avast! SecureLine: FAQ - General
|avast! SecureLine FAQ - General
While antivirus software protects you from malware, firewall your data on your computer, and computer itself, avast! SecureLine is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which allows you to connect to the Internet via encrypted tunnel in order to protect your online identity, downloaded and uploaded data from eavesdropping. Only a VPN provides security and privacy once your data leaves your computer and anonymize your Internet activity. Therefore, main advantages of avast! SecureLine are the following:
- Protection on unsecure Wi-Fi connections. With other people connected to the same public network, attackers are able to capture each and every packet and impersonate another user, for example by stealing his logon cookies. Since VPN connection is encrypted, it provides an efficient protection against these types of attacks.
- Anonymization. With broadband connections, many people have fixed IP addresses and are afraid to browse some sensitive sites because of the possibility of being tracked back. With a VPN connection, the browsing session is effectively anonymized as the IP address the remote server sees is the address of the VPN server, not the user.
- Unrestricted access to the Internet from countries with censorship, like China, Saudi Arabia, Korea etc.
avast! SecureLine integrated in avast! 8.x as an extra service and requires a separate license.
The supported operating systems for avast! SecureLine built in avast! 8.x are Microsoft Windows 8 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or higher (any Edition excl. Starter Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit).
Yes, avast! SecureLine should connect over any wired or wireless Internet connection
avast! SecureLine can be used any time you want to connect to the Internet with extra security and privacy.
avast! SecureLine is integrated in avast! 8.x as an extra service and requires a separate license. Please ensure, that you have also purchased the license for avast! SecureLine.
Yes. It’s Saturday at PM EST (GMT/UTC -5) or 6 PM EDT (GMT/UTC -4) during Daylight Saving Time and lasts for one hour.
avast! Premier 8.x
avast! Internet Security 8.x
avast! Pro Antivirus 8.x
avast! Free Antivirus 8.x
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition