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Lucas Novac



Published: January 17, 2024

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Vpnify VPN Review – Is It Safe in 2024

VPN service is a remedy with a set of dedicated tools for providing freedom, surfing the internet spaces, and of course the protection of sensitive personal data. The world wide web milieu is a sophisticated entity: you may face restrictions for getting the desired content or to become an injured party of the digital swindler.

A variety of VPN providers offer free and paid services, which have distinctive technical fulfillment. As well, each vendor has individual traits, making it unique among competitors. The task of our team is to provide you comprehensive and clear descriptions about the free VPNs’ editions.

We conduct a meticulous investigation focusing on security options, speed capabilities, and privacy policy. Based on our thesis you will comprehend pros and cons of the current provider, and we hope it will help.

  • Many locations
  • Easy to install
  • Fuzzy privacy policy
  • On the desktop application does not work Split Tunneling feature
  • On the desktop application does not work Kill Switch feature
  • There is no software for Windows, there is no software for browsers
  • Deprecated protocols
  • Support service does not work
  • An enormous volume of advertising on mobile apps

Vpnify VPN Features

It was quite hard to understand something of the current provider security stack so we will jow down what we have found.

Vpnify offers 24 locations for the free plan, UDP and TCP protocols, as well as KIll Switch and Split Tunnel options.  Also, they have the privacy policy page, but all the details about it you will

see in the next block.

Privacy and Logging

In various world’s areas, attitudes toward VPN are different: somewhere users just want to get the desired content because it’s restricted for their region, and in other locations, society is anxious about web privacy.

This section is devoted to an exploration of Vpnify’s privacy policy. It is an assembly of regulations that explain how the provider acts with your data: does he save any pieces of sensitive user information or not? Does he monitor your activity, or does he not touch it?

Also, the privacy policy of each provider is unique, meaning that if you have read the provisions of one service, they will not be similar for others. However, it is enough with an introduction part, and we are ready to start the block with the first screenshot.

Collected identifying data
Is this information about their website or applications too?

There is a special category of service suppliers who like to write vague explanations of their terms. In the first sentence, the talk starts with a browser noticing, so it is normal to suppose that they mean visiting their website. But a few words later, the word ‘Services’ appears, and now it refers to applications as well.  

The second paragraph describes that the gathered data contains an IP address and a device identifier. Commonly, an internet service provider (ISP) supplies users with its shared IP address, and in this case, such data does not entail any real confidential details.

Nonetheless, some ISPs can offer the option of a personal IP address, and in that case, it rapidly takes on the role of precise identifying information. Along with the device identifier, there is no problem determining your accurate location.

IP address and device ID storage on mobile gadgets
Use your mobile gadget and share your precise identifiers once more. 

The current case depicts a very similar situation, referring specifically to mobile device usage. And again, except for the mobile operating system and the type of mobile device, the user’s IP address and mobile device ID are being collected.

Third parties have an access to users data
Third parties are in the game too.

It is a piece of fuzzy text, but nothing obvious. Who are these third-party companies, and what do they do? As written in the first paragraph of the screenshot, they perform ‘service-related services.’ Under this definition may lie anything; hence, we can not imagine in what particular way consumers’ data will be applied.

Notification about the children privacy
Age limitation is also a kind of security measure.

Vpnify does not address their services to anyone under the age of 18 and, at the same time, does not have even the simplest age verification nested in the software. This is a kind of imaginary responsibility without real responsibility.

The children’s privacy query is quite important and may evoke consequences with irrelevant treatment.

Apart from the privacy policy page, we found a bit of information related to the confidentiality topic scattered throughout the rest of the website.

Vpnify did not include all essential information into their privacy policy
It is strange that this information is not included in the privacy policy; it has a straight relation to it.

