Installing Avast SecureLine VPN on Windows

Avast SecureLine VPN is a virtual private network which secures your internet connection using an encrypted tunnel to disguise your real location, and prevent others from eavesdroping on your online activity over public Wi-Fi and unsecured networks.

To use this VPN service, you need to download and install Avast SecureLine VPN software. You do not need to follow these installation instructions if you use Avast Antivirus on your PC, as SecureLine VPN is already installed as a program component.

Install Avast SecureLine VPN

  1. Log into Windows as a user with administrator permissions and ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your PC.
  2. Click the button below to download the Avast SecureLine VPN setup file, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, all files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download Avast SecureLine VPN
  3. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_secureline_setup.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  4. If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue on older versions of Windows).
  5. Select your preferred language from the drop-down menu and click OK to continue.
  6. Review the License Agreement, then select I accept the agreement to confirm that you have read and accept the license terms, and click Next.
  7. Click Browse... if you need to change the default location for saving Avast SecureLine VPN program files, then click Next.
  8. Click Install to continue.
  9. Wait while setup installs Avast SecureLine VPN on your PC.
  10. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

Avast SecureLine VPN is now installed on your PC and ready to use. The user interface is accessible via the system tray icon on your Windows taskbar or the Avast SecureLine icon on your desktop.

You need to activate Avast SecureLine VPN 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. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Install the Avast SecureLine VPN browser extension

The Avast SecureLine VPN browser extension is an optional installable component that allows you to conveniently control certain aspects of Avast SecureLine VPN behavior directly via Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Avast Secure Browser. For instructions to install and use the Avast SecureLine VPN browser extension, refer to the article below:


If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements and your Windows is up to date.
  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
  • 256 MB RAM or above
  • 100 MB free space on the hard disk
  • Internet connection is needed to download, activate and use the VPN service
  • Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 800 x 600 pixels is recommended
  1. Check that the downloaded setup file is not corrupted. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  2. Restart your PC, and try again to install Avast SecureLine VPN by following the instructions in this article.

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

The latest version of Avast SecureLine VPN is not supported by and cannot be run on Windows Vista or Windows XP. If you use Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can download Avast SecureLine VPN version 5.0.407. However, this is an older version of the program and does not receive updates.
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 5.x for Windows
  • 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

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