Activating Avast SecureLine VPN on Windows

When you purchase Avast SecureLine VPN, you need to activate the product using your valid activation code or license file from an order confirmation email, or via your Avast Account registered for the email address you used to make the purchase.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN, follow the steps in the sections below according to your program version.

Activate Avast SecureLine VPN standalone

Before following the activation steps in this section, ensure the latest standalone version of Avast SecureLine VPN is installed on your PC. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Your activation code is sent in an order confirmation email to the email address you provided during the purchase. To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your activation code:

  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Scroll down to the Activation code section of the email and copy the activation code:
    • While holding the left mouse button, drag the cursor until the whole activation code is highlighted, then release the left mouse button.
    • Press the Ctrl and C keys simultaneously to copy the activation code, or alternatively right-click the highlighted activation code and select Copy from the context menu.
    If you are unable to locate your activation code, you can find it in your Avast Account. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  3. Double-click the Avast SecureLine icon on your desktop to open the application.
  4. Go to MenuMy licenses.
  5. On the Subscription screen, click Activate.
  6. Paste the previously copied activation code into the text box and click Activate SecureLine:
    • Click into the text box located under Please enter activation code.
    • Press the Ctrl and V keys simultaneously to paste the activation code.
    • Click Activate SecureLine.
  7. If you have an activation code for interchangeable products, click on a listed item to select your preferred license. Then click Select.
  8. Click OK to return to the Subscription screen.

You may have received a license file in an old order confirmation email, or in case you requested a copy of your license. To activate Avast SecureLine VPN with your license file:

  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Right-click the attached License.avastvpn file to save it. The method of saving the file varies depending on your mail client. You might need to right-click on the attached file and select the option Save as..., Save link as..., or Save all attachments.
    If you are unable to locate your license file, you can find it in your Avast Account. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  3. Select a familiar location to save the file (for example, your desktop) and click Save.
  4. Double-click the Avast SecureLine icon on your desktop to open the application.
  5. Go to MenuMy licenses.
  6. On the Subscription screen, click Activate.
  7. Click Insert a license file.
  8. Locate the License.avastvpn file and click Open.
  9. If you have a license file for interchangeable products, click on a listed item to select your preferred license. Then click Select.
  10. Click OK to return to the Subscription screen.

All your Avast licenses automatically appear in the Avast Account registered with the same email address you used to make the purchase.

If you do not have an Avast Account yet, refer to the following article for instructions:

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN via your Avast Account:

  1. Double-click the Avast SecureLine icon on your desktop to open the application.
  2. Go to MenuMy licenses.
  3. On the Subscription screen, click Activate.
  4. Click Log in with your Avast Account instead.
  5. Enter your Avast Account credentials and click Log in. Alternatively, select Log in with Facebook or Log in with Google to log into your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials.
  6. If you have any licenses for interchangeable products, click on a listed item to select your preferred license. Then click Select.
  7. Click OK to return to the Subscription screen.

Your license for Avast SecureLine VPN is now activated. The expiration date of your license appears under the status text Your subscription is active.

You can activate your license on the number of PCs you specify when making the purchase. The number of PCs in your license is specified in your order confirmation email.

Activate Avast SecureLine VPN in Avast Antivirus

Before following the activation steps in this section, ensure the latest version of Avast Antivirus is installed on your PC. For instructions, refer to the following articles according to your version of Avast Antivirus:

Your activation code is sent in an order confirmation email to the email address you provided during the purchase. To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your activation code:

  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Scroll down to the Activation code section of the email and copy the activation code:
    • While holding the left mouse button, drag the cursor until the whole activation code is highlighted, then release the left mouse button.
    • Press the Ctrl and C keys simultaneously to copy the activation code, or alternatively right-click the highlighted activation code and select Copy from the context menu.
    If you are unable to locate your activation code, you can find it in your Avast Account. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  3. Right-click the Avast icon in your system tray and select Subscription information.
  4. On the My licenses screen, click Enter a valid activation code.
  5. Paste the previously copied activation code into the text box and click Enter:
    • Click into the text box located under Enter activation code.
    • Press the Ctrl and V keys simultaneously to paste the activation code.
    • Click Enter.
  6. Check your license details for the entered activation code. If you have an activation code for interchangeable products, you can click on a listed item and select an alternative license from the drop-down menu. Then click Continue to return to the My licenses screen.

You may have received a license file in an old order confirmation email, or in case you requested a copy of your license. To activate Avast SecureLine VPN with your license file:

  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Right-click the attached License.avastvpn file to save it. The method of saving the file varies depending on your mail client. You might need to right-click on the attached file and select the option Save as..., Save link as..., or Save all attachments.
    If you are unable to locate your license file, you can find it in your Avast Account. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  3. Select a familiar location to save the file (for example, your desktop) and click Save.
  4. Right-click the Avast icon in your system tray and select Subscription information.
  5. On the My licenses screen, click Enter a valid activation code.
  6. Click Use a license file.
  7. Locate the License.avastvpn file and click Open.
  8. Check your license details for the inserted file. If you have a license file for interchangeable products, you can click on a listed item and select an alternative license from the drop-down menu. Then click Continue to return to the My licenses screen.

All your Avast licenses automatically appear in the Avast Account registered with the same email address you used to make the purchase.

If you do not have an Avast Account yet, refer to the following article for instructions:

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN via your Avast Account:

  1. Right-click the Avast icon in your system tray and select Subscription information.
  2. On the My licenses screen, click Log in to your Avast Account.
  3. Enter your Avast Account credentials and click Log in. Alternatively, select Log in with Facebook or Log in with Google to log into your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials.
  4. Check your license details for the connected Avast Account. If you have any licenses for interchangeable products, you can click on a listed item and select an alternative license from the drop-down menu. Then click Continue to return to the My licenses screen.

Your license for Avast SecureLine VPN is now activated. The expiration date of your license appears under Licenses on this PC.

You can activate your license on the number of PCs you specify when making the purchase. The number of PCs in your license is specified in your order confirmation email.

Further recommendations

  • To change your license in Avast SecureLine VPN standalone, select Deactivate this device on the Subscription screen, and click Deactivate to confirm. Then repeat the steps above to re-activate Avast SecureLine VPN standalone using another license.
  • In Avast Antivirus, any unused product licenses are listed under Other available licenses on the My licenses screen. To change your license on the current PC, click Switch to this License next to the listed item, and then click Switch to confirm.
  • To troubleshoot activation issues, reinstall Avast SecureLine VPN on your PC and activate it again. For reinstallation instructions, refer to the following articles:
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