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Whoer VPN Review & Test 2021 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying

Author Image Kate Veale
Kate Veale | Cybersecurity Researcher
Updated on 18th September 2021

Editor’s Rating: 3/5

Whoer VPN seems promising at the surface level – but does it work? And, more importantly, is it safe? I tested it for a week to find out. 

Unlike most premium VPNs, Whoer VPN doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee. I’ve found all its strengths and weaknesses so that you don’t need to waste your money on a VPN that doesn’t meet your needs.

Can it unblock Netflix? Sure – but, because of its limited server coverage, you can only unblock streaming services from 16 countries.

The results of these performance tests will help you decide if Whoer VPN is for you. And, if it isn’t, we’ll also take a look at VPNs that might suit you better.

Does Whoer VPN Unblock Global Content?

Whoer VPN’s small server network limits how many streaming services you can unblock. But, it can unblock Netflix US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, and France. I was also able to unblock BBC iPlayer, and I watched an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale on Videoland.

Netflix

You don’t need to connect to a special streaming server; any Whoer VPN server can help you bypass geoblocks.

Unfortunately, you can’t access streaming sites from outside its server network. If you’re looking to unblock Hotstar India, you’ll need a VPN with a bigger server reach. I’ve found ExpressVPN to be the best for this because it has servers in 94 countries.

Does Whoer VPN Support Torrenting?

Whoer VPN allows unlimited P2P connections, but only on its servers in Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Russia.

I don’t recommend it for P2P, though. Based on my tests, Whoer VPN is too slow for high-speed torrenting. You can’t download any large files, and even small files take hours.

Whoer VPN Speed Tests

It’s normal for your connection to slow down when you’re using a VPN. After all, your data needs to travel farther to reach the VPN server. Plus, it takes time to encrypt and decode your data.

You’ll get the best speeds by connecting to a local server, but Whoer VPN has servers in only 19 countries, so this may not be possible. 

There are no servers near me in Australia, so I connected to Whoer VPN’s server in the Netherlands. Prior to connecting, I tested my local internet connection so I could compare my results to my base speed. I turned off YouTube, Spotify, and any other services that might slow my connection down.

Speed test before connecting to a Whoer VPN server.

I was feeling pretty speedy – so how would my connection be affected by connecting to a VPN server over 14,000km away? Well, it wasn’t promising. 

Speed test on a Whoer VPNs server in the Netherlands.

Speed test on a Netherland's server while disconnected from Whoer VPN.

As I had expected, my connection speed dropped dramatically. 

I wanted to test whether it was the distance affecting my speed or Whoer VPN’s Netherlands server. I decided to connect to ExpressVPN’s Netherlands server and run another test.

I was not surprised to find that my download speed increased to 17.03 Mbps – about 1,903% faster than Whoer VPN’s Netherlands server. 

Am I surprised? Not really. Whoer VPN declares in the fine print on its home page that its Netherlands server runs at just 1Mbps at its fastest.

Whoer's speed quote for the Netherlands server.

Security

Whoer VPN Encryption

Whoer VPN uses 256-bit encryption. 

You can activate its double VPN setting to encrypt your data twice. Double VPN will also route your traffic through a second server. You can choose which two servers you’d like to use from within the app.

VPN options

You can easily switch between Single and Double VPN

Kill Switch

There’s a kill switch embedded in the app – but you’ll need to switch it on manually for the first time. It doesn’t activate automatically.

Kill switch

You need to manually activate the Kill Switch within its app

Leak Tests and Leak Protection

While connected to Whoer VPN’s Netherlands server, I ran some tests to check for DNS and IP leaks.

I was pleased to find that my DNS and IP address were not leaking. Whoer VPN provided me with an IPv4 address. It blocked IPv6, and my DNS requests were routed correctly.

Leak test

Whoer didn’t leak my IP address or DNS requests

Leak test 2

I was completely protected with Whoer

Privacy

Location

Whoer VPN is based in Cyprus, outside the 5/9/14-Eyes Alliance. This means that it is not obligated to provide records to the affiliated government surveillance agencies.

