The Avast VPN application is easy to use, simple and has several excellent security features. However, it’s missing certain essential features, such as the kill switch and split tunneling. Also, it’s not equipped with a built-in Ad-blocker. It’s a great overall service however, there are other services that offer better features at an affordable cost.
Anyone who has used Avast anti-virus software will be familiar with the Windows client’s inviting, easy to navigate interface. Its design is intuitive and the hamburger menu at the top right navigates to “Settings.” The Windows application will connect automatically, or you can start a connection manually by clicking the Change Location button. Then, you’ll see a list of servers categorized by region and function (P2P or streaming).
Avast VPN provides a high level of security due to its 256-bit AES encryption, which stops WebRTC leaks and DNS leaks. It also supports the highly secure OpenVPN protocol, and has beta support for WireGuard. This allows you to connect to places where VPNs aren’t allowed. It’s a great choice for those who have intermittent internet connections.
Avast’s privacy policies are more transparent than many and it doesn’t track your IP address of origin or the websites you visit. However, it records the amount of data uploaded and downloaded over your session.
Avast VPN offers a free 7-day trial that doesn’t require any credit card. You can then pick between one, twoor three-year subscription for up to five devices. It accepts PayPal, Perfect Money and credit cards, but it does not provide cash or cryptocurrencies.