Avast VPN Review

Avast’s antivirus software is well known but the company also offers an excellent VPN. It’s a quick and secure choice, however it’s a bit expensive. Avast gives new users the opportunity to try a free trial for 30 days.

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Unlike other providers that offer multiple protocols, Avast VPN only offers one: OpenVPN over UDP with AES-256 encryption. This is a powerful cipher, which is used by banks. Avast employs a variety of other encryption techniques as well, including ChaCha20 and RSA-2048.

The Avast VPN client on desktops and Android devices will automatically choose the most suitable protocol for your connection. It tries to connect to OpenVPN first, then switches to Mimic in case that is not successful. In my experience, this isn’t the most efficient way of selecting a particular directory protocol. It would be more beneficial to offer your client the option to choose a protocol that they prefer and inform you how it has worked.

Avast VPN is a VPN that has a wide range of servers. It has more than 700 locations in over 34 countries. I’m not sure if their list of servers is regularly updated enough, since the VPN did not have servers in China when I tested it. There are some identifying details that Avast records about your usage such as 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. The company does maintain connection logs which identify users and the “no-logs” policy does not rule out this. They accept payment via PayPal and credit cards, however they do collect billing information. They also allow a couple of cookies to monitor your activities on the internet.

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