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Title: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Juraj (Product Manager) on June 08, 2018, 03:30:13 PM
Hey there,

we have released a brand new beta of Avast SecureLine VPN for Windows platforms! Although we don't usually do beta releases for our VPN products, this one is pretty big, so we wanted to share it with the community first before we go live globally. We're also providing you with a free beta license for a month in case you don't have a valid subscription.

Avast SecureLine v2.0 for Windows BETA
http://betasecureline.tools.avcdn.net/tools/avast/betasecureline/avast_secureline_setup_beta.exe (http://betasecureline.tools.avcdn.net/tools/avast/betasecureline/avast_secureline_setup_beta.exe)

How to activate the free beta subscription
1. Download and install beta client.
2. Click Menu -> My licenses
3. Click Activate
4. Enter this activation code and click Activate SecureLine.

Code: [Select]
T56VCE-VHNLM2-48L7DA
5. You've got the free subscription valid for a month.

Release Highlights

Note: that this is a standalone version of the VPN so you don't need Avast AV to be installed.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Charvin on June 08, 2018, 04:20:53 PM
Right on time, I  just got Secure line installed 2 days ago, and this is a topping on the cake.

More of the Avast! Vibe on the product now.

(https://vgy.me/jZwOca.png)
(https://vgy.me/LxrAfE.png)
(https://vgy.me/HWZHbW.png)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Juraj (Product Manager) on June 08, 2018, 04:25:11 PM
Enjoy Charvin  8)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: bob3160 on June 08, 2018, 04:59:08 PM
Thanks. Nice to be able to allow it to start when the program starts.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1528469894636-90392.png)


Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Raeken on June 08, 2018, 06:00:19 PM
WOOOOWWWW! :o

I always wanted a standalone version like this.
This new version is amazing and beautiful. All the options we need are there, easy to access.

Thanks for it, Avast.  8)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: TerraX on June 09, 2018, 12:18:13 AM
WOOOOWWWW! :o

I always wanted a standalone version like this.
This new version is amazing and beautiful. All the options we need are there, easy to access.

Thanks for it, Avast.  8)
+1 8)

TerraX
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Asyn on June 09, 2018, 09:57:48 AM
Thanks Juraj, the beta is running smooth here (so far). Good job..!! :)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: jefferson sant on June 09, 2018, 10:59:18 PM
This never happened,I ignored the error during installation.
Avast Secureline VPN has been successfully activated
28 days from today

Thank you !
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2018, 12:23:01 AM

Avast SecureLine v2.0 for Windows Beta
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1528582775462-30271.png)
https://youtu.be/2njpdmn3U9E
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Vitdom on June 11, 2018, 10:25:09 AM
Working just as fine as the integrated SecureLine component.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Marek (dev) on June 11, 2018, 11:41:15 AM
This never happened,I ignored the error during installation.
Avast Secureline VPN has been successfully activated
28 days from today

Thank you !

Hi, Jefferson, thank you for your report. Do you have Avast AV installed on your PC?

Thx.

Marek
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: jefferson sant on June 12, 2018, 02:40:09 AM
Hi, Jefferson, thank you for your report. Do you have Avast AV installed on your PC?
Thx.
Marek

Yes.The license expired of Avast Premier and was automatically updated for the free and I decided to install the trial Avast Internet Security.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: mchain on June 12, 2018, 07:19:05 AM
Just installed the new standalone beta vpn on a second system for testing purposes.
The second system did snatch the single-use vpn license once before when an earlier version of avast standalone vpn was made available.  The end result was the primary system lost access to the vpn network which I had paid for, or until the secondary system was removed from the vpn network.  In both cases, in the first install and the newest one, another avast vpn was installed on the second system.

An average user might not know what to do if they encountered this edge case anomaly.

I propose a modification of the vpn install process to allow the manual insertion of a license or activation code similar to what is already in place in paid versions of avast.  This, I feel, would help to prevent an edge case of multiple use of a single license, and allow the insertion of two or more single-use vpn licenses if required.

