Most Internet users are familiar with the free antivirus software offered by Avast, but the same cannot be said for the company’s VPN solution known as Avast Secureline VPN. While Avast’s VPN is not free, it is rather reasonably priced and offers solid protection and quite a few perks that make it a worthy choice.
Ease Of Use
Avast knows how to make a good first impression. With Avast Secureline VPN, the installation and setup processes are quick and simple and the user interface is perfectly intuitive. The design is simple yet elegant and the apps are easy to navigate. With no complicated features, easy switching between servers, and automatic selection of optimal location, even first-time users can quickly get used to this well-designed VPN.
Avast Secureline VPN operates around 52 servers in 33 world countries, which is not too impressive. However, the smart distribution of servers allows this service to bypass most geo-restrictions and provide its users with access to the content they wish to view. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, so you can use it on the majority of devices that could benefit from VPN protection.
The service uses two encryption protocols, IPSec (Mac) and the most secure OpenVPN protocol on UDP (Windows) with AES 256-bit encryption. It allows P2P sharing and offers dedicated P2P servers. Apart from a smooth performance and good speeds, it also provides unlimited bandwidth and a couple of additional security features, such as DNS leak prevention and auto-start upon connecting to an unsecured network. Unfortunately, it has not adopted a zero-logs policy, but it only keeps non-personal connection data that is erased every 30 days.
The price you pay per month depends on the devices you want to protect. If you want to protect your PC or Mac, you pay $7.99 per month with the monthly subscription, $4.99 per month with the yearly subscription, $4.58 per month with the bi-annual subscription, and only $4.44 per month with the 3-year subscription.
If you just want to use the service on iOS or Android, you pay $2.99 per month with the monthly subscription and $1.66 per month with the yearly subscription. For users who want to protect more than 1 device, Avast offers a multi-device plan for up to 5 devices. It costs $8.99 per month with the monthly subscription, but if you opt for a longer subscription, you can pay as little as $6.11 per month (the price of the 3-year subscription).
No matter which subscription you opt for, you get to enjoy the 7-day free trial and 30-day money back guarantee.