VPN Proxy Master’s apps have improved a lot in the past couple of years. However, there are still serious usability issues on all platforms, whether you’re paying for a subscription or using it for free.
Honestly, no amount of free data could convince us to use this awful VPN on a daily basis. There are plenty of other free VPNs, like Proton VPN Free and PrivadoVPN Free, that don’t put ads in front of you every chance they get.
VPN Proxy Master is also unnecessarily complicated to set up on Windows. You have to download additional external files, which aren’t mentioned at all on the VPN Proxy Master website.
Here’s an overview of our experience with the VPN on different devices:
Desktop & Laptop (Windows & Mac)
The VPN Proxy Master macOS app offers the best user experience, with more general and specialized servers. We didn’t have any issues installing the app, either. It’s better than the Windows alternative, but it’s still not particularly user-friendly.
VPN Proxy Master on Windows (left) and macOS (right) have the same color scheme, but show different connection details.
The Windows setup process is the most difficult out of all the platforms. Even worse, there isn’t a free version at all on Windows to test it before purchasing a subscription.
After installing the VPN on our Windows laptop, we kept getting error messages saying the software needed additional external files to run. This is extremely unusual for a VPN, and we find it quite suspicious.
VPN Proxy Master on Windows requires VCRUNTIME140.dll and MSVCP10.dll.
We reached out to customer service for advice, and they suggested reinstalling the app. We reinstalled the app three times and each time received the same error messages. After that, our follow-up emails were ignored for a day without a solution.
In the end, we found an external YouTube tutorial with the correct instructions. But there is no mention of this setup process on VPN Proxy Master’s website, and customer service was no help at all.
Overall, VPN Proxy Master’s installation on Windows was extremely frustrating and took a lot longer than expected. We don’t recommend using the VPN on Windows.
Once installed, the desktop apps were generally straightforward to use. There’s a simple homepage and menu button for advanced settings. Annoyingly, protocol options and advanced features vary depending on what device you’re using.
Mobile (Android & iOS)
Unlike on desktop devices, the free version of VPN Proxy Master is supported on both Android and iOS. Both free mobile apps offer unlimited data, but you have to endure annoying 30 second pop-up ads each time you connect to a server, close, or open the app.
On Android, the free version gives you access to servers in six countries. On iOS, you can’t choose a server location and are instead assigned a nearby server. Changing protocol on iOS is also frustrating. You have to go into Server Locations to change VPN protocol, which doesn’t make any sense.
VPN Proxy Master on Android (left) and iOS (right) look very similar.
When you connect to a server on Android, the location isn’t listed on the home screen. Instead, there’s a tiny flag in the top right corner, which is very easy to miss. Usually, VPNs will list your chosen server location in an eye-catching place on the screen.
VPN Proxy Master Free on Android (left) and iOS (right) have a ton of ads.
The long pop-up ads make VPN Proxy Master Free difficult to use on mobile. It’s frustrating having to wait 30 seconds to close a full-screen ad, and the banner ads are equally bad.
Thankfully, the paid versions of VPN Proxy Master’s mobile apps don’t have annoying ads. However, that still doesn’t make them pleasant to use.