Best Free WiFi Scanner

This tool is a good utility to have on your home network and on your home PC. So as everybody’s working at home and, uh, kids and multiple people, um, in your house, but not only that, but also in your neighborhoods have these powerful routers. You can pick up wireless networks across your neighborhood. You can see your networks for your neighbors, your, um, houses, a couple of houses down, sometimes even farther than that. And over time, you might have times in your day that you’ll have network issues or for whatever reason, you’ve got a, maybe a gigabit pipe and you’ve got a, you’ve got a, a gig Browder, but then the router of the wifi is still slow and chocolates you’re, you’re dropping and, and it’s, it causes problems. So that may not necessarily be the power of your network, power of your, um, ISP bandwidth into your home, but it might be interference or something going on with the radio frequencies of the wifi and everyone else talking about it.

So one of the things that you can do is get a wifi scanner. And this episode is about a one that I had found it’s free and it’s one of the best ones best, fully featured free ones that I found by lizard systems called just called wifi scanner. Download will be in the show notes, download, you’ll have to register to get a free, um, free key for personal use. Just go get, you’ll get an email with the key and, and put it in there and registered, but words way, how you can use this. Why it’s important is that it’s amazing that when you run the wifi scanner on a PC or laptop, you can move around, but you’ll be able to see everything that your wifi antenna, Cesar net card sees. And what you can do with that is that when you look at the lines, I’m not getting into the real technical details, but you’ll understand it.

Each there’ll be a little graph on the bottom and each network that it detects will be given a line. Now, if those lines intersect or cross over somebody else, that means that the frequency of the strength and the channel are interfering. But not only that, you have to also take into account, especially if you’re still using 2.4 gigahertz network. That’s the same frequency as like your cordless phones and other types of, of, of wireless devices, not necessarily IOT devices, but wireless devices, Carlos phones are the big ones. Um, 5g, if you can, if your router supports 5g bandwidth, that’s the one that you want to go to. But even still, um, some of the default settings are the same on all the routers and people don’t change the channels. So when you look at the charts, what you can do is and go, Oh, my network is, is overlapping three others.

So you can go into your router configurations and in order to change and tweak your radio frequencies to get kind of get out of that out of the mess, in a way into your own to potentially reduce the interference is changed. The, that you’re broadcasting on and you go into, and it’s going to vary from router to router. But most of them, when you go into your wifi settings, you will see, do you want to do five gigahertz or two, 2.4 gigahertz? And then you’ll see in their channel. And for 2.4 gigahertz, you’ll have maybe a dozen think it’s one through 11 or zero through 11 options on 5g. You’ll have significantly more options because it’s a different, completely different bandwidth in different options with the radio frequencies. But you’ll want to change that because if you think about it, a lot of people you’ve probably never changed the channels of your router.

And so when these, these routers ship by default, they’re all set to, for example, channel one 49 as an example. And so if everyone else doesn’t change them, everyone else at home is broadcasting on the exact same frequency and channel. So in order for you to break away, to hopefully clear up the interference, if you’re having these types of situations and it’s a good at practice, do it anyway, it’s changed the channel and then look at the scanner and see your bandwidth and your wireless detection change and break away from the others. And that’s really the best way to use this. Also just kind of gives you an idea of what else is out there. What else is being seen? What else is this tool picking up that potential you’re not seeing in your network connectivity through windows or through your operating system. And it has a plethora of other options that you can go down to it.

It can scan, um, eight Oh two, 1180 all the way up to AC, which is the most common and current, um, um, wifi protocols. You can look for different security channels. You can look for bands, looking for channel with et cetera, et cetera. Once you get in there, it’s been, it’s very easy to use. So it’s free it’s by lizard systems, just simply called wifi scanner tools, tips, and tricks. Um, I use it quite a bit, um, trying to, to debug as well. It also helps when you’re moving around the house to detect the strength of the wifi. It’s a lot easier to see the strength as you move from right next to the router versus to the, uh, you know, upper floor corner of the house, or even out in the yard. You can, if you have it on a laptop, you can move around and see how truly strong your signal goes.

