Nowadays you can find a VPN app to hide your identity without any trouble. There are both paid and free of charge VPN services as well. The only problem that you may encounter is how to find the best VPN service for your needs.
Our VPN reviews will help you to choose the one that really suits you. And today we are testing Ultrasurf.
While most of the reviewed VPN services are paid, Ultrasurf is downloaded and used with no charges, plans and subscriptions. Users even have no need to create personal accounts for using the service.
To start using Ultrasurf you just need to visit their website, download the app and set up it on your computer.
We failed to find out the information on the exact number of Ultrasurf servers, but the developer emphasizes on the website that their servers have been tested as ones of the fastest.
How do you connect to Ultrasurf servers?
After Ultrasurf starts working, the system tries to discover the best VPN location for you and launches an encrypted VPN connection to the server. No matter what websites you visit, they don’t see your real IP address, which lets you bypass geo-restrictions.
Any VPN service offers a range of functions that solves some tasks while surfing the network. Having set up Ultrasurf, you’ll manage to:
✌ Experience anonymous internet connections as all the information that you will pass through Ultrasurf servers will be codified.
✌ Change your real IP address and hide it from Internet Service Providers.
✌ Be protected while taking use of public Wi-Fi hot spots at airports, cafes or shops.
✌ Bypass internet censorship that makes many websites geo-restricted.
For the security of Ultrasurf’s users, the developers do the following:
The communications between netizens’ devices and Ultrasurf servers are encrypted with the purpose of not revealing their personal data to the network. Besides, real IP addresses are faked and hidden, so the sites you intend to visit via Ultrasurf servers do not identify true identities. They see the IPs assigned by Ultrasurf.
The provider of Ultrasurf claims that the logs are not passed or sold to any third parties. We hope that they have respect for their promise.
As Ultrasurf is free of charge, you will need a few minutes to start running the software on your device. Follow these instructions step-by-step and you will download Ultarsurf with no difficulties.
#1 Go to the website and press the button which is on the screenshot.
#2 After the setup process starts, you’ll see the following window: it’s the client of Ultrasurf. The installation is quick and takes less than a minute.
How to take use of Ultrasurf Windows client?
There is an opportunity to apply Ultrasurf for anonymous access to the network in two browsers: Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
If you click ‘’Options’’, you’ll see what configurations can be made. You can apply your personal configurations.
If you want to hide your identity, you just need to press ‘’Hide’’ and your internet surfing becomes anonymous. Unfortunately, one can’t select VPN servers or locations, which is accessible with paid VPN services. After you connected to Ultrasurf, the best suitable VPN server is selected for good performance.
We conducted the IP Leak test with the help of the special tool which is provided on our website (What's my IP), and we successfully hid our online identity. No IP addresses were revealed to the network. But being concerned about our virtual privacy we can’t show you our real IPs, so we provide you only with the screenshot taken with Ultrasurf on.
Connection without Ultrasurf
Connection via Ultrasurf servers
We had a speed test for Ultrasurf and found out that it makes internet connections slower. Both upload and download speeds became lower after connecting to Ultrasurf.
Taking into consideration the test results, Ultrasurf is not the best variant for online streaming, Still, it’s worth noting that the app successfully unblocks them. We hope that the service will show much better results further.
The client of UltraSurf can be downloaded for Windows OS and applied as Firefox VPN extension and for Google Chrome as well.
If you are a beginner and not sure how to take use of Ultrasurf client, press help and read the guide to the client.
When Ultrasurf client is out of order or you encounter some problems with it, you need to send the debug message which you see on the screenshot below.
It’s also possible to contact them by e-mail, but it’s not the fastest way to get rid of bugs in the app. Unfortunately, online chat is not provided.
To sum it up, Ultrasurf does its best in unblocking geo-restricted websites without IP leaks. Though it has some disadvantages, it doesn’t cost money, so you will not regret about wasting money in case of any bugs. If you pay much attention to security matters, you’d better combine it with some extra apps for better results. Have a look at the pros and cons of Ultrasurf:
- No problems while installing the client;
- Efficient in website unblocking (see what sites are blocked by country here);
- Can be used as browser extensions for Chrome and Mozilla.
- No online support service;
- It sometimes slows down the Internet;
- A user can’t choose the location for connecting.
What do you think of Ultrasurf? Have you tried this app? Leave us a comment!