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    Is there such a thing as a fast VPN?

    I've used a couple of VPNs on my desktop machine and I particularly like VPN Unlimited -- except that it slows down my internet connection pretty radically. Is there such a thing as a VPN that doesn't do so much damage to upload and download speeds?

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    You use VPN for privacy and security, not for performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMainframeGuy View Post
    You use VPN for privacy and security, not for performance.

    Rob
    Yes that's true but such terrible performance makes it unusable for me.

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    Thanks to everyone. FYI, I looked at NordVPN after reading a PC Magazine review that said it causes only a minimal performance degradation. It's hard to come up with specific numbers, but for my connection (and of course your results will vary) VPN Unlimited degraded my speed by something like 40%, which was unacceptable. NordVPN degraded it by (I'd say) only about 10%. It's also cheap, easy to use, and seems reliable so far.

    If anyone is interested, it's much cheaper at www.nordvpn.com than at the Apple App Store.

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