Um, if you’re out mowing the lawn or out playing in the yard, or, or why you can’t get it in the, in the upper bedroom, you know, that will help and help identify, maybe move the route around that. That helps with that too. So wifi scanner, it’s a good utility to have. Um, if you’re running into goofy wifi, you should be having a tool like this. This will help you. And if you just want to learn about how really everything that’s out there, all the, uh, all the wireless broadcasting that’s out there, this will help detect it and see what else is around there. It’ll help you tweak and tune it and optimize it for this time because your home network, you’re relying on it every single day. So as everyone else, and it’s best to make it run as best you can, this tool will help you do it.

Tools Tips – ExpressVPN and a Deal for You

Today is brought to you by express VPN. And the reason why I want to do a episode on this one is recently in the news, there was a announcement of a very popular, very renowned VPN service. I’m not going to mention it and continue to drag them through the mud about how they were breached. And I get asked a lot on what type of tools that I use, what type of security tools they use. And I try to remain agnostic and then let people decide on their selves is to go out and do their research.

However, when this particular case comes up and we have a breach, people are like, okay, I need a service. And so I’m going to say that, that I use express VPN. I have used other paid VPN services in the past, but a year and a half ago, I switched to express VPN and I have not had any of the issues that caused me to look for new services for my, for my older services, uh, since then, and which is fantastic. And if you listen to the podcast, I talk a lot about personal VPNs and why you should have them second to that is that a VPN is one of those services that you should invest, excuse me, invest in because you should never, ever, ever. And I’ve said this multiple times on many episodes in the past, never as tantalizing as it is never use a free VPN service.

The reason being is it’s not free. You, they, you are paying for it through your data. You don’t trust what the proxies are doing. You don’t trust what they’re logging, you don’t trust what they’re doing with their data. Is it truly providing the security that you ex that you demand from the VPN service? Uh, just don’t use them. Uh, VPNs VPNs are fairly inexpensive in the grand scheme of things over the course of the year in return to the value and the exponential security improvement that you get. So why would you use a personal VPN? Couple of reasons. One is to browse and use the internet anonymously and securely, even at your home. If you have a secure home network, you’re doing all the best practices, your internet service provider, without a VPN can watch and track everywhere that you go everywhere that you search can throttle your traffic.

If you’re overusing one service or another, and they can do all that. If you’re not using a VPN, a VPN creates a secure tunnel between your computer, your end point and the internet that no one, not even your internet service provider can look and see what you’re doing, what you’re watching, what you’re downloading, where you’re going. Second thing that is that you can unblock websites that may be or videos that are geographically blocked. Sometimes you might hit a video and says, this video is not available in your region. Well, VPN, um, like express VPN and others. They have servers all over the world. So if I want to look like I’m coming from Europe or Australia or Singapore, or, or Canada or wherever I can connect to those services. And then to the website that I’m consuming, it looks like I’m coming from Australia or wherever.

And then I can access, uh, unrestrict or access geographically restricted, uh, data. It B that becomes extremely handy if you’re traveling. So if you’re traveling out of the United States, for example, and you have various services that you pay for, and you’re using the local internet, say at your hotel, um, Netflix, HBO, and all these online services saying, Oh, you’re, you’re coming now from Mexico. And we don’t allow you to access it. Well, if you have a VPN, I can connect into the United States proxies and access to services that I pay for. And you can work through that way. Um, another benefit of a VPN is that it maintains security on networks that you don’t own or don’t trust fully. So even if you’re connecting to a guest network at a business, or if you’re a traveling salesman or need to go to work, uh, work client sites, and you’re connecting to their networks, use a VPN, especially if you’re doing coffee shops in airports and any other types of free wifi networks, you should always, always, always use a VPN, even though it’s trusted.

