Avast SecureLine VPN Review
What We Like
- Call-in Customer Support: Since SecureLine is an Avast—a major antivirus software company—product, they back up customers with phone support that we found anomalous for the industry and reliable to boot.
- Automatic Action: There are a number of VPNs that require us to turn them on when we begin browsing—sure, it’s just a click of the mouse and we’re covered—but we appreciated SecureLine’s ability to turn on automatically when we booted our computers or when we were connected to reliably unreliable public Wi-Fi networks.
- Solid Speed Test Results: Generally speaking, deploying a VPN will slow your Internet speed (more on that later), but we found Avast SecureLine to be on the faster side of the VPN spectrum, especially when we tested it on a Mac.
What We Don't Like
- Limited Server Count and Locations: While SecureLine offers server locations in 35 countries, their server count only totals about 700, which pales in comparison to some of their competitors.
- Limited-to-No Netflix Capability: Though Netflix has been cracking down on VPN usage1 across the board, services like SecureLine, a.k.a VPNs with a more limited server footprint, have been hardest hit, so we couldn’t Netflix and Chill with Avast.
- Inflexible Subscription Plans: SecureLine offers annual, two-year, and three-year pricing, which we found to be inconvenient for users that prefer month-to-month contracts. Read more about Avast VPN’s pricing.
Bottom LineAvast's VPN has 700 servers across 34 countries and is based in the Czech Republic, a Five Eyes non-member.
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