New Year Giveaway: Skydur VPN Anonymous Web Surfing


I have generally never given much attention to paid VPN software before but the team over at Skydur were grateful enough to create a yearly account for me. Today it is my default VPN software, I guess playing around it for a month and half is justified before giving it a review and recommending it to the readers.

Important: We are giving away 10 50 free yearly licenses, more information can be found at the end of this post. Update: Due to high demand, Skydur has provided 40 more licenses, making a total of 50 licenses to give away.

So what are the benefits of this software? You can surf the web anonymously, access blocked websites, access restricted sites from outside US, UK, and many other benefits. I was able to access Hulu, Pandora,, YouTube Movies, and many other US only restricted sites from outside the region. Also accessing popular music service Spotify and BBC iPlayer from outside UK was a breeze.

There are a total of 4 location, three in US and one in UK. They can be easily changed from the main window. The best part of this tool is the seamless integration with both Firefox and Internet Explorer browser.

Skydur main

The settings window allows you to assign a hotkey, enable browser integration, change service port, change proxy settings, filter sites, and enable Ad blocking which works in conjunction with the AdBlock Plus add-on for Firefox.

Skydur Settings

Start Skydur, turn it on and your browser address bar will turn yellow along with an icon indicating that Skydur is ready, no need to restart the browser.

Skydur firefox

Giveaway: Skydur is not generally popular among the masses but is one service everyone should take notice of. Unlike others VPN services, Skydur is pretty fast and shows the download/upload speed on the main window. Leave a comment and we will pick out 10 50 lucky winners randomly. A yearly license is worth $63, grab it free by participating in this giveaway.

Separate installers are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Download Skydur

Additional Note: Coupons can be entered while registering via the Skydur app only, coupons do not work online. Download a trial version of the app, register an account, enter the coupon, and you are done.

Editor’s Note: Yea we know that a few days have passed, but it is New Year anyway. πŸ˜‰

Update: The contest is closed, winners will be announced shortly.

Update 2: Winners were selected through a random draw using , thanks to everyone for participating. You will be seeing more monthly giveaways from us in the future. I have blurred half image to protect the privacy of the users.

Winners will receive the email shortly.

  • MLJ

    I am a fairly new follower to Addictive Tips but you are on my daily reading list now. Always useful tips presented without the clutter of other sites. Thanks.

  • MDK2

    This is definitely a good website, check it regularly because of all the unique content.

  • ac

    cool. thanks for the tip

  • Majd

    I am so in πŸ™‚ I want a free licence.

  • Rob

    I'd love to try more BBC from the US. I'll finally get a peek at the UK exclusive Doctor Who videos.

  • yonib

    Hey! I've got you guys on my google reader subscription.
    I'm in, I'd love to get this free licence.

  • Looks great! I'd like to win. (Love the site!)

  • reem01

    Would like to try this, sounds interesting. Thanks

  • covareo

    BBC in the US πŸ™‚

  • Stefan

    Yeah. I actualy have purevpn but I'm not realy happy with that, so it would be awsome to win this.

  • justalurker

    Happy New Year!

  • i am iranian and living in tehran . You now very bad filtering in iran because I need acc Skydur VPN .
    please check my ip adress

  • Looks Great! I'd like to win. Thanks!

  • h3l0

    Aww i so want this i visit you everyday but ive prob left it late too, bring on hulu!!!

  • todd

    i have been looking for software like this for some time now. I really like this software and think this is a great product.

  • Lale

    Cool, would like to win and try hulu and BBC.

  • Quite a great software. Would love to grab one.

  • rolson

    Great tool. I used to do something similar by RDP'ing to a home PC and surfing the tubes from there while at work.

  • Rick Davidson

    Anything that helps you get into restricted sites is a blessing. BRAVO!!

  • seems like a nice tool for my restricted university network. would love to give it a try.

  • Inza

    After reading your article on Skydur VPN, I got interested and checked out their site. Really, very cool features.

    Please make my new year great by giving me a free license. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    This is a very cool vpn service!

  • XtR

    Thanks for the great review. I didnt know that paid vpn service exist…
    I live in Greece and i think this is a great service for watching Hulu and Vevo!

  • VPN is great but a bit too pricey for me, would love to win a license. πŸ™‚

  • leandro2000ar

    Thanks !! I use spotify with a UK ip, but ivacy doesnΒ΄t work anymore. I need one cupon, please.

  • Claudiu

    Thanks! I'd love to use Skydur VPN.. especially for watching Hulu.

  • krongo

    Never heard of Skydur before, but your review indicates that it`s a good and fast alternative to free anonymization services.

  • meena

    i would like a license pls. thank you.

  • facebook-746340482

    I would love to give this a try… I have found VPN to be unreliable in the past, hopefully Skydur will be much better.

  • I'd love to have an account of Skydur. It's extremely useful here in China.

    Would love to win a license! Thank you and happy new year!

  • Boris M. Fraiman

    I love you, guys – Addictive Tips rocks! No matter if a win a license πŸ™‚

  • vijaybhalaji

    Where can I find the coupon Please?

