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TorGuard vs
Windscribe VPN vs
2021

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

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Which VPN is better?

Author Image Sarit Newman
Sarit Newman
Internet Security Researcher

Both TorGuard and Windscribe have plenty to offer their users. But which one is the more complete VPN service?

Both VPNs have very strong encryption and OpenVPN support across multiple platforms. TorGuard also works with PPTP, SSTP, and L2TP/IPSec, while Windscribe offers IKEv2 in addition to OpenVPN. Either VPN will help you deal with heavy censorship, with support for SOCKS5 proxies and other obfuscation features.

Unfortunately, both VPNs operate in Five-Eyes territory (US for TorGuard, Canada for Windscribe). However, they make up for the privacy threat that Five-Eyes data retention practices pose with strict zero-logging policies.

TorGuard has many more servers to offer – over 3,000 in 50+ countries, compared to Windscribe’s 500+ servers in the same number of countries. However, Windscribe is the better alternative for US/UK Netflix, thanks to its dedicated Windflix servers. For reliable access to Netflix on Torguard, you’ll need a dedicated IP address – and you’ll have to pay extra for that.

Lastly, TorGuard comes with a 7-day money-back guarantee (not a free trial, as advertised on the website). Windscribe gives you three days for a refund, and only if you haven’t exceeded 10GB of bandwidth – but it does have a decent free service you can try before committing to a paid plan.

 

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 The Bottom Line

Author Image Sarit Newman
Sarit Newman
Internet Security Researcher

This comparison is a very close call, and your personal winner could easily depend on your own needs and preferences. Objectively speaking, both VPNs give you privacy, security, and speed. TorGuard has an edge when it comes to servers, support, and desktop features. Windscribe has put the effort into making exceptional mobile clients, and performs better on Android and iOS as a result. Price is also a factor – TorGuard offers more, but it’s also more expensive than Windscribe (especially if you want a dedicated IP for Netflix access or port forwarding for P2P). So although we have chosen TorGuard in the Overall category, for many, Windscribe will offer better value for their money.

Interestingly, if you compare TorGuard with ExpressVPN, which is our top ranked vpn, you'll see that TorGuard can learn a lot from ExpressVPN. Compare TorGuard with ExpressVPN