How to Download and Install CyberGhost in 7 Easy Steps
CyberGhost is a Romanian-based VPN that managed to create a solid spot for itself among its peers by providing one of the most well-developed and diverse software clients through a group of affordable price plans and featuring all the necessary tools a VPN user is looking for to establish a highly-secure and anonymous VPN connection on the Internet.
We’ll take you through a step-by-step tutorial to successfully download and install CyberGhost’s most recent version on your system.
How to Install CyberGhost on Windows
1. Create an account
You need to create an account and sign-up for a subscription plan before downloading and installing CyberGhost on your system. Creating an account couldn’t be easier, just fill in the specific fields with a username and a password.
Once done, you’ll be directed to another page that provides you with a PUK code. You can either print out or download this information which is necessary to recover your account in case you forget your password.
2. Select your plan
Now that you created your CyberGhost account, go to “Pricing” to select the best plan that suits your needs. All plans are all inclusive with apps, 7 simultaneous connections, and access to all servers. You also get a 7-day free trial for mobile devices and a 45-day money-back guarantee.
3. Download CyberGhost
You’re now ready to download and install CyberGhost on your system. Go to “Apps” and select the platform you want to download CyberGhost on (e.g: Windows), and then click “Download”. The download will start automatically. You might be prompted by your firewall, so make sure to allow the app to be downloaded on your system.
4. Install and run the file
Once the download is complete, click on the file to run it or go to the destination folder to run the file. In case you get prompted again, right-click and select “Run as administrator”. The installation process will only take a few moments.
5. Provide your credentials
There are two ways to go from there once the installation is complete. You can start using CyberGhost with the 7-day free trial or activate your paid subscription. Let’s say you want to connect to CyberGhost as a paid user, in this case you’ll be required to provide your credentials (username and password), and then click “OK” as shown below:
6. Choose your profile
You just logged into your CyberGhost client. There are 6 different profiles: Surf Anonymously, Unblock Streaming, Protect Network, Torrent Anonymously, Unblock Basic Websites, and Choose My Server. Each profile comes with its own set of pre-configured settings optimized for a specific scenario. For instance, if you want to unblock restricted streaming websites such as Netflix, Hulu or Youtube, you can select the “Unblock Streaming” profile, and then choose the service you want to get access to (e.g: Hulu).
By default, CyberGhost automatically connects to the best and fastest server based on your profile selection. However, you can always choose the server you prefer connecting to from a long list of servers from the “Advanced VPN” tab as shown below:
7. Configure your settings
If you want to activate features like kill switch, DNS leak protection, or specify a group of apps to be protected by CyberGhost VPN, you can head over to the “Settings” menu, and then tweak your client from the tabs on the left. For example, “App protection” helps you create a specific profile for certain apps of your choice which will be automatically protected by CyberGhost in the future.
As you can see, CyberGhost has one of the most versatile and interactive VPN software clients, however, the downside is that you’ll need to disconnect and reconnect every time you want to swap profiles and features leading to minimal lags or freezes in the app. Learn more about CyberGhost and check our readers’ opinions on the service in our detailed review here.
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