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IPVanish Test Report

Here’s the checklist sheet to IPVanish’s score.

I went through the 28 elements to conclude the testing for IPVanish VPN.

The final score is 71 over 100!

71
Inspect Elements Checked Point Weight
Kill Switch 4/4
Outside 14 Eyes 0/4
No Logs 4/4
OpenVPN Protocol 4/4
AES-256 4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop) 0/4
Private DNS (Smart DNS) 4/4
No Bandwidth Limit 3/3
P2P Function 3/3
Public Wifi Protection 4/4
Own Server Farm 0/4
Google Play Review 4.1 out of 5 stars (12,246) 5/5
App Store Review 4.5 out of 5 stars (60,464) 5/5
Download Speed Reduction 1/4
Upload Speed Reduction 2/4
Latency/Ping 4/4
Ad-Blocker 0/2
Unlimited Devices 0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode 3/3
DNS Leak Test 4/4
WebRTC Leak Test 4/4
IPV6 Leak Test 4/4
Autoconnect 4/4
GPS Spoofing 0/4
Secure Hotspot 3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion 0/2
Ddos Protection 2/2
Scan Downloaded File 0/2
Last fact checked: January, 2022

Ranked 7th from all of the best VPN tested.

  1. Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review

Playstore review of 4.1 stars rating from 12,246 individuals score is 0.82

Appstore review of 4.5 stars rating from 60,464 individuals score is 0.90

Remark:
Calculation closer to 1 is better.
1.00 < x < 0.8 – earn 5 points
0.79 < x < 0.6 – earn 4 points
0.59 < x < 0.4 – earn 3 points
0.39 < x < 0.2 – earn 2 points
0.19 < x < 0.0 – earn 1 point

  1. Speed Test

Type Without IPVanish With IPVanish Differences in %
Download 32 Mbps 26 Mbps -18.75%
Upload 25 Mbps 22 Mbps -12.00%

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Without IPVanish (Benchmark)

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With IPVanish

Remark:
We are using fast.com to run the speed test for download and upload speed.
x < 5% – earn 4 points
x < 10% – earn 3 points
x < 15% – earn 2 points
x < 20% – earn 1 point

  1. Latency / Ping Test

Locations Without IPVanish With IPVanish Differences
Washington 309 ms 310 ms +1 ms
San Francisco
Sao Paulo 435 ms 422 ms -13 ms
Hong Kong 55 ms 66 ms +11 ms
Amsterdam 208 ms 311 ms +103 ms
Moscow 297 ms 292 ms -5 ms
Average 260 ms 280 ms +20 ms

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Without IPVanish

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With IPVanish

Remark:
The greater the measure distance, the higher the ping time will be. The calculation is based on the average ping time.
San Francisco server is having error when I try to connect. Thus the result from there will be omitted.
x < 60 ms – earn 4 points
x < 100 ms – earn 3 points
x < 150 ms – earn 2 points
x < 200 ms – earn 1 point

  1. DNS Leak Test

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IP shows I’m from Singapore, which is true that I am indeed connecting through the IPVanish Singapore server from my selection.

  1. WebRTC Test

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Same IP showing from the IPVanish Singapore server. No leak from the WebRTC test.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test

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  1. Misc – Servers

It might be a concern especially when they are operating from a 14 eyes surveillance alliance. Though they do promise a no-log policy.

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  1. Misc – GPS Spoofing

A continuity of my chat with the support above about GPS Spoofing. I was asking if there was such a feature from IPVanish so I can hide my location even when I’m on mobile.

Chat-Support-by-IPVanish-about-GPS-Spoofing

Turn out, not every VPN is having the GPS Spoofing feature like Surfshark.

Final Word

A full disclosure and testing results for IPVanish VPN.

There isn’t much spotlight to focus on.

A brief search on their background or history might actually put you on the fence about whether should you go ahead with IPVanish.

There are other options that are cheaper, quicker, and much more private VPN services.

I just don’t see why you must sign up with them.

Find out more at IPVanish.com

… or read my IPVanish review here.