  • Willing to win 1

  • Andres Manzano

    addictivetips Best! I speak Spanish but I continue forever … quisera pordes win a license since I live outside the U.S., I live in Panama and would help me to download faster and entering restricted pages or services … Thanks

  • Edy

    I'm one of AddictiveTips subscriber, would love to win a license! Thanks

  • taiwanstudent

    Thank you, it's great!

  • GrannyK

    First time here, what interesting info!! Would love to be a winner!!

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    Pleaser include me. Thanks. I am new ,b ut u're rss feed.

  • bdaniel

    I'd love to win one

  • miguelgin

    Nice tool. it`s a good and fast alternative to free anonymization services.

    Would love to win a license! Thank you and happy new year!

  • Djaks

    I need one please !

  • Detnu

    I have heard great things skydur,Always wanted to use their service but couldn't afford,Thanks for this opportunity.

  • carlah

    Firstly Happy new years.
    I would like to have this soft very much, I have a static ip which is shared by many,which is not good for me.

  • khim12

    Thank You for the giveaway, as I live in Australia. I really need this software. I don't get to access UK or US sites.

  • Madhukar

    I have heard of a similar software (can't remember the name) which adds huge amount of ads on the google homepage as the cost of giving the VPN access for “free”. I guess skydr is much better and worth using.

  • evette

    Wow, I really would like this software, its super.

  • aliir

    I'd love to get this free licence.

  • Sam

    Interesting. Could I have a shot at winning this? Thanks.

  • phobos

    Thanks so much for this great Giveaway in this new year.
    because i live in the country with high internet censorship,i need this vpn service for passing these limitations.
    i hope i win a license.
    Happy New Year.
    Best Regards,

  • btor

    FANTASTIC hope to win one licence buddy

  • Jonny

    Enough comments already

  • Kire

    First hapy new year to all and i hope to win.Thanks in advance and good luck to all

  • jojo

    Thanks and happy new year !

  • Sensei

    This is a great giveaway, I would really like to win one license, please count me in.

  • novaake

    Using VPN service is a good browsing solution. I hope I could be winner this time.

  • Bardagarwa

    count me in

  • Des

    Seems like a nice piece of sw.
    Please consider me!
    Happy New Year.

  • Tinu

    thanks for the tip

  • David

    Thanks for offering!

  • DT

    Please, count me in as well! Thanks!

  • Tom

    Nice offer! Please count me in. Thanks

  • KK

    Fingers crossed!

  • paf

    Hi, thanks for your generous offer. Please count me in for a license. Happy New Year.

  • corno

    I never used any such program, but with internet restrictions definitely on the increase I have started to look around for something like this. Would like to give this software a shot.

  • manoj

    hope i will be the winner thank u

  • R420R

    Count me in!

  • mohsen

    hi,thanks for this giveaway.
    i really need one,count me too.

  • rpsgc

    Thank you for the giveaway. I hope I win.

  • rpsgc

    Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win.

  • maxwell

    I would like to try this, it sounds interesting.
    Count me in.

  • justin

    Great offer! Please count me in. Thanks

  • adrianhu

    countme in please , i would like to win a account

  • aurora11

    count me in please

  • saeban

    thanks,i like to change my free vpn to a premium.
    i participate for this great offer

  • Tima

    It would be really nice to win an account for Skydur VPN cause sometimes one needs some privacy on internet.

  • hideipuser

    Very nice gift for this New Year. Count me in please.

  • sc

    Thank You. please count me in

  • yumpstyler

    Great giveaway.
    Please count me in.
    I have got the free version and want to upgrade…

  • Billy

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  • Karl

    Hi, never heard of this vpn… would be nice to test it πŸ™‚

  • zvonimir

    Thanks for such a generous offer! I would really love to win a yearly account for a paid VPN service in this great giveaway. Count me in for the poll, please.

  • skynet1

    count me in the contest please
    happy new year

  • Nirav

    Got you down as one of my favorite daily RSS feeds to check out.

  • Gavin

    Please count me in, I would love to get my hands on Skydur!

  • Patok

    Nice offer! Please count me in. Happy new year!

  • criest

    This is what i really need. Sometimes i have problem to hide my ip. Hope can win this license. THanks !!!

  • Vinod

    Let me have one please. Thanks for this giveaway.

  • thank u for the great app. i'm living outside us and uk and need to access YouTube Movies and Hulu.

  • p3na

    Great website and nice offer, would be greatful to participate on this giveaway.


  • Asgaro

    If there are still some left, please count me in!

  • Vladimir

    Thank you for counting me in, i really need some good VPN and it would be great if i win one account out of 50 available.

  • Bruce L.

    What a wonderful giveaway. I really would like to watch HULU. With Your giveaway it would be possible πŸ˜‰
    My best regards!

  • inaki70

    I really need skydur cause i had it before last years split and problems and was very good for me.

  • Jonathan S.

    Today is my birthday (its really true), maybe my lucky day as well? It would be great! πŸ™‚
    My best regards

  • phil

    Thanks for the nice offer.This kind of software would be very useful to me.Since I really didn’t get anything for Christmas. This would really make my day if could win a free license.

