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Learn more about VPNs
What is a VPN?
IP address. Geo-blocking. These are all terms you may have encountered when reading about virtual private networks. This short introduction to VPNs explains how they can make your life better.Learn more
How to use a VPN for anonymous browsing?
Surfing the net is fun, informative, and useful. But you leave traces, which are collected and sold by advertisers, search engines, and ISPs, usually without your knowledge. That’s where a VPN comes in handy...Learn more
How to bypass geo-restrictions with a VPN?
If you want to keep up to date with your favorite shows while on holiday, or watch a foreign movie unavailable in your region, Avira Phantom VPN Pro can help you bypass geo-restrictions to access the content you love.Learn more
What are the dangers of public Wi-Fi?
Hackers love public Wi-Fi – that’s because 75% of them are vulnerable. But there’s an easy way to stay safe – and that’s VPN. Find out how it helps you to avoid hacking attacks when surfing on public Wi-Fi.Learn more
Are VPNs truly safe?
Your privacy and data are under threat particularly when you use public Wi-Fi. Explore why VPN is the recommended choice for greater online security and freedom.Learn more
Does a VPN make online banking more secure?
When using online banking services on the go, a VPN helps keep your data safe from hackers. With a VPN, your financial data is encrypted for maximum security.Learn more
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Why should you use a VPN?
Stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks
Surfing online is inherently insecure, especially when connected to a public Wi-Fi network. The reason: other people in this network can access and steal your data. Browse anonymously with an active VPN connection to encrypt all the data received and sent and protect yourself from hackers. This way, your passwords and personal data are safe. The encryption feature is important when you connect to Wi-Fi in a restaurant, cafe, hotel, the airport, or any other public network.
Protect your data and privacy
While surfing, you leave traces and companies track your activities for targeted advertising or to collect and sell information about you. Establish a free VPN connection to browse anonymously online, protect your privacy, and prevent advertisers from targeting you. The IP address of your device is hidden, and others cannot monitor your activities.
Use online banking securely
Online banking on the go is very convenient. When travelling, you might even use public Wi-Fi networks. The unfortunate truth is that sometimes these connections are less secure and may be exploited. The added security of a connection via VPN means that your sensitive data, such as bank or credit card information, passwords, and private e-mails are kept safe, at home or on the go.
Bypass geo-restrictions with Avira Phantom VPN Pro
Avira Phantom VPN Pro enables you to choose a custom location, giving you access to geo-restricted content. By picking one of our 150 servers in 37 countries around the world and hiding your real IP address, you can easily browse from a different virtual location, bypassing geo-restrictions and regional censorship.
What are the benefits of our free VPN?
Protect your privacy online by taking advantage of our Virtual Private Network (VPN) for free. Our VPN client protects and empowers you in the connected world by encrypting your data and hiding your online footsteps. The free VPN software helps you browse anonymously, providing a data volume limit of 500 MB/month. If you register your account, the free VPN data volume is increased to 1 GB/month. To enjoy unlimited data volume and the possibility to choose from 150 server locations worldwide, you can opt for Phantom VPN Pro or our all-in-one solution, Avira Prime.
Advanced encryption and strict no-log policy
Avira is one of the most trusted software brands in the world and has a 30-year history of ensuring privacy and security for users worldwide. With a strict no-log policy and state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption, you can be sure that your data stays completely private. Avira does not track your internet usage, meaning your web use is kept safe from ISPs, advertisers, and online snoops. Avira Phantom VPN is the best no-log VPN available for mobile devices, laptops, and PCs.
Cross-platform free VPN
Avira Phantom VPN is available for a wide range of devices and operating systems. The free VPN works with Windows, Android, iOS, and Mac. Install the software on your PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone to start browsing anonymously and enjoy complete privacy across all devices.
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A VPN like Avira Phantom VPN is a good choice for anyone who wants to surf anonymously and protect their sensitive information when on the internet. That’s because the VPN encrypts a device’s data traffic using bank-grade encryption and routes everything through a private tunnel. This allows you to protect your data from cybercriminal attacks even when banking or shopping online using unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots. A VPN also changes your device’s IP address and assigns a new virtual location so your online activities can’t be traced.
Avira Phantom VPN uses AES 256 (Advanced Encryption Standard), which is currently the global norm. This is a symmetric encryption scheme that’s one of the most widely used and secure encryption methods. The number 256 refers to the key length in bits. The higher the number, the more possible combinations of digits there are — in this case 2^256. In the USA, for example, AES 256 is approved for government documents with the highest level of secrecy. Avira Phantom VPN Pro also has an emergency off or kill switch feature that automatically disconnects your device from the internet if the VPN connection is interrupted, providing even greater security.
A VPN connection is always a bit slower than a regular internet connection due to data traffic redirection, encryption, and the protocol. The speed of the VPN connection depends largely on the data transfer rate or bandwidth offered by the internet service provider. Your distance from the server you connect to (or the country in which the server is located) also plays a role. When using Avira Phantom VPN, however, this drop in speed shouldn’t impact your online experience.
The VPN software on your computer or app on your smartphone works as a VPN client and creates an encrypted tunnel between your device and a remote VPN server operated by us. After client and server have verified each other as authentic, all incoming and outgoing traffic is routed through that tunnel and your data is encrypted.
Data is uploaded from your device to the VPN server and exits the public internet. Other users and services cannot trace you as your device seems to have the IP address of the VPN server. Because of this, even your Internet Service Provider (ISP) cannot monitor your online activities and your privacy is secured.