Comparison

Unlocator review vs. Avast SecureLine review

⏳ Short on time? Here’s the overall winner.

The better choice between Unlocator and Avast SecureLine is Unlocator. Here are all the things which we’ve tested:

  • Privacy: Unlocator has worse privacy features than Avast SecureLine
  • Features: Unlocator has more features than Avast SecureLine
  • Speed: Unlocator is slower than Avast SecureLine
  • Countries:  Unlocator has less countries available than Avast SecureLine
  • Security: Unlocator has worse security than Avast SecureLine
  • Price: Unlocator is cheaper than Avast SecureLine
  • Compatibility: Same price
  • Support: Same support

1. Privacy

I’ll start with a comparison of the most important aspect of any VPN - privacy. During review I will consider whether VPN logs anything (IP address, traffic, DNS logs, bandwidth, or any type of timestamps) and the jurisdiction of VPN’s country of origin.

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
IP addressYesYes
DNSYes Yes
TrafficYesNo
BandwidthYesYes
TimestampsYesYes

Unlocator is located in Denmark which is part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is not part of enemies of the internet countries while Avast SecureLine is located in Czech Republic which is part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is not part of enemies of the internet countries.

It’s important to note that If you are like me and you will be using VPN only to unblock GEO-restricted content, privacy will not be that important factor but it’s still essential for any VPN.

2. Features

The next category I want to compare are features of Unlocator and Avast SecureLine such as kill-switch, unblocking of streaming, support of P2P traffic (torrenting). I am a heavy user of various streaming platforms so for me it’s important whether VPN unblocks major streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO or BBC. I don’t do much torrenting but it’s always good to use a VPN while doing so. If this is an important factor for you, definitely look for a VPN which supports P2P traffic.

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
Kill-switchYesYes
Streaming (Netflix)NoNo
P2P traffic - torrentsNoYes

As you can see from the comparison table above, Unlocator has kill-switch, doesn't support streaming services, and doesn't support torrenting. On the flipside Avast SecureLine has kill-switch, doesn't support streaming services, and supports torrenting.

3. Speed

Being hidden behind VPN shouldn’t limit the speed of your connection. I’ve measured the speed of each VPN against a 100mbps connection - which should be sufficient for any activities including heavy streaming in 4K or downloading large files.

In my test Unlocator was more on the fast side while Avast SecureLine had average speed. If there were no limits in speed on a 100mbps connection, I consider VPN a “fast” one. If the speed is limited somehow but still achieving decent values, I categorize it as “average”. The “slow” is usually used for VPNs which limit your bandwidth significantly.

4. Security

I will start by comparing the type of encryption Unlocator and Avast SecureLine use, what tunnelling protocols are available, and finally we’ll test whether it leaks the IP address or DNS.

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
Encryption128-bit256-bit
Tunneling protocolsPPTP and L2TPOpenVPN UDP, IKEV2 and IPSec
IP leaksYesYes
DNS leaksYesYes

The most important factor of a VPN service is a strong encryption of the traffic which is forwarded through the VPN servers. The most common encryption types in cryptography are SHA encryption or AES encryption which are not really comparable against each other. There might be different lengths of encryptions (eg. 128-bit, 256-bit, 2048-bit) and while usually the higher is the better, for most use cases you will be fine with any encryption. Watch-out if there is no encryption at all. Unlocator uses 128-bit and PPTP and L2TP protocol and Avast SecureLine uses 256-bit and es 128-bit and OpenVPN UDP, IKEV2 and IPSec protocols. I’ve tested both VPNs also for IP and DNS leaks and Unlocator had no IP leaks and No DNS leaks while Avast SecureLine had No IP leaks and No DNS leaks. 

5. Price

Probably one of the most important decision factor for the majority of users will be price. Shocking? Not really. We all love to compare things and I am not different. It’s always good to get the best value for your hard-earned money, isn’t it? So let’s see whether Unlocator or Avast SecureLine is cheaper.

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
Price$4.16$6.66
Trial versionYesYes

6. Compatibility

Unlocator supports unlimited connections at the same time while it works fine on all the platforms below. You can use Avast SecureLine on 10 devices at the same time with support of all these platforms:

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
WindowsYesYes
MacOSYesYes
Linux
AndroidYesYes
iOSYesYes

7. Support

Should you have any problems with Unlocator or Avast SecureLine you can reach out to their support via:

NameUnlocatorAvast SecureLine
LivechatYesNo
EmailYesYes
PhoneNoYes

Summary

Unlocator ranked in our list on 64. position while Avast SecureLine. is on 66 position. If you are looking for a better choice, see our rankings here.