A lot of security suites offer an VPN in their bundle. This can be helpful when you’re looking for a solution that does it all. These bundles are economical and a great option to get two great 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 can stand up to standalone solutions.
When you combine an antivirus and the aid of a VPN the internet traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel, shielding your information from the eyes of a snooper. This also prevents advertisers from tracking you while you’re online. It also helps bypass geographical restrictions, such as those that prevent you from accessing content or services.
In general, antivirus-enabled virtual private networks aren’t as good with the best standalone VPNs, however some, like TotalAV Safe Browsing, are quite good. It’s not equipped with advanced security features such as RAM-only servers, the perfected forward secrecy and an audited policy of no-logs which top standalone VPNs have, however it is fast, safe, and compatible with popular streaming and torrenting applications.
MacKeeper is another option. Its malware scanner scored highly in my tests, and it also includes a solid VPN that supports streaming through dedicated P2P servers. It’s easy-to-use, offers good speed and has an policy of no logs that was independently verified by Deloitte. For a more complete solution, CyberGhost is a excellent choice that comes with a kill switch to prevent unexpected connectivity drops split tunnelling, as well 256-bit AES encryption to shield your data from hackers.