Avast SecureLine VPN

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Avast SecureLine VPN
Avast SecureLine logo.png
Avast SecureLine VPN component of Avast Antivirus for Windows 10.
Avast SecureLine VPN component of Avast Antivirus for Windows 10.
Developer(s)Avast
Operating systemAndroid, Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS
Available in24 languages
TypeVirtual private network
LicenseProprietary software
Websitewww.avast.com/secureline-vpn

Avast SecureLine VPN is a subscription based virtual private network (VPN) service developed by Avast. It is available for Android, Microsoft Windows, macOS and iOS operating systems.[1]

SecureLine VPN encrypts the user's internet traffic and redirects the traffic through a tunnel via Avast data centers. This changes the geolocation of the IP address of the user to that of the selected VPN server[2] and makes the user appear to be in a different location.[3]

It also anonymizes the user's online activity, protects users from hacking, can avoid some forms of surveillance,[4] and allows unrestricted access to the Internet.[5] A VPN also prevents user's detailed browsing data and history from being collected and sold by ISPs or other entities that may otherwise have access to them.[4] The VPN can be set to automatically turn on when the user connects to a public Wi-Fi.[6]

Background[edit]

SecureLine VPN users' both outgoing and incoming internet traffic is encrypted and redirected through a tunnel via Avast data centers. This changes the geolocation of the IP address of the user to that of the selected VPN server.[2] This service provides the following:[5]

Similar to other VPNs, SecureLine works by making the user appear in a different place via changing the users IP address, bypassing internet censorship for the country the user is in or Wi-Fi the user is using.[3] The VPN can be set to automatically turn on when the user connects to a public Wi-Fi.[7] A VPN also prevents user's browsing data and history from being collected and sold by ISPs or other entities that would normally have access to them.[4]

The subscription cost for one Microsoft Windows or macOS is $7.99 for one month, $59.99 for one year or $109.99 for two years.[1]

Server locations[edit]

Avast has egress servers in more than 60 cities world-wide.[8] Servers in eight cities support P2P connections for protocols like BitTorrent.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Avast SecureLine VPN - Secure any public Wi-Fi". Avast Software. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Schofield, Jack (2016-11-24). "How can I protect myself from government snoopers?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  3. ^ a b "Avast SecureLine VPN". Download.com. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Solon, Olivia (2017-03-30). "Here's how to protect your internet browsing data now that it's for sale". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  5. ^ a b https://www.avast.com/faq.php
  6. ^ Eddy, Max (August 7, 2017). "avast! SecureLine Review & Rating". PC Mag. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  7. ^ Rashid, Fahmida (25 June 2015). "avast! SecureLine Review & Rating". PC Mag. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
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External links[edit]

Avast SecureLine's official website