Avira was established in 2006, its antivirus software has been in active development since 1986. The VPN was only introduced by Avira in 2016, but it is undeniably popular because of its well-known brand.

In a nutshell, Phantom VPN from Avira is a standard service with standard features. It is a simple tool that offers solid security and little else, making it a good fit for the casual user who cares only about safe and private time on the internet. Users can secure their browsing data on as many devices as they like – a good option if you’re looking for value.

Is Avira Phantom VPN Fast?

Avira Phantom VPN does not support fast speeds. Most VPN apps have slowed or inconsistent speeds, but Avira’s Phantom VPN’s average speed is still better than the regular VPNs. This significant speed of other VPN Apps difference made streaming almost impossible and even affected regular browsing, and speed tests for multiple locations, including local servers.

Security — Encryption and Privacy Features

Avira’s Phantom VPN 256-bit encryption with the OpenVPN protocol assured me that my data is safe while using its VPN. However, you won’t find any advanced or customizable privacy features. Also, if you’re looking for a VPN to bypass censorship in high-surveillance states, you’re lucky! For native apps downloaded from their website, the VPN runs SSL/TSL protocols based on OpenVPN. But, if we download Avira apps from the Apple App Store or Microsoft Store, the VPN uses IPsec.

One of the benefits of the OpenVPN protocol is that it is highly configurable.

Interestingly, the company that has built its brand on antivirus software doesn’t have any built-in ad blockers or antimalware features. Instead, after purchasing a Phantom VPN subscription, Avira as a Brand offers you a 20% discount on a subscription to Avira Prime which offers protection from malware and an adblocker.


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