High perform VPN with zero logs, killswitch and first-party DNS servers in a funky app.
HideMyAss is among the best VPN providers due to network with its own servers and simplicity of use of the service. The company reports on more than 830 VPN servers located in 190 countries around the world. The majority of them is located in Europe and North America. HMA usually is chosen neither by newbies or those who do not want to bother with the settings. However, a special offer for business expanded the base of potential customers.
HideMyAss was founded in 2010 by the Avast which is famous antivirus software company. This inspires a hope for reliable protection against viruses, spyware, advertising and Internet-tracking that accompany each web surfer. First VPN-servers was established in the UK for opponents of Internet censorship. Today, more than 830 servers are available to those who have limitation of freedom of using the Internet or the right to use the web resources on a regional basis. Location of the 75% servers company in North America and Europe allows clients to access video streams at high speed and quality. Therefore, watching media content of well-known Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Kodi and other popular resources is available in high quality.
Like most VPN providers, HideMyAss provides the client with the possibility of anonymous access to the Internet through the VPN protocols OpenVPN TCP, L2TP, and PPTP. HideMyAss protects against viruses and dangerous websites. With Secure IP Binding feature, the client receives one of the 120 million available IP addresses, and IP Binding will be scheduled to change automatically over a specified period of time. However, the anonymity of the user is not prior activity of VPN provider. Previously, the company was accused for disclosing the IP address of the members of the hacker group LulzSec at the request of security forces. No it is accused for not accepting payments with bitcoin and saving some logs during three months.
Tests have shown that overall data transfer speed HideMyAss is not fundamentally different from the speed of its main competitors, but it depends on the location of the servers. This problem is common for all VPN-providers. An excellent result during watching videos in high quality is achieved when one is connected through servers located in the USA. There is no limit of any traffic (download/upload), switching, connection attempts/reconnects.
HideMyAss app available to users of various devices, from PC to smartphone, if they work for one of the four supported OS (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS).
A simple and intuitive interface helps beginners to start working immediately after the installation of application. The menu with three options is available for users, who want to “play” with settings, these are:
Customer support is available via online chat, email, phone (form 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Uk). In addition, there is a huge base of ready-made answers and HideMyAss Community for the solution of many problems.
HideMyAss is a worthy rival to the major players in the VPN connection market. The main advantages of the company are a large number of servers, high speed of downloading, quick start and simplicity of use. HideMyAss is not the good choice if you are looking for a real privacy and anonymity.