Avast SecureLine Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
7.4
/10
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While Avast is secure in terms of encryption, regular software updates, and advanced authentication, the VPN lost points for its privacy policy. The company logs more user information than necessary such as the user’s social media accounts, IP addresses, and device data, sharing this information with third parties. Avast also has a history of being a victim of cybercrimes.

Encryption

In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Yes, must opt in
Product available to use during updates? No

Passwords

Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes for their business offering
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? sec.report@avast.com
Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Link https://www.avast.com/privacy-policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, address, email address, phone number, social media accounts, payment info, IP address, device data
What data they don’t log Browsing history
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Shares with third parties

Surveillance

Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/ app n/a
Location tracking device/ app Can opt in

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? Yes, can let parents know how their children are using the internet, track the. set up alerts so that parents can know when a child has arrived or left a location, filter content on the internet, set timers, and send reminders to child to charge phone

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Yes
Did they do anything to fix it? Yes

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a