According to the screenshot above, consumers may expect that their online activity is hidden from the surrounding milieu. The “online activity” phrase incurs a list of points:

  • Visiting websites
  • Clicking on links
  • Downloading files
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Participating in online chats or instant messaging
  • Making voice or video calls
  • Watching videos
  • Listening to music or podcasts
  • Playing online games over the web
  • Uploading or downloading files via peer-to-peer networks or file-sharing platforms

As practice shows, the majority of users would prefer to keep their webflow disguised; no one likes to share it.

We are still curious why this block is inside the ‘About Us’ page and not on the ‘Privacy Policy’ page. So far, it looks like a raw statement without any supporting information. For example, it could be a description of their government’s laws, which are famous for their strict personal privacy policies. But here we see just strong words inside the ‘About Us’ page, not even inside the privacy policy.

No responsibility for personal data damage or loss.
Where would you claim if something happened to your data?

This screenshot is taken from the “Terms of Service” page. They reject their liability above the consumer’s data that is used or stored by Vpnify. Hence, in the event of a serious issue with a user’s personal information, they can refuse assistance.

We have overlooked all the pivotal points of their privacy approach, and now you can have your vision about it.

In addition, we want to say that the “Privacy Policy” page is stingy and written in a very superficial form without details about specific third parties, their foundation, legal obligations, and a pack of other nuances. We have reviewed a solid quantity of privacy policy pages and know what a comprehensive document looks like.

Speed Tests – How Fast is Vpnify VPN

All VPN services affect internet connection speed and do it differently. Because of individual systems’ structures, every provider will demonstrate distinctive velocity properties. There are no general standards for connection speed depending on specific software’s architecture.

We conducted speed tests on all the operating systems that are compatible with Vpnify’s distributions and presented them in a clear and convenient shape that you are about to see in a minute.

Investigations were done under similar circumstances for every platform: a united internet service provider and a single speed checker. Also, we usually take two locations: the first one is the USA, and the second is a randomly selected country from the European region, of course if the provider offers a selection of servers for the free edition. Pay attention, please, that there are two types of connection speeds: download and upload speeds.

Everything is simple; a download speed shows how fast you can consume the content, and an upload speed depicts how fast you can push the content to the web from your local machine. One more essential parameter is a ping time response: the lower its index, the better it will run live-time events like online gaming or online voice or video calls. 

Tests are divided into three logical groups:

  • PC Test
  • Browser’s Extension Test
  • Mobile Test

Desktop’s VPN block is going to be first in the order, so we are starting.

PC Test

This section includes an investigation just about macOS, seeing that the provider has not developed dedicated Windows’s software.


Vpnify for mac show its results for the US and CH servers
US and CH locations.

A vertical image shows the results of the ISP. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 88.1 mbps;
  • upload speed is 84.1 mbps;
  • ping time is 3 ms.

The top-right image shows the performance of the US server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 58.2 mbps;
  • upload speed is 70.7 mbps;
  • ping time is 135 ms.

The download speed is 34% lower than the ISP speed, and the upload speed is nearly 16% lower too. Ping time has increased from 2 ms to 135 ms.

The bottom-right image shows the performance of the Swiss server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 74.7 mbps;
  • upload speed is 54.7 mbps;
  • ping time is 48 ms.

The download speed has been cut by nearly 15%, the upload speed has decreased by 35%, and the ping time has increased from 3 ms to 48 ms.

The US server demonstrated an average result. The download speed deterioration will be palpable if the initial ISP speed is slow, while the upload index is satisfying for convenient work. The ping time increased to the point that it may be appropriate for live-time events, but it also depends on other factors.

The Swiss server also showed an average result, but now the indices change places: the download rate is within an acceptable range when the upload properties can let you down sometimes or constantly if the ISP can not furnish fast internet.

Browser’s Extension Test

This section is skipped for the reason that the provider has not supplied consumers with the browser’s extension.

Mobile Test

This VPN has been realized for two popular mobile platforms: Android and iOS. Therefore, this block is divided into two subdivisions, respectively, for each operating system.


Vpnify for iOS show results for the US and FR servers
US and FR locations.

The vertical image of the screenshot displays the pure ISP speed. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 45.8 mbps;
  • upload speed is 48.4 mbps;
  • ping time is 3 ms.

