Avast SecureLine: Installing Avast SecureLine

Installation requirements for Avast SecureLine VPN

The following system requirements are recommended in order to install and run Avast SecureLine on your Windows computer:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (any Edition excl. Starter Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (any Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 (any Edition)
  • Microsoft NET Framework 3.5 or higher installed
How to install Avast SecureLine VPN (standalone version)

These instructions are for installation of the standalone version of Avast SecureLine. If you prefer to use SecureLine VPN as part of the Avast Antivirus user interface, please view the following section of this article:


Before you begin the installation of Avast SecureLine please ensure that you are logged into Windows as a user with administrator permissions, all other programs in Windows are closed, and your antivirus protection is temporarily disabled (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation).

  1. Firstly download Avast SecureLine setup file from the Avast website or from the download button below:

    ...and save the file 'avast_secureline_setup.exe' in a location where you can easily find it (for example, on your Windows Desktop).
  2. Run the downloaded setup file,
    Figure I

    ...and if prompted by the User Account Control, confirm permission to begin the installation process.
  3. When Avast SecureLine Setup starts you can select your language and click OK. The Avast SecureLine setup wizard will open. Click Next to continue.
    Figure II

  4. Confirm that you have read and accept the terms of the License Agreement by selecting the option I accept the agreement. Then click Next to proceed.
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  5. On the following screen you can Select Destination Location. Enter the file path, or click Browse..., to specify the installation folder. Click Next.
  6. Click Install to begin installation. A green bar shows installation progress, and when complete a confirmation will appear.
    Figure IV

    If prompted by the Windows Security dialog for permissions to install VPN Network Adapter from Sparklabs, click Install.
  7. Avast SecureLine VPN can now be connected. You can connect to the nearest location, or click the arrow button to select a server location. Then click Connect.
    Figure V

Avast SecureLine VPN can be accessed from the shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.




How to activate Avast SecureLine as part of Avast Antivirus 2015

These instructions are for activating SecureLine VPN as part of Avast Antivirus 2015. You must purchase a separate license file to connect this feature.

  1. After you have purchased Avast SecureLine VPN you will receive an order confirmation email containing your license file License.avastvpn. Save this file to your computer in a place where you can easily locate it.
  2. The Avast SecureLine component is installed by default as part of Avast Antivirus 2015. You can access it from your Avast user interface in the Tools menu.
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    If SecureLine VPN does not appear, please follow the instructions to add components explained in the article:
  3. When you have reached the SecureLine VPN screen, click My License in the bottom left of the screen.
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  4. In the new window, scroll down to license information for SecureLine VPN. If your license is not yet activated, the message "Already have a license file?" appears at the bottom of the window; click Insert it here.
  5. Locate the file License.avastvpn where it is saved to your computer. Open the license file and confirm the subscription information which appears.
  6. Avast SecureLine VPN can now be connected. You can connect to the nearest location, or click the arrow button to select a server location. Then click Connect.
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Avast SecureLine VPN

Operating systems:

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 Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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