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TunnelBear Test Report

TunnelBear Test Report

28 elements to go through in this TunnelBear’s score sheet.

It’s impossible to test under their free version, so I bought a month plan for this.

And the result is out, 75 over 100!

75
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Inspect ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes0/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
AES-2564/4
Double VPN Servers Routing0/4
Private DNS4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review4.3 out of 5 stars (223,021)5/5
App Store Review4.6 out of 5 stars (35,800)5/5
Download Speed Reduction3/4
Upload Speed Reduction4/4
Latency/Ping4/4
Ad-Blocker0/2
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
Autoconnect4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2


Last fact checked: 26th June, 2020

Ranked 6th from all of the best VPN tested.

  1. Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review

Playstore review of 4.3 stars rating from 223,021 individuals score is 0.86

Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 35,800 individuals score is 0.92

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

TypeWithout TunnelBearWith TunnelBearDifferences in %
Download31 Mbps28 Mbps+9.67%%
Upload27 Mbps26 Mbps+3.70%

Speed Test without TunnelBear

Without TunnelBear (Benchmark)

Speed Test with TunnelBear

With TunnelBear

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

LocationsWithout TunnelBearWith TunnelBearDifferences
Washington310 ms329 ms+19 ms
San Francisco
Sao Paulo408 ms412 ms+4 ms
Hong Kong54 ms64 ms+107 ms
Amsterdam199 ms310 ms+111 ms
Moscow297 ms283 ms-14 ms
Average254 ms280 ms+26 ms

Ping Test without TunnelBear

Without TunnelBear

Ping Test with TunnelBear

With TunnelBear

Remark:
Greater the measure distance, higher the ping time will be .
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

TunnelBear DNS Leak Test

Yup, TunnelBear is connecting from it’s Singapore server correctly.

  1. WebRTC Test

TunnelBear WebRTC Leak Test

Local IP is not important as it can’t be traced back to you. The Public IP is the same from the DNS leak test which is great.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test

TunnelBear IPv6 Leak Test

  1. Misc – Server Farm

I went over to their support and ask about their servers.

Here’s their full answer. I will take it as being rented instead of fully self-owned.

I was hoping to get a clear answer and I did ask the second time.

But they responded saying that TunnelBear had replied them for the first time so they’ll just copy back that response.

Below is their response to my request.


GlitterBear (TunnelBear)
Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT

Hello and Rawr!

Thanks for reaching out, great question!

At TunnelBear, we remotely manage all of our overseas servers. We have total control over them and have implemented only the highest of security standards to ensure that our users’ privacy and security is our top priority. Only TunnelBear has access to our servers, and even then, we’ll never log any traffic that passes through them.

If you’d like to learn more, I recommend that you check out the following resources:

1. https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/tunnelbear-completes-3rd-annual-independent-public-security-audit/
2. https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/stronger-encryption/

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!

Grizzly regards

  1. Misc – Ad Blocker

There’s a Chrome extension from TunnelBear for the ad blocker which is awesome.

But it’s not integrated into the application nor software.

Final Word

There goes my complete TunnelBear test report.

I hope you like it and see the actual performance of TunnelBear from my testing.

Find out more at TunnelBear.com

… or read my TunnelBear review here.