

231.41

14.57

USA

Dallas

134

210.63

13.18

USA

Secaucus

101

239.93

14.00

Norway

Oslo

53

293.27

74.70

India

Indore

192

98.60

10.12

South Korea

Seoul

242

6.74

2.16

USA

Los Angeles

337

97.62

2.67

Switzerland

Zurich

47

247.03

96.03

Austria

Vienna

40

353.67

108.15

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

260

95.12

1.76

Bulgaria

Sofia

17

249.31

154.26

USA

-

153

118.52

8.08

Poland

Gdansk

28

180.87

127.34

Russia

Moscow

30

297.20

146.26

United Kingdom

-

38

207.47

114.96

Canada

-

128

184.48

15.27

Singapore

Singapore

347

76.14

2.74

USA

Miami

135

223.91

16.97

USA

New-York

152

168.73

6.08

Sweden

-

44

292.56

86.51

Romania

Bucharest

30

288.61

17.75

Germany

Dusseldorf

33

256.64

134.76

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

32

261.39

137.66

Italy

Rome

55

274.74

61.53

Netherlands

-

33

197.53

124.95

France

Paris

59

128.70

51.19

Finland

Helsinki

36

83.49

54.62

As we can see top-3 results for ping were coming from Poland (28 ms), Bulgaria (17 ms) and Romania (30 ms). Check screenshots below.

Best performing servers in terms of download speed were Austria - 353.7 Mbps, Russia - 297.2 Mbps, and Norway - 293.3 Mbps. And lastly, the best upload speeds came from Russia - 146.3 Mbps, Luxembourg - 137.7 Mbps, and Germany - 134.7 Mbps.

Second, the blacklist test. Many tech companies, email service providers for instance, collect lists of malicious IP addresses and then block their access in order to protect customers. To test whether any of FastestVPN addresses are in such blacklists we used IPs retrieved from from the previous test and ran them all through this IP address check service. It checks 70 different databases at once, and results were very good. IPs from 9 locations were absolutely clean (70 out of 70), while the rest of them appeared in 1 or 2 databases.

Country

City

IP blacklists check

IP

Spain

Barcelona

69

193.148.19.55

USA

Atlanta

70

162.222.198.2

USA

Dallas

68

173.254.252.218

USA

Secaucus

68

23.226.134.242

Norway

Oslo

69

185.253.97.221

India

Indore

70

103.73.189.58

South Korea

Seoul

68

103.249.31.36

USA

Los Angeles

69

173.254.206.26

Switzerland

Zurich

69

185.183.104.164

Austria

Vienna

70

194.42.200.114

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

69

209.58.191.102

Bulgaria

Sofia

70

37.46.114.46

USA

-

69

149.255.32.85

Poland

Gdansk

70

5.133.9.162

Russia

Moscow

69

185.130.104.207

United Kingdom

-

69

5.226.139.182

Canada

-

70

23.236.224.216

Singapore

Singapore

70

103.254.153.168

Australia

No Internet

70

221.121.145.101

USA

Miami

69

165.255.138.229

USA

New-York

69

38.132.102.107

Sweden

-

69

128.127.104.196

Romania

Bucharest

69

91.199.50.131

Germany

Dusseldorf

68

89.163.246.15

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

69

94.242.195.149

Italy

Rome

69

87.101.94.99

Netherlands

-

68

213.5.64.24

France

Paris

70

37.59.172.213

Finland

Helsinki

69

185.204.1.33

Then it was time for safety tests, including DNS leak test, WebRTC leak test, HTML5 geolocation test, and using resources Browserleaks.com, Dnsleaktest.com. Starting off with a DNS leak test, indicating if a VPN server would potentially reveal the route of the data or reveal user’s real location. All 29 locations passed successfully.

IP address info is a simple test to check user's location through IP, and at the same time, to see whether a user is really surfing the web under the IP provided by VPN, and if that IP is properly registered in location selected. Geolocation test - to check would VPN give away real location or not.

Overall, FastestVPN passed all tests with good results. 12 out of 29 servers were appropriately set and protected, the rest couldn’t pass with 100% rate, or at all. Check the full report below and note, that upon successful completion a server got the “Pass” mark, if the identified location differed from the one selected in VPN, it is listed in the table. It is important to note that none of the servers has revealed real location, however, displaying the wrong location isn’t ideal too.

