Activating Avast SecureLine VPN

Avast SecureLine VPN is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article explains how to activate your subscription on Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Google Android, or Apple iOS.

After installing Avast SecureLine VPN, you need to activate your subscription using a valid activation code or your Avast Account. For information about where to find your activation code, or to create an Avast Account, refer to the following articles:

Avast SecureLine VPN subscriptions purchased via Google Play Store or the App Store are activated automatically on the device used to make the purchase. You do not need to manually activate the app.
If you started a free trial period before activating your already purchased subscription, you need to cancel the subscription connected to the trial period before following the activation instructions below. For instructions to cancel a subscription via Google Play Store, refer to the following article:
If you started a free trial period before activating your already purchased subscription, you need to cancel the subscription connected to the trial period before following the activation instructions below. For instructions to cancel a subscription via the App Store, refer to the following article:

Activation Code

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using an activation code:

  1. Double-click the Avast Secureline VPN icon on your Windows desktop to open the user interface.
  2. Go to MenuMy subscriptions.
  3. Click Enter a valid activation code.
  4. Type or paste your activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, then click Enter.
  5. Check your subscription details, then click Continue.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using an activation code:

  1. Double-click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon in your Applications folder to open the user interface.
  2. Click the expandable Preferences tab on the right side of the main user interface.
  3. Select SubscriptionActivate.
  4. Type or paste your activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, then click Activate Avast VPN.
  5. Click OK to return to the Subscription screen.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using an activation code:

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the Home screen of your device to open the user interface.
  2. Tap Already Purchased?.
  3. Select Enter Activation Code.
  4. Type or paste your activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, then tap Activate.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using an activation code:

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the Home screen of your device to open the user interface.
  2. Tap Already Purchased?.
  3. Select Enter activation code.
  4. Type or paste your activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, then tap Continue.
  5. Tap OK to confirm.

Your Avast SecureLine VPN subscription is now active.

Avast Account

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your Avast Account:

  1. Double-click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on your desktop to open the user interface.
  2. Go to MenuMy subscriptions.
  3. Click Log in to your Avast Account.
  4. Enter your Avast Account credentials, then click Log In. Alternatively, select Facebook or Google to log in to your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials, or select the Create Account tab to create a new Avast Account.
  5. Check your subscription details. If your account has multiple subscriptions, select the subscription you want to use. Click Continue to return to the My subscriptions screen.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your Avast Account:

  1. Double-click the Avast SecureLine VPN icon in your Applications folder to open the user interface.
  2. Click the expandable Preferences tab on the right side of the main user interface.
  3. Select SubscriptionActivate.
  4. Click Log in with your Avast Account instead.
  5. Enter your Avast Account credentials, then click Log In. Alternatively, select Facebook or Google to log in to your Avast Account using your existing Facebook or Google credentials.
  6. Click OK to return to the Subscription screen.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your Avast Account:

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the Home screen of your device to open the user interface.
  2. Select Already Purchased?.
  3. Tap Link To Avast Account.
  4. Enter your Avast Account credentials, then tap Sign In, or follow on-screen instructions to connect to your Facebook or Google account.
  5. If you have more than one valid subscription, select the subscription you want to use.

To activate Avast SecureLine VPN using your Avast Account:

  1. Tap the Avast SecureLine VPN icon on the Home screen of your device to open the user interface.
  2. Tap Already Purchased?.
  3. Select Link to Avast Account.
  4. Enter your Avast Account credentials, then tap Sign In.
  5. If you have more than one valid subscription, select the subscription you want to use.
  6. Tap OK to confirm.

Your Avast SecureLine VPN subscription is now active.

Other activation options

To active Avast SecureLine VPN using a license file:

  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Right-click the attached License.avastlic file and save it to your PC.
  3. Double-click the Avast Secureline VPN icon on your desktop to open the application.
  4. Go to MenuMy subscriptions.
  5. Click Enter a valid activation code.
  6. Click Use a license file.
  7. Locate the license file on your PC and click Open.
  8. Check your subscription details, then click Continue to return to the My subscriptions screen.

Your Avast SecureLine VPN subscription is now active.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. If activation using your activation code still doesn't work, try following the instructions to activate using your Avast Account.
  3. Check that your Avast Account is registered with the same email address you used to purchase your Avast SecureLine VPN subscription. If you used a different email address, refer to the following article to add the other email address to your Avast Account:
  4. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To learn more about how to use Avast SecureLine VPN, refer to the following articles:

To learn more about how to use Avast SecureLine VPN, refer to the following article:


To transfer your subscription to a different device, refer to the following article:

  • Avast SecureLine VPN 5.x for Windows
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 3.x for Mac
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 5.x for Android
  • Avast SecureLine VPN 5.x for Apple iOS
  • 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)

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher

  • Apple iOS 11 and higher
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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