Anonimyzer review

October 2017
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Anonimyzer has its own advantages, but limited servers and high pricing might seem inadequate.
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Overall score
6.1
Highlights
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Strong encryption
  • 45-day money back guarantee
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

Anonimyzer Ratings

5.5
privacy
Privacy
7.3
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
5.2
apps
Apps
6.2
server
Servers
6.3
support
Support
6
Value for Money
Overall score

6.1

General overview

Anonymizer is one of the oldest VPN service providers and it has been in the industry since 1998. Anonymizer is based in the United States, which might concern some users who know about the Five Eyes group (personal information can be collected and shared between the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada). But it does not affect Anonymizer as the company says that it does not monitor or track its user activity.

Anonimyzer general highlights:

Overall Rank
#44
Money-back guarantee
45
Setup time
9 min.
Device count per license
6
Mobile apps
Windows Phone, iOS & Android
Best price
$6.66/month
Overview - conclusion
Anonimyzer has been operating since 1998 and is based in the United States.
Privacy
5.5

Anonymizer has a no-logs policy, which means that users are not being tracked or monitored and there are no records of user activity kept. The company states that they do not maintain any logs that would allow to match a user’s IP address. But on the other hand, Anonymizer keeps connection logs for about 24 hours.

Anonymizer offers PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec protocols and uses AES 256-bit encryption. The company also has its own DNS servers on which it operates. This lessens DNS leaks and hides IP addresses better.

Privacy - highlights
  • Has its own DNS
  • Strong encryption
  • Based in the US
  • Connection logs
Privacy - Conclusions
Anonimyzer offers a variety of protocols, has its own DNS and strong encryption, but keeps connection logs.
Features
7.3

Anonymizer has all of the basic VPN features including geographically locked content access, identity theft prevention and the ability to safely connect to Wi-Fi hotspots without fear. LeakBlocker is a kill switch that disconnects the user from the network if there’s some kind of disturbance in the server or connection. LeakBlocker prevents users from exposing their original locations and IP addresses if the VPN fails. Anonymizer offers unlimited data and bandwidth, but the speed drops rather sharply - it is low to average. P2P is allowed using Anonymizer, and the VPN does not monitor user traffic. 5 simultaneous connections are permitted for those who might use multiple devices and need more device coverage.

However, the biggest drawback is its server locations or rather the lack of them. The are servers are only available in the United States and the Netherlands, while the trial version lets you connect only to the Netherlands servers. All of the servers are chosen at random and the IP address changes every 24 hours. This makes the user’s IP even more secure because it gets more difficult to trace and identify the original IP location. The additional layer of security and privacy is great, but the users cannot manually choose what server they want to connect to. You have to wait 24 hours until you’re connected to another server, which is chosen at random again. Moreover, Anonymizer does not provide the information on how many servers there are in total.

Features - highlights
  • Has a killswitch
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Slow speed
  • A small number of servers
Features - Conclusions
While Anonimyzer has a killswitch and a few other advanced features, it only has servers in 2 countries.
Apps
5.2

Anonymizer is available on Windows, Mac and Linux. It also supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Anonymizer’s provides in-depth installation guides for every platform. Also, user guides and troubleshooting are available if users run into certain problems.

Apps - highlights
  • Informative guides
Apps - Conclusions
This VPN service provider supports major operating systems as well as Windows Phone.
Support
6.3

The support team is based in the US and is available 24/7, even though there is no live chat. The goal of the support team is to answer questions as quickly as possible and to respond within 2 hours. There’s also a ticket system, a FAQ page and a knowledge base. Both the FAQ and the knowledge base have some good and detailed articles, setup and user guides. Comprehensive troubleshooting will greatly help those who’ll run into some problems.

Support - highlights
  • No live chat
Support - Conclusions
The customer support is available 24/7, but there is no live chat.
Value for money
6

Only two plans are available with Anonymizer: a free 14-day trial and an annual subscription. This might seem strange to some users, as most of other VPN providers have simpler, much less restrictive plans. Not having a monthly plan might make some users reconsider buying Anonymizer, as they might not want to commit to the product for such a long time.

The company offers probably the longest money-back guarantee compared to other VPn providers, which is 45 days. Anonymizer accepts most of the major credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Dinners and JCB.

Value for money - highlights
  • Offers a free plan
  • 45-day money back guarantee
  • Only annual subscripion
Value for money - Conclusions
Anonimyzer has a 14-day free trial, and only an annual subscription is available.
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