HMA Features

HMA

Virtual private network software for securing online traffic

4.26/5 (54 reviews)

HMA Feature Summary

  • 256-bit Encryption
  • Anonymous Browsing
  • Connection Encryption
  • DNS Leak Protection
  • IP Checker
  • Kill Switch
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Multidevice Access
  • P2P Optimized Servers
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • SHA256 Authentication
  • Smart Kill Switch
  • Split Tunneling
  • WebRTC Testing

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Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Browsing
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Kill Switch
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Multi-Protocol
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Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Server Monitoring
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Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
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Multi-Protocol
Offline Access
Peer-to-Peer
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Secure Login
Server Monitoring
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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Browsing
Authentication
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Kill Switch
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Secure Login
Server Monitoring
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Mobile apps

iOS App


2,874 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


46,465 reviews

HMA Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about HMA's features:

Marco Antonio P.

Hide My Ass it's a expensive VPN with a powerful Secure OpenVPN encryption

2018-05-23

Hide My Ass allows me to browse anonymously on the internet and it prevents anyone lurking on my local network from monitoring or intercepting my network activity.

Pros

It has a huge number of fast servers, it allows five simultaneous connections, with a great in Android app, it's come with a powerful Secure OpenVPN encryption.

Cons

Relies heavily on virtual server locations, it has a poor customer service, it's expensive, and does not have a ad blocking protection.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, myself only employees)

Easy to use but not flawless

2020-07-07

The application was used for QA testing of various applications, mimicking the real location and testing the functionality of VPN detection.

Pros

Easy to use and select target GEO with the dedicated app.

Cons

Often refused to connect or just jumped to another server without notification. Found a little bit expensive compared to the competition.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andrew M.

A good VPN, but with some flaws.

2019-02-05

It seemed good, but definitely not a good price, although not the highest far. The app works fine on my device. But if there is an issue I never had any luck with customer service. I just gave up. If they sorted out the privacy issues (which surely is the main reason for using VPN), I would consider them in the future.

Pros

This was easy to use and seemed to do a good job.

Cons

I could not get Netflix. Reports and reviews showed security issues, and they have to give up certain information to government agencies This seems to defeat the purpose.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Thank you for your review.

Could you please contact us here https://goo.gl/JUYit9

as we assure you our service does work with Netflix.
It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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Desmond N.

HMA is fast and secure

2018-08-20

My overall experience with HMA has been good especially in the diversity of its VPN server network.

Pros

HMA is very fast and secure and I can say that HideMyAss is about the best VPN out there.

Cons

The Windows client interface may be a little confusing for new users especially in selecting servers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Gede Ananda A.

HideMyAss more like HideMyIP

2020-08-12

Been using various VPN from time time, like other VPN, HideMyAss offers user protection surfing the Internet more safely and Privately.

Pros

Various server location user can choose as they want, no need to configure anything, just install - login - use, for personal, I use it for gaming and so far HMA have decent stability and low latency even on heavy load.

Cons

Has some "bad" server, server jump without any notification, sometimes connecting to the server taking ages and can a little bit pricy compared to another VPN with the same features

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 10001+ employees)

one of the securest and fastest VPN on the market

2020-04-22

We came from having some security problems with other VPN providers and HideMyAss solved them all.

Pros

It is fast, reliable, secure, user friendly and very easy to install

Cons

Pricing is not very competitive, but giving that it is one of the best VPNs of the market, it is way worth it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you very much for such a great review! Providing a secure internet traffic for you and keeping you safe online is what we strive for, so we really appreciate your words and it feels great to have solved issues you had with other providers. Hope you'll keep enjoying HMA, as we're happy to have you as our customer :)

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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Great for checking geo restricted campaigns

2019-04-11

Pros

This is where HideMyAss comes in. The interface is easy to use and makes it quick to access the desired IP location.

Cons

Speed hasn't always been blazing, but that it's not a problem for our purposes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Thank you for your comments, your input means a great deal to us.

When it comes to the speed, the thign is that when you use VPN, the speed varies due to the distance between you, your ISP and the VPN server you're connected to. Furthermore, due to security protocols and VPN encryption, you can expect somewhat slower than normal speeds.

Feel free to contact us directly regarding this matter.

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JAHVELL A.

