Avast VPN Review

Avast is popular for their antivirus software however they also offer an excellent VPN service. It’s fast and secure choice, but it’s expensive. Avast offers new users an opportunity to try out a trial period of 30 days for free.

avast vpn review

Avast VPN offers only one protocol, OpenVPN with AES-256 encryption. This is a very strong cipher that is considered military-grade and is the same encryption method used by banks. Avast also utilizes other encryption technologies like ChaCha20 or RSA-2048.

Avast VPN on desktops and Android can automatically select the best protocol for your connection. It tries to connect to OpenVPN first, then switches to Mimic in case that is not successful. According to my experience, this is not the most efficient way of selecting a protocol. It would be better if the client had the option of selecting the protocol you prefer, and then let you know how successful it was.

Avast VPN is a VPN with a lot of servers. It has more than 700 locations in more than 34 countries. However, I’m not sure if the list is regularly updated enough as the VPN did not have any servers in China during my tests. Avast gathers information about your use, including your full name and zip code.

Avast is headquartered in the Czech Republic, which is GDPR-compliant. It is not a member to any of the Eyes Alliance surveillance groups. Avast does keep connection logs which identify users and the “no-logs” policy does not mean that they cannot do this. They accept payments via PayPal and credit cards, but they do collect billing data. They also allow a couple of cookies to track your behavior online.


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