Avast SecureLine VPN is just a small member of the big Avast families with security solutions of all kinds. Is that VPN because of that better? Or worse? We took a closer look at the service in our Avast SecureLine test and found both weaknesses and quite surprising strengths.
As an add-on to Avast's comprehensive portfolio, Avast SecureLine VPN Although already available for years, but actually not intended as a single solution. It should be an addition to other Avast security solutions. Accordingly, it looks bad with its own security features VPNs out. Although there is a simple concealment of the IP address, but highest anonymity is not guaranteed.
Avast SecueLine VPN receives only a limited OK after our test. If you already use Avast software and not many devices with one VPN the service is worth considering. Otherwise, you get from other providers much more services, different protocols and servers at lower prices. What is Avast SecureLine for? VPN is very good at bypassing geographic locks. You can use it not only abroad German TV channels, but even on Netflix, Amazon, etc. access. That is no longer possible today with many services, since the portals VPNs recognize and block.
Due to the need for multiple licenses for individual devices, the costs for Avast SecureLine are above average. Primarily, the service is safe for existing Avast customers who want to expand their system quickly and easily, and do not have a large number of devices in use.
Purchase on account, PayPal, bank transfer, direct debit, credit cards
Costs / tariffs
Tarif (1 Monat )
Tariff (12 months)
59.88EUR (per month 4.99 EUR)
Tariff (24 months)
95.76EUR (per month 3.99 EUR)
Number of concurrent connections per account
4. The Avast Secureline applications VPN
Own license required for each device
But if you have multiple devices with one VPN If you want to secure that, Avast SecureLine is more expensive for you: You have to buy your own license for each device. Unfortunately, external devices such as game consoles or routers can not be connected, only devices that are compatible with Avast security software.
Applications with ease of use but few settings
In principle, the following applications are possible: Windows, Mac OSX, Android & Apple iOS. There are few setting options for all applications, which makes handling easy. There is also one Instructions for installation. However, we strongly suspect that Avast is trying to motivate users to buy more Avast products. As a minus point it should also be noted that the service is none Gate / Onion connection and also does not offer multi-hop cascading, port forwarding is also not possible.
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Own applications / apps
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Language of the applications
5. Speed tested with Avast Secureline VPN
Maximum speed tested
Germany | 28.03.2020
Due to the limitation of the devices, central recording of customer data is necessary. However, Avast stores SecureLine VPN no registration times or online hours or other detailed information. There is no record of your online behavior, ergo also no data that could be issued to authorities, etc. Your privacy is protected from your ISP. And thanks to the secure encryption of all data between your device and the Avast SecureLine VPNServers are also data retention and monitoring is not an issue!
What sounds at first glance not so positive, but reveals on closer inspection but a worthwhile service for certain applications. Especially positive and a big surprise: Avast SecureLine VPN is NOT blocked by Netflix! So you can stream it. After the speed of the service is also in order, the activation of TV & video content means that warnings have to be made. You can do services like KKiste, simply use it without having to worry about warnings.