Avast VPN Review

Avast VPN Review

Avast’s antivirus software is well known however, Avast also offers an excellent VPN. It’s a fast and secure choice, but it’s also comparatively expensive. Avast offers new users a 30-day free trial.

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Avast VPN offers only one protocol, OpenVPN with AES-256 encryption. This is a highly secure encryption technique that is regarded as military-grade, and it’s the same cipher that is used by banks. Avast also utilizes other encryption methods like ChaCha20 or RSA-2048.

The Avast VPN client on desktops and Android devices will automatically select the best protocol for your connection. It first tries connecting via OpenVPN, and then switches to Mimic in the event that it fails. In my experience, this is not the most efficient way of picking a protocol. It would be more beneficial that the client has the option of selecting the protocol you prefer, and let you know how successful it was.

Avast VPN is a VPN that has a wide range of servers. It offers 700+ locations in over 34 countries. I’m not sure if their list of servers is regularly updated enough, as the VPN did not have any servers in China when I tried it. There are some identifying details that Avast tracks about your use including your full name and zip code.

Avast is headquartered in the Czech Republic, which is GDPR-compliant and does not belong to any of the Eyes Alliance surveillance groups. They do keep a couple of identifying connection logs, and their no-logs policy does not explicitly prohibit this. They accept payment via PayPal and credit cards, but do collect billing information. They also allow a few of cookies to track your behavior on the internet.

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