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ExpressVPN vs F-Secure Freedome 2022

After testing all, we can decleare a winner

Rating

Features 9.8/10
Pricing 9.2/10
Ease of Use 10/10
Reliability & Support 10/10
Features 8/10
Pricing 9.4/10
Ease of Use 8/10
Reliability & Support 8/10

Reviews

Expert Review
Author Image Matthew Amos
Matthew Amos

Cybersecurity Researcher

10/10

ExpressVPN is one of the safest, fastest VPNs around, but the one drawback has always been the price. It often offers discounts that make it more affordable, but there are other decent VPNs offering similar security features for much cheaper. So, do you really need to pay so much for a VPN as good as ExpressVPN? To find the answer, I performed extensive tests on desktop and mobile devices run...

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Latest positive user review
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Austin
10.0/10
Excellent and easy to use

Works great and is very simple to use. You simply pull up the app and hit the connect button. You ha... ve many different locations and servers to use from all around the world. Incredibly easy and doesn't slow my internet.More

Latest negative user review
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Mike Pellascio
6.0/10
Good enough

When it works it is great. Some issues on my part, I think with my ISP. But ExpressvVPN staff were res... ponsive and did their best to solve my problem. Then when I got the update it worked well. However each day I must disconnect and reconnect a few times to get back to the Internet. So I bounce between my LTE and the VPN.More

Expert Review
Author Image Keira Waddell
Keira Waddell

Cybersecurity Researcher

7.2/10

F-Secure is a Finnish company, founded in 1988. It’s established and well-known in the security industry, so I had high hopes for the F-Secure Freedome VPN. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations. F-Secure Freedome VPN is simple and easy to use and definitely suitable for beginners. However, it has some disappointing aspects. It is comparatively expensive, with prices start...

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Latest positive user review
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Anonymously
10.0/10
Easy setup, fast connection

What I do not like at all is that F-Secure Freedome is keeping logs. What if a Government or any state...  agency puts pressure on them to hand over the logs ? Plus, can those logs be hacked into ? I wish they would drop this practice. Other than that Freedome works very well for me.More

Latest negative user review
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Markku Lahti
4.0/10
Beware of logs!

Freedome stores logs of your internet activity for 90 days. Many have feared that this may lead to abu... se by the authorities. And guess what: that happened! In January 2019, the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland raided Freedome and confiscated VPN logs on a single user. The information had been requested by the police in Germany as part of a criminal investigation. This week, Freedome was able to beat the confiscation in court, and the NBI was ordered to destroy any data it had acquired from Freedome. But this doesn't negate the fact that the NBI had the data in its possession for over a year! Who knows what they did with it during that time? For your VPN needs, do not choose a provider that is situated in Finland. Despite all outward appearances, Finland is not a country where due process is respected, and it does not have a very strong system in place against government abuse. Sources: yle.fi/uutiset/3-11605233 (the news story in Finnish); afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2020/10/21/vpn-provider-wins-a-court-fight-police-can-t-get-or-use-its-database (paraphrase in English)More

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 days
Devices per license 5 devices
Starting price $3.33/month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 days
Devices per license 7 devices

The Bottom Line

Author Image Matthew Amos
Matthew Amos

Cybersecurity Researcher

Final Verdict — Super Reliable, Top Speeds, and Excellent Security Make it Worth the Price ExpressVPN is by far the fastest and most reliable VPN I’ve ever used. Some of its long-distance servers even increased my speeds and I always had buffer-free HD streams. It’s also extremely reliable for unblocking streaming platforms. Every single one I tested loaded up almost immediately without issues. When it comes to security, ExpressVPN is tough to beat, too. Its military-grade encryption and private DNS servers helped it pass all of my leak tests. On top of that, it has a strict no-logs policy and is headquartered in the privacy-friendly British Virgin Islands. This makes it a VPN service I trust to handle my data. The only slight negative I found was that it doesn’t come with an ad blocker, which many other top VPNs have. However, this isn’t a big deal since there are…

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