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Hi I do a lot of buying stuff online and online banking and I have been thinking about a VPN would it be advisable. I use Avast is theirs any good.
 
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IMHO, a VPN is just a glorified proxy. You don't know if they keep logs or not, and I bet some of them lie that they don't. They all must abide law, so if any inquiry is made, your activites will be seen. You should probably get your own VPS server, or more of them, depending on their location and the country most suitable to your shopping needs. PC games for example are more competetively priced in Russia then in Europe, for example. A VPS is basically your own server or a thread on a megaserver to which you connect to by using some means of remote control, like remote desktop.
 
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Hi I do a lot of buying stuff online and online banking and I have been thinking about a VPN would it be advisable. I use Avast is theirs any good.
If you're on wifi then it might help, but as Gorstak said, most of these services are sort of like a glorified proxy. That being your connection is only encrypted between your device (or network if you setup VPN via your router to their service) and their server that you connect to. Your connection beyond their server is not encrypted unless the service or website you're connecting to is using SSL encryption for example.

VPN's aren't the end-all solution. Careful and common sense browsing are still necessary no matter what IMHO. Also as Gorstak mentioned, verifying if they keep logs is hard to do. I've used Private Internet Access for the past several years on and off without any issues, but there are many services out there.

If you're connecting to a public wifi and doing banking or purchasing, a VPN is definitely going to be more useful to you. As-far-as for home use that can be debatable depending on a variety of things, but it won't hurt if you choose the right service provider and use it with other responsible habits.
 
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Avast Secureline VPN costs £3.00 per month.
 
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