Windscribe is a fairly popular VPN service. The developers give you the opportunity to use the service absolutely free (although with traffic restrictions), and frequent promotions and referral links allow you to increase the volume of traffic almost indefinitely. In this Windscribe review, we’ll tell you what else the app has in stock for you.
Windscribe is available on all major platforms with a free plan, flexible settings, and adblocking. The service’s capabilities differ greatly across platforms. And some of them have features that you’ve probably never seen anywhere else. So let’s cover each platform separately.
Desktop apps are based on AES-256 encryption with SHA512 authorization key and 4096-bit RSA key. There’s also PFS support. The browser version runs on a TLS 1.2 connection and AES_128_GCM encryption. Using a paid account, you can tinker with OpenVPN, IKEv2, and SOCKS5 configurations for any device. You can also create team accounts called ScribeForce with a monthly fee of $3 per user.
Two types of static IP can be connected: the IP of the Windscribe data center or a legitimate address of a local provider.
Desktop OS applications
On Windows, macOS, or Linux, you’ll have some additional features:
· Firewall. The name doesn’t really fit your usual understanding of firewalls. If VPN is disabled, all traffic will be automatically blocked.
· Secure Hotspot turns your computer into a hotspot that automatically routes all traffic through VPN servers.
· Proxy Gateway turns your computer into a proxy server for other devices on the network.
Feel free to set up a connection via IKEv2, OpenVPN, etc., or use stealth mode with a large selection of ports.
When you activate the browser extension, the most suitable connection point is automatically selected. But the location can always be changed in the settings.
There’s a similarity to the Double Hop feature. You’re connecting to one server in a desktop application and to another in an extension, using two VPNs.
Time Warp replaces your current time zone with the server’s time zone, accurately emulating the real connection.
The extension automatically deletes all cookies when you close the browser tab. In addition, the browser user-agent is constantly being replaced. This allows you to visit sites more anonymously and complicates your identification.
WebRTC Slayer disables WebRTC in the browser. Location Warp constantly changes your GPS position. Everything is simple here.
With the help of Secure.link, you can generate a link, upon clicking on which you’ll receive a report on the data collected on a specific site.
There’s not much to say about mobile applications. Not because they’re bad but because they support all the same features as the desktop version. Connect automatically or customize your settings, connect separately from different applications – everything’s simple and straightforward.
All in all, Windscribe is a decent product, even with a free plan. You get all the typical features you’d expect from a service like this. And depending on the OS, you can get several unique features.