It’s, it’s, you’re confident that it’s okay. You don’t know what the access points. If those have been compromised and sniffing all of the traffic on it, you don’t know if the owners of those networks are on the straight and narrow. It that’s too much to take that risk. Even without a VPN, they can watch what you’re typing, what you’re entering, capture your credentials, et cetera, et cetera. So for me, express VPN is what I landed on it is the, um, fastest is faster than the other ones that I’ve used. It has servers all over the world. It allows me to put it on five devices. So I have it on my, um, personal desktop, all of my mobile devices. I have it on a copy on a work laptop that I use, and I run it all of the time. So if I’m online, my VPN is running regardless that way, then I don’t have to worry about it.

You can set it up to say your computer cannot access the internet without it turned on enabled, or you can say, well, I can disable it from time to time, but for the most part it’s running all the time. I don’t have any problems streaming or playing games or doing any type of high broadband consumption with the VPN on it. Hasn’t caused me any problems. So when I get asked, which ones do you use? That’s the one that I use. And that’s the one that I have been using. That’s when I will continue to be using, uh, Oh, one last important note on the VPN is that you need to make sure that they aren’t logging and they promote and stand by that they are not logging from their proxies. And why is that important? Because then it ensures more level of anonymity and privacy that, that your activity is not being tracked and logged to somewhere else through the internet and VPN services, um, that promote that and tout that, that way nobody state governments or law enforcement agencies or other companies can after any logs, if they don’t exist.

So that’s another purpose of that. So wrapping up express VPN is the one that I use. There are many out there, but that’s the one that I personally use. That’s the one that I support. And that’s the one that I reached out and able to now offer three free months to you. If you sign up for a year contract, you’ll get three months free. The link is get express, And five link will be in the show notes. I’ll write up a little blog post on security and as well. Use that link sign up for a year. You’ll get three free months. Um, if you choose to fantastic, if not, um, use what, what works, but just stay on top of the news, stay on top of, of, um, you know, these particular types of companies and reviews. And if you’re using the VPN service that was compromised, uh, it’s best to don’t take any risks and switch over. And this is an offer that, uh, just happens to line up. And I reached out, and this is the one that I use. I support it. And three free months to all the listeners out there, security and five, be aware, be safe.

How to Uninstall Avast from Mac?

When you decide to switch to another antivirus or reinstall the current one (trying to eliminate any glitches or issues), a question of how to remove the antivirus from Mac occurs. Moving it to the trash is not a solution. It won’t uninstall the app. Moreover, installing new software afterward can lead to software conflicts and even more trouble. Let’s discuss some popular but simple ways to remove Avast from Mac.

The Main Way to Uninstall Avast

To uninstall the software, a user must complete a few simple steps:

  • Run Avast and choose Open Avast Security from the top menu;
  • In the menu bar, click on Go, then Applications, then Avast;
  • Click on Uninstall Avast Security and verify the action;
  • Sometimes a Touch ID or a password is required;
  • After the uninstallation is over, a user must click on Quit to finalize the action.

Now you can install any antivirus software to protect your device.

Alternative Solutions

In case this method doesn’t work, or you prefer other methods, try the following ones:

  • Use third-party software. There are lots of options on the market. Many optimization tools offer to uninstall the unwanted software and clean up any leftover files;
  • Avast also offers a dedicated uninstaller tool. Using it, one can easily remove Avast from Mac;
  • More experienced users can get rid of Avast manually. In this case, one should quit Avast antivirus (make sure you stop the subscription lest you get new charges for the services you don’t use anymore). Then it’s crucial to remove the app from the applications folder as well as the library folder.

Using third-party cleaners is the most reliable way to remove Avast and all related files. It’s probably one of the simplest, too. Simply find it on the list of apps, click on it, and pick delete/uninstall/remove.

Useful Tips You Should Know

Now you know two main facts. First, that moving the app to trash doesn’t remove it. Second, removing the software doesn’t stop the subscription. Users, who purchase antivirus services from Avast or any other company, should log into their accounts online and stop the subscription. That’s the case when you want to remove Avast from Mac completely. In case you uninstall it to install the software from scratch again, this operation is not needed.

Using third-party cleaners is faster than the company’s uninstallers. It lets you skip most steps and removes the program immediately after you verify the action.

