Avast VPN Review

The Avast antivirus software is well-known however, Avast also offers an excellent VPN. It is a fast and secure choice, however it’s a bit costly. Avast offers a 30-day trial for new users.

avast vpn review

Avast VPN offers only one protocol, OpenVPN with AES-256 encryption. This is a very powerful encryption method, and is utilized by banks. Avast also utilizes other encryption techniques like ChaCha20 or RSA-2048.

The Avast VPN client on desktops and Android devices will automatically select the best protocol for your connection. It attempts to connect to OpenVPN first, then switches to Mimic in case that fails. This isn’t my opinion the most efficient method to select an option. It would be more beneficial to give clients the option to choose the preferred protocol and then tell you how it has worked.

Avast VPN is a other VPN with a number of servers. It has more than 700 locations in over 34 countries. I’m not sure if the list of servers is updated regularly enough, as the VPN did not have any servers in China when I tried it. There are a few distinctive pieces of information that Avast keeps about your use including your full name and zip code.

Avast’s headquarters are in the Czech Republic. This country is GDPR compliant and not associated with any Eyes Alliance surveillance group. They do keep a few identifying connection logs and their no-logs policies does not explicitly prohibit this. They accept payment via PayPal and credit cards, however they do gather billing data. They also allow cookies to monitor your online activities.