HideMyAss review

Summary

With more than 890 servers in over 190 countries, the VPN software Hide My Ass not only offers a comprehensive range of secure gateways around the world, but also connects users quickly and securely to thousands of IP addresses.

Pro
  • Up to five simultaneous connections with one license
  • Available for all popular operating systems
  • No upload or download restrictions
  • Large network with over 890 servers
  • 30-day money back guarantee
Contra
  • Storage of personal data

Rating

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Security

The VPN software Hide My Ass lets you surf the Internet anonymously and securely from any virtual location. By establishing an encrypted connection between your computer and the Internet with thousands of IP addresses, the program makes it possible to stream series from abroad, for example. The encrypted connection also ensures that all online activities remain hidden even in public WLAN networks. In this way, not even internet providers or hackers could track your activities.

Three different subscription terms are available for private end-users: the costs for a single month are $11.99, for half a year they come to $7.99 per month and to $5.99 per month for an annual subscription.

Maturity period Costs per month Savings compared to price
for 1-month term
1 month $11.99 -
6 months $7.99 $24.00
12 months $5.99 $84.00

The terms can be cancelled online any time. Thanks to a 30-day money-back guarantee customers get a full refund in case they are not satisfied with the program. Companies benefit from three special subscriptions:

Simultaneous connections 1 month 1 year Savings compared to price
for 1-month term
10 $23.00 $13.00/month $120.00
20  $46.00  $26.17/month $237.96
30  $69.00 $39.08/month $359.04

Performance

With one license, up to five connections are possible simultaneously. The software is also compatible with all common platforms and operating systems from iOS and Mac to Android, Windows and Linux. Hide My Ass offers three different privacy options:

  • Instant Mode: creates a VPN connection that allows users to protect their internet access with a single click
  • Location Mode: useful when users want to simulate a different location
  • Freedom Mode: useful in countries with restricted internet access, as it selects a country where web pages are not blocked for connection

There are no upload or download restrictions. In addition, the software offers a large network with more than 890 servers in over 190 countries.

As speed is crucial, the latest version, V3, includes a speed test that automatically selects the best server. The previous version V2, on the other hand, leaves the choice to the user.

Usability

The VPN software is very easy to use. You select a location in your preferred country from the lists – for example, the "Liberty Island" server for US streaming content or the "Donkey Town" server for British series. You can encrypt the internet connection and exchange the IP address for another in three steps:

  1. Turn on the VPN client to access the Internet and receive an IP address.
  2. The Internet connection is encrypted so that your activities can neither be viewed nor traced.
  3. You can now surf the Internet privately, securely and without restrictions.

Help & Support

On the comprehensive help website, you will find extensive explanations for the program and its components. The manuals contain tutorials, an FAQ area and configuration instructions. If you want to get in touch with the community, you can use the well sorted forum. There’s also a contact form available via which you can query the support team directly.

Summary

The VPN software Hide My Ass not only protects you securely against hacker attacks, it also enables you to access blocked websites. Thanks to the large number of servers worldwide, your IP address is being encrypted in a virtual network. The program selects servers that guarantee an optimal bit rate for you. However, since it stores personal data such as the IP address and the user name, the software does not guarantee absolute anonymity.

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