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Should I remove Avast SecureLine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,164
United States Rank #832
Reach 0.5945%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.61 days
253.99 days >
Average installed length: 133.45 days


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1.1.355.0 0.17%
1.1.347.0 0.23%
1.0.318.0 0.61% 0.06% 0.02% 0.03% 12.50% 1.43% 30.51% 42.85% 0.28% 5.52% 5.50%

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 64 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of Avast SecureLine come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
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:
  • protobuf.dll - Google Protocol Buffers
  • aswResourceLib.dll - avast! SecureLine (Resources)
  • slupdate.exe - avast! SecureLine Update
  • anen.dll - Avast SecureLine (Avast Adapter Network Event Notifier.)
  • aswcmnbs.dll - avast! Antivirus (Common functions)
  • aswcmnis.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswcmnos.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswcommchannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswIP.dll - AvastIP Dynamic Link Library
  • aswproperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswremotecache.dll - RemoteCache
  • avastip.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • avbugreport.exe - Avast! Antivirus Bug Report
  • avchrome.dll - Avast SecureLine Chromium Embedded wrapper library
  • avDump.exe - Avast SecureLine Dump Process
  • avDump32.exe - Avast Dump Process
  • burger_client.dll - Avast Burger Client library
  • commchannel.dll
  • commonui.dll - Avast SecureLine Common UI layer library
  • CrtCheck.exe - Avast SecureLine Installer
  • dll_loader.dll - Avast SecureLine dll loader
  • event_manager.dll - Avast Event Manager library
  • event_manager_burger.dll - Avast Burger Event Consumer library
  • event_routing.dll - Avast SecureLine Event Routing library
  • event_routing_rpc.dll - Avast SecureLine Event Routing RPC library
  • lim.dll - Avast SecureLine License Manager library
  • log.dll - Avast Logging Library
  • module_lifetime.dll - Avast SecureLine module lifetime
  • network_notifications.dll - Avast SecureLine network notifications
  • serialization.dll - Avast SecureLine Serialization library
  • SetupHelper.dll - Avast SecureLine Setup Helper
  • tasks_core.dll - Avast SecureLine task library core
  • Vpn.exe
  • VpnNM.exe - Native Messaging Proxy
  • VpnSvc.exe - Avast SecureLine Service
  • VpnUpdate.exe - Avast SecureLine Update
  • htmlayout.dll - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • VpnUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! SL Update' (runs daily at 16:35).
  • SLUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! SL Update' (runs daily at 11:20 PM).
  • SecureLine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{972C2E37-55A5-4C58-8179-6E620F0E0889}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • secureline.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • VpnUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! SL Update.
  • SLUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! SL Update.
  • VpnSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Avast SecureLine' (SecureLine).

How do I remove Avast SecureLine?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 10 99%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.92%
Windows 7 1.05%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 84.66%
Windows 8.1 5.40%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.23%
Windows 10 Pro 1.56%
Windows 8.1 Connected 0.91%
Windows 7 Professional 0.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.93%
  Italy 8.79%
  United Kingdom 6.88%
  Canada 3.29%
  France 3.12%
  Germany 2.03%
  Spain 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Australia 0.71%
  Brazil 0.70%
  DK 0.69%
  Norway 0.66%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Belgium 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 62.58%
Acer 36.13%
ASUS 0.57%
Dell 0.46%
Lenovo 0.10%
Toshiba 0.07%
Medion 0.02%
Alienware 0.02%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 20.34%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 12.31%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 6.69%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 4.79%
Acer Aspire E5-573 3.17%
HP HP ENVY Notebook 2.62%

About AVAST Software

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


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