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 Avast SecureLine VPN

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

To activate Avast 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 Avast SecureLine VPN

Avast 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 Windows desktop to open the user interface.
  2. Click the OFF slider so that it changes to ON.
  1. Click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon in your 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 Avast SecureLine VPN default server. You can change the default VPN server location if needed.

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

Connect to a different location

Avast 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 Change Location 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 Change Location 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 Avast SecureLine VPN settings

To open settings:

  1. Open Avast SecureLine VPN and click MenuSettings in the top-right corner of the user interface.
  2. Adjust settings in the sections below by clicking the relevant tab in the left panel:
    • General:
      • Show SecureLine notifications: receive a notification each time Avast SecureLine VPN connects or disconnects.
      • Start SecureLine when my computer starts: automatically open the Avast SecureLine VPN interface each time you start your PC.
      • Receive beta updates: receive updates to the application version before they are released to the public.
      • Language: specify in which language the Avast SecureLine VPN interface is displayed.
    • Network Security:
      • Turn on the VPN: configure settings relating to when Avast SecureLine VPN automatically connects, or prompts you to connect to a VPN. You can also add to your list of Trusted Networks. For more information, refer to the article below:
      • Activate Kill Switch: enable this option to block your internet connection if Avast SecureLine VPN servers unexpectedly disconnect. This ensures that your online activity always remains private.
    • 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:
  3. Click the X to save your settings and return to the main Avast SecureLine VPN screen.

To open Avast SecureLine VPN settings:

  1. Click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon in your menu bar and select Open Avast SecureLine VPN.
  2. Click Preferences (gear icon) on the right of the screen.
  3. Adjust your preferred settings:
    • General:
      • Show SecureLine notifications: receive a notification each time Avast SecureLine VPN connects or disconnects.
      • Start SecureLine in the menu bar: open the Avast SecureLine VPN interface and check your privacy status via the menu bar icon.
      • Start SecureLine when my computer starts: automatically open the Avast SecureLine VPN interface each time you start your Mac.
      • Show offers for our other products: receive notifications about other Avast products that might interest you.
      • Receive beta updates: receive updates to the application version before they are released to the public.
    • Network Security:
      • Turn on the VPN: configure settings relating to when Avast SecureLine VPN automatically connects, or prompts you to connect to a VPN. You can also add to your list of Trusted Networks. For more information, refer to the article below:
      • Activate Kill Switch: enable this option to block your internet connection if Avast SecureLine VPN servers unexpectedly disconnect. This ensures that your online activity always remains private.
    • Subscription: check details relating to your current subscription cycle. Click Manage Subscription to open My Subscriptions in the connected Avast Account, where you can view additional details and manage your subscription. If you don't have an Avast Account, click Register from the login screen to create one.
    • 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:
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 5.x for Windows
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 3.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 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • 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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