New Program Update (R1 SP1 11.1.2245) For Avast 2016 Has Been Released
Avast has just released a first program update to the fresh version 2016. Update is…
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.
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 hulu.com 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!
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.