If you are concern on your online privacy when using internet especially public wifi, you better equipped yourself with a VPN.
VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is like a special tunnel which protects your connection from being read by unwanted people. Especially when you want to login into sensitive websites.
I have been using VPN since 2015. My first VPN was VPN Unlimited and I still have the account since I bought the lifetime license. Until recently when I read about the review on VPN Unlimited, it makes me want to look for another VPN provider.
And…I found Surfshark.
Surfshark is not really new in VPN business. They have started their business since 2017 and currently have more than 800 servers in more than 50 countries including Malaysia.
I started using Surfshark since last August and it is currently my main VPN service that I use regularly. And my review here is based on my personal preferences where I check the price, speed, stability and the privacy.
For me, Surfshark is the cheapest VPN provider that I ever subscribed. For 2 years subscription, it only costs you $1.99USD monthly or equivalent to RM8.40 per month.
But you can get more discount if you are a student where you can get the price down to $1.69USD (or RM7.10) monthly for 2 years.
To test the speed, here is my setup:
- Unifi 300Mbps
- Wired connection direct to router
- Test the speed connection using Speedtest website (3 times)
- Connect to VPN servers in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Netherlands and US.
- Check IP Leak test
And here is my test result when using direct connection without VPN and with VPN from various servers.
As you can see, the connection speed is very stable when I connect to Singapore and Hong Kong server. But the VPN server in Malaysia is…erm…well, just hope that we will have better connection in near future.
So far, my connection is very stable. Every time when I want to connect to the VPN server, it will get connected almost instantly. And didn’t experience any connection drop while online.
This is the best part with Surfshark. They do not keep any log of your online activities including:
- IP address
- Browsing history
- Used bandwidth
- Session information
- Network traffic
- Connection timestamps
So you are safe. And in fact, Surfshark HQ is located at British Virgin Island away from the 14 Eyes countries.
I also did some IP Leak test just want to ensure whether other websites can see my real IP. And rest assured, no real IP were found when using Surfshark.
To summarise, I am very happy with my Surfshark purchase. Even though I already have a lifetime VPN Unlimited account, but because its HQ is located in US, so better I use other provider which is safer.
And if you want to purchase VPN, I really recommend Surfshark as your VPN service provider or you can click the banner below for more info.