The Avast VPN app is simple user-friendly and comes with a number of good security features. But, it lacks some crucial features, such as a kill switch and split tunneling. It also doesn’t have an integrated Ad-blocker. It’s an excellent overall service, but there are other options that offer better features at a lower price.
The Windows client offers a pleasant user interface that is well-known to those who have used Avast’s anti-virus software. It’s simple to use and intuitive. The hamburger menu on the right hand side will take you to “Settings.” You can connect either manually or automatically by clicking on the Change Location button. There’s the servers listed by region and function (P2P or streaming).
Security is robust with Avast VPN due to its 256 bit AES encryption and the fact that it blocks WebRTC leaks and DNS leaks. It also supports the highly secure OpenVPN protocol, and offers beta support for WireGuard, which lets you connect to places that could otherwise block VPNs. It’s a great option for people with sporadic internet connections.
Avast’s privacy policies are more transparent than others and it doesn’t record your IP address, or the websites you visit. It does, however, note the amount of data that was uploaded and downloaded during your session.
Avast VPN offers a free 7-day trial, which doesn’t require an account with a credit card. You can then choose one three or two-year plans for up to five devices at a time. It accepts credit cards, PayPal and Perfect Money but does not offer cryptocurrencies or cash payments.