That's significantly more than leader Hotspot Shield Elite, which increased latency by just 155. Surprisingly, I had no trouble watching Netflix while connected to SecureLine, but that could change at a moment's notice. I found that it increased latency by 360. SecureLine fared better in the upload test, where it reduced speeds by 3. Avast, the company behind SecureLine, is headquartered in the Czech Republic.
If you're not willing to pay up right away, SecureLine has a seven-day free trial period that is mercifully ad-free and mostly free of irritating upsell reminders. It also means you have more options for location spoofing. Additionally, according to the company's , what metadata is collected is deleted within 30 days. That said, TorGuard has built its business on serving torrenters. Foremost among them is ; that service has more than 3,000 servers available for users. I discard the highest and lowest results, average what's left, and find a percent change for latency, download speed, and upload speed between the two sets of results.
While I am glad to see Avast make the pricing for SecureLine competitive, I am a bit irked at how it pushes annual plans. All of these services offer more robust networks, more advanced features, and simple, flexible pricing. Because this browser is made by Avast, you have access to the same customer service options as its antivirus program users. We assumed this meant the antivirus programs is integrated into the browser itself to make it more secure. . According to the , there are currently no mandatory data retention laws in the Czech Republic. But it comes up short of the thanks to an expensive and inflexible pricing plan and unimpressive server infrastructure.
Malicious ads, malware, and other network attacks can still harm your computer and steal personal information. For example, in order to prevent people from spoofing their location and watching videos that aren't available in their real location. Avast Secure has a straightforward installation process. In the domestic testing, SecureLine made a surprise early showing by improving latency by 29. While I appreciate the variety of pricing options Avast allows, it can be a challenge to understand.
If you have a smartphone or Mac, we recommend or. This includes smart fridges and dumb video game consoles. That's simple, but I would prefer a search box to make finding specific servers easier. My international testing always yields worse performance results due to the distances involved, and Avast SecureLine is no exception. If you're using the Wi-Fi at a coffee shop, for example, you won't have to worry about the owner of the network or bad guys lurking on the network stealing your data. Pricing and Features When I first looked at SecureLine, I was dismayed to find that it didn't offer a multi-device pricing tier. If you don't feel the need to secure all the devices in your house, you can settle for Avast's device-specific plans.
Information sent through this tunnel is unreadable to anyone who tries to intercept or spy on it. Unfortunately, SecureLine has a tiny number of servers and server locations, making it a tough sell in a crowded space. It reduced download speeds by 14. You can access some of its key functions through a system tray icon, but you'll probably use the main app. Its settings menu is mostly bare, aside from a toggle to automatically activate when connecting to an unknown network.
Thankfully, Avast has since loosened up and rolled out a pricing scheme that is far better for consumers. Despite the change in pricing, I still expected more features from SecureLine. He spends much of his time polishing his tinfoil hat and plumbing the depths of the Dark Web. This web browser has many of the tools others include such as a password manager, an integrated search engine and tabbed browsing. On one hand, SecureLine presents a clean and simple design. Most other services are more flexible—with twice yearly or even quarterly subscriptions—and easier to understand. I highly recommend using software to keep your computer protected from all angles.
In the upload test, SecureLine also had strong performance. You can download the antivirus program by following the link provided in the Avast Secure browser. That's because your traffic has to go through more fiber and more machines to complete its journey. You can select a server from a pull-down menu, or let SecureLine choose the closest and probably fastest server. I tested the Windows client on a Lenovo ThinkPad T460s laptop running.
However, we discovered that while Avast Secure is very good at blocking phishing schemes on its own — it blocked 83 percent of our test samples — we needed to download the antivirus program separately to stop malicious downloads, including ransomware and Trojans. That's really unfortunate, considering that a one-year subscription to Avast SecureLine is pretty close to the price of a subscription. However, there are totally out there, such as the browser plug-in for Hotspot Shield Elite. TunnelBear and also improved download speeds, by 98. But it lacks features that many others include, like parental controls, voice interaction and open-source development.
A company representative also confirmed for me that Avast does not inject ads into users' web traffic, nor does the company profit from the sale of user data. If you're keen on , you're in luck: Avast SecureLine allows file sharing traffic on its servers. In general, Avast SecureLine managed above-average scores, particularly for downloads. Hands On With SecureLine SecureLine's presence on your computer is minimal. SecureLine is simple because it doesn't have much to offer.