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Hide My Ass Review – The VPN That Has Your Back

HMA or Hide My Ass is a VPN provider that is focused, but not limited, to network privacy and anonymity. They are committed to protecting your data and personal information. HMA is one of the leaders in virtual private networking services for several years now and continues to provide excellent service.

Using HMA is as simple as 1,2,3. You simply open the client, choose a server and connect. You will be instantly protected and hidden. You can also choose a random server for total anonymity.

This VPN software has over 920 servers to connect from within 190 countries all over the world. This is great because you will have tons of option to choose from and most likely, there is one close to you. Its servers are also capable of load balancing which means – faster connection speed. Why settle with one server if you can have more?

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HMA works on known devices and operating systems like Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android. Whether you need it for your laptop, desktop, or smartphones – you are 100% covered! The best part of it, you only need to sign up once. You can have it in all of your devices and use 2 of them at the same time.

Manually finding the server can be tiresome for most. This VPN client has a feature that will automatically choose the fastest server around you so that you don’t have to do it. You just need to run the Speed Guide wizard and it will let you know what server/s is best suited for your needs.

HMA also has this great feature where you can change your IP address for a certain duration automatically. All you need to do is set it up under the IP Address Settings tab and you are good to go. That is one way of being anonymous online. More like super anonymous.

You can get Hide My Ass in only one version – HMA Pro VPN.  But there are 3 different ways you can purchase it. Depending on your budget, you can get HMA Pro VPN monthly, annually or every 6 months. It is pretty funny how they name their pricing too – Kick-Ass (Monthly), Smart Ass (Annual), and Half-Ass….. well for half of the year. The pricing will be different but the package is all the same.

At this moment, I do not see any free trial from them where you can see how they can protect you and how easy their software is. For you to try it out, you may have to purchase it for a whole month and see if Hide My Ass is for you.

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To download Hide My Ass, you will need to go to their pricing page https://www.hidemyass.com/pricing.

Once you are there, you will need to select the type of pricing that you want to pay. Remember, there are only 3 types – Kick-Ass, Smart Ass, and Half Ass.


You will then have to enter your email address. Why do you need to provide your email? Simple. This is where they contact you. This can be your username, or in the event that you forget your credentials, this is where they will send the message. Oh yeah, and the order confirmation as well.

The 2nd step of the purchasing process is your billing information. Provide the proper details including your banking information then hit continue. If you have selected Smart Ass or Half Ass, the bill will be the total of the number of months combined. So don’t be shocked to see more than $10 on your statement.

After doing such, you will now be able to download the executable file for later installation. Installation should be straight forward with the help of its wizard.
For smartphones and tablets, you should be able to download it straight from the App Store or Google Play for free. But for you to use it, you need to have an account which will come from the purchase.

My Hide My Ass Review

I would say that HMA or Hide My Ass is a great VPN if you want pure privacy when you are surfing the web. It may be a little bit pricey for most, comparing that there are a few others that are less expensive.

I like the fact that they have more than 920 servers which allows me to connect virtually anywhere I want to. The load balancing feature also works in my favor because instead of one server servicing my needs, there will be 2 or more. So the length of data transfer will be cut in half.

For the most part, HMA is great. I just don’t like the fact that I couldn’t try it out for free. I mean, it is not a lot to pay for 1 month but it would be a lot nicer if it is free. Right?

The user interface is very clean but not appealing. It is like I am using a Windows 2007 kind of software. In today’s world, being flashy and appealing will get you a long way. Their website is like that. Maybe they should ask their web designer to start working on their VPN client GUI.

Quick Summary


  • A huge number of servers
  • Located pretty much everywhere
  • It has load balancing
  • It has an automated IP addressing change
  • It has an automated speed detector


  • The graphical user interface looks old
  • No free trial
  • A little bit too pricey compare to others


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What we did so far…..

  1. We tested more than 100+ VPNs
  2. Bought Their Subscription (most of them)
  3. Run Multiple Censorship, Speed, Security Tests
  4. Fact-Checked Their ToS/No-Logs Policies
  5. Tested for Streaming
  6. Tested for Android & iPhone
  7. Tested for Netflix
  8. Tested for Gaming
  9. Tested for Torrenting
  10. Compared Cost and Value