Avast SecureLine VPN Review: A Good But Not Great Product

Using a virtual private network is a great way to get access to video content you otherwise wouldn’t have access to because of your location. There are many VPNs to choose from, including one from Avast. After looking through Avast SecureLine VPN review on a third-party site, I took a decision to check how good it is in practice.

Avast SecureLine VPN

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Thus, I will provide a look at this product to help you decide whether this is the right VPN for your needs.


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Avast is a very reputable company in the world of online security, so we can trust that the company’s SecureLine VPN is a solid option. The company offers a free seven-day trial so you can try it out and decide whether to keep using it before you’re committed. If you don’t like the VPN, just remember to cancel before seven days are up, or they will automatically withdraw the money. The service is available for PCs, Macs, iPhones or iPads, and Android devices.

An Avast SecureLine VPN review reveals that it provides 256-bit encryption for your security. It hides all your online activities and never logs the websites you visit or the apps you use. It also offers DNS leak protection and uses OpenVPN and IPsec, which are secure tunneling protocols. Avast’s SecureLine VPN is available in 34 countries, and users and select which country they want to appear to be in while using it. The service users peer-to-peer torrenting servers and special video streaming servers for those who want to watch content available in the U.S. or U.K.

We should note that Avast’s SecureLine VPN doesn’t offer as many locations as some VPN services out there. Other options offer thousands of servers in as many as 60 different countries. Another shortcoming of Avast’s VPN service is that it lacks a kill switch to block your connection in the event that the VPN fails. It means any failure could have a detrimental effect on your privacy. The product also lacks a number of other settings offered by other VPN services.

It seems likely that Avast has merely added a VPN service to the antivirus software it is known for. It’s unclear just how much effort the company puts into maintaining the service.

About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at AnkurShah47@gmail.com