Advertising Disclosure

Full Review Avira Phantom VPN

6
There are 333 customers who found Avira Phantom VPN on our site rated the product.
10
150
143
27
3
Customer Comments
  • Daniel
    22/10/2018

    Works perfectly on all my devices: PC, tablet and mobile! I am now secured everywhere.

    Michael
    21/10/2018

    As soon as I connect to a public network I am automatically secured. I do not need to worry about this, finally.

    Luca
    20/10/2018

    I am very, very satisfied! Best service ever!

  • Kevin
    19/10/2018

    Very good service with AES-256-Encryption!

    Sven
    18/10/2018

    No data limitation in the premium version. In the free version you have 500 MB, enough to try.

    Peter
    17/10/2018

    I like the simplicity of the interface. You will appreciate this also, especially, if you are a little older.

  • Jennifer
    16/10/2018

    The traffic runs through the Avira VPN server. This unblocks content, and also conceals the original location.

    Chris
    15/10/2018

    With the tracking protection, my employer can't track my browser history. Like!

    Eric
    14/10/2018

    I like to watch streams and use this VPN. So that my internet provider can't see which pages I surf and slow down my speed.

  • Markus
    13/10/2018

    Data are collected for the evaluation and calculation of used data volume, cause it is limited in the free version.

    Adam
    12/10/2018

    I travel a lot and have to use public networks quite often. With this client, I protect myself and my laptop against hacker attacks.

    Matt
    11/10/2018

    What I like is the high AES 256-bit encryption, which makes me secure and no one can access my data.

  • Kate
    10/10/2018

    A short period of 30 days is great when you need a VPN only for a certain period of time.

    Patrick
    09/10/2018

    Cross-compatibility between my mobile device and computer convinced me.

    Michael
    08/10/2018

    Data are stored, only the most necessary though, but it is still a small minus. Luckily, no identification data are stored.

  • Marco
    07/10/2018

    Although there are only 34 server locations offered, they are well distributed and the speed is also fine.

    Lukas
    06/10/2018

    A good VPN client, if you want to increase privacy protection through an AES 256-bit encryption.

    Christian
    05/10/2018

    Had initially a few problems, however, the support helped me quickly.

  • Kevin
    04/10/2018

    Unfortunately, no money-back guarantee, but can be canceled monthly, so you can test the premium version 30 days.

    Lena
    03/10/2018

    Try the free version before you switch to the premium one.

Rate this VPN Provider
Customer Comments
  • Daniel
    22/10/2018

    Works perfectly on all my devices: PC, tablet and mobile! I am now secured everywhere.

    Michael
    21/10/2018

    As soon as I connect to a public network I am automatically secured. I do not need to worry about this, finally.

    Luca
    20/10/2018

    I am very, very satisfied! Best service ever!

  • Kevin
    19/10/2018

    Very good service with AES-256-Encryption!

    Sven
    18/10/2018

    No data limitation in the premium version. In the free version you have 500 MB, enough to try.

    Peter
    17/10/2018

    I like the simplicity of the interface. You will appreciate this also, especially, if you are a little older.

  • Jennifer
    16/10/2018

    The traffic runs through the Avira VPN server. This unblocks content, and also conceals the original location.

    Chris
    15/10/2018

    With the tracking protection, my employer can't track my browser history. Like!

    Eric
    14/10/2018

    I like to watch streams and use this VPN. So that my internet provider can't see which pages I surf and slow down my speed.

  • Markus
    13/10/2018

    Data are collected for the evaluation and calculation of used data volume, cause it is limited in the free version.

    Adam
    12/10/2018

    I travel a lot and have to use public networks quite often. With this client, I protect myself and my laptop against hacker attacks.

    Matt
    11/10/2018

    What I like is the high AES 256-bit encryption, which makes me secure and no one can access my data.

  • Kate
    10/10/2018

    A short period of 30 days is great when you need a VPN only for a certain period of time.