Other than this one issue, the standalone vpn works well and transparently.   ;D
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: irongod on June 12, 2018, 01:16:27 PM
Will and when this stand-alone version will be integrated as component in the main Avast security suite?
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Juraj (Product Manager) on June 12, 2018, 05:44:47 PM
Will and when this stand-alone version will be integrated as component in the main Avast security suite?

Yes, the plan is to have this standalone version as a component integrated in the main Avast but as a more standalone experience. This means you will be able to access it from the main AV menu but the VPN UI would work separately. Timing wise, we're looking at next two months.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: goldss1970 on June 13, 2018, 02:55:44 PM
Downloaded beta subscription and it worked for one day. Now I receive a pop-up displaying it cannot establish a connection. It is a stand alone.Uninstalled beta and reinstalled to no avail.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: mchain on June 14, 2018, 08:34:59 AM
Cannot run two systems on same network using avast vpn at the same time.  Two different licenses in use, first is for one use 1 year, and second is the beta version good for one month.   

Both vpn installations work, just not simultaneously.  I get a server glitch issue on the beta version and a server refusal on the paid for version.   :o
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Marek (dev) on June 14, 2018, 08:55:47 AM
Cannot run two systems on same network using avast vpn at the same time.  Two different licenses in use, first is for one use 1 year, and second is the beta version good for one month.   

Both vpn installations work, just not simultaneously.  I get a server glitch issue on the beta version and a server refusal on the paid for version.   :o

Hi, thank you for the report. Can you, please, send us contents of "c:\programdata\avast software\secureline\log" directory of both systems?

Marek
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: scythe944 on June 14, 2018, 02:11:01 PM
Just got installed today, will be using it all day and I'll let you know.

So far, it's nice!

Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: bob3160 on June 14, 2018, 02:40:46 PM
Cannot run two systems on same network using avast vpn at the same time.  Two different licenses in use, first is for one use 1 year, and second is the beta version good for one month.   

Both vpn installations work, just not simultaneously.  I get a server glitch issue on the beta version and a server refusal on the paid for version.   :o

Hi, thank you for the report. Can you, please, send us contents of "c:\programdata\avast software\secureline\log" directory of both systems?

Marek
I removed the SafeZone component from Avast - rebooted and then installed the stand alone version.
That prevented what I thought would have caused a conflict. It probably would have been nice to spell that out right away. :)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: scythe944 on June 14, 2018, 04:15:52 PM
Alright, so I've been lightly browsing the internet today while connected to a VPN location that is closest to me, DNS seems to be really slow.

Typing in addresses that are most likely cached are taking quite a bit to resolve it seems.  I browsed around in Zillow.com looking at the map for houses for sale in my area, and the map definitely took a bit longer than usual to render.

Are there any settings for DNS leak protection?  I usually turn it off and use local DNS servers configured on my network.

Private Internet Access has settings like this
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: mchain on June 14, 2018, 06:51:46 PM
Cannot run two systems on same network using avast vpn at the same time.  Two different licenses in use, first is for one use 1 year, and second is the beta version good for one month.   

Both vpn installations work, just not simultaneously.  I get a server glitch issue on the beta version and a server refusal on the paid for version.   :o

Hi, thank you for the report. Can you, please, send us contents of "c:\programdata\avast software\secureline\log" directory of both systems?

Marek
Thank you.  Where to send both files and what named would files be?  I'll post again when you say.

[EDIT:]  Added attached pictures of AIS licensed system with Beta VPN system to follow:
Note:  AIS SecureLine is protected by avast self-defense whereas Beta Standalone VPN is not.

Bit perplexed as to where files/logs are in AIS install.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: mchain on June 14, 2018, 11:20:54 PM
Pictures attached for Beta VPN Standalone below:
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: NON on June 20, 2018, 04:18:08 PM
Thanks for the beta. Installed on my main system, working fine so far.
Servers are noticeably slow compared to normal connection, I'll check why this happens (what is slow: DNS, servers or something else?).
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2018, 04:50:00 PM
Thanks for the beta. Installed on my main system, working fine so far.
Servers are noticeably slow compared to normal connection, I'll check why this happens (what is slow: DNS, servers or something else?).
I've complained about the same problem. Still waiting for an explanation. :)
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Raeken on June 20, 2018, 10:12:21 PM
Until now, everything is working pretty fine. I'm not having any issues and i'm always connected.

