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How did I get SecureLine?
« on: November 29, 2015, 08:33:23 AM »
So I always thought SecureLine was a free feature.. I was reading today and apparently you have to buy a licence to it. I never paid for it, and my subscription status is always set to 31 days..

Is this a virus, glitch, or some promotion going on? I'm concerned about the security of this.

Thanks for any help!


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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 07:18:59 PM »
Have you tried connecting to any of the Servers/using the service?
Possible a Trial Version, however I don't understand the 31 days. ???

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 05:57:31 AM »
I've been using it this entire time, for months! That's why I'm so concerned about security after learning it's not supposed to be free! MAYBE I paid for it and forgot about it, but I don't see it on any of my statements, nor does the "31 days" count down ever..

When visiting "http://securedns.ff.avast.com/" it shows
"Everything's OK, you are protected
by SecureDNS or SecureLine VPN"

« Last Edit: December 01, 2015, 06:04:15 AM by colby9494 »

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 09:44:36 AM »
I have now reinstalled avast completely and it still allows me to use secureline.. lol

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015, 10:15:47 AM »
I have now reinstalled avast completely and it still allows me to use secureline.. lol
Guess you're lucky... ;)
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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2015, 10:28:07 AM »
Well, SecureLine is a seperate product.
Removing avast will (and should) not remove SecureLine.
If it is still valid, it can be there is the auto-renewal.

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2015, 12:06:46 AM »
Hi colby9494 :)

Have you activated the trial in the past ?
Or did you get a license file from someone else than Avast or a Reseller?

I am not saying you did something wrong, but this is really strange !

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2015, 07:27:04 AM »
Hi colby9494 :)

Have you activated the trial in the past ?
Or did you get a license file from someone else than Avast or a Reseller?

I am not saying you did something wrong, but this is really strange !

Greetz, Red.
I didn't download it from the avast website, I got it from CNET. http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus-2016/3000-2239_4-10019223.html

Is this really controlled at the client side? I mean, it seems like the actual server would do some verification no? Could I have been given a fake licