03 Oct Avast VPN Review
The Avast VPN app is simple user-friendly and comes with a number of good security features. But, it lacks some essential features, including a kill switch as well as split tunneling. It also doesn’t come with an integrated Ad-blocker. It’s a fantastic overall service however, there are other services with better features at a lower price.
Anyone who has used Avast anti-virus software will be familiar with the Windows client’s pleasant, easy-to navigate interface. The design is simple and the hamburger menu on the top right navigates to «Settings.» The Windows application can connect automatically, or start a connection manually by clicking the Change Location button. There’s the list of servers that are categorized by region and function (P2P or streaming).
Security is strong with Avast VPN due to its 256-bit AES encryption and the fact that it wards off WebRTC leaks and DNS leaks. It also supports the highly secure OpenVPN protocol, and has beta support WireGuard. This lets you connect to locations where VPNs are not available. It’s a great choice for those who have intermittent internet connections.
Avast’s policies on privacy are more transparent than others, and it does not keep track of your IP address or websites you visit. It does, however, keep track of the amount of data that was uploaded and downloaded during your session.
Avast VPN offers a free 7-day trial, which doesn’t require a credit card. You can then select one three-year, two or three-year contracts for up to five devices at the same time. It accepts credit cards, PayPal and Perfect Money but does not offer cash or cryptocurrencies.