Avast SecureLine VPN: Activation

How to activate Avast SecureLine VPN with a purchased license file

After purchasing SecureLine VPN an order confirmation e-mail with your license file attached is sent to the e-mail address entered in the purchase form.


Instructions for activation of SecureLine VPN can be found in the following sections:

SecureLine VPN – version built-in into Avast Antivirus

First upgrade to the latest version of Avast Antivirus. Refer to the following article for more information:
If this automatic method is unsuccessful due to a problem with the file extension, or other error message, please select the Alternative method tab above.
  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and open the attached file License.avastvpn. The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. double-click the attached file, or right-click on the file and select Open, or select the option Open attachments, etc.
    If you are unable to open the file directly from your email, you can instead save the file License.avastvpn to your computer and then open it.
  2. When the file opens, a confirmation appears. Click Yes to confirm.
  3. To double-check that the subscription is activated, right-click on the Avast icon in the system tray and select Subscription information (or Registration information) from the menu,

    ...or open the Avast user interface from the icon on your desktop and select Settings.
  4. In the Subscription (or Registration in Avast Free Antivirus) tab you can check that your Subscription status is ACTIVE and the validity date is correct.
  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and save the attached file License.avastvpn on your computer. The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. right-click on the file and select Save as, or select the option Download attachments, etc.
    We recommend to save the file on your Windows Desktop so you can easily find it later.
  2. Right-click on the Avast icon in the system tray and select Subscription information (or Registration information) from the menu, ...or open the Avast user interface from the icon on your desktop and select Settings.
  3. In the Subscription (or Registration) tab, click Insert it here.
  4. Locate the file License.avastvpn where you saved it in step 1, and click Open.
  5. When the file opens, a confirmation appears. Click Yes to confirm.
  6. On the Subscription (or Registration) screen, check that your Subscription status is ACTIVE and the validity date is correct.

Avast SecureLine is then activated for the remaining duration of the license.

SecureLine VPN – standalone version

If this automatic method is unsuccessful due to a problem with the file extension, or other error message, please select the Alternative method tab above.
  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and open the attached file License.avastvpn. The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. double-click the attached file, or right-click on the file and select Open, or select the option Open attachments, etc.
    If you are unable to open the file directly from your email, you can instead save the file License.avastvpn to your computer and then open it.
  2. When the file opens, a confirmation appears. Click OK to confirm.
  3. To check if the validity date is correct, click icon and verify the license expiration date on the next screen.
  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and save the attached file License.avastvpn on your computer. The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. right-click on the file and select Save as, or select the option Download attachments, etc.
    We recommend to save the file on your Windows Desktop so you can easily find it later.
  2. Open SecureLine VPN user interface by clicking on its icon.
  3. Click Insert it here to insert your license file.
  4. Locate the file License.avastvpn where you saved it in step 1, and click Open.
  5. When the file opens, a confirmation appears. Click OK to confirm.
  6. To check if the validity date is correct, click icon and verify the license expiration date on the next screen.

Avast SecureLine is then activated for the remaining duration of the license.

  • Avast SecureLine VPN
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • 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 SP3 Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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