Bottom Line

Installing and uninstalling Avast is not that complicated. Any user can do it. Especially, when using our instructions. However, in case you face any difficulties, you can contact the support team and resolve your situation with the help of professionals.

Now you know about several ways of removing the software. Choose the most suitable one for you. However, in case you haven’t decided which antivirus you’ll install next, do not remove the software. You’ll leave the device vulnerable to online threats.

Bitdefender vs Avast – Who Wins?

Comparison of two antivirus giants – Bitdefender and Avast – is not an easy task. There is more than one reason why both companies have millions of users worldwide. However, the question of who is better remains. Honestly, the answer differs all the time because it all depends on the users’ preferences, needs, online activities, etc.

Bitdefender is often chosen as the best in the industry. Is it really so? Let’s compare Bitdefender and Avast in terms of features, protection levels, user-friendliness, price, and customer support. These facts will help determine the best antivirus.

A Variety of Features

Both companies excel at delivering versatile features that enhance protection from all sorts of threats.

Bitdefender, for instance, offers several sets of extras. It is directly reflected in the cost of the plans. The most expensive one offers a password manager, a VPN, social network protection, webcam protection, Real-Time Data Protection, anti-fraud tools, protection from phishing sites, vulnerability, scanner, etc.

Avast doesn’t fall behind and offers plenty of additional features, too. The most luxurious package brings a secure browser, a VPN, a password manager, a Wi-Fi inspector, a sandbox, browser cleanup, CyberCapture, and other features. Its free edition has lots of perks, too.

Protection Levels

In terms of core protection, both software solutions have advanced engines that score excellent detection rates according to the independent testing labs. Visit AV-Test or AV-Comparatives to learn the latest numbers.


Here everything depends on a user’s taste. Both companies deliver visually-appealing interfaces. Even beginners will quickly learn to navigate them or adjust the settings if needed. However, most users agree that Bitdefender has managed to win them over. It allows accessing most features from the main window.

Pricing Policies

This factor is a decision-making factor for many users. Well, nothing can beat Avast Free. On the other hand, if you choose between premium packages, Bitdefender is more affordable. Its services start from $3 per month. By picking suitable plans, users can protect up to 10 devices with one subscription, too.

Customer Support

Did you know that many users never end up using customer support services? Well, if you are one of them, this aspect won’t make any difference for you. In case you often consult professionals, both companies can provide the needed consultation. However, both companies have quite average customer support.

Bitdefender offers live chat, email, phone support as well as a huge knowledgebase. Avast has the same services but also offers premium support for $200 per year.

Bottom Line

While it was a close call, Bitdefender got to the lead in this comparison. The company offers a little bit more when you compare premium options. Bitdefender has a better interface, price, protection. Yet, when you look at the extra features, the choice depends on what you want from your antivirus. Both companies deliver similar features but offer unique ones, too. Choose the ones you want more. In case you search for a free antivirus, Avast has more features for you.

Cloud Security Concerns

Want to talk about a survey that was conducted by checkpoint two over almost 700 industry professionals to compile their 2020 cloud security report. And I like looking at these types of reports that are built on, um, surveys or polling industry professionals that are on the ground in the trenches, and actually working with the, working with the technologies day in, day out in the challenges that they’re having, rather than listening to experts, uh, uh, pontificate or, or theorize on what the challenges are going to be in the future, because those on the ground are actually, uh, experiencing things. And I find them to be a little bit more reliable than, uh, some of the concerns that say, well, you know, up and coming, this is going to be the biggest threat. Well, in reality, that’s generally they’re not lined up to what the real world is.

So I like these, these server reports. So checkpoint released this report 2020 cloud security report and 700 industry professionals. And it was focused on cloud security and three quarters, 75% claim to be very or extremely concerned about cloud security with almost half or a little bit over half believing that the risks are higher in the public cloud than on premises. And I could argue one way or the other in some cases that might be accurate in other cases, um, the cloud services, at least that I work with and I work with cloud services every day, uh, Amazon and Azure specifically, or primarily that there are a lot of things that, um, is far superior than what you can do on premise, especially when it comes to budget manpower. If you’ve got an army and an unlimited budget, then you can do things above and beyond, or at least match the cloud premises or the cloud versus on-prem.

