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.
What We Like
- Kill switch: When an elbow knocked into our computer, accidentally turning off our Wi-Fi, AVG killed all of our web browsers to keep our ISP from seeing what tabs we had open.
- Torrenting: Believe it or not, not all movies and TV shows are on our favorite streaming platforms. For the rest, we torrented files using AVG to protect us.
- Netflix access: But let’s be honest: Most of what we want is on Netflix, which AVG worked with well.
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.
- No split tunneling: If you want to route some of your traffic to the public network directly and some to the VPN, look outside of AVG.
- No multi-hop: Our web activity was only encrypted once as opposed to multiple times.
Bottom LineAVG'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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