The Avast VPN application is easy to use, simple and has some excellent security features. It lacks important features like split tunneling and killing buttons. It also lacks an Ad-blocker that is built-in. Although it’s a great product overall however, there are other alternatives with better features at a lower cost.
Anyone who has used Avast antivirus software is familiar with the Windows client’s inviting, easy to use interface. The design is simple and the hamburger menu at the top right navigates to “Settings.” The Windows application is able to connect automatically, or initiate a connection manually by clicking the Change Location button. Then, you’ll be presented with a list of connections separated by region and function (P2P streaming, P2P).
Security is a shrewd choice with Avast VPN due to its 256 bit AES encryption and the fact that it wards off WebRTC leaks and DNS leaks. It also supports the extremely secure OpenVPN protocol, and offers beta support for WireGuard which allows you to connect to areas that might otherwise block VPNs. It’s a great solution for those with intermittent internet connections.
Avast’s policies on privacy are more transparent than the other ones, and it does not log your IP address or websites you visit. But it does record the amount of data you upload and downloaded over your session.
Avast VPN offers a free 7-day trial, which doesn’t require the use of a credit card. You can then choose one three-year, two or three-year contracts for up to five devices at the same time. It accepts PayPal, Perfect Money and credit cards but does not offer cash or cryptocurrencies.