  • belindac

    When is the deadline for this offer?

    When will be winners announced?

    • Nakodari

      The deadline is 24 hours, 6 hours more to go. Winners will be announced after contest has closed and will be picked up randomly.

  • Abigail J.

    Hi, its a very good present (for me). I cant access to Hulu without VPN, so I never did. I would be extremly happy to win a license πŸ™‚ Thank You and Happy New Year!

  • bora12

    I'll give a try if I'll get lucky. Nice offer, can be very useful to me.

  • Darren

    Actually I need anonymity from time to time while surfing the internet, but not so often that I ever considered buying a VPN account. But I wouldn't mind to win a paid account in this generous giveaway. Thanks for giving hope to all of us. πŸ™‚

  • fellowweb

    I'd love to use Sykdur! Thanks for the review!

  • versteck

    IΒ΄m actually using Overplay VPN, which ist fast. VPN must be fast, i'll give a try.

  • fbriju

    Wooow it would be pretty awesome to be able to watch hulu abc …
    Thank you on this promo, happy new year guys πŸ™‚

  • Joana S.

    What a wonderfull giveaway. Something, I really really would like to have. It would be really great, if I could win. Thank You so much.
    My best regards, Joana

  • Klessi

    Hi, its just, what I need. Specially for Hulu and other restricted sides, it would be just perfect for me.
    My best regards !

  • love to win one

  • cheesy

    Hi man! Thanks for this New Year giveaway. Please put me into your lists of potential winners for I need a good VPN badly. πŸ˜‰

  • f1098

    I'm in China, and under heavy Internet block, Google, BBC, Youtube, Twitter cannot be visited or unstable. I want a VPN tunnel for my work, thank you!
    Happy new year!

  • Caomhin

    Would love to wone a coupon, Love the site by the way, great for tips and tricks.


  • keifer33

    Happy New Year. Would love to grab a year of vpn πŸ™‚

  • qwerty

    I would like to try Skydur VPN. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  • Phelix

    I can't find good solution on how to normally watch movies on restricted websites. And free VPNs I tried to use did not bring me any satisfaction. I think this VPN can resolve my problems in case I can win an account in this lotto poll.

  • zen

    What a wonderfull giveaway. Something, I really really would like to have.


    zen πŸ˜‰

  • xavier

    Great new year's gift! I wolud love to try it! Please count me in. Thanks a ton.

  • Tracy

    Love it count me in.

  • bobmaggot

    I would love to win one of these licenses it looks good software. πŸ™‚

  • devvaibhav

    I would like to have one if it is in my fate……
    Bye the way, best of luck to all of the persons participating in this contest….

  • Henry

    Please consider me… Thanks!

  • ShiroEd


    Love this site!

  • Puerto

    Fantastic giveaway, thanks! Hope I can win an account for one year.

  • TJY

    Would like to be considered in this giveaway, thanks for the chance.

    P.S. Given the number of tracking stuff needed to be activated in order to post here, it's “funny” (i.e. condradiction) what the give away is about.

  • Jacob W.

    Just perfect! You would make my “Year”, if I could win today πŸ˜‰ Thanks, my best regards!

  • crooy

    excellent, I didn't know this existed. Would very much like to win an account!

  • xantzaras

    It seems skydur to be very similar to freedur.i know the story behind but what's really the difference between them?

    they seem to be identical.

    and i suppose they are not actually vpn services but more a private proxy soft..

  • theanonymizer

    Wow, this the one software i am waiting for, Although there are other softwares like Ultrasurf,UltraVPN, and one of the best Hotspot shield, this seems to be promising, Please provide me a skudur free software!!!

  • Willem

    I think this is really good. Even the latest UltraSurf version doesn't work in my system, and UltraVPN is kinda slow. Please count me in this promo. Thanks!

  • Yanis

    Man, please count me in for this giveaway, cause HotSpot Shield VPN which I found through this blog is too slow and almost useless a tool. πŸ™

  • oh wow , please count me in for this giveaway. your site is in my bookmarks now. thanks for it and all the best everyone.

  • kissandra

    count me in!

  • loli

    Skydur sounds great!

  • count me in, too πŸ™‚

    best regards from Germany


  • BlogWurm

    Would be nice to win one.

    Thanks for your offer.

  • ws747

    This is a very good giveaway, I would like a license

  • vica

    Want to be a winner in this splendid giveaway. πŸ™‚ Hope this New Year is gonna be more happy for me then previous. πŸ™‚

  • John Edwards

    I want to watch TV shows on hulu. Please give me a license. Thanks!

  • merlinmasterwizard

    I've been reading your website for a while now and I've got to say you never normally give a bad steer.

    This looks like it could be a very nice program and I may have to buy a copy if you dont give me one.

  • Mitschl

    Hey! This is a nice one!
    Count me in!

  • roscoe12

    Really wish to be included in the drawing. Simply put looking for a reliable secure VPN – and Skydur VPN looks like a perfect solution for me and my computing need. Safe, Happy New Year to all.

    Peace on earth

  • sepehrr

    please count me in!