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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,807
United States Rank #6,062
Reach 0.0637%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.94 days
145.78 days >
Average installed length: 76.60 days


VersionDistribution 94.26% 1.20% 0.08% 3.11% 1.35%

avast! SecureLine

What is avast! SecureLine?  (from AVAST Software)

Have your connection encrypted against spying. Protect your privacy with SecureLine, a VPN that’s incredibly simple to use. It’s easy for hackers to tap into your communications when you’re on public Wi-Fi. But even on other types of connections, SecureLine VPN anonymizes your browsing and makes your logins, emails, in...  Read more


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 37.29 MB (39,098,010 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 52% 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/en-us/secureline-vpn
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SecureLine\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SecureLine\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 37.29 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:
  • aswCmnBS.dll - avast! SecureLine (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
  • aswResourceLib.dll - Resources
  • avastIP.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • avBugReport.exe - Avast! Antivirus Bug Report
  • slupdate.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)
  • vpnsvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • slupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! SL Update' (runs daily at 3:03 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • secureline.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • slupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! SL Update.
  • vpnsvc.exe runs as a service named '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 97%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 96.97%
Windows 7 2.79%
Windows XP 0.16%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 55.74%
Windows 10 Home 29.59%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.10%
Windows 8.1 Connected 1.99%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.20%
  Italy 10.62%
  United Kingdom 9.46%
  France 7.38%
  Germany 2.01%
  Canada 1.75%
  Spain 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Belgium 1.30%
  DK 1.23%
  Mexico 1.10%
  Saudi Arabia 0.91%
  Sweden 0.58%
  United Arab Emirates 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.57%
Acer 1.12%
ASUS 0.56%
Lenovo 0.48%
Dell 0.40%
Samsung 0.16%
Intel 0.16%
Toshiba 0.16%
Medion 0.08%
Sahara 0.08%
MSI 0.08%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 30.10%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 18.25%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 9.53%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 7.69%
HP 15 TS Notebook PC 6.08%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 4.72%

About AVAST Software

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


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