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HOW WE TESTED

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We didn’t consider speeds as strongly as we have in other articles. That’s because the uses for the browser are more limited. That said, speeds were still a factor and we relied on the results from our Windows app testing as a guide. For Windows testing, we test each service over the course of three separate days. During each test day we select five country locations spread throughout the world and test each location three times. We also take the base speed—that is, the speed without a VPN—ON each testing day.

We then average the testing speeds and the base speeds to come up with a global average. We express that average as a percentage of the base speed. The idea is to show about how much of a reduction in speed you can expect from a VPN as opposed to showing hard megabytes-per-second numbers that can vary based on ISP, devices, and other factors.

During our look at the Chrome extensions we also considered the number of locations, extension design, and extra features.

There are a number of other free VPN Chrome extensions available, but if you ask us, these four are your best bets.

 ?? ?? During testing we considered features such as the number of locations. Here’s Windscribe’s country list.
During testing we considered features such as the number of locations. Here’s Windscribe’s country list.

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