Ad Blocker

Whoer VPN does not offer an adblocker. 

I tested it with several third-party ad blockers – including 1Blocker and AdBlock Plus. It worked seamlessly with each extension and didn’t interfere with their ability to block ads.

Whoer VPN Logs Policy

I checked Whoer VPN’s privacy policy and was able to confirm that it does not keep any logs. It is very transparent about the information it collects:

  • Your email address, license key, subscription date, and trial status
  • Your operating system and app versions

It uses third-party payment processors. Whoer VPN doesn’t store any of your payment details, but these third parties may – depending on the payment method you use.

Server Network

Server Number and Locations

Whoer VPN operates a small network of servers in 20 countries:

  • Russia
  • The USA
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • The UK
  • France
  • Ukraine
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Singapore
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Hong Kong
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

It does not disclose how many servers are active in each country. 

Apps, Browser Extensions, and Compatibility

Whoer VPN has apps for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

I tested the app on my Windows laptop and Android phone. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. All of the information you need is on the main page.

Main interface

Whoer has a straightforward interface

Flicking to the Settings panel lets you set up Whoer VPN’s extra security features. Name, the kill switch. I was disappointed that the kill switch wasn’t automatically turned on.

Settings

It has basic settings you can easily personalize

The site doesn’t make it clear that you need to activate it yourself. If you aren’t naturally inclined to poke around in the settings menu, you won’t know to turn it on, and you could leave yourself exposed to threats.

Once you hit connect, Whoer VPN displays a connection health monitor. It tells you how fast your connection is going and shows your new, temporary, IP address.

Connection status

You can always check your connection status within the app

Browser Extensions

Whoer VPN has extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

The extensions are even simpler to use. Simply click on a server to connect. You can configure your connection, but it has fewer customization options than the desktop app. There’s WebRTC leak protection, but no kill switch. 

Desktop app

The browser extensions are secure, but don’t have a built-in kill switch

Router App

Whoer VPN isn’t compatible with routers. 

If you’re looking for automatic, network-level protection, I recommend CyberGhost. It’s less expensive, and it’s easy to install on your router.

How Many Devices Can I Connect With Whoer VPN?

You can install Whoer VPN on as many devices as you like, but you can only use it on 5 of them at a time. 

For a similar monthly price, IPVanish allows unlimited simultaneous connections. If you have a lot of devices, or a large household, IPVanish offers better value for your money.

Support

Whoer VPN offers support via an online ticketing system.

When I signed up, I didn’t receive my activation code straight away via email. This was a great opportunity to test out their support team, so I submitted a ticket through the website. The form is a little deceiving – it looks like a regular live chat.

I only realized once I submitted my request that I wasn’t going to be able to speak with an agent live. 

Chat

The live chat feature redirects your queries to email support

I received a reply two days later. It was the weekend, so that was a pretty quick response, but it left a lot to be desired. No greeting, no introduction; I was just sent my activation key, which, incidentally, arrived about ten minutes after I sent my question.

Activation key

The support agent answered my query, but wasn’t very friendly

I wouldn’t rely on Whoer VPN’s support team to be able to resolve an issue quickly if it were to pop up. And, since we’re talking about your security and online anonymity, this is scary.

If your VPN stops working, you could be left with no protection for a few days before you get a response from support.

I prefer VPNs with 24/7 live chat services. We reviewed ExpressVPN’s customer service, and frankly, it’s faster and more helpful than Whoer.

Price $2.45/month
Money Back Guarantee 30
Does VPN keep logs? No
Number of servers 30
Number of devices per license 5
Kill switch Yes
Based in country Cyprus
Supports torrenting No

Compare Whoer with the top alternative VPNs

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9.5
9.3
9.3

The Bottom Line

Whoer VPN is a decent, mid-range service – but you can do better.

It has most of the bells and whistles; an automatic kill switch, military-level encryption, and easy-to-use apps. But, it falls short of similarly-priced services like CyberGhost.