Country

City

DNS Leak Test

WebRTC Leak Test

IP address info

HTML5 Geo

Spain

Barcelona

Not Found

Pass

Pass

Pass

USA

Atlanta

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

USA

Dallas

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

USA

Secaucus

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Norway

Oslo

Not Found

Pass

Pass

Pass

India

Indore

Pass

Pass

India

Jamb, India

South Korea

Seoul

Pass

Pass

South Korea

Not Found

USA

Los Angeles

Pass

Pass

Pass

Irvine, USA

Switzerland

Zurich

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Austria

Vienna

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Bulgaria

Sofia

Pass

Pass

Pass

Not Found

USA

N/A

Pass

Pass

USA

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Poland

Gdansk

Pass

Pass

Poland

Kielce, Poland

Russia

Moscow

Pass

Pass

Pass

Dearing, USA

United Kingdom

N/A

Pass

Pass

London, UK

Kilsby, UK

Canada

N/A

Pass

Pass

Ontario, Canada

Dearing, USA

Singapore

Singapore

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Australia

Sydney

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

USA

Miami

Pass

Pass

Pass

Plymouth, USA

USA

New-York

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Sweden

N/A

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Romania

Bucharest

Pass

Pass

Pass

Utrecht, Netherlands

Germany

Dusseldorf

Pass

Pass

Pass

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Italy

Rome

Not Found

Pass

Pass

Pass

Netherlands

N/A

Pass

Pass

Pass

Utrecht, Netherlands

France

Paris

Pass

Pass

Pass

 Not Found

Finland

Helsinki

Pass

Pass

Pass

Not Found

Unblocking content

We also decided to check 4 services most common among VPN users: Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Torrent and Tor browser. We did not find information about Netflix and iPlayer on the website, so we decided to ask technical support first.

So, Netflix stable streaming is not guaranteed, while popular BBC player works well - we checked. As technical support response indicated the Open Connect protocol, we dug up instructions on how to use it and found out that we have to download OpenConnect-GUI VPN client. After that, we had to adjust the connection to FastestVPN British server manually.

Next, we checked Tor browser, or rather, its performance with FastestVPN network. It was stable on all five protocols. For reliability, we also tested via the OpenConnect protocol. Also, as this VPN supports P2P connections, we opened uTorrent, lastly. For the test, we tried to download the file, then pausing the download and switching to different VPN servers. All servers worked with torrent nicely.

For detailed instructions to set up protocols and support materials please visit FastestVPN support page.

Pricing

FastestVPN offers 4 options, 3 of them come with a discount.

  1. Monthly subscription costs $10.
  2. Annual subscription costs $30 ($2.50 per month would equal to $120).
  3. Three-year subscription costs $40 (saving $50 compared to yearly subscription).
  4. Five-year subscription is $50.

To each plan, there’s a 7-day money-back guarantee. Also note that vendor accepts PayPal payments only. When your services period expires, we’d recommend to inform FastestVPN team about cancellation, otherwise automatic withdrawal of funds for a next period will happen.

Technical support

You can communicate with FastestVPN technical support in 2 ways: site online chat and email. In our experience, chat response time was about two minutes, which is very good, while email response time was 8 minutes. We asked simple questions, and the answers were informative, quick, so their technical support deserves positive marks.

Pros & cons

  • Fast-working servers
  • Available on many platforms
  • Convenient design
  • Several layers of protection
  • Discounts for subscriptions
  • Torrent, Tor and BBC iPlayer support

  • Netflix streaming unstable
  • Not all servers have a unique location
  • Some connection protocols require additional software
  • PayPal payments only

FastestVPN FAQ

Is FastestVPN safe?
FastestVPN is safe, yet some servers have issues with settings (see above).

Which FastestVPN servers are absolutely secure?
Servers in Atlanta (USA), Dallas (USA), Secaucus (USA), New York (USA), Switzerland, Austria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Sweden, Luxembourg and Italy.

Can I get FastestVPN trial?
FastestVPN does not have a trial version, but there’s a 7-day refund policy.