But for the most companies, the on-prem versus the cloud argument, the cloud will prevail in many, many areas, uh, above and beyond, especially for the ease of deployment. So, but I’m not going to get into that, but that’s, that’s, that’s why it’s 50% somewhere on one side, some rather than the other, the survey said that the top four threats, um, the top four threats from the survey were cited as number one was misconfigurations. The second was unauthorized cloud access. Third were insecure interfaces and fourth was account hijacking. So we have misconfiguration as number one, unauthorized cloud access and account hijacking. And as those three of the four, and I could take those are all within the control of the, of the owners and operators of a cloud service insecure interfaces that could go one way or the other technical failure or, or bugs or software failures, et cetera, et cetera.

But misconfigurations on authorized cloud access for identity and access management and account hijacking, which could be, you know, social engineering, things like that are all within the realms of the people and those types of things. Uh, those types of threats are also just as strong as on-premise. Um, whether you are relying on your perimeter security or the cloud security, those particular concerns should be all the way down, but misconfigurations original. Do an episode on this one is because it is a significant deal within cloud services and the most difficult challenges that I, that I see when people are moving, especially, um, uh, you know, the rookies or the newbs moving purely, um, for the first time into a cloud service, whether it’s a simple application or moving a large chunk of a data center or hybrid motor, or what have you, it’s the mentality of applying on-premise, you know, in some cases, decades of on-premise mentality of building infrastructure, securing it, operating it and shifting gears into the cloud mentality.

And it is a different mindset. It’s a different methodology. Um, it’s your, you know, serving applications in different ways. You now introduce, uh, yes, you can still have VMs, but you don’t necessarily have physical servers. You’re not rack stack power and cabling, anything anymore. It’s, it’s, you’re relying on these types of virtual infrastructure to spin up. Then you talk about infrastructure as a service, you’re talking platform as a service, you’re talking single-page applications, you’re talking about things that spin up and live in containers that exist only for their use, and then they disappear. So it’s intangible types of things. So some of the, the legacy on-prem type of agent-based technologies that you might rely on can’t function in that, in that scenario necessarily. But that means that the cloud config, that the cloud is reliant heavily on configurations, and I’ve gone through, uh, certifications on both sides, Azure and AWS, and it is significantly focused on configurations.

How do you configure these types of services to work with your applications, work with other services, work across accounts, across regions, and you have all these different mentalities that you’re not necessarily talking about data centers, you’re talking about regions, et cetera, et cetera. And these surveys comes out and said, yes. Now I can see misconfigurations as being the top concern because the training, the awareness, the education, and just getting in there, using it every single day, that is going to be the key to having a secure and operational cloud service is how it’s configured. And the, and the difficulty is, is not only how a service is configured, but how it is configured across the whole paradigm of your cloud service subscription. And when you introduce something else, introducing that, and then building all of those types of things. So instead of necessarily following the bits and the bites at the level that you wouldn’t, on-premise, you’re following the configurations and relying more heavily on the, the cloud service provider to do those bits and bytes worrying.

And you’re just going to be configuring it and flipping the switches and doing the flow is because they are still responsible for the perimeter security. And what I call the Hollywood hackers busting through the firewall, breaking into your environment is highly improbable. That’s going to happen. Amazon and Microsoft have security controls above and beyond that. We can even imagine and understand protecting their services for the contracts that they have for the, you know, just the government agencies around the world that they have just, you know, these types of things, it’s, it’s there, but you still have a responsibility to configure and maintain your environment. And we see it all the time. I left my S3 bucket wide open. I put this out here and it was on the public. It should be on the private. And what does that come down to configuration? So the surveys is very good, um, adoption into that is that one of the constraints of moving into cloud because of this is lack of training, lack of awareness and lack of budget to support these types of things.