    Patrick
    09/10/2018

    Cross-compatibility between my mobile device and computer convinced me.

    Michael
    08/10/2018

    Data are stored, only the most necessary though, but it is still a small minus. Luckily, no identification data are stored.

  • Marco
    07/10/2018

    Although there are only 34 server locations offered, they are well distributed and the speed is also fine.

    Lukas
    06/10/2018

    A good VPN client, if you want to increase privacy protection through an AES 256-bit encryption.

    Christian
    05/10/2018

    Had initially a few problems, however, the support helped me quickly.

  • Kevin
    04/10/2018

    Unfortunately, no money-back guarantee, but can be canceled monthly, so you can test the premium version 30 days.

    Lena
    03/10/2018

    Try the free version before you switch to the premium one.

Overview

The Phantom VPN software is developed by the famous German software company Avira. The IT company was founded in 2006 and is seated in the German city of Tettnang. The VPN network strongly grew in the course of time. Now, Avira operates high-performance VPN servers in 34 countries (among others, Germany, the US, Brazil, Australia, China, and France).

Avira Phantom VPN users can stream various films and series directly and without waiting. The VPN client is compatible with all important streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Maxdome. Live games of the Champions League and sports broadcasts by providers such as Sky Go also properly function using Phantom VPN. Users of well-known file sharing platforms such as uTorrent and BitTorrent benefit from high download rates and anonymity thanks to the VPN software. Each user receives an anonymous IP address from one of the available countries. As such, the VPN software Avira Phantom also effortlessly circumvents firewall barriers in countries such as China, Russia, and Turkey. VPN users can securely perform online banking activities and safely surf the Internet and public networks thanks to high-end encryption.

Customers can use customer support per email with any questions or problems they might have. The Avira website additionally offers a knowledge database and FAQ section.

Performance Data - Avira Phantom VPN

FeatureValue
Max Download Speed 70 Mb/s
Max Upload Speed 52 Mb/s
Ping Time 35 s
Average time to connect 10 s
Reliability Score Very good
Pros
  • Intuitive and easy operation
  • Can be used on many devices and operating systems
  • Stable and reliable performance
Cons
  • No multihopping
  • Very few configuration options
  • Limited server selection

Prices and Conditions

1 Month
$9.99
0%
$9.99
per Month
BEST OFFER
2 Year
$9.99
63%
$3.70
per Month
1Year
$9.99
50%
$5.00
per Month

Overview

The Phantom VPN software is developed by the famous German software company Avira. The IT company was founded in 2006 and is seated in the German city of Tettnang. The VPN network strongly grew in the course of time. Now, Avira operates high-performance VPN servers in 34 countries (among others, Germany, the US, Brazil, Australia, China, and France).

Avira Phantom VPN users can stream various films and series directly and without waiting. The VPN client is compatible with all important streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Maxdome. Live games of the Champions League and sports broadcasts by providers such as Sky Go also properly function using Phantom VPN. Users of well-known file sharing platforms such as uTorrent and BitTorrent benefit from high download rates and anonymity thanks to the VPN software. Each user receives an anonymous IP address from one of the available countries. As such, the VPN software Avira Phantom also effortlessly circumvents firewall barriers in countries such as China, Russia, and Turkey. VPN users can securely perform online banking activities and safely surf the Internet and public networks thanks to high-end encryption.

Customers can use customer support per email with any questions or problems they might have. The Avira website additionally offers a knowledge database and FAQ section.

Streaming

These days, many households prefer streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or HBO and Hulu over normal television (programming). Streaming platforms offer a huge selection of current films and series, and users can access this content without advertisement and whenever they want. Unfortunately, streaming content is often restricted due to licensing and other issues. Users need to therefore often wait for a long time until they can watch the new seasons of their favorite series or cinema features. Aside from films and series, sporting events such as the American NBA and the Football Champions League are also broadcast live over the Internet. These games are not (immediately) at the disposal of users in many countries due to IP barriers.

