# of Servers
6400
Server Locations
89
Price Per Month (From)
$2.75
Free Trial
7 days


8.4/10
Informr score
CyberGhost currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 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...


Tom's Guide

CyberGhost has a lot going for it, including powerful desktop clients, Netflix unblocking and responsive live chat support. While we found the speeds to be very slightly less than those of competitors in our trials, the security is still top-notch, with an effective kill switch and zero-logging.

- Christian Rigg, Tom's Guide
Tech Advisor

Ultimately, CyberGhost’s offering is pretty strong. It has a lot of servers, unblocks a lot of streaming services and offers almost all the features and settings you'd want. The NoSpy servers should be attractive if you have specific uses in mind which require the utmost privacy, and the streaming s...

- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor
TOP10BEST VPN

CyberGhost is one of the top VPN services, and it shows. With up to seven licenses available for one account, you can protect pretty much all of your devices simultaneously. CyberGhost offers excellent VPN services including DNS/IP leak protection, auto-kill switch, and simple 1-click set up. Whethe...

- TOP10BEST VPN
TechJury

It is safe, works well for browsing, torrenting, and streaming. The speed is not bad either, and you get a wide array of servers worldwide. On top of the low price, you will receive a good piece of software, which does what it says. Additionally, you get helpful and timely support. This VPN can also...

- Nick G., TechJury
IT Pro

CyberGhost is an excellent VPN provider that has you covered whatever your needs are, be it security, solid speeds, unblocking geo-restricted services and games, torrenting, and more. It doesn’t like to throw flashy epithets around but it offers quite a complete VPN experience. There are areas of se...

- Anthony Spadafora, IT Pro

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 6400 +
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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Tom's Guide

A security-first VPN that's great for streaming and torrenting

from Tom's Guide

CyberGhost has a lot going for it, including powerful desktop clients, Netflix unblocking and responsive live chat support. While we found the speeds to be very slightly less than those of competitors in our trials, the security is still top-notch, with an effective kill switch and zero-logging.

Read full review

CyberGhost has a lot going for it, including powerful desktop clients, Netflix unblocking and responsive live chat support. While we found the speeds to be very slightly less than those of competitors in our trials, the security is still top-notch, with an effective kill switch and zero-logging.

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Tech Advisor

A really easy-to-use VPN service that offers unblocking and support for torrents

from Tech Advisor

Ultimately, CyberGhost’s offering is pretty strong. It has a lot of servers, unblocks a lot of streaming services and offers almost all the features and settings you'd want. The NoSpy servers should be attractive if you have specific uses in mind which require the utmost privacy, and the stream...More

Ultimately, CyberGhost’s offering is pretty strong. It has a lot of servers, unblocks a lot of streaming services and offers almost all the features and settings you'd want. The NoSpy servers should be attractive if you have specific uses in mind which require the utmost privacy, and the streaming servers work as advertised, so are fine for when you just need to unblock content.

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TOP10BEST VPN

An excellent VPN choice for torrent lovers

TOP10BEST VPN

CyberGhost is one of the top VPN services, and it shows. With up to seven licenses available for one account, you can protect pretty much all of your devices simultaneously. CyberGhost offers excellent VPN services including DNS/IP leak protection, auto-kill switch, and simple 1-click set up. Whe...More

CyberGhost is one of the top VPN services, and it shows. With up to seven licenses available for one account, you can protect pretty much all of your devices simultaneously. CyberGhost offers excellent VPN services including DNS/IP leak protection, auto-kill switch, and simple 1-click set up. Whether you’re into streaming services like Netflix, P2P file sharing, or watching your favorite sports team while away, CyberGhost has got you covered. And for just $2.75 a month, you can’t go wrong.

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TechJury

An impressive VPN service that will keep you safe and anonymous online

from TechJury

It is safe, works well for browsing, torrenting, and streaming. The speed is not bad either, and you get a wide array of servers worldwide. On top of the low price, you will receive a good piece of software, which does what it says. Additionally, you get helpful and timely support. This VPN can a...More

It is safe, works well for browsing, torrenting, and streaming. The speed is not bad either, and you get a wide array of servers worldwide. On top of the low price, you will receive a good piece of software, which does what it says. Additionally, you get helpful and timely support. This VPN can also successfully bypass any streaming service geo-restrictions and also allows you to download torrents from otherwise forbidden sites.

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IT Pro

Much more than meets the eye

from IT Pro

CyberGhost is an excellent VPN provider that has you covered whatever your needs are, be it security, solid speeds, unblocking geo-restricted services and games, torrenting, and more. It doesn’t like to throw flashy epithets around but it offers quite a complete VPN experience. There are areas...More

CyberGhost is an excellent VPN provider that has you covered whatever your needs are, be it security, solid speeds, unblocking geo-restricted services and games, torrenting, and more. It doesn’t like to throw flashy epithets around but it offers quite a complete VPN experience. There are areas of service that could use some improvement but nothing major.

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TechRadar

A powerful and full-featured VPN from a popular privacy provider

from TechRadar

CyberGhost is a capable VPN service with an exceptionally powerful Windows client, packed with features yet still easy to use. The mobile clients are much more ordinary, but there's still plenty to like here, from Netflix unblocking to low three-year prices and helpful live chat support.

Read full review

CyberGhost is a capable VPN service with an exceptionally powerful Windows client, packed with features yet still easy to use. The mobile clients are much more ordinary, but there's still plenty to like here, from Netflix unblocking to low three-year prices and helpful live chat support.

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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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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Restore Privacy

Has made some improvements, but there is still more work to do

from Restore Privacy

Taking everything into consideration, CyberGhost is somewhat of a mixed bag. CyberGhost has made some improvement since the last review. Their new VPN client (version 7) is an improvement over the previous version, and speeds are better than the last time I tested their servers. Nonetheless, th...More

Taking everything into consideration, CyberGhost is somewhat of a mixed bag. CyberGhost has made some improvement since the last review. Their new VPN client (version 7) is an improvement over the previous version, and speeds are better than the last time I tested their servers. Nonetheless, there are still some shortfalls that prevent me from recommending CyberGhost.  With the history behind the parent company (Crossrider / Kape) and the issues with root certificates, there are definitely some things to consider. Of course, only you can decide which products and services to trust – and this is a subjective decision.

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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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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