ShadeYou VPN Review (2017)

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ShadeYou is a new, small VPN service provider that is based in the Netherlands (although their address on the website is located in Scotland). ShadeYou offers several impressive features at considerably cheap prices. It has attracted many VPN netizens and tech-analysts as well in a very short period of time as it offers strong security protocols at very cheap prices. In this review, we will evaluate ShadeYou VPN’s performance based on trying their service. Further, we will go through the different services and price plans provided by ShadeYou VPN.


ShadeYou VPN offers 2 price plans, the Standard and the Premium.

Standard Package

- Costs $25.99 a year at $2.16 per month

- 18 servers in 12 countries

- Unlimited bandwidth

- Unlimited data transfer

- Supports OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec

- 2048-bit Encryption

- P2P sharing & torrenting

- Compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android

- 3 Simultaneous connections

- Kill Switch

- DNS leak protection

Premium Package

- Costs $27.99 a year at $2.33 a month

- 25 servers in 15 locations

- Unlimited bandwidth

- Unlimited data transfer

- Supports OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP

- 4096-bit Encryption

- P2P sharing & torrenting

- Compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android

- 5 Simultaneous connections

- Kill Switch

- DNS leak protection

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 Free Trial & Refunds Policy

ShadeYou offers a 24-hour free trial to be able to access and evaluate the service fully without any restrictions before deciding on making a purchase. We always appreciate VPN services that offer free trial no matter how short the free trial period is because it is a clear indication that such VPNs are customer-oriented.

Moreover, ShadeYou offers a 7-day 100% money-back guarantee in case you find their services unsatisfactory.

Payment Methods

 In addition to its cheap prices, free trial and money-back guarantee policy, ShadeYou VPN also accepts all major regular and anonymous payments as well (such as: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, American Express, Bitcoin, Kashu, WebMoney, and many more) making it excellent for securing your personal information while making a payment.



When it comes to a user’s privacy policy, ShadeYou VPN seems to take it quite seriously. Through their privacy policy page is quite concise, but it is lucid enough to know that they do not keep any logs nor do they share any user’s personal information with any third party. Here is what is written on their website:

” We will take all measures to protect your personal information. Any personal information obtained in the process of an order will only be used for the correct provision of service. will never sell , distribute or transfer the information. does not collect information about the activities of our clients on the network. We do not keep logs , so we simply do not have data that could be transferred to third parties .

Software of ShadeYou VPN is working in such way that only login and password are necessary. Using the client application personal information of users can not be obtained , intercepted or used. When a user connects to ShadeYou Virtual Private Network, cookies are not stored in our system. “

ShadeYou VPN Features

In this section, we will explore the different features provided by ShadeYou VPN. Scroll down for more details.


ShadeYou VPN promotes that it offers 2048-bit encryption, however, when we used the service we found that it uses 1024-bit RSA encryption only, which is a misleading way to promote a service. However, it is definitely one of the strongest encryption keys in the market today. ShadeYou also supports multiple encryption protocols, including: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec and PPTP.

Servers & Bandwidth

Though they might not have a massive network of servers, but they do have servers spread across several important locations, including: USA, UK, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, UKRAINE, CANADA, SPAIN, HONG KONG, FRANCE, SWEDEN, RUSSIA, ROMANIA, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, FINLAND.


As for bandwidth, ShadeYou offers unlimited bandwidth without any throttling or restriction on data transfer.



ShadeYou is fully compatible with major platforms (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android) and multiple devices as well (desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets).

Other Features

ShadeYou VPN also comes with few more impressive features, such as:

  • * Kill switch
  • * DNS leak protection
  • * Up to 5 simultaneous connections
  • * P2P sharing and torrenting are allowed

Customer Support

ShadeYou VPN customer support team can be reach via an e-mail ticket system. They are available 24/7 which is excellent for different time zones. Moreover, they have an F.A.Q section for self-assistance.

The Client

We signed-up for a free trial and downloaded the client for Windows. Signing up was extremely easy, all we were required to do is insert a username/password. Then, we received an activation e-mail and voila, we were good to go. Installing the client was equally easy and did not occupy much space (it is only 6MB in size).

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ShadeYou VPN sports a basic, simple and user-friendly interface. However, we were not impressed with the VPN’s performance. Our connection was slowed down significantly that we had to stop the service to get our browsers running again.

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ShadeYou VPN is a promising service that has a lot to offer. We liked their cheap prices, security levels, and myriad of features. However, we did not like the VPN’s overall performance.



 Cheap Poor Performance
 Strong encryption Live chat is not available
 Kill switch Ambiguous privacy policy
 DNS leak protection Small network of servers
 5 Simultaneous connections
 P2P/torrenting is permitted