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Astrill VPN ServiceAstrill is a new VPN provider that is specially designed to bypass the Chinese Great Internet Firewall. It is different from others, because you really just download it, install it and run it, and it will work out of the box. NO need to set proxy manually or whatsoever.

Servers provided by Astrill are located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Thus, can be used to unblock many geo-restricted services such as Hulu or Pandora.

Astrill main features

  • You can access the Internet from any place at any time
  • You can enjoy privacy with an encrypted connection
  • View both HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) websites anonymously
  • Provides lightning-fast web surfing
  • Works with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera

The nicest feature is that it does not require any connection configuration. You really just download it, install it and run it, and it will work out of the box. NO need to set proxy manually or whatsoever.

Also, Astrill manages to provide the speeds needed to watch videos at sites like Hulu or Youtube HD videos without buffering issues.

The software is currently offered as a version for the Windows operating system. A Mac, Linux and the mobile version is following shortly according to the developers.

Try fully functional BETA version now for FREE – 120 accounts available

To get into the private beta simply use the EXCLUSIVE invite code ASTRILL-BETA-D82E3-NMELH when registering at signup page here.
Astrill Beta Code

How to install and use Astrill

After you have filled in the signup page, you need to press the Download button in order to get the connection application.
Astrill Download
Before installing Astrill you need to close all the browsers. The rest of the process is just Next, Next … Finish.
Starting Astrill afterward you will need to log in using the email and password set up previously. Then it will display a small program window with Off and On buttons, a country selector and links to settings and help.
Astrill Switch on
The same window displays the download and upload speed of the service. After it is started you can browse the internet anonymously.
I have performed 2 small tests while browsing with it and the results were quite good. The download speed was 2.04Mbs and for upload 4.87Mbs.

Astrill Speedtest

The second test was that I tried to access and watch Hulu. It worked smoothly.

To sum up, Astrill is an excellent hide IP tool remarkable by its simplicity and effectiveness.

Have you tried it? What do you think of it?