About the connection VPN speed, it's normal depending where you are and where you trying to connect.
I'm in Germany, and all the European servers works fine and always fast. The american servers have decent speed.

PS: i love this new version.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: irongod on June 20, 2018, 10:14:34 PM
Will and when this stand-alone version will be integrated as component in the main Avast security suite?

Yes, the plan is to have this standalone version as a component integrated in the main Avast but as a more standalone experience. This means you will be able to access it from the main AV menu but the VPN UI would work separately. Timing wise, we're looking at next two months.

 ;) Tnx!
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: calcu007 on June 26, 2018, 06:17:03 AM
What is you partner that provide the VPN servers? What are the logging and privacy policy of the VPN service?
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: stephenkilgour on June 29, 2018, 01:03:47 AM
Hi Just renewed my subscription for one year but when enter my activation code it just keeps loading. Try opening VPN and it says my liecence has expired but in my accounts i have a new liecence but ive downloaded it and it still dose not work. Is there a phone number i could use to speak to someone from Avast.
Thanks
 
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: bob3160 on June 29, 2018, 01:15:53 PM
Hi Just renewed my subscription for one year but when enter my activation code it just keeps loading. Try opening VPN and it says my liecence has expired but in my accounts i have a new liecence but ive downloaded it and it still dose not work. Is there a phone number i could use to speak to someone from Avast.
Thanks
Contact Support https://support.avast.com/contact
Title: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 Beta: Greater And Better So Far
Post by: James848 on July 29, 2018, 07:39:30 PM
Being a longtime user of Avast VPN, I will state this v2.0 is a much improved version. Stable and steady. Connections are holding very well without fail; and any decreases in speed over running it disconnected (non-VPN) aren't significant. At least on my system.

I did notice this beta corrected an issue I had with the previous VPN (the alpha release) version. In that the previous one -- after an Avast update -- had an issue with the system tray icon not changing back to show disconnection status. But the icon changes correctly with v2.0.

Nice work on this one, Avast. I am definitely recommending your v2.0 to others.
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Vitdom on August 01, 2018, 03:26:06 PM
Today I encountered an issue while trying out SecureLine v2 which occurs if your internet connection is disrupted. See the attached SecureLine logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdass3oyng78sfd/SecureLineVPN_standalone_bug_logs.zip?dl=1

When your internet connection goes down, SecureLine attempts to reconnect, but appears to stop retrying after a while and then the internet connection was established. This causes any unmonitored internet activity to get routed directly instead of through VPN servers.

Other than this, I found no other issues while trying out this Beta. Nice update!
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Dave Twydell on June 10, 2020, 12:27:17 PM
Right on time, I  just got Secure line installed 2 days ago, and this is a topping on the cake.

More of the Avast! Vibe on the product now.

(https://vgy.me/jZwOca.png)
(https://vgy.me/LxrAfE.png)
(https://vgy.me/HWZHbW.png)

licence key says invalin
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Asyn on June 10, 2020, 01:37:43 PM
licence key says invalin
-> https://support.avast.com/article/Troubleshoot-activation
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: NON on June 10, 2020, 01:39:17 PM
This topic is 2 years old, no wonder it does not work anymore if you use the key posted here...
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: schouberthalexandertm on December 04, 2020, 01:40:26 AM
I downloaded the free version using to test the software, but when I click on the software, it wants a code. It sends me to buy it now and I don't want to buy it now unless I try it. Then I saw this post of the Beta version, I tried to test it but it tells me that it is impossible since the code or the license does not work. What is needed for the program to work in FREE mode and to be able to test it?
 ;D
Title: Re: WIN BETA: Avast SecureLine VPN v2.0 + free beta subscription for a month
Post by: Asyn on December 04, 2020, 10:58:41 AM
Hi, you can test it for 7 days, see: https://www.avast.com/secureline-vpn#pc