Avast VPN Review

Avast is famous for their antivirus software but they also offer a premium VPN service. It’s a quick and secure choice, however it’s expensive. Avast gives new users a 30-day free trial.

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As opposed to other providers who offer different protocols, Avast VPN only offers one: OpenVPN over UDP with AES-256 encryption. This is a remarkably powerful cipher that is anchor used by banks. Avast also uses different encryption technologies like ChaCha20 or RSA-2048.

Avast VPN on desktops and Android can automatically select the best protocol for you connection. It tries to connect to OpenVPN first, before switching to Mimic in the event that it fails. This isn’t, in my opinion, the most efficient way to select the best protocol. It would be more beneficial that the client has the option of choosing 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 more than 700 locations in more than 34 countries. I’m not certain if this list of servers is kept up-to-date enough, since the VPN did not have any servers in China when I tested it. 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. The company does keep some connection logs which identify users and the “no-logs” policy does not rule out this. They accept payment via PayPal and credit cards, but they do collect billing data. They also allow a few of cookies to monitor your activities on the internet.

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