There’s no adblocker, and it operates servers in only 20 countries. CyberGhost has a built-in ad and malware blocker, and servers across 60 countries – and you can actually get it for less than Whoer VPN with this coupon.

Whoer VPN can unblock Netflix, but, because of its limited server network, you can’t watch other popular services like Hotstar India. ExpressVPN is your best bet for streaming – it can bypass any geoblock you come across.

With Whoer VPN, you can connect up to three devices at once. It’s a great option if you want to protect just your phone, laptop, and desktop. But, with unlimited simultaneous connections, IPVanish is better value for your money.

Pros Cons
Easy-to-use apps Poor customer support
Can access Netflix US Small server network
Built-in kill switch Limited device connections

Money Back Guarantee (Days) : 30
Mobile app :
Number of devices per license : 5
VPN Plans: www.whoer.net

Whoer User Reviews

4.7
Based on 6 reviews in 2 languages
Irina
Good enough - 10
Irina

I've been using Whoer about a year, they provide 16 countries now. Fine service. good support. I work on euro servers mostly, fast enough for stream videos. Ask for promo coupons - they provide good discount

Ned
Honesty & integrity? - 2
Ned

Whoer Net's main pages are scripted with words that imply (or outright declare) their ethos of honesty and integrity. However, after running a few tests of my current connections, using their in-house scanner, it became clear, that the results were merely fearmongering... fearmongering designed more to tempt you into subscribing to their service by appallingly trashing your current connection, than giving you an honest or accurate score. Two connections I tried returned no identifying information about me whatsoever, save the IP of the exit servers - it scored my well configured OpenVPN connection at just 63% (it didn't even identify my browser correctly). I really realised they were being dishonest when they scored my TOR connection (running on a virtual Linux instance with Win10) at just 40% Don't try and sell yourselves as honesty incarnate when you peddle dishonest misinformation about visitor's current connections. Here's my HONEST score of Whoer VPN... 10%

Владислав
Приложение не работает. - 2
Владислав

Программа Whoer была выбрана, потому что она "из коробки" якобы предоставляет TAP-адаптер, уже настроенный (надеюсь) на этот клиент. Однако, после установки выяснилось, что программа не может подключиться к интернету. Создание правила для брандмауэра, а также его полное отключение не решило проблему. В утилите "Монитор ресурсов" на вкладке "Сеть" в таблицах "Процессы с сетевой активностью", "Сетевая активность" и "Порты прослушивания" программа Whoer.exe не отображается, а в таблице "TCP-подключения" программа присутствует, причём аж 8 раз серыми строками (не чёрными) с одинаковыми значениями "ИД процесса" (22064), локальный и удалённый адреса (Петлевой адрес в IPv4) и "Удалённый порт" (9666), разными значениями "Локальный порт", появяющимися при нажатии кнопки " Войти" в программе Whoer и исчезающими из этой таблицы через несколько минут. В самой программе Whoer после ввода кода авторизации и нажатия большой кнопки "Войти" сразу появляется "кольцо обновления" и примерно через минуту вместо него появляется сообщение "В соединении прокси-сервером отказано". 2) К тому же оказалось, что программа может запускаться только от имени администратора, что не совсем разумно, так как программой могут захотеть (пожелать) воспользоваться и другие пользователи, не являющиеся администраторами, которым будет необходимо подзывать администратора, чтобы начать пользоваться программой. Для сравнения: программа Ultrasurf устанавливается и запускается без пароля администратора. 3) Также было замечено, что программа Whoer не имеет сертификата безопасности. В графе "Проверенный издатель" стоит значение "Неизвестно" как в установочном файле, так и каждый раз при запуске программы. 4) В программе не предусмотрен штатный способ завершения работы программы. Приходится снимать процесс "Whoer.exe*32" через диспетчер задач. Нажатие на "крестик" лишь сворачивает программу. Перезагрузка производилась несколько раз и не решила проблему с подключением. На письмо в службу поддержки мне не ответили (прошло шесть дней).

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