Many security suites provide the option of a VPN as part of their bundles which is a great option if you’re looking for an all-in one tool. These bundles are economical and a great option to get two top tools for the price of one, but not all of them are to be equal. Some bundles are severely limited, while others – such as Surfshark Antivirus with its next-generation VPN – can compete with many standalone products.

When you pair an antivirus with a VPN your internet data will pass through a secure tunnel that will protect your data from being watched by. This also prevents advertisers from tracking you while you’re online. It also helps to bypass geographical restrictions, such as ones that restrict you from accessing certain content or services.

In general, antivirus-bundled virtual private networks don’t stand up to the top standalone VPNs. However, some like TotalAV Safe Browsing are quite good. It doesn’t have the advanced security features such as RAM-only servers, perfected forward secrecy and an audited policy of no-logs which top standalone VPNs have, but it’s fast and safe, and compatible with the most popular torrenting and streaming apps.

MacKeeper is another excellent choice. Its malware scanner was highly rated in my tests, and it comes with a reliable VPN which supports streaming via dedicated P2P servers. It’s easy-to-use, offers decent speeds and has an policy of no logs that has been independently verified by Deloitte. CyberGhost, an all-encompassing solution that comes with the option of killing off unexpected interruptions in connection, split tunnelling, and 256-bit AES encrypted data, is a different alternative.