A lot of security suites offer the VPN in their bundle. This can be helpful if you are looking for a software that can do it all. These bundles can be very cost-effective and provide a fantastic method of getting two fantastic tools for the cost of just one, but not all of them are identical. Some are extremely limited, while others – like Surfshark Antivirus and its next-gen VPN are able to stand up to the majority of standalone services.
When you combine an antivirus with a VPN, your online traffic is encrypted tunnel that shields your data from prying eyes. This also stops advertisers from tracking you when you’re online. This can also help overcome geographical restrictions, like those that block you from accessing certain content or services.
In general, antivirus-based VPNs don’t compete with top standalone VPNs, but some of them – like TotalAV’s Safe Browsing VPN — are very good. It’s not equipped with advanced security features like RAM-only servers, perfect forward secrecy and an audited no-logs policy which top standalone VPNs come with however it’s safe quick and efficient, and also works with popular streaming apps and torrenting websites.
Other options to consider include MacKeeper, whose malware scanner has scored well in my tests and comes with a good VPN that allows streaming on dedicated P2P servers. It’s easy to use and offers decent speeds. It has a no-logs policy that is independently verified by Deloitte. For a more complete solution, CyberGhost is a good choice, with a kill switch to prevent unexpected connectivity drops, split tunnelling and 256-bit AES encryption to guard your data from hackers.