AVG Secure VPN Review 2022

Here we present the review on avg secure and answer the following questions:

  • How quick are VPN download and upload speeds?
  • How well does it work on Netflix?
  • How good is it for torrenting?
  • Are there differences in these options for different regions?

Here we present the results of tests on this VPN operation for different devices, OSs, browser extensions; and finally we contact the customer support.

Our key finding about avg secure

🌍Country of IncorporationCzech Republic
πŸ–₯️Number of Countries30
πŸ–₯️Number of Server Location30
πŸ–₯️Number of Servers50
πŸ’°PriceUSD 4.55
‡️Download Speedavg. 18.39 Mbps
‴️Upload Speedavg. 14.85 Mbps
πŸ”’Dedicated IPYes
πŸ“± Multiple Devices5
πŸ“ΊNetflixNo
πŸ“₯TorrentingYes
πŸ’»Operation SystemAndroid, iOS, macOS, Win
🌐Browser extensionChrome, Mozilla, Edge
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Does it work in ChinaNo
πŸ†“Free TrialYes, 30 days of money back
πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌLive Chat Supporte-mail only

Servers and Locations

Secure VPN is a spin-off from AVG Technologies; it’s a simple privacy tool using 256-bit AES encryption and ONLY hosts 50 servers in 30 countries worldwide. There is a reason to say that this VPN’s network is worse than others.

Unfortunately, it also keeps session and connection logs. But we did not obtain test data for China, Vietnam, and Turkey.

Header Labelavg secureIndustry average
Number of Countries3060
Number of Server Locations30120
Number of Servers501000

Speed Test

We present herein the speed test data, in particular download speeds and upload speeds.

Download speed

We tested only 36 downloads from 226 different countries worldwide. But there were no data for the rest countries.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries42210
Number of states without test data4332115
Average Download speed20.33 Mbps9.48 Mbps37.23 Mbps
Min Download speed0.64 Mbps (Brazil)0.71 Mbps
(Austria)
1.11 Mbps
(Australia)
Max Download speed78.48 Mbps
(Mexico)
23.75 Mbps
(Netherland)
82.38 Mbps (Russia)
No VPN126.55 Mbps126.55 Mbps126.55 Mbps

Here we see the variation in data across countries. There are some countries with extremely low download speeds. They are Brazil (0.64 Mbps), Austria (0.71 Mbps), and Australia (1.11 Mbps). The average download speeds for regions vary a lot: 20.33 Mbps for the Americas, 9.48 Mbps for Europe, and 37.23 Mbps for the Asia Pacific. The maximal speeds are 78.48 Mbps (Mexico, the Americas), 23.75 Mbps (Netherlands, Europe), and 82.38 Mbps (Russia, Asia Pacific).

avg secure Download speed compares to no VPN (for regions)*

Header Labelavg secureNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest82.38 Mbps126.55 Mbps1.42 times less
Slowest0.64 Mbps126.55 Mbps90.5 times less
Average (all countries)18.39 Mbps126.55 Mbps4.9 times less

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, and prices.

Upload Speed

We tested only 36 downloads from 226 different countries worldwide. But there were no data for the rest countries.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested states42210
Number states without test data2232115
Average Upload speed15.09 Mbps13.73 Mbps17.23 Mbps
Min Upload speed7.02 Mbps
(Mexico)
0.57 Mbps
(France)
8.15 Mbps
(Australia)
Max Upload speed22.12
(Canada)
24.41 Mbps
(Spain)
22.82 Mbps
(Malaysia)
No VPN14.69 Mbps14.69 Mbps14.69 Mbps

The average upload speed for all countries was 0.57 Mbps, and it is 25.72 times lower than No VPN speed. The minimal achievable upload speeds varied depending on region and country.

The average upload speed for the Americas was 15.09 Mbps, for Europe – 13.73 Mbps, and for the Asia Pacific – 17.23 Mbps. The minimal upload speed for the Americas was 7.02 (Mexico), for Europe – 0.57Mbps (France), and for the Asia Pacific – 8.15 Mbps (Australia). The quickest connection for all countries was 24.41 Mbps (Europe, Spain) – it exceeds the NO VPN speed.

avg secure VPN Upload speed compares to average (for regions)*

Header Labelavg secureNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest24.41 Mbps14.69 Mbps1.66 times less
Slowest0.57 Mbps14.69 Mbps25.78 times less
Average (all countries)14.85 Mbps14.69 Mbps1.01 times more

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, and prices.

The figures below depict test data in the context of regions and countries.

