Avast SecureLine VPN for Windows and Mac - Getting Started

Avast SecureLine VPN enables you to connect to the internet via secure Avast VPN servers, which protects your connection and ensures your privacy.

Install and activate SecureLine VPN

To download the standalone version of SecureLine VPN, refer to the following article:

To activate SecureLine VPN, refer to the following article:

To download the standalone version of SecureLine VPN for Mac, refer to the following article:

To activate SecureLine VPN for Mac, refer to the following article:

Connect to SecureLine VPN

SecureLine VPN can be used any time you want to connect to the internet with extra security and privacy, and is especially recommended when you are connected to a public or unsecured wireless network.

To connect to Avast SecureLine VPN:

  1. Double-click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on your desktop to open the user interface.
  2. Click the OFF slider so that it changes to ON.
  1. Click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the right side of the desktop menu bar and select Open Avast SecureLine VPN.
  2. Click the OFF slider so that it changes to ON.

You are now connected to the SecureLine VPN server. You can also change the default VPN server location if needed.

If SecureLine VPN is unable to establish a connection, refer to the following article:

Connect to a different location

SecureLine VPN has servers in several locations which means you can bypass geolocation restrictions as well as access your favorite content while traveling.

To connect to a different location:

  1. Click the Change Location button on the main screen of the Avast SecureLine VPN interface.
  2. Select your preferred country or city, then click Change Location to save the change.

To connect to a different location:

  1. Click the Change Location button on the main screen of the Avast SecureLine VPN interface.
  2. Select your preferred country or city, then click Change Location to save the change.

If certain websites claim that you are connected to a different city than the city you selected as your VPN location, refer to the following article:

Manage SecureLine VPN settings

To open settings:

  1. Select MenuSettings within the Avast SecureLine VPN interface.
  2. Adjust your preferred settings:
    • General: manage notifications, startup preferences, and content language within the SecureLine VPN interface. You can also opt in to become a beta tester for new versions of Avast SecureLine VPN.
    • Network Security: automatically enable SecureLine VPN when connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. For more information, refer to the following article:
    • Browser Integration: install the Avast SecureLine VPN browser extension, which allows you to conveniently control certain aspects of SecureLine VPN behavior directly via your web browser. For more information, refer to the article below:

    To open Avast SecureLine VPN settings:

    1. Click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the right side of the menu bar and select Open Avast SecureLine VPN.
    2. Click the Preferences (gear icon) on the right of the screen.
    3. Adjust your preferred settings:
    • Avast SecureLine VPN 1.x for Windows
    • Avast SecureLine VPN 2.x for Mac
    • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
       
    • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
    • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
    • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

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