The top-right image displays the VPN’s speed connected to the US server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 34 mbps;
  • upload speed is 34.4 mbps;
  • ping time is 135 ms. 

The download speed is about 26% below the initial ISP speed, the upload speed is nearly 29% lower than the ISP indicator, and the ping time has increased from 3 ms to 112 ms. 

The bottom-right image displays the VPN’s speed connected to the French server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 39.1 mbps;
  • upload speed is 30.2 mbps;
  • ping time is 112 ms.

The download speed is approximately 15% slower than the ISP speed, the upload speed is just about 38% lower, and the ping time has increased from 4 ms to 112 ms.

The US server speed losses a bit overcame approximate points that are considered to be normal for VPN impact on connection speed. The ping time response is not critical; however, live-time events depend on the specific requirements and nature of the event. So under some circumstances, this score will cause some hindrances.

The French server copes well with the download index, but not with an upload one. The ping time is a little better than in the previous case; however, it can also induce lags in some specific conditions. It is better to have a lesser score of ping time response to be sure of the live-time events sustainability.


Vpnify for Android show its results for the US and IT servers
US and IT locations.

The vertical image of the screenshot displays the pure ISP speed. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 88.5 mbps;
  • upload speed is 94.5 mbps;
  • ping time is 2 ms.

The top-right image displays the VPN’s speed connected to the US server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 58.7 mbps;
  • upload speed is 52 mbps;
  • ping time is 133 ms. 

The download speed is about 34% below the initial ISP speed, the upload speed is nearly 45% lower, and the ping time has increased from 4 ms to 133 ms/

The bottom-right image displays the VPN’s speed connected to the Italian server. The indexes are:

  • download speed is 35.8 mbps;
  • upload speed is 77.5 mbps;
  • ping time is 39 ms.

The download speed is about 60% worse than the ISP speed, the upload speed is 18% lower, and the ping time has increased from 4 ms to 39 ms.

The US server incurs a strong middle level of losses, especially for the upload index. If your ISP speed is fast, then maybe you will not feel palpable. But in the case of using a cellular network, most likely you will face inconvenience. The ping time is not so big to fail the real-time event; however, sometimes it will create lags.

The Italian server suffered significant losses for the download speed. Even a fast ISP will not always cover this issue. The upload index is normal and will let you push content at a comfortable pace. The ping time showed a good rate.

About Safety – How Secure is Vpnify VPN?

The official website does not contain any notices about the security possibilities, so we will share what we learned from the apps.

Main screen security options of Vpnify
Two security options are placed on the main screen.

On the sides of the connection button, you can see the Kill Switch and Split Tunnel features:

  • Kill Switch blocks data transmission straightly through the ISP network in case of a sudden VPN connection cut off.
  • Split Tunnel enables users to select what apps or websites will be passed through the encrypted network and what resources will be transmitted through the ordinary internet.

By the way, on macOS’s application, both features do not work.

Vnify security stack
This screenshot contains the majority of the available options.

From the provided list of security features, there are only two available for the free version: protocols and Split Tunnel, and the second one we have already discussed.

The protocols tab includes two items:

  • UDP
  • User Datagram Protocol enables the connection to be faster but less reliable from security and data delivery perspectives;
  • TCP
  • Transmission Control Protocol ensures Because of its heavy structure, this technology means a slower connection. And the benefit of it is more reliable data transfer and protection. 

These two protocols are considered to be outdated technologies. Nowadays, there are more secure and faster protocols like OpenVPN, WireGuard, Stealth, and IKEv2/IPsec.

Kill Switch option of Vpnify
Remaining options.

The Kill Switch function is the last security item, and we have already discussed it.

In the example of macOS’s VPN software, we demonstrate the security opportunities of Vpnify. Android and iOS’s distributives have an identical set of features; consequently, there is no reason to duplicate the information.

Desktop Apps

The ongoing block is called ‘Desktop Apps’, though on the agenda we have only one desktop app designed for macOS.

