Private Internet Access download
Click on the following link to download the Private Internet Access Client for your device:
About Private Internet Access VPN:
Private Internet Access is one of the leading providers of virtual private networking (VPN) services. This US-based company offers fast connections and speeds and high levels of internet privacy. Anybody concerned about anonymity on the Internet is well advised to consider Private Internet Access and it is possible to pay for plans with Bitcoin so total anonymity is available if desired.
Private Internet Access only provide one standard VPN plan, which is heavily discounted to customers who opt to take it out for a year. Signing up for a plan is simple and there is no detailed information to provide at all, customers paying with Bitcoin only need to give a valid email address to activate the VPN plan. Once a price plan has been purchased customers receive account activation emails detailing how to get started with this service.
Independent reviews confirm that Private Internet Access do provide a fast service that’s ideal for any customer’s requirements. The only real drawback with this popular provider is they don’t provide any free trial of the VPN plan and there’s no money back guarantees in place for customers who might experience some problems accessing the service or loading it to devices. Other than this, the Private Internet Access service is highly recommended.
The Private Internet Access VPN plans:
Private Internet Access Download and Set Up:
New customers will find the Windows and Mac downloads on the company’s site and these load automatically to customer’s computers, simple pictorial instructions are also provided to guide customers in the correct manner of installing the VPN to any Mac or Windows device.
Customers loading the VPN to Android 4.0 devices need to download the app from Google Play, while there are instructions on the Private Internet Access website on how to load the VPN to Android 2.0 devices. Detailed instructions for loading the VPN to iOS using OpenVPN or L2TP are also provided. Ubuntu Linux users will also find detailed instructions on the Private Internet Access website. Customers using other devices can access „How To“ guidelines for setting up their connection successfully. The website also provides „Other Guides“ for customers detailing how to set up devices using PPTP protocol or OpenVPN SSL,OpenVPN restrictive configurations and IPSEC/L2TP, although they do state that these are not preferred connections and most users will find the more commonly used protocols of more use.
Private Internet Access also sell preconfigured routers for customers wanting to set the VPN up on home networks and port forwarding can also be enabled via certain servers.
Their servers are located in Germany, England, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Romania, Switzerland, USA and France.
Example of the mobile client interface:
This VPN has an Internet kill switch which can be toggled on and off, users will find this is a useful service if disconnections occur as the Internet stops working until the VPN is connected once more. Internet kill switches should be toggled off if more than one device is used at the same time. DNS leak protection also gives added privacy by routing all DNS requests via the VPN. IPv6 traffic is diabled while the VPN is active.
The addition of Socks5 Proxy to this plan means anybody who wants to configure BitTorrent so it can be used anonymously can do so without needing to connect via the VPN. This is a useful feature for torrenting customers.
Private Internet Access offer good customer service options via live chat during US office hours and an email ticketing system at other times. Customers may also find answers to some common problems or queries on the FAQ section of the website.
Private Internet Access VPN Security:
From a security perspective, Private Internet Access don’t keep any user activity logs at all. They use shared IP addresses so it is impossible to monitor individual user activity in any event. They do retain customer email addresses and payment details on their site, however where customers use Bitcoin the email address is the only information that could be retained by this provider.
They also recommend that customers use disposable email addresses to set up this service, so once the service is up and running correctly the email can be deleted, although most customers might feel this a little too safety conscious and, of course, if the email address is deleted the customer has no way of receiving correspondence from Private Internet Access, other than contact via customer support services.
In all, this VPN is reputable and highly regarded. They have servers in more than 17 country locations and across more than 25 regions, offering more than 3,400 servers. It’s possible to connect simultaneously via five devices once a payment plan is taken out. Customers can perform network speed tests to check out the best servers to connect to and signing up with Private Internet Access is a breeze, so customers can be up and running quickly with this VPN.