Avira Phantom VPN Pro review: A homegrown service that's pretty good

Serviceable speeds in key locations, an easy-to-use service, and the right privacy promises.

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At a Glance

Phantom PVN Pro in brief:

P2P allowed: Yes

Business location: Germany

Number of servers: 82

Number of country locations: 25

Cost: $78 per year

VPN protocol:  OpenVPN

Data encryption:  AES256-CBC / AES256-GCM

Data authentication: SHA-512

At a Glance
  • Avira Phantom VPN Pro is the company's homegrown virtual private network service. It offers an easy-to-use program, and there's no limit on the number of devices you can use with the VPN. The speeds are fine and the country locations are limited compared to others, but it's a serviceable VPN from a well-known PC security company.


    • No limit on simultaneous device connections
    • Gets around Netflix blocks for UK and Germany


    • Limited number of servers
    • Limited country locations compared to competitors
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