Since the last program update in the end of May you may notice there is a new security component in your main screen. It’s called avast! SecureLine and it protects your connection using VPN. Once you connect via SecureLine your connection become annonymous which is especially useful on public (open) networks like in McDonald’s so noone is able to grab your login credentials for example.

This is the latest main window of avast! Free Antivirus v8.0.1489. In the previous version there was avast! SafeZone component instead of current avast! SecureLine.

avast! SecureLine - Main screen

Though it seems the main reason for using secure VPN connection is security, there is one more – the country restricted content. One of the SecureLine features is that you can select a location through which you want to connect. Selection goes from United States, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, down to Singapure.

So for example if you would like to watch the movies online at and you’re not being located withing the United States, you’ll just get a message ‘Sorry, currently our video library can only be watched from within the United States’. But if you connect via avast! SecureLine and select any of the US locations, it will work!

avast! SecureLine - Connecting and selecting location

Even though SecureLine is located in the avast! Free Antivirus (so as in other tiers like Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier), it’s unfortunately not free. One year full license costs $59.99, or you can go with cheaper monthly license for $7.99. It’s still a way cheaper than Hide My Ass! Pro VPN which you can get for $78.66 per year, or alternatively for $11.52 per month. And as always with AVAST you can try a free trial version which you can use for up to 24 hours.


So if you’re a frequent business traveller or looking for a way how to bypass online country restrictions, avast! SecureLine is a great component for a reasonable price.

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

This article has 3 comments | Did we miss anything? Just let us know in the comments!

  1. William spencer Reply

    VPN is so slow on my fast cable connected PC that it is almost impossible to watch a programme without downloading interruptions. Is there a ‘fix’?

  2. abul hashim Reply

    i have a vpn liecense for 1 month. but vpn pare are encountered a technical i want to solve and connect it.

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