The Avast VPN application is easy to use, simple and has some excellent security features. However, it’s missing some essential features, including the kill switch and split tunneling. Also, it’s not equipped with an integrated Ad-blocker. It’s an excellent overall service, but there are many 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 friendly, easy to use interface. The design is simple and the hamburger menu at the top of the right-hand side leads you to “Settings.” The Windows application will connect automatically, or begin a connection manually by clicking the Change Location button. You’ll then see a list of servers classified by region and function (P2P or streaming).
Avast VPN provides strong security thanks to its 256-bit AES encryption, which blocks WebRTC leaks as well as DNS leaks. It also supports the extremely secure OpenVPN protocol, and offers beta support for WireGuard, which lets you connect to areas that might otherwise block VPNs. It’s a great choice for those with intermittent internet connections.
Avast’s privacy policies are more transparent than many and doesn’t keep track of the IP address that you used to connect to or the websites you visit. It does, however, keep track of the amount of information that was downloaded and uploaded during your session.
Avast VPN offers a free 7-day trial, which doesn’t require any credit card. You can then select between one, two- or three year subscription that can be used on up to five devices. It accepts credit cards, PayPal and Perfect Money however it doesn’t accept cash or cryptocurrencies.