It's a free VPN with a premium plan, a Canadian company. They do allow torrent traffic - it's rather slow in my personal experience but what do you expect? They are also ad supported in a similar fashion to Hotspot Shield and have an Android version available. According to their FAQ, they keep logs of who is connected but don't log what you download. If that makes you uneasy I'd recommend instead using a paid VPN as you won't find a free one that doesn't log. This may be okay for occasionally accessing sites that block certain countries, but I can't recommend any free VPN for regular use.
Betternet softwares may send diagnostic data to a third party analytics providers ?
Betternet uses third-parties (the “Third Party”) for advertisement.
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"Doesn't change your IP most of the time."
AVG stopped download and reported it as MALWARE!!
installer not signed. virustotal report gives a 2/54 detection rate, and no signature.
The free BetterNet VPN for iPad sometimes connects to a server located in the UK that is powered by uk2.net, which has poor community reviews and is allegedly engaged in SSH intrusions and the hosting of malware and spam. The VPN also sometimes connects to a server hosted by Westhost, which was under fire for sending logs to Homeland Security, and possibly other spying agencies. The Chrome VPN is also guilty of similar privacy issues. I ran a leak test for multiple Betternet servers and the detected DNS addresses were all hosted by Google, so that's another minus if you're looking for privacy.
In terms of encryption, the VPN servers use 3DES_CBC/HMAC_SHA1_96/PRF_HMAC_SHA1/MODP_1024, which is inadequate based on Snowden's documents.
If I were you, I would visit ipleak,net, whatismyipaddress.com, and ip2location.com to verify the IP and the domain linked to the server you're connected to, then do a background check. If the domain is insecure, try reconnecting until you're connected to a secure server. Free doesn't come without a cost! "