Avast VPN Review

Avast is known for their antivirus program, but they also offer a premium VPN service. It’s a fast and secure choice, but it’s also comparatively expensive. Avast gives new users the opportunity to try a free trial for 30 days.

avast vpn review

Avast VPN offers only one protocol, OpenVPN with AES-256 encryption. This is a remarkably powerful cipher, which is used by banks. Avast employs a variety of other encryption technologies too, including ChaCha20 and the RSA-2048.

Avast VPN on desktops and Android will automatically select the best protocol for your connection. It attempts to connect to OpenVPN first, and then switches to Mimic in the event that it fails. This is not my opinion the most efficient method to select the right protocol. It would be better to offer clients the option to select a preferred protocol and then tell you how it has worked.

Avast VPN has a lot of servers in 700+ locations in 34 countries. I’m not certain if this list of servers is updated regularly enough, as the VPN did not have any servers in China when I tried it. Avast collects information regarding your usage, including your full name as well as zip code.

Avast is located in the Czech Republic, which is GDPR-compliant, and does not belong to any of the Eyes Alliance surveillance groups. The company does keep some connection logs that can be used to identify users and the “no-logs” policy does not mean that they cannot do this. They accept payments via PayPal and credit cards but do collect billing information. They also permit cookies to track your online activity.


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