Avast SecureLine VPN Review

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

What We Like

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 Line

Avast's VPN has 700 servers across 34 countries and is based in the Czech Republic, a Five Eyes non-member.
Citations
  1. Independent. (2016). Netflix responds to the VPN ban backlash: ‘It's really inconsequential to us'.
    independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/netflix-responds-to-vpn-ban-backlash-it-s-really-inconsequential-to-us-a6990801.html

  2. Statista. (2020). Market share held by the leading Windows anti-malware application vendors worldwide, as of April 2020.
    statista.com/statistics/271048/market-share-held-by-antivirus-vendors-for-windows-systems/

  3. Reuters. (2019). Avast target of cyber-security attack, company and Czech counterintelligence say.
    reuters.com/article/us-avast-cyber/avast-target-of-cyber-security-attack-company-and-czech-counterintelligence-say-idUSKBN1X01KS

  4. Vice. (2020). Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data.
    vice.com/en_uk/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation