Astrill 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.
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 availableTo get into the private beta simply use the EXCLUSIVE invite code ASTRILL-BETA-D82E3-NMELH when registering at signup page here.
How to install and use AstrillAfter you have filled in the signup page, you need to press the Download button in order to get the connection application.
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.
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.
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?