A majority of security suites include a VPN in their bundle. This can be helpful if you are looking for a program that does it all. These bundles are affordable and an excellent way to get two excellent tools for the price of one, but not all of them are identical. Some bundles are very limited, while others – like 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 online traffic will be routed through a secure tunnel to secure your data from the prying eye. This also prevents advertisers from tracking you when you’re online and can help to bypass geographical restrictions, such as ones that restrict you from accessing certain 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 reliable. It’s missing advanced security features like RAM-only servers, flawless forward secrecy, and an audited no-logs policy that top standalone VPNs offer but it’s secure quick and efficient, and also works with the most popular streaming apps and torrenting sites.
Other great options include MacKeeper and MacKeeper’s malware scanner, which performed well in my tests and comes with a good VPN that supports streaming on dedicated P2P servers. It’s easy to use and offers decent speeds. It has a no-logs policy that is independently verified by Deloitte. CyberGhost, an all-encompassing solution that includes a kill button for unexpected drops in connection, split tunnelling and 256-bit AES encrypted data, is another alternative.