SlickVPN Review & Test 2020-Keep This in Mind Before Buying
SlickVPN is known for its dedication to security and anonymity. Slick Networks, Inc. is their recognized corporate name, but they have a rather complex business structure to help protect their customer’s identity. They have many layers of offshore holding companies, operating companies, and subsidiary holding companies to help protect their interests. Their main company is located out of the United States, and they have an operational business in Nevis.
If you're less interested in convoluted privacy measures and more interested in watching Netflix, SlickVPN might not be the right choice for you. I found its unblocking abilities to be patchy at best and would always choose a more reliable service like NordVPN or ExpressVPN instead.
SlickVPN owns all its DNS servers, so you don’t have to worry about them sharing your information with a third party. They are located in over forty-five different countries, and they have over a hundred and twenty-five gateways available. They have gateways in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Canada, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Hungary, Hong Kong, Indian, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Japan, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Macau, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Kosovo, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
They offer PPTP, IPSec, and OpenVPN at 128-bit and 256-bit encryption levels. SlickVPN does not log your traffic or any session data of any type. That means they do not log your real IP address, your session time, or anything that you’re doing on their servers.
They also have a SlickVPN Scramble feature that is available to all of their customer’s accounts. This provides you with an added level of security and privacy by hiding the OpenVPN headers, letting you bypass the Deep Packet Inspection. Using this feature lets you access the network when VPN access has been restricted by a certain location, such as a school, country, workplace, or organization. They also offer a product called HYDRA, which uses multi-destination, multi-hop connections to block someone from tracking your activities online.
All traffic is currently allowed on their servers, so you can file-share with ease and peace of mind.
This company allows you to pay your subscription using cash, PayPal, credit cards, Bitcoin, and money orders. They keep your user authentication and billing information on an independent platform for top-notch security. One is operated in the United States, and the other is operated in Nevis. They offer the capability for you to delete your payment information permanently from their servers at your discretion. All your data is automatically removed from their records shortly after you stop being a paid customer.
While this sounds impressive, SlickVPN still doesn't offer the well-rounded service of a provider like NordVPN. If you want a VPN that guarantees anonymity and can unblock streaming sites, choose from our top VPNs for streaming Netflix instead.
|Number of countries with servers||45|
|Number of servers||142|
|Number of IP addresses||1000|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||Unlimited|
- 128-bit or 256-bit Encryption Options
- Scramble Feature
- HYDRA Feature
- 125 Gateways Available in over 45 Countries
- Get started with SlickVPN now
Slickvpn is a simple and effective VPN that's light in the pocket. I paid for a VPN the first time last year; Slick lived up to the hype of being one of the fastest VPNs. I don't experience any drops in speeds. For best results, try multiple servers depending on your locations. Additionally, Slick was able to bypass the Netflix VPN filter for me. I wouldn't shy away from recommending it. The drawback: it doesn't have a mobile app, so you got to configure OpenVPN on IOS and Android manually.
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Mar 13, 2020
First, The SlickVPN app is junk and does not even work properly. SlickVPN has advertised to the death that it uses PPTP and L2TP on their website and in all sorts of press releases. Second, When I actually got the service, conveniently they stopped offering PPTP and L2TP because of the security vulnerabilities. Third, I don't need a VPN service to dictate what level of privacy I am allowed to have. Even if you care that much, PPTP and L2TP still have valid uses. You certainly would be better with PPTP or L2TP using an unsecured Wireless connection that you might be provided by a hotel or restaurant, than without these two security protocols. Finally, you cannot use SMTP protocols with this service, and does not support VPN pass through (i.e. using another VPN on top of SlickVPN). So, if you use a mail client such as Thunderbird, you will receive emails but will NOT be able to send them. Additionally, if you connect to a work VPN for work purposes, you will NOT be able to use SlickVPN and then connect through to that work VPN. Convenient how they're NOT advertising or in any way disclosing what they do NOT provide or what they block users from doing. The SMTP restriction is supposedly due to uses abusing the VPN service by SPAMMING with emails. So, yeah, you get punished for something you had no hand in. People are better off avoiding SlickVPN until they've matured and start being more flexible. I honestly can say, that so far out of all of the VPN services I have tried (about five), SlickVPN has been the worst.
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I use the desktop app and speeds have been good with my trackers. Very happy overall. When I went overseas for vacation it was nice to use US IPs to catch up on shows that I missed. I've recommend to others and they are satisfied.
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