Connected to the server VPN has more details on its main screen
Two states of the main screen.

Here is what the main screen of the macOS application looks like. We decided to show it to you while the VPN is turned on and off because it has different data fulfillment.

The left-end image depicts the turned-off state. At this condition, the main display includes five main interactive elements: a connection button, a location field under the connection knob, Kill Switch and Split Tunnel functions almost in the footer, and a four-dot icon that encompasses preferences.

In addition to the listed items, the right picture also has metrics of download and upload speeds and an additional disconnect button.

Looking once more at the previous block about safety, you will recognize an MTU function in the screenshots. This function enables you to set up the maximum size of the transferring data packets. Under some circumstances, it is essential to adjust specific data packets in order not to lose a piece of data or to introduce VPN connection latency.

Mobile Apps

VPN for mobile gadgets has united design
There is no significant distinction between iOS and Android designs.

As you can see, the visual interfaces are very similar. Applications inherit the theme from the operating system. If on your device the dark mode is activated, the application will apply it too, along with the light theme.

Like on the desktop version, the main screens contain five interactive elements embodying the same functionality. The menu preferences are also the same as the PC’s edition.

The most annoying thing about mobile apps is that after every touch on the screen, a new ad appears.

Browser Extensions

This section is skipped for the reason that the provider has not supplied consumers with the browser’s extension. 


The macOS application demonstrated an average result for both locations. The American server download speed is worse than the Swiss download speed; however, the upload index is better on the Swiss server. By the way, two important security features do not work on the PC’s program; they are visible on the main screen but have just a decorative meaning.

Regarding the mobile apps, the iOS app is set up better than Android’s one, and this was reflected on the speed tests. Occasionally, there can be some lag during the live-time events, and on the US server, you may experience a little higher latency if your ISP speed is bad. The European server’s download speed is satisfying in contrast to the upload speed, where the index is bigger than it is preferable. 

Android’s application presented significant results worsening for both locations. The European upload speed index did not decline below the mark of 20%.

We can not provide any information about the bandwidth for the reason that there is no information on the website or in the applications about it. Having explored it manually, we did not find an answer. 

On the first day, we turned videos on for more than ten hours to the best quality and did not get any notification about the traffic limitation. And on the next day, we received a notice that the daily bandwidth was over. But the most curious thing is that the application was just opened but was not  .

Work in Highly Restricted Countries

There is no information about this query on the official websites or software distributives.

Servers’ Locations

As well as with the preceding questions, there is a lack of information about their network, so we can just share what we have seen with our own eyes. Every application contains twenty-four countries, and the American server includes two servers.

What Bonuses Does the Paid Version Offer, and How Much Does It Cost?

Considering that again there is an absence of data about the possibilities of the paid plan, we can suppose that such features will be accessible if you purchase a subscription:

  • Disable Data Server Mode
  • Adblocker (DNS)
  • Custom DNS server

These features are unavailable on free plans and have special check marks in front of them.

VPN subscription opens additional options
Check markers against paid plan features.

About Support

We found the support page on their website, where there is a special form for writing your question and the support email. We sent them a message with our query and have been waiting for a week for an answer. Maybe once in the future they will respond.

Vpnify VPN Review: Final verdict

The overall impression of this service is warning. From one side, there is a decent quantity of servers, and we did not face a real bandwidth bound—these are, allegedly, positive points.

From another site, their website does not contain information about any of the mentioned queries, and it is weird, don’t you think so? Then we received a notification about the daily traffic limit at the time when the application was off and did not get any messages while we were watching all day with a connected VPN.

Also, we got the opinion that they were writing the privacy policy page in a hurry because it is very curt and does not have many important details, just some facial explanations.

From a security viewpoint, their system utilizes two deprecated protocols that ensure a very dubious level of protection today. Also, on the desktop version, two important features do not work.

The speed tests are also not superior. They are not extremely bad, and at the same time, they will not provide lightning speed. Considering all the facts, we can not recommend this service.