A lot of security suites offer an VPN in their bundle. This is useful to those looking for a tool that does everything. These bundles are extremely cost-effective, and you can receive two fantastic tools for the price of one. However, not all of them provide the same level of quality. Some bundles are very limited, while others – such as Surfshark Antivirus with its next-generation VPN is able to compete with the majority of standalone services.
When you combine an anti-virus and a VPN your internet data will pass through a secure tunnel that will protect your data from an eyeful. This also prevents advertisers from tracking you while you’re online. It also helps to bypass geographical restrictions, for example ones that restrict you from accessing content or services.
In general, antivirus-bundled VPNs can’t stand up to top standalone ones, but some of them – like TotalAV’s Safe Browsing VPN – are excellent. It lacks advanced security features, such as RAM-only servers and perfected forward secrecy, and an audited policy of no-logs that the best standalone VPNs possess, but it’s quick, secure, and works with popular torrenting and streaming applications.
Other options that are worth considering include MacKeeper, whose malware scanner has scored well in my tests. It also comes with a decent VPN that allows streaming on dedicated P2P servers. It’s easy to use and provides decent speeds. It has a zero-logs policy that’s been independently verified by Deloitte. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive solution, CyberGhost is a good choice. It comes with an emergency kill switch in case of sudden drops in connectivity split tunnelling, 256-bit AES encryption to protect your data from hackers.