If you need to encrypt your traffic in Firefox or avoid your provider’s blocking system, install one of these free VPNs for Firefox. There is no need to overpay for fee-based services if you want to watch Netflix or access Facebook, Tweeter, or YouTube being in China, Iran, Turkmenistan, and other countries.
Using VPN for Firefox is very popular in the territory of 12 countries, where some social networks, streaming platforms, and messengers are forbidden.
However, if you are not afraid that your personal information may be stolen, there is no need to overpay for fee-based services. I’ve gathered a list of 7 Best Free VPNs for Firefox that have already collected a huge database and customers’ loyalty for several years.
Verdict: Hoxx VPN is the best free VPN for Firefox that allows you to hide your IP-address and to encrypt the Internet connection an unlimited number of times. You may connect and watch Netflix, and use restricted social networks.
The plug-in has more than 100 servers all over the world, that cover a great range of countries.
You may choose from 6 countries: the USA, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Japan. I tested the speed using the service speedtest.net and got great results for a free VPN, being in Houston:
USA: download 39 Mbps, upload 23 Mbps, ping 14
NL: download 33 Mbps, upload 14 Mbps, ping 24
FR: download 31.6 Mbps, upload 12.3 Mbps, ping 34
DE: download 27.2 Mbps, upload 10.1 Mbps, ping 38
These are good speed results for a free VPN. Especially, while Hoxx doesn’t restrict the volume of traffic. Premium-users also have access to all the 674 servers, located in 32 countries. These numbers look good at once, as they mean that your chance to find a free server close to you is high.
Verdict: TouchVPN offers free Internet connection with no limits for sessions, speed, and bandwidth. It uses SSL-encryption of the bank standard to secure the safety of your personal data and is on the list of the best free VPNs for Windows.
You may use the servers in the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, the United States, the Netherlands, and Canada.
USA: download 27 Mbps, upload 18.1 Mbps, ping 23
NL: download 21 Mbps, upload 14 Mbps, ping 18
CA: download 13.6 Mbps, upload 11.3 Mbps, ping 43
DE: download 16.2 Mbps, upload 8.1 Mbps, ping 54
In total, this free VPN for Firefox has 25 servers around the world, however, if you are planning a trip to Africa or New Zeeland, you may say goodbye to any online security service. Touch VPN is under the jurisdiction of Five Eyes.
This means that the government of the country, in which the servers are located, can force them to reveal all the information or data collected. This includes your personal data too.
Verdict: Hola VPN is one of the best free VPN for Firefox. For 5 years it has been a choice of many people using Mozilla. The plug-in allows you to access restricted websites in your country or even in your Wi-Fi network.
As Hola provides services for free, there are more than 30 countries, and more than 500 servers available to choose from.
USA: download 63.3 Mbps, upload 43 Mbps, ping 21
GBR: download 58 Mbps, upload 39 Mbps, ping 17
ES: download 31.1 Mbps, upload 18.3 Mbps, ping 44
DE: download 15.7 Mbps, upload 14.3 Mbps, ping 46
Concerning the security, in 2015 some people found out that the company had sold the access to its output database nods, explaining it as a large-scale hack.
Like most of other free VPN services, Hola records your full name, home address, e-mail, date of birth, profile picture, list of friends, and personal description.
Verdict: As opposed to most of other VPNs for Firefox, ExpressVPN offers full VPN, not only proxy with browser. This add-on encrypts and protects the whole computer. ExpressVPN doesn’t keep logs. It will never track your IP-address, browser history, traffic destination, traffic metadata, or DNS requests.
ExpressVPN allows you to connect to a server in any of 148 locations in 94 countries.
USA: download 34.3 Mbps, upload 22 Mbps, ping 43
IN: download 58 Mbps, upload 17.4 Mbps, ping 37
ES: download 24.5 Mbps, upload 19.3 Mbps, ping 51
CA: download 29.7 Mbps, upload 14.3 Mbps, ping 4643
For security reasons, you will have access to the destruction switch, separate tunneling, and DNS with zero knowledge. ExpressVPN also has confidentiality protection, support for several VPN protocols (OpenVPN with TCP / UDP, SSTP, L2TP / IPsec, and PPTP), and AES-256 encryption.
Verdict: Browsec VPN is a proxy add-on that is available for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox browsers through which you could simply unblock websites around the world for free, but with some limitations, such as limited bandwidth.
This free Firefox VPN has a limit of 1 Mbps for free users, which is quite enough to view social networks. Free users can also take advantage of only 4 of 30 company’s servers, which means that it loses some of the advantages as a service to access the geographically-restricted content.
USA: download 1 Mbps, upload 1 Mbps, ping 95
GBR: download 1 Mbps, upload 1 Mbps, ping 113
ND: download 1 Mbps, upload 1 Mbps, ping 98
DE: download 1 Mbps, upload 1 Mbps, ping 107
Concerning the privacy of this free VPN for Firefox, the developers keep it clear that they “exchange the anonymous data in an aggregated form with third parties, including its affiliates, advertisers, and other current or potential business partners”.
Verdict: Surfshark claims to be the best free VPN for Firefox, offering multiple functions. The add-on is perfect for watching Netflix, downloading torrents, anonymous browsing, and providing security in public Wi-Fi. SurfShark also has an AdBlock, which blocks advertisements, tracker, and malware. Despite the minimal price, this VPN may be downloaded as a free trial version, and used as a plug-in for Mozilla for 7 days.
This service has more than 1700 servers in more than 63 countries: the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and South Korea, etc.
USA: download 48.1 Mbps, upload 37.7 Mbps, ping 14
CA: download 39.3 Mbps, upload 33 Mbps, ping 17
AU: download 33.1 Mbps, upload 24.3 Mbps, ping 21
FR: download 31.7 Mbps, upload 22.3 Mbps, ping 46
You can enjoy all the main security functions, including secure tunnel encryption, DNS leak protection, and an automatic destruction switch for all your applications.
Verdict: It is a great Firefox free VPN that works diligently to restore its credibility after the hack. Even though the plug-in is fee-based, you may use its free version for a month. It is possible to use it on up to six devices at the same time, though with some limitations. VPN may be used to watch Netflix and download torrent files.
NordVPN allows you to choose one of 59 countries on the list. Most servers of NordVPN are in the USA and Great Britain, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and some are situated in India, and the Middle East. There is one even in South Africa.
USA: download 73.3 Mbps, upload 67 Mbps, ping 8
VG: download 63 Mbps, upload 59.2 Mbps, ping 14
FR: download 58.1 Mbps, upload 51.3 Mbps, ping 25
IN: download 60.7 Mbps, upload 44.3 Mbps, ping 38
It uses the standard AES-256-CBC encryption with Perfect Forward Secrecy support. That means that the encryption keys are often changed to avoid security threats. Nord VPN also uses OpenVPN protocol (one of the safest protocols available), and IPSec / IKEv2.