A lot of security suites include the option of a VPN as part of their package which is a great option when you’re looking for an all-in-one tool. 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 to be equal. Some are extremely restricted, while others – like Surfshark Antivirus and its next-generation VPN are able to stand up to the majority of standalone services.
When you combine an anti-virus system with a VPN your online traffic will be sent through a secure tunnel to protect your data from prying eye. This blocks advertisers from monitoring your online activities and can assist you in overcoming geographical restrictions that may prevent you from accessing certain websites or content.
In general, antivirus-bundled VPNs don’t stand up to top standalone ones, however some of them – like TotalAV’s Safe Browsing VPN — are good. It’s lacking advanced security features, such as RAM-only servers, flawless forward secrecy and an audited no-logs policy which top standalone VPNs come with however it’s safe as well as fast and compatible with popular streaming apps and torrenting sites.
MacKeeper is a different option. Its malware scanner scored well in my tests, and it comes with a reliable VPN that allows streaming on dedicated P2P servers. It’s simple to use, offers decent speeds and has a no-logs policy that is independently verified by Deloitte. CyberGhost, an all-encompassing solution that offers a kill button for unexpected interruptions in connection, split tunnelling, and 256-bit AES encrypted data, is another option.