 

Restrictions and problems with streaming can be solved using a VPN client, through changing the virtual location. Users are now simply assigned an appropriate IP address in a different country and can . The streaming platform is under the impression that the VPN user is located in a different country where all content is available for users. The same of course also works for sports broadcasts. As users are now, for example, located in the US thanks to the VPN software, they can also watch the games of the NBA or NHL.

 

Users of the Avira Phantom software have high-performance VPN servers at their disposal at 34 locations all over the world. The maximum download speed depends on the server load. In practice, a speed of up to 70 Mbit per second is possible. Data volume is capped at 1000 MB per month. Customers who buy the VPN client for 1 year, however, enjoy unlimited data volume. The Phantom VPN software can also be used via apps on Android and iOS devices.

File sharing

Films, music, and other content can be downloaded in a short time thanks to comprehensively available and low-cost Internet connections. This is why file sharing platforms such as uTorrent, eDonkey, and BitTorrent are so popular. Users of these platforms unfortunately also run great risk when they upload or download certain content that infracts upon license rights of copyright owners. If the file sharing users are caught, they can face warning letters, serious fines, or even prison sentences.

It is not possible to anonymously share files without VPN software. The of users, and their IP addresses are encrypted. Thanks to this secure encryption, they are virtually untraceable. File sharing users are located in a secure data tunnel, ensuring that the data relating to their activities do not fall into the wrong hands. If the VPN software were to stop working for any reason, the kill switch technology takes over. The automatic emergency break immediately closes the file sharing program.

Avira VPN software stands out by good download rates of up to 70 Mbit per second and average upload rates of 52 Mbit/s. A practical kill switch function is included and this immediately ends all pre-determined programs if the VPN software stops working. DNS ownership is a further advantage. Unlike many other VPN providers, Avira Phantom automatically stores log files and protocols. In addition, these data are not deleted after a certain period. The option to send diagnostics data is automatically activated and users should deactivate this if desired.

Circumventing firewalls

In some countries such as China, Russia, and Turkey, governments misuse their technological possibilities and censor the Internet. IP barriers reliably prevent Internet users in these countries from accessing certain websites and services. Among others, various international news sites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, and even the search engine Google are blocked. These measures allow the governments of these countries to control user Internet behavior and block the freedom of expression as they deem necessary.

An IP barrier only works when the country-specific firewall can recognize users and their behavior. If VPN software is used, users are n. The VPN users can therefore not be identified by the country-specific firewalls and are subsequently not blocked. All data communication is made unrecognizable for the firewalls. These measures circumvent all censorship on the Internet and in public networks.

Avira operates VPN servers at 34 locations in many of the larger countries all over the world, offering its users plenty of IP addresses. The Avira Phantom software uses a secure AES encryption with 256 bit. This ensures ample data transfer protection. Avira Phantom VPN uses one of the most common transmission protocols: OpenVPN. The software can be installed on multiple devices, and users can always securely browse on the road, at airports, or in cafés and bars.

Security & anonymity

The Internet might be a place of great possibilities but also of great risks. In the last few years, the number of acts of cyber criminality significantly increased. Hackers attempt to access the personal data and of course also the important bank data of users over the Internet. Aside from large companies, private users remain affected. The important personal data are not just misused by criminals but also by companies for advertising purposes. Dangers loom in public networks as well as in private WLAN networks such as at airports, train stations, and cafés. Companies, governments, and authorities show great interest in the surfing behavior and spy on this information for their own gain.

 

Internet users who exclusively browse the Internet through VPN software reliably protect themselves against espionage and data theft. A VPN client ensures, with its reliable encryption, that all user data and activity exclusively remains in a safe data tunnel. The actual address of the Internet users and the data transfer are masked by the software rendering all data communication impossible to decrypt for Internet criminals, governments, and companies. This ensures that neither user data nor their activities fall into the hands of third parties and they can subsequently not be used for the wrong ends.

