# of Servers
6233
Server Locations
89
Price Per Month (From)
$2.75
Free Trial
7 days


8.3/10
Informr score
CyberGhost currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 31 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

Combining an easy-to-use app with a strong network, CyberGhost proves that a VPN service doesn’t need to sacrifice usability to offer powerful protection.

What's good

  • Pricing
  • Simple to use
  • Minimal logging
  • 7 simultaneous devices
  • Bitcoin payments
  • Torrenting support
  • Regional stream unlocking

What's bad

  • Short trial period
  • So-so speeds
  • Limited chat support hours
  • Slow to connect to servers

CyberGhost sits in the middle of many VPN roundups and rankings. They tout their easy-to-use software and affordable rates as big benefits to using their VPN service. However, simpler isn’t always better. We’ve scoured the best review sites around to see what they say about CyberGhost.

Pricing

Depending on how many months you pay for in advance, you’ll find pricing comparable to most mainstream options with the best savings at the three-year term mark. You can pay using credit and debit cards, PayPal, or Bitcoin providing plenty of flexibility in keeping your service active.

Supported Devices

If you have a device you want to protect, there’s a good chance CyberGhost is compatible. They offer dedicated apps for Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS. You’ll also find manual set up guides for Chrome OS, Linux, game consoles, routers, and more in their extensive knowledge base.

Ease of Use

If you’re worried about technical terms and confusing menus, CyberGhost consistently ranked high for usability from online reviewers. The service uses simple menus based on how you want to use the service.

For example, if you want to protect your connection while torrenting, click the “Torrenting” button. Want to stream your favorite TV show from across the pond? Click the “Streaming” button. CyberGhost takes care of the rest.

If you’d prefer to manually configure things, you can set everything yourself as well.

Make Use Of says, “CyberGhost is a secure, fast VPN. And its easy-to-use desktop client helps to break down the mystery surrounding VPNs.

Simultaneous Connections

While many services allow you to connect multiple devices, CyberGuard offers one of the most generous limits we’ve seen with up to 7 devices connected at once. There are also no limitations on the servers you can connect to with each one.

Included Features

CyberGhost offers a comprehensive set of features to make it easy to use your Internet connection privately or protect your information when using less-secure connections -- such as the Wi-Fi at your local cafe.

Popular features include:

  • Speed monitors
  • Ad, malware, and tracking blocking
  • IP and DNS leak protection
  • Streaming region unlocking
  • Kill switch
  • Data compression

They also support the OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec, IKEv2, and PPTP protocols and AES-256 military-grade encryption to ensure you’re always protected.

Privacy and Logging

CyberGhost is headquartered in Romania outside 14-Eyes jurisdiction. While the company recently changed ownership, reviews indicate that services have remained secure, and that logging appears minimal. They log some basic information -- including connection times and locations. However, this information is anonymized and not tied to your account so while they might not offer true “zero logging” their logging should be harmless enough.

Performance

Reviews rank download and upload speeds with this provider firmly in the middle of the pack. However, with 3,500+ servers across 58 countries, you should have no trouble finding a server that will offer the speeds you need.

We found no mentions of lag concerns or buffering while streaming -- particularly when connected to one of the dedicated streaming servers.

The VPN Lab says, “Like with most VPNs, your speed will suffer a bit. However, this has nothing to do with CyberGhost. It is completely normal to experience somewhat slower speeds while using a VPN than when accessing the Internet without one. That being said, we noticed only slight diminishment in speed during our tests and we had no problem streaming HD video content, without any annoying glitches.

Support

Support appears to be stellar with one caveat -- chat and email support are only available during European working hours. So depending on your location, this might less than ideal. However, you’ll also find a comprehensive knowledge base on their site to help you troubleshoot issues during non-business hours.

The VPN Lab notes, “... the customer service reps we have talked to while researching for this CyberGhost review have been friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

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Summary

Overall, reviews for CyberGhost are positive. They’re not the fastest provider available, but their rates are competitive and their simultaneous device allowance is one of the largest available. They also offer user-friendly apps perfect for VPN newcomers and seasoned experts alike.

Android Authority says, “CyberGhost does everything we’ve come to expect from the best VPN services around. The easy-to-use and self-explanatory UI is a positive, its zero logging policy is a huge plus and, at least with its long-term plans, it’s extremely affordable.

PC World says, “CyberGhost continues to build on its strengths, and while it still doesn’t beat our top pick, Mullvad, it will continue to be our runner-up for the best VPN you can get.


What the Critics Are Saying...


VPNGuru

CyberGhost is a solid, reliable VPN with a slick user experience and robust security. It may not win a speed contest any time soon. But with 3600 servers to choose from, US government-grade encryption and an industry-leading 45 day money-back guarantee, you can’t go too far wrong.

- VPNGuru
Macworld

CyberGhost's connection speeds make it a great VPN option for most people, but users who deal in sensitive information may wish to look elsewhere for greater privacy from government actors.

- Ian Paul, Macworld
Tech Advisor

CyberGhost is a really easy-to-use VPN service that offers unblocking and support for torrents. The multi-year subscriptions are very cheap, and the Windows app is particularly powerful.

- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor
Tech.Co

It may not be the fastest VPN, but we like CyberGhost. It’s smart, well-designed and secure, and the company has a strict no logging policy that means what you do online stays between you and the proverbial gatepost. Throw in the equally slick mobile apps, plus some brilliantly simple usage modes, a...

- Stuart Andrews, Tech.Co
PCWorld

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN with impressive speeds with features that will appeal to both novice and experienced users.