Does it job

2019-12-12

Pros

Allows us to access sites which are blocked by spoofing our IP's. 2.

Cons

1. Your data is being stored on the site

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

Regarding your comment, the good news is that in the next 2020 year we'll bring a new no-logging policy, which will benefit to clients like you.

Thank you for using HMA!

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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Great product, does its job well

2019-04-26

Slightly confusing interface, but very functional and useful.

Pros

It does it's job well, and offers a few nice features like being able to pick a very wide variety of locations and access it easily from the menu bar at the top of the computer.

Cons

The interface is confusing when you first start, but once you learn the processes it's easily repeatable.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We have good news, as we have released new version with better interface.
Feel free to contract us for more info!

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Mohammad T.

HideMyAss review

2020-02-06

Overall this is a great app that I often use and highly recommend

Pros

It offers access to the sites that are blocked and lets access them seamlessly.

Cons

It does not work with Firewall and I have seen it become dysfunctional when a firewall is installed between the servers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hi Mohammad,

Thank you so much for a great review. We're especially glad that you are our long time user, so we wanted to let you know that we appreciate your loyalty.
Feel free to contact our support directly https://bit.ly/2WB48tC for the Firewall issue, as our tech guys would be very keen to find a possible solution.

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Monisha R.

Great assist to preview advertising in various geographical locations

2020-06-23

Great solution that's helped me troubleshoot a lot of different business problems for customers of my company.

Pros

Excellent in it's ease of use, it's unobtrusive and makes a technical process very user-friendly to those with limited technical backgrounds, compared to other solutions.

Cons

It can be easy to forget that it's running in the background if you forget to exit/turn it off, which can run up data usage quickly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tara S.

Excellent VPN for the price

2018-10-05

Pros

price, functionality, ease of use, user interface and customer service.

Cons

auto renewal, there is free VPN's out there that save you money

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you for your review. It is a great compliment to us!
Feel free to check out our newest version that has new features.
Should you need any help, feel free to contact us here https://goo.gl/JUYit9 we'll be glad to assist you.

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Opeyemi O.

Hidemyass review

2018-12-06

Pros

Simplicity; hma's ease of use can be compared to no other as just about anyone can get around the interface to get to their various needs.

Cons

Extended options; there's little to no provision for power users who use vpns for more thsn bypassing restrictions on multimedia websites, some of us use vpn for accessing our funds on online payment systems who are strict on how you access your account, a slight change in your ip address can ruin years of hardwork as cash of many has been stranded cause of this oversight PC user interface; the ux team must be headed by someone who is as lazy as lazy can get as he somehow maneuvered his way to port the smartphone interface on personal computers and it is an eye sore.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback.
We have shared it with our developers.

We will use your suggestion to improve our service.

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Ryan K.

Effective VPN but better VPN's are out there

2018-06-14

Pros

Servers are globally diversified which is great; purpose-based server selection which is great; friendly user-interface; good speed!

Cons

This VPN is overly reliant on virtual servers, which is disturbing; also logs more user info than most VPN's; expensive VPN; lacks certain advanced VPN features

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, myself only employees)

Solid VPN

2020-12-28

Though there may be some better VPNs, I personally find this one to be functional and practical enough to warrant at the very least a one-time trial.

Pros

Grants access to certain blocked websites, but most importantly, protects one’s priceless anonymity.

Cons

I’ve noticed the connection being slower at times, though that might have to do with different servers. The pricing is perhaps a bit higher than the competing VPNs, though nothing off-putting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ryan Z.

HideMyAss is a good solution for a VPN

2020-07-13

Easy and fast, I would recommend to anyone looking for online anonymity

Pros

Simple and well known and easy to use.

Cons

sometimes the interface lags, but nothing really sticks out as something I like least about it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kate L.

An great VPN tool with convenient and efficient features.

2019-01-30

Pros

It allows secure browsing with protection from hackers and location trackers.

Cons

Been using this tool for a while and haven't faced any issues at all. I'm very much happy with the service and the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Thank you for your review.
Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we are happy to have ecstatic clients like you.

Thank you for using HMA!

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Steven H.

Ace VPN provider .

2018-06-13

Pros

HideMyAss has a rich choice of VPNs .Most of the time they work great and the connection is fast .It helps keep your browsing private ,which becomes more and more necessary .

