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The 8 Best Mac VPNs We've Tested

Apple has long touted the security and privacy of its platforms, but its cleverness can only go so far because your ISP, advertisers, and all kinds of snoops are eager to monitor your online activities. A VPN is a simple way to reclaim some of that privacy, with the added benefit of letting you reroute your web traffic (nearly) anywhere on earth. Here are the eight best options for your Mac.

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    The Best Mac VPNs for 2022

    The Best Mac VPNs for 2022

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    PCMag - Max Eddy

    Using a VPN is a simple way to improve your privacy online. We've run the tests, and these are the best VPNs for your Mac.

    Best for Those Who Need Everything

    NordVPN Review

    NordVPN Review

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    NordVPN packs top-notch protection and other privacy features into a slick client, powered by the latest VPN technology. It's a privacy juggernaut, at a premium price.

    Best for Privacy Wonks

    Proton VPN Review

    Proton VPN Review

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    ProtonVPN offers the best free subscription tiers we've seen, and its paid tiers provide access to numerous privacy tools at a reasonable price.

    Best for First-Time VPN Users

    TunnelBear VPN Review

    TunnelBear VPN Review

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    PCMag - Max Eddy

    Forget complicated apps and edgy graphics, and let the strong-but-cute bears of TunnelBear VPN defend your web traffic. Easy to use and easily affordable, it's an Editors' Choice winner.

    Best for Those Who Appreciate a Good GUI

    Surfshark VPN Review

    Surfshark VPN Review

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    PCMag - Max Eddy

    Surfshark VPN provides a robust and growing product that includes much more than just VPN protection, but at a hefty price compared to the competition.

    Best for Frequent Travelers

    CyberGhost VPN Review

    CyberGhost VPN Review

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    PCMag - Max Eddy

    CyberGhost offers the largest VPN server network we've seen, accessed by a snazzy client, and powered by the latest VPN technology.

    Best for One-Stop Shoppers

    Hotspot Shield VPN Review

    Hotspot Shield VPN Review

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    Hotspot Shield VPN looks great and has an excellent network of servers to match, but its promise of privacy is complicated by the way it monetizes its free subscription tier on mobile.

    Best for Budget Conscious Privacy Hawks

    IVPN Review

    IVPN Review

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    IVPN boasts a unique approach to multi-hop connections and a privacy-first account system in addition to affordable, flexible prices.

    Best for Bargain Hunters

    Mullvad VPN Review

    Mullvad VPN Review

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    It's not the most polished we've seen, but Mullvad's excellent VPN secures your connection and protects your privacy for an unbeatable price.

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