How do I watch Netflix using FastestVPN?
FastestVPN does not guarantee Netflix support, though some servers work with Netflix.

What routers does FastestVPN support?
Asus, TP-Link, Linksys, DD-WRT, Tomato, D-link, Sabai, GL-Inet, TrendNet, Tenda, Huawei, Belkin, Netgear.

How do I set up FastestVPN on my Amazon Fire Stick / Fire TV?
Follow the guide: https://support.fastestvpn.com/tutorials/firestick/app.

Does FastestVPN work with Linux?
Yes. You can find detailed guides for Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Arch, Raspberry Pi, Fedora, Kali, CentOS distributions.

What connection protocols can I use on Android?
Only TCP and UDP. You can set up other protocols on your own: L2TP, PPTP, IPSEC, OpenVPN, OpenConnect - check support materials.

Can I use FastestVPN on old Windows versions?
FastestVPN is available for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Can I use FastestVPN on several devices at once?
FastestVPN allows up to 10 devices simultaneously.

Does FastestVPN work with torrent networks?
Yes. FastestVPN supports P2P protocol.

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4.9/5 (6 reviews)
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Very good VPN provider, much better than it was

I`m using FastestVPN for four months now and I can say that they did many improvements. There are no more leaks (at least with turned down Flash), customer support is now much faster. Also, there were introduced plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox. In Firefox with such plug-in, there are no leaks as well. So I`m impressed with all these improvements, the only thing is that it would be better to add more servers.

Pros:

  • Fast speed, good customer support, no leaks

CONS:

  • Not many servers
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Anonymous, 2019-09-03 21:01:51

Awesome service with good connection

I was using Nord about 3 years for now, but it`s too costy as for me, so I decided to change it on FastestVPN and was pleasantly surprised by 30% speedup. In this program there are many fewer servers then other programs have, but I need only ONE to connect, so as for me it`s not an issue at all. Besides, this software is much better in establishing connections than Nord VPN.

Pros:

  • High speed, good protection

CONS:

  • None
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Generic 30 year old, 2019-04-24 03:06:43

Great provider, but need to update it`s software

FastestVPN is the best VPN service among all other providers. I use it on different platforms like Chromebook or Windows 10. From the FastestVPN website, I got OpenVPN files, and with them, I have a very good connection with speed, that allows me streaming and downloading files. But on the other hand, other FastestVPN apps aren`t that good - they don`t work, but the setup is very easy. Also, I recommend using OpenVPN to have a solid connection and high speed.

Pros:

  • Connection, speed

CONS:

  • Need additional files, apps work badly
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
The Force, 2019-04-20 15:03:29

Perfect VPN with many additional useful features

Very good VPN software, which will be a good purchase for anyone, who needs VPN service. Point is that it is a very fast VPN with a good quality of connection. Besides, if you`re using torrent, then you`ll be glad to know, that there is a P2P. But the best thing is that there is an Adblock, which blocks ads from a server, and stops all these annoying ads from websites. Also, there is even malware protection so you`ll be saved from dangerous websites as well.

Pros:

  • Speed, connection, adblock, malware block

CONS:

  • I think there are no cons
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Ultimo, 2019-04-17 12:22:00

FastestVPN is not just fast, but one of the most protected providers as well

I consider FastestVPN one of the best VPN providers because it`s really quick and has a very secured connection. Also, you can use it on any device you want (literally because it`s available even on Linux devices and game consoles). About protection - there are a lot of protocols for keeping your privacy such as OpenVPN, IKEv2 PPTP, and even 256-bit AES. There are a lot of servers all over the world and the user interface is very friendly.

Pros:

  • Speed and security

CONS:

  • None
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
YURY KUZMIN, 2019-01-26 02:50:19

Nice VPN with good protection and high speed

FastestVPN is one of the cheapest VPN of the well-working ones. It`s very fast and has a high level of security, so you may not worry even if you`re using some public network like in a cafe. Also, you may like, that it`s available on PC as well as on mobile phones.

Pros:

  • Good connection, low cost, high security

CONS:

  • I didn`t find any
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Boris, 2018-12-06 22:31:29

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