TorGuard

TorGuard Review

Torguard Vpn Review

What We Liked

  • Good app performance
  • Strong connection reliability
  • Large number of encryption methods offered
  • Very P2P/torrent friendly

What We Didn’t

  • Middling speed test results (especially considering the 10Gbit upgrade plan)
  • Desktop UI might be a bit minimal for some users

Verdict: TorGuard is a good VPN for any users who are looking for P2P-friendly services that allow torrents on all their global servers, but the unintuitive UI and lower speeds in certain regions might be a turn off for some.

Stars: 3/5

Ease of Use Review

Installation and Signup

Like many of the apps we consider for our “top tier” reviews (several of which only share that title because of their status in the industry rather than the quality of their service), getting TorGuard up and running on Windows and iOS was a breeze.

The setup process took less than three minutes, and being one of the snappier apps we’ve tested we only had to wait around 10 seconds each time we wanted to connect/reconnect to a new server.

User Interface and Design

Torguard User Interface

There’s not a whole lot of extra frills to be found on the desktop or mobile versions of the TorGuard app, which could be a turnoff for some users who prefer user friendliness in their VPN applications.

Much of the TorGuard application could be controlled and managed through the taskbar for any users who prefer the quick and efficient method of getting hooked up to the network.

Supported Platforms

TorGuard is supported on all versions of Windows dating back to XP, though we don’t recommend any users who are concerned about their privacy try to do anything on that platform since Microsoft ceased support for it back in 2014.

Unfortunately only macOSX users on versions 10.7.5 and above will be able to install TorGuard on their machines, though with two alternative options for both Chrome and Firefox extensions available there are ways of getting browser protection on older builds if you really need it.

Security and Privacy Review

Privacy Record

TorGuard is a mixed bag on the privacy side of things. While the company does claim that none of its data is open to 3rd-party advertisers (always a plus in our book), there were some accusations back in 2015 from a competing VPN provider VPN.ac which claimed TorGuard had ripped the code for their Chrome extension off directly from the other company.

They also have very vague language in some key parts of their Terms of Service, including how they terminate accounts if they deem them “heavy users”, though no indication is made about exactly what the company considers a “heavy” amount of bandwidth.

Security Review

On the basis of extra features alone it would be easy to give TorGuard high marks, because of all the services we’ve tested they’re the only one thus far to give users the option to protect their IP from DDOS attacks (for an extra fee, of course).

Add to this a plentiful number of encryption protocols to switch to across all platforms and the option to use the company’s StealthProxy service (which allows for connections to avoid detection in countries like China, for example), and at least on this front you’ve got a winning combination.

Support Review

TorGuard leads the industry on the support side of things, with three primary options available to get a hold of their staff. These include: 24/7 live chat, a toll-free phone number to call (10AM - 6PM EST), as well as a robust ticketing system that current users can access through their personal account page.

Pricing Review

Pricing Tiers

As a company TorGuard offers one of the largest number of plans, extra features, and different pricing tiers that we’ve seen from a VPN service to date. This is partly due to the fact that TorGuard doesn’t simply offer just a VPN. On the list of services available include a VPN, an anonymous proxy service (starting at $5.95 per month), and an anonymous email service for $6.95 a month.

On the personal VPN side of things the price for a standard plan starts at $9.99 monthly, which includes advertising and malware blocking services alongside their StealthProxy service. If users want a discount per 30 days with multiple services included (proxy, email, and VPN) they can go up to the quarterly bundle for $20.97 for three months of service, or $64.00 even per annum.  

These prices don’t include the additional options of adding simultaneous use IP addresses (5 per account at $1 extra each), as well as the 10Gbit Premium Network upgrade ($19.99 per month), as well as the option to add a DDOS Protected IP to your account for an additional $11.99 monthly. All told this could mean with every extra feature activated you could pay upwards of $46.99 per month for your VPN, though some true security fans might argue the additional bonuses are worth the increased cost of entry.

For business users there are a large array of available plans that cover a wide range of applications, from pre-built plans for small business owners up to custom options for large enterprise outfits. Head on over to this page to get the full array of pricing options alongside the option to request a quote directly from TorGuard to see if their enterprise network is the right choice for you and your company.

Payment Options

TorGuard supports payment through Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Paymentwall, Gift card, Bitcoin, and Litecoin. To encourage ultimate user anonymity and privacy, TorGuard even offers a special 10% discount to anyone who pays through Litecoin specifically.

TorGuard VPN Review: By the Numbers

12 Mo Price
59.99
14 Eyes Jurisdiction
Five
1 Mo Price
9.99
3 Mo Price
19.99
6 Mo Price
29.99
Access to Website - China
No
Ad Track Blocker
Checked
Alexa Website Rank
56866
Android Devices
Oreo - 8Nougat - 7Marshmallow - 6Lollipop - 5KitKat - 4.4Jelly Bean - 4.3Ice Cream Sandwich - 4.0
App Screenshots
Automatic Multihop or Double Encryption
Checked
Browser Extensions
ChromeFirefox
Business VPN
Yes
Claims "100% No Logs"
Yes
Claims to Work - China
Yes
Claims to Work - Netflix
Yes
DNS Leak Protection
Checked
Easy to Find Owners?
Yes
Enemy of the Internet Jurisdiction
Yes
Facebook Likes
12575
Founding Year
2012
Free Trial
No
Free Trial - Days
Free Version
No
Gaming Devices
Headquarters Location - Country
United States
iOS Devices
iOS 11iOS 10iOS 9iOS 8
IPv6 Leak Protection
Checked
Kill Switch
Checked
Languages
English
Lifetime
Linux Devices
LinuxDebianArchRedhat
Logo
Logs
Bandwidth UsedConnection TimestampsIP AddressTraffic Activity
Mac Devices
Max # of Connections
5
No of Total Locations
46
# of Countries
55
# of Languages
1
# of Platforms Supported
26
# of Protocols Offered
10
# of Servers
3000
# of Setup Documents on Website
76
# of Troubleshooting Documents on Website
24
Other Devices
Blackberry
Payment Methods
PaypalAliPayMintCashuAmazon PayPaymentWallGift CardsDiners ClubVisaJCBDiscoverUnion PayAmerican ExpressMastercard
Payment Methods - Cryptocurrency
BitcoinLitecoin
Private DNS
Checked
Promo Codes
Protocols
IKEv2L2TP/IPsecOpenVPNOpenVPN TCPOpenVPN UDPSSLP2P TorrentsSSTPSSHSOCKS
Quick Links
Refund Period Days
7
Router Devices
DD-WRTTomato
SMTP Allowed
Unchecked
Support Offered
24/7Live ChatPhone
Torrenting
Yes
TrustPilot Rating
7 / 10
TV Devices
Amazon
Twitter Followers
7628
Unlimited Bandwidth
Yes
Upgrades Available
Dedicated IPAdditional DevicesOther Upgrades
Visit Home Page
https://torguard.net/
VPN Locations
VPN Service
TorGuard
WebRTC Leak Protection
Checked
Website QualSys SSL Rating
A
Website Screenshots
Windows Devices
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP