Avira Phantom VPN

Avira Phantom VPN 2.21

Free
Surf the web anonymously, bypass local rules and unblock services.

Avira Phantom VPN is a client that helps you connect through a virtual private network. The application is very easy to use, which is a typical characteristic of other tools of the same type. It lets you select one from a list of the available virtual locations and it is also possible to let the app pick the nearest server automatically. Regrettably, their network of 36 servers is not as wide as those of other VPN service providers.

If you want to be protected at all times, you can set the client to start automatically with the system. In this respect, it is great that it comes with a killswitch to prevent data leaks. Luckily, the service uses OpenVPN, one of the most reliable protocols available. Likewise, it uses such a military-level encryption algorithm as AES-256.

It is excellent news that there is not a noticeable decline in connection speed. Likewise, it can bypass Netflix’s restrictions to some geographical regions. It supports P2P connections as well. Additionally, you get integrated antimalware protection from one of the leading antivirus engines.

To conclude, Avira Phantom VPN helps you surf the web without risking your privacy. It is also useful for bypassing certain kinds of geographically-based restrictions or local ISP rules. The basic service is free but restricted to 500 Mb a month, so, if you need more, you should buy their Pro services. Fortunately, there is no limit on the number of simultaneous connections, which means that you can connect from your computer and your smartphone at the same time.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Allows unblocking restricted sites
  • Integrated AV protection
  • Allows unlimited simultaneous connections
  • Built-in killswitch
  • Military-level encryption
  • Supports OpenVPN
  • Supports P2P connections

Cons

  • Free service restricted to 500 Mb a month
  • Network not as wide as those of other service providers
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