- Ian Paul, PCWorld

Details


Overview
Headquarters Germany
Pricing/Sign Up
Starting Price (per Month) $2.75
Plans and Pricing Visit Site
Free Trial 7 days
Money Back Guarantee 45 Days
Payment Options Credit Cards, PayPal, Bitcoin
ID Required Valid email address
Features
Server Locations (# of Countries) 89
Number of Servers 6233 +
Devices Per License 7
Simultaneous Connections 7
Unlimited Bandwidth Yes
Double-Hop / Double VPN No
Accesses Netflix Yes
P2P / Torrenting Allowed No
Accepts Bitcoin Yes
Non-US Company Yes
Protected
Protocols IPSec, L2TP, OpenVPN, PPTP
Encryption AES-256, RSA-2048
No Logs / No Tracking Yes
Dedicated IP Available No
VPN Over Tor Yes
Wi-Fi Leak Protection Yes
Private DNS Server Yes
DNS Leak Protection Yes
IP Leak Protection Yes
WebRTC Leak Protection Yes
IPv6 Leak Protection Yes
Kill Switch Yes
Supported Platforms
Operating Systems Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Linux, Android
Mobile App Yes
Router Yes
Browser Extension Yes
Customer Support
24/7 Support Yes
Live Chat Support Yes
Telephone Support Yes

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Email Support Yes
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Critic Reviews


VPNGuru

Robust security, strict no logging policy

CyberGhost is a solid, reliable VPN with a slick user experience and robust security. It may not win a speed contest any time soon. But with 3600 servers to choose from, US government-grade encryption and an industry-leading 45 day money-back guarantee, you can’t go too far wrong.

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CyberGhost is a solid, reliable VPN with a slick user experience and robust security. It may not win a speed contest any time soon. But with 3600 servers to choose from, US government-grade encryption and an industry-leading 45 day money-back guarantee, you can’t go too far wrong.

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Macworld

A great choice for streaming overseas

from Macworld

CyberGhost's connection speeds make it a great VPN option for most people, but users who deal in sensitive information may wish to look elsewhere for greater privacy from government actors.

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CyberGhost's connection speeds make it a great VPN option for most people, but users who deal in sensitive information may wish to look elsewhere for greater privacy from government actors.

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Tech Advisor

A fully featured VPN with an interface simple enough for the beginner

from Tech Advisor

CyberGhost is a really easy-to-use VPN service that offers unblocking and support for torrents. The multi-year subscriptions are very cheap, and the Windows app is particularly powerful.

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CyberGhost is a really easy-to-use VPN service that offers unblocking and support for torrents. The multi-year subscriptions are very cheap, and the Windows app is particularly powerful.

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Tech.Co

User-friendly, but some speed loss

from Tech.Co

It may not be the fastest VPN, but we like CyberGhost. It’s smart, well-designed and secure, and the company has a strict no logging policy that means what you do online stays between you and the proverbial gatepost. Throw in the equally slick mobile apps, plus some brilliantly simple usage mod...More

It may not be the fastest VPN, but we like CyberGhost. It’s smart, well-designed and secure, and the company has a strict no logging policy that means what you do online stays between you and the proverbial gatepost. Throw in the equally slick mobile apps, plus some brilliantly simple usage modes, and you have one of the best VPNs around.

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PCWorld

A better app and same good service

from PCWorld

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN with impressive speeds with features that will appeal to both novice and experienced users.

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CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN with impressive speeds with features that will appeal to both novice and experienced users.

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The VPN Lab

Strong encryption, easy-to-use client

A serious contender in the world of VPN providers. It boasts a vast range of handy features that are not so often found in its competitors and it provides great security and speeds and smooth performance. Moreover, the VPN client is rather easy to use.

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A serious contender in the world of VPN providers. It boasts a vast range of handy features that are not so often found in its competitors and it provides great security and speeds and smooth performance. Moreover, the VPN client is rather easy to use.

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PC Magazine

A solid choice

from PC Magazine

CyberGhost offers an excellent VPN product with strong, unique features not found elsewhere, along with a generous number of simultaneous connections. It's expensive, however.

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CyberGhost offers an excellent VPN product with strong, unique features not found elsewhere, along with a generous number of simultaneous connections. It's expensive, however.

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VPN vanguard

An excellent choice

CyberGhost VPN gives you more in terms of feature and performance for only a fraction of the cost of pricier competition. It has fast speeds and was found to be stable and reliable when it comes to little buffering or few disconnects. They have many things to offer in terms of delivering what you want in a streaming service.

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CyberGhost VPN gives you more in terms of feature and performance for only a fraction of the cost of pricier competition. It has fast speeds and was found to be stable and reliable when it comes to little buffering or few disconnects. They have many things to offer in terms of delivering what you want in a streaming service.

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VPN Pick

One of the most complete VPN solutions

It caters well to privacy focused users with 256-bit encryption, no logs, and web tools, including Wi-Fi network hopping protection and torrent servers. But it shines even brighter for users who mainly use their VPN for streaming services with a simple, but extensive list of individually  optimi...More

It caters well to privacy focused users with 256-bit encryption, no logs, and web tools, including Wi-Fi network hopping protection and torrent servers. But it shines even brighter for users who mainly use their VPN for streaming services with a simple, but extensive list of individually  optimized streaming servers for just about every globally available TV and movie streaming service. CyberGhost also offers some of the most competitive multi-year plans on the market, and allow up to 7 simultaneous users per account.

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Top10VPN

Fast zero-logs VPN with great privacy features

from Top10VPN

CyberGhost is one of our top picks for strong privacy features and excellent speeds on local connections. Commit to one of the longer plans and it works out very reasonably priced, especially given the host of privacy extras on offer.

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CyberGhost is one of our top picks for strong privacy features and excellent speeds on local connections. Commit to one of the longer plans and it works out very reasonably priced, especially given the host of privacy extras on offer.

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