A majority of security suites offer a VPN as part of their bundle that can be helpful when you’re looking for an all-in-one solution. These bundles can be extremely affordable and a great option to get two top tools for the price of one. However, not all of them are created equal. Some bundles are very limited, while others – like Surfshark Antivirus with its next-generation VPN – can compete with most standalone services.
When you pair an antivirus with a VPN your online data will pass through a encrypted tunnel to keep your information from the surveillance. This prevents advertisers from tracking your online activities. It can also assist you in bypassing geographical restrictions that may hinder your access to certain sites or services.
In general, antivirus-bundled VPNs can’t perform as well as standalone ones, however some of them – like TotalAV’s Safe Browsing VPN — are quite good. It’s lacking advanced security features like RAM-only servers, flawless forward secrecy, and an audited policy of no-logs that top standalone VPNs include however, it’s safe, fast and works with the most popular streaming apps and torrenting sites.
MacKeeper is another excellent choice. Its malware scanner scored highly in my tests, and it also comes with a reliable VPN that supports streaming through dedicated P2P servers. It’s simple to use and offers decent speeds. It has a zero-logs policy that’s been independently verified by Deloitte. If you want a more comprehensive solution, CyberGhost is another good choice, with the ability to kill off unexpected interruptions in connectivity, split tunnelling and 256-bit AES encryption to protect your data from hackers.