Cons

They previously had free options ,which are no longer available .As for recently I have also noticed an increase of IPs that cannot access https sites ,causing inconvenience .

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Alexander V.

There is definitely room for improvement

2021-01-12

Due to the free IPs they listed at a time ( no longer available ) ,HideMyAss was my first VPN provider .

Pros

HideMyAss is user-friendly and easy to maneuver .

Cons

HideMyAss is very aggressive when it comes to asking you to update .That gets off-putting quickly . In addition to that ,the IP address selection is fairly poor regardless of your license level .Those factors combined made me switch to NordVPN .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jeramy C.

The name says it all

2018-12-21

I travel a lot and work online, so I need to be able to access company networks and want to ensure that I am safe personally and professionally.

Pros

HMA has been very stable and reliable, and I enjoy being able to work from any site remotely without the worry of wondering how is accessing my system or seeing my work projects.

Cons

When accessing the internet in some public locations, such as Starbucks, you must first select the network then agree to the terms to use the wifi.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you for your input.

Please allow us to explain that the issue with public wi-fis, such as cafes, Universities, Libereies, etc.. is not on the VPN end (not just our VPN but in general) . The thing is that their SYS admins block VPN technology, and there is no much that could be done on our end.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact us here https://goo.gl/JUYit9 we'll be glad to answer your queries.

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Iyanu V.

Fast & Good VPN but can also be deceptional

2018-11-07

Pros

HMA has plenty of IPs available for almost all countries in the World and keeps no logs of any of them, it is totally secure and very fast.

Cons

Only a few locations in the USA, Canada, and the UK work perfectly, selecting a city in the USA might end up with you having the IP of Czech Republic and this is the same with some of the P2P enabled locations. It is best to verify the IP and Country for each location so as to be sure.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Thank you for your feedback.
When it comes to locations, we tend to have at least one server in every state.
We're known to have more server locations than any other provider. If you need some specific location, please wire here https://goo.gl/JUYit9, we'll pass your feedback to our networking team.
As for Czech Republic issue, it has been mostly resolved by now.

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Anonymous
(Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 11-50 employees)

The best VPN I have ever used.

2019-12-30

HMA is one of the best VPN that I have ever used, I have used it for my personal purposes and got very good result. Very fast and effective VPN. Overall I was satisfied about their service.

Pros

Allows to connect up to five devices simultaneously and very secure browsing.

Cons

Sometimes taking long time to connect, some servers are very slow and not good.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you so much for reviewing our VPN with such high notes and especially for your comment about HMA being one of the best VPNs you've ever used, that means a lot to us. We will take note of the Cons as there is always room for improvement and hopefully get to have the 5 stars rate from you in your future reviews.

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Melanie A.

Don't Let'em Find You

2020-02-18

It saves you time and worry.

Pros

You can access restricted sites as well as your favorite ones.

Cons

The free use of this VPN will keep it very busy. It will slow tremendously. You will have to check the different countries you travel to. Their are many that don't allow VPN use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Hi Melanie,

Thank you for your great review. Keeping you safe and private online is our top priority, so it means a lot to us that we have spoiled you in that sense :)
There are ofcourse some countries that have internet restrictions and this may of course affect the use of our VPN, but our customer support is always there to find a possible workaround. Feel free to get in touch anytime this restrictions affect your use of our service.

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Dennis N.

Am using it while developing an application that is only availlable in some countries.

2018-03-09

Pros

I like the most that it's pretty simple to use and fast, also the search bar makes my life complete because sometimes i need to connect to a specifc city and i dont have to search in that huge dropdown.

Cons

I don't like that the window is very small and i feel like they could go for a bigger one and show more information in one screen only, then it could be possible to operate this app without many clicks and navigations through the screens.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Gambling & Casinos company, 501-1000 employees)

Good VPN Service

2019-02-04

However since this didn't work 100% of the time I stopped using the service.

Pros

This gives enough flexibility and ability to access almost any website on the internet.

Cons

The service still doesn't work with all platforms online, so I wouldn't say this is the only service you need to watch "anything" online.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Privax


Thank you for your rate, we're glad that you are mostly happy with our service.

When it comes to streaming, although VPN is a completely legitimate way to virtually change your IP address, many online services are trying to fight this workaround for their restrictions.

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