The SecureLine VPN is a new product offered by Avast, and its creation has been a smart move on the company’s behalf. This VPN has added much-needed value to the other online security services they have on offer.
While this VPN is a step in the right direction for Avast, the reviews on the quality of the service have been conflicting. So I’ve decided to set out and test this VPN for myself. Thankfully, I was able to sign up to the service risk-free with their 30-day money back guarantee as well.
When testing out a new VPN service, there are always a few crucial questions I must ask:
My IP address is being shown in the US, while my physical location is a few thousand miles away
8 servers that are optimized for P2P traffic
Torrenting with Avast SecureLine is fast and secure
Connection speeds are often affected when you’re using a VPN due to the longer distance your traffic must follow to stay protected. Quality VPNs need to find a way to ensure the VPN doesn’t slow down your internet speeds too much.
To test this, I used Ookla’s speed test and compared all the tests I did with Avast SecureLine VPN’s servers to my average internet speeds without a VPN.
First speed test without Avast SecureLine VPN.
Looks like my ISP is throttling my speeds
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
Unfortunately, the number of servers this VPN has isn’t fantastic. With only 57 servers in 35 countries, Avast SecureLine VPN is not ready to compete with ExpressVPN or NordVPN both of which have thousands of servers.
However, they do have servers in all the major countries with multiple servers in Germany, Canada, Russia, Spain, and the UK. They even have 16 servers located in the US which is fantastic for a smaller service.
A Collage of some of the streaming sites I tested with Avast SecureLine
One thing I loved about this service was its straightforward installation process and intuitive interface. It’s the perfect service for anyone unfamiliar with VPNs because the app is extremely easy to navigate. Beginners will be thankful that connecting to a server doesn’t require much effort and accessing a secure connection is as simple as clicking on a switch.
Connecting to Avast SecureLine VPN is done with a single click to a button in the middle of their main page.
Avast SecureLine VPN’s easily-accessible preferences menu.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
Avast SecureLine VPN has several options when it comes to payment plans depending on the devices you wish to connect. You should be aware that for Mac and Windows devices, you’ll be paying a much higher price for the service than if you want to connect iOS or Android devices.
Avast SecureLine VPN also offers a free 7-day trial, no credit card needed, so you have the chance to test out the service. If that’s not enough, they also have a 30-day money-back guarantee period.
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