Yet the business initiatives are saying that we need to move into the cloud and that’s, that’s, you know, things that I work with everyday, and I can reflect upon this, the survey. So, um, I wrote running a little long on the episode today, but I’ll put a link in the show notes to check point’s 20, 20 cloud security report. And it’s a very good read. It gives a reflection of, of those that are down in the trenches. I’ve actually gone through this, done. The migrations, worked with it every single day, and their concerns will eventually become your concerns if you’re moving into the cloud. But the trick is, is to look what those concerns are for those that are doing it now reflect on it and plan for it before you go into it and just repeat the same mistakes and the same concerns that they’re dealing with.

It removes a lot of worries, but it introduces new things that you have to focus on. And it doesn’t absolve you from anything security wise. It just changes the way you think about security, because at the end of the day, your application services still need to be secure in the cloud. It’s just done a little bit differently and your responsibilities shift, but at the end of the day, and to end cloud versus, you know, compared to you, you still need to deliver a secure application and that can be done in the cloud. There’s nothing that you’re not going to be secure in the cloud, but you just need to plan for it and be aware of it, lay it out and go forward. Like anything else, security and five, be aware,

What Wikipedia Can't Tell You About AVG Browser

In order to know the reply to the question, at first, let’s make the acquaintance with the AVG Browser, and know the features. It is designed by the experts on safety with the aim to secure your confidentiality and by the same to save the familiar and comfortable interface to the user. In contrast to other browsers, the browser guarantees the confidentiality and protection of your information from the first startup! You shouldn’t make any installation, configuration, or setting of the browser as other browsers require. From the first download of the AVG browser, you are in complete safety. It is really fantastic!

What does AVG Browser guarantee to the users and by what is different from other browsers?

By contract with other browsers, AVG provides a full range of secure possibilities:

– Mode of confidential lookup;

– Automatic block of advertisements which economize your traffic and will speed the operation;

– The progressive integration with the antivirus and VPN options;

– Encryption HTTPS;

– Protection against the traced scripts;

– Mask of digital footprints.

Hide from the tracing because everything is under control AVG Browser!

The input functions of confidentiality protect all aspects of your digital footprint from the very beginning. You can view web-pages with a high degree of anonymity from the browser startup. AVG browser doesn’t allow tracing your activity in the network. So, you can enjoy the confidential lookup of the web-pages!

Raise the web-pages lookup in 4 times!

The function “Advertising blockage” blocks the hard sells which interrupt your lookup continually. Less information is loaded, browser operation is quicker. It also provides protection and anonymity from the very beginning.

The full protection

AVG browser is considered as the best browser in the field of protection. It provides full-time discovery, identification, and any threat removal and protection from malicious software, phishing attacks, and stealing the personal and financial data in the real-time regime. AVG browser is tooled with special options such as Webcam Guard and Anti-Fingerprinting that raise the protection in several times! You won’t have any doubts about your security in the future!

Bottom line

ABG Browser is the safest browser. It can automatically delete cookie files, has the input add-blocking apps, which can be tooled at the user view and the protection means, developed but the technicians of AVG. Moreover, the AVG browser has the integration with AVG Secure VPN which allows coding the connection easily. And you, what is the most favorable? This is completely free! AVG browser is available on the Windows, Android, and Mac software.

5 Things to Remember about AVG Cleaner PRO APK

Smartphone users are often on the lookout for top optimization apps. They come in handy and help clear the phone’s storage space by deleting all junk. One of such apps is AVG Cleaner Pro. Users can download the APK file from Google Store or App Store, depending on the device they use. This program works on both iOS and Android. Yet, before you leak into action, let’s get to know more facts about AVG Cleaner Pro and whether it deserves your time.

Top 5 Facts about the Software

When you find out more about AVG Cleaner Pro, you’ll notice the following features

  • Cash cleanup serves to remove cash files and clean up space. Removing cash makes smartphone work faster (in most cases);
  • Disk cleanup performs a similar feature. Using this tool, users may remove unnecessary multimedia files. In the app, users will see all the files on the phone. Sort through them and click on the ones you want to be removed;
  • Photo gallery optimization specializes in keeping your gallery in order. The software scans all photos and offers to delete blurred photos and doubles. It’s a convenient way to free up space for new memories;
  • Cloud exchange comes only with a premium subscription. The tool allows synchronizing the device with all cloud services like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.;
  • Optimization features work on speeding up the performance and preserving battery health.

