Avast VPN Review

Avast VPN Review

Avast is popular for their antivirus software however, they also provide an excellent VPN service. It’s a speedy and secure choice, however it’s expensive. Avast offers a 30-day trial for new users.

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Unlike other providers that offer different protocols, Avast VPN only offers one: OpenVPN over UDP with AES-256 encryption. This is a very secure encryption algorithm that is classified as military grade, and it’s the same cipher used by banks. Avast also uses other encryption technologies like ChaCha20 or RSA-2048.

Avast VPN on desktops and Android can automatically select the best protocol for you connection. It attempts to connect to OpenVPN first, before switching to Mimic in the event that it is not successful. In my experience, this is not the most efficient method of selecting a protocol. It would be more beneficial if the client had the option of selecting the protocol you prefer, and then let you know the success of it.

Avast VPN is a VPN with a number of servers. It has 700+ locations in more than 34 countries. However, I’m not sure whether the list is updated often enough, as the VPN didn’t have any servers in China during my tests. There are a few identifying details that Avast collects about your usage, including your full name and zip code.

Avast’s headquarters lie in the Czech Republic. This country is GDPR compliant and is not a member of any Eyes Alliance surveillance group. Avast does keep connection logs that can be used to identify users and the “no-logs” policy does not mean that they cannot do this. They accept payment through PayPal as well as credit cards. However, they do keep billing information. They also permit cookies to track your online behaviour.


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