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Should I remove Avast SecureLine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,000
United States Rank #2,087
Reach 0.2267%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.16 days
34.20 days >
Average installed length: 17.97 days


VersionDistribution 1.35% 2.01% 26.93% 44.53% 0.66% 11.63% 12.88%

Avast SecureLine


Avast SecureLine is a program developed by AVAST Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is secureline.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 61.68 MB (64,677,951 bytes). slupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of Avast SecureLine come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SecureLine\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SecureLine\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 61.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast SecureLine

Program executable:secureline.exe
Name:Avast Antivirus
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\secureline\secureline.exe
Additional files:
  • aswResourceLib.dll - avast! SecureLine (Resources)
  • slupdate.exe - avast! SecureLine Update
  • aswcmnbs.dll - avast! Antivirus (Common functions)
  • aswcmnis.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswcmnos.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswcommchannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswproperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswremotecache.dll - RemoteCache
  • avastip.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • avbugreport.exe - Avast! Antivirus Bug Report
  • htmlayout.dll - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • vpnsvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • slupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! SL Update' (runs daily at 3:03 AM).
  • SecureLine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{972C2E37-55A5-4C58-8179-6E620F0E0889}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • slupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! SL Update.
  • secureline.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Avast SecureLine.
  • vpnsvc.exe runs as a service named 'avast! SecureLine' (SecureLine).

How do I remove Avast SecureLine?

Quickly and completely remove Avast SecureLine from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avast SecureLine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avast SecureLine, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Avast SecureLine.

Win 8 98%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 98.46%
Windows 7 1.51%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 75.01%
Windows 8.1 14.18%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.86%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.55%
Windows 10 Pro 1.38%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.00%
  United Kingdom 7.92%
  Italy 5.02%
  Canada 4.55%
  France 2.70%
  DK 1.39%
  Germany 1.30%
  Spain 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Australia 0.86%
  Norway 0.70%
  Belgium 0.65%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Sweden 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 59.65%
Acer 39.64%
Dell 0.19%
Toshiba 0.10%
ASUS 0.10%
Sony 0.10%
Lenovo 0.06%
Samsung 0.03%
Intel 0.03%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 11.42%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 10.01%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 8.80%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 5.84%
HP Notebook 4.96%
HP Pavilion Notebook 4.63%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com


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