Other features and possibilities

AVG Pro has a free version, too. However, it’s quite limited. To unlock the app’s full potential, you’ll have to buy the subscription.

The application definitely deserves attention because it also shared useful tips on smartphone maintenance. Optimization tips help users manage the files and avoid gathering junk.

If you worry that the software has any connection to AVG Antivirus, stop. It is a separate product, meaning you can have any other antivirus without any issues or software conflicts.

Is It Worth Installing?

The app market has plenty of similar cleaners. So, naturally, the question appears. Is AVG Cleaner Pro worth the cost? Well, the answer depends on every user. In case you see that you want the offered features, then yes. In case you are looking for other optimization tools or different cleaner modes, keep looking for an alternative.

AVG Cleaner Pro stands out by offering automated reminders. It’s a useful feature but not the only advantage. The APK file is lightweight. Once you download and run it, you’ll get a user-friendly interface with all the features on the screen. Access the wanted one in one click.

Final Thoughts

AVG Cleaner Pro is a convenient tool for iOS and Android devices. It delivers useful optimization features as well as removes unnecessary files for advanced maintenance.

Install the program to sort through your photo library and finally get rid of all blurry pictures or copies of the same files. Use the premium version to synchronize the device with all cloud services.

Avast VPN – Reddit Users Rating

Avast SecureLine VPN is a popular way to get a virtual private network. The company specializes in antivirus software, but this product also deserves your attention for several reasons. Let’s learn more about this VPN and what Reddit thinks about it.

General Impression from the Software

Avast is an award-winning company. It increases the trust that the software will be reliable. Avast VPN is the best solution for users who already use other Avast products. Together, they will complete each other and perform smoothly for all-round protection. Moreover, the company often has special deals and additional discounts for users who buy a subscription to several services.

The main reasons people get a VPN are the desires to receive:

  • Increases anonymity;
  • Complete privacy;
  • Enhanced security from online threats;
  • A possibility to avoid filters and access any content.

Luckily, Avast VPN delivers those features by using top-quality encryption and several extra tools.

Main Facts to Know about Avast VPN

  • The company offers a 7-day free trial period;
  • Avast VPN has a very limited number of servers. Users can access about 55 servers in over 3 countries;
  • It is enough for everyday online browsing;
  • The software has a kill-switch which secures personal data in case the connection is lost or interrupted;
  • Avast VPN hides users’ IP addresses and encrypts all transmitted data;
  • The program is user-friendly;
  • One license can cover up to five devices but secures only one simultaneous connection;
  • This VPN uses advanced encryption protocols and has DNS-Leak Protection;
  • The service secures excellent speeds;
  • In case you need to access customer support, you’ll be upset to discover that the company only offers premium services at an additional cost. However, users can study the FAQ articles and discover the answers they need.


The official website states that Avast VPN can unblock Netflix. However, there are numerous discussions on Reddit about this feature. Many users failed to access this streaming platform and got disappointed in the service. So, in case you wish to get a VPN for streaming, either use the free version to test the feature or move on to an alternative option.

Another controversy is the number of connections. If you want to cover all household devices with one service, Avast won’t be the best solution.

The Verdict

Despite all the conflicting reviews, Avast VPN is a decent choice. It secures high speeds and brings additional protection. The latter comes in handy when using public Wi-Fi or unsecured networks.

In case you consider getting Avast VPN, take into account the prices. Reddit has lots of discussions about that. Some users find it overpriced while others try to prove that it’s excellent value for the money. Clearly, everybody has a different budget and preferences.

In general, the software has enough features to increase your anonymity and enhance security during online browsing. Avast VPN will protect your information. It uses advanced encryption tools as well as additional features to maintain a secure connection.