 

Avira Phantom uses a secure 256-bit SSL data encryption. ensures that user data are reliably encrypted and cannot fall into the wrong hands. File sharing programs and other software can be automatically shut down if required if the VPN connection fails using the kill switch function. This service is however only available in the Pro version. With the OpenVPN protocol, Avira Phantom VPN uses the most common data transmission protocol. Users unfortunately have no other protocols or the SOCKS5 proxy at their disposal; these are at the same time not strictly necessary for normal VPN use. All supported protocols are listed in the following table.

 

ProtocolAvira Phantom VPN
Open VPN (TCP& UDP)

Table 1: Protocols

 

Only Avira employees can access the DNS servers. This ensures that user data cannot be accessed by third parties. As Avira is a German company, the VPN provider naturally needs to comply with the German Data Protection and Data Storage Acts. The software therefore automatically stores user activity data and sends these to Avira. The automatic transmission of diagnostics protocols can be deactivated in the software. Avira does not however adhere to a general no logging policy; Avira additionally does not offer anonymous payment options such as Bitcoin. All security features of Avira Phantom VPN software are listed in table 2.

 

Security feature

Avira Phantom VPN
AES-256 data encryption
Kill switch (Pro version)
DNS server ownership

Table 2: Summary of security and anonymity features

Performance

VPN users always have a free IP address at their disposal thanks to the 34 server locations around the world. This allows them to access the online services and streaming portals of their choice. In practice, the maximum download speed clocks in at around 70 Mbit per second. This is a good value compared to other VPN providers. The upload speed is slower, only around 52 Mbit per second when tested.

At the same time, Avira Phantom VPN software does manage to win its users over with a fast connection establishment time of on average 10 seconds. The ping largely depends on the time of day and server load, clocking in at 35 ms on average. Users additionally benefit from an automatic server change function. The amount of data that are available per month depends on whether the software is paid in monthly or yearly rates. Data volume is limited to 1 GB with monthly payments; . The Avira software runs very reliably and stable in practice. No long downtimes or large problems occur.

Performance feature

Avira Phantom VPN
Max. download speed70 Mb/s
Max. upload speed52 Mb/s
Ping time35 ms
Average time to connect10 s
Reliability ratingVery good

Table 3: Performance data

User-friendliness

The VPN software can be installed within minutes and without difficulty. Avira Phantom VPN is very easy in operation and well-suited for beginners as well. For more anonymity, we recommend deactivating the “Send diagnostics data” after installation. The VPN software does not just run on all well-known operating systems such as Windows and Macintosh OS. There is a mobile app available for mobile devices using an iOS or Android operating system. All supported devices and operating systems are listed in the following table.

 

Device

Avira Phantom VPN
WindowsApp
Mac OSApp
iOSApp
AndroidApp

Table 4: Device compatibility

 

Users can find a lot of information and an FAQ section on the Phantom VPN client on the official Avira website. If any questions still remain unanswered, Avira customers can simply contact support via email at all times.

Bottom line

The Phantom VPN software by the well-known IT company Avira uses a server network spread out over 34 countries across the globe. The download speed Avira offers fully suffices for the use of file sharing platforms and the streaming of HD content. The upload speed is rather lacking compared to the competition. The VPN client uses a secure SSL encryption, ensuring reliable masking. The beloved emergency kill switch function is available in the Pro version, and no other company is involved in the maintenance and operation of the DNS servers. As Avira is headquartered in Germany, the company is required to log and store data on its users.

Avira Phantom VPN is very well-suited for streaming; beginners will appreciate its intuitive operation. Customers should opt for the yearly subscription to enjoy unlimited data volume. Aside from the usual payment methods, users of the service can also pay securely using PayPal. Avira’s customer support made a in our test, generally responding to our requests in detail within 24 hours.

6.1
User online
392 User online