Ping time out

Ping is the time it takes to request and then respond to data from your computer to another computer (information exchange rate). Ping is usually measured in milliseconds: 200 ms (0.2 seconds), 29 ms (0.026 seconds), 2000 ms (2.0 seconds).

avg secure VPN ping speed, ms

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Quickest199 (USA)197 (Italy, Belgium)16.77 (New Zeland)
Slowest340 (Brazil)249 (France)357 (South Africa)
Average259.75223.5134.88
No VPN connection242424

avg secure ping speed compared to other VPNs

Header labelCountryPing
QuickestNew Zeland16.77 ms
SlowestSouth Africa357 ms
OverallAll countries202.9 ms
No VPN connectionAll countries24

avg secure ping speed compared to the industry average

Header Labelavg secureOther VPN avgDifference
Quickest16.77 ms
(New Zeland)
65.83 ms3.92 times less
Slowest357 ms
(South Africa)
65.83 ms5.42 times more
Overall232.16 ms65.83 ms3.52 times more

avg secure outperforms the other VPNs in ping speed 3.52 times.

DNS Leak Test

When connecting to a VPN server in some operating systems (for example, Windows), queries do not always go through the DNS server of the VPN connection. In this case, some sites may find out that your IP address and DNS servers are located in different countries, and your anonymity may be at risk.

No VPN connectedVPN connected (avg secure)DNS leak test
172.217.43.194
(Taipei, Taiwan)
181.214.61.48
(Reston, USA)
Good
172.253.237.5
(Central, Hong Kong)
172.253.5.5
(Hong Kong)
–
172.253.6.1
(Hong Kong)
–
172.253.6.4
(Hong Kong)
–
74.125.186.196
(Taipei, Taiwan)
–

Our DNS leak test was successful with VPNhub. NO DNS leaks were detected.

Streaming

Here we present the results of our tests on VPNhub work in the USA, UK, Japan, and South Korea. Unfortunately, we did not manage to test it, because this VPN does not work.

Netflix

Header labelavg secure – Libraryavg secure – Streaming bufferavg secure – Streaming quality
Americas
United StatesNO
Europe
United KingdomNO––
Asia Pacific
JapanNO
South KoreaNO

Torrenting

Torrents are used worldwide. It is crucial to use a VPN to provide safely and anonymously torrenting.

BitTorrent with avg secure

We considered here the following options:

  • file size 3.5GB;
  • number of seeders 0.412;
  • download speed 390 kB/s
  • complete time 2 h 8 min.

The complete of 2 h 8 min is too much, we’d like to say, compared with the industry average time of 22 min.

BitTorrent with avg secure

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
avg secure 3.5 GB0.417390 kB/s2 h 8 min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

In general, download time was 5.8 times more than the average industry time.

uTorrent with avg secure

Here we aimed at providing the same download conditions.

  • file size 3.5GB;
  • number of seeders 0.417;
  • download speed 447.1 kB/s;
  • complete time 2 h 40 min.
    .

uTorrent with avg secure

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
avg secure3.5 GB0.417447.1 kb/s2 h 40min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

Really, 2 h 40 min is too much for downloading a 3.5GB file. This time exceeds the industry average of 3.63 times.

Router

The official site does not present the information on a native app for routers. Besides, there is no information on the best routers for this VPN.

Browser extension

This VPN has a browser extension for well-known browsers Firefox, Chrome, Opera.

TV

The main advantage of Smart TV is that in addition to regular TV channels, it gives you the opportunity to watch additional content. Smart TV gives you access to your favorite services such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, music streaming services, and even gaming and sports content. You can also watch pay-per-view cable and satellite TV by simply downloading the content provider’s app.

avg secure is does not provide information on smart TVs.

Devices and Operating Systems

Purevpn is compatible with the following OSs:

  • Windows
  • Mac;
  • iOS;
  • Android.

Price

avg secure offers 4 different subscription plans.

  • Subscription for 1 year –  $54.60, which is $4.55 per month ;
  • Subscription for 2 years – $99.60, which is $4.15 per month;
  • Subscription for 3 years – $135, which is $3.75 per month.
Planavg secureIndustry AvgDifference
12 monthsUS$4.55US$8.00-75%
24 monthsUS$4.15
39 monthsUS$3.75

avg secure’s price is less than the industry avg. It makes sense to buy it for 12+ months.

Discount

No discount is offered.

Free Trial

VPN offers 30 day of a money-back guarantee

Customer support

It was a total disappointment. The custom service only email. Besides, the quality of the answer was bad too.

Header labelavg securityIndustry AVGDifference
Connect to an agencyemail only10 second
Reply speedemail only15 second
Quality of the answerbadGood

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