AVG VPN Review

The AVG VPN boasts compatibility with Netflix and torrenting, but it has a long way to go when it comes to users’ privacy.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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7.9 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Logs web activity and traffic: This is the biggest reason why AVG’s VPN is an abysmal pick for those using a VPN for privacy purposes.
  • Based in the Netherlands: We’re not anti-Holland in general, but the Netherlands are a member of the surveillance alliance the Nine Eyes, so AVG could be forced legally to hand over our personal information.
  • No multi-hop: Our web activity was only encrypted once as opposed to multiple times.

Bottom Line

AVG's VPN is just as powerful as their antivirus software, with a backup kill switch in case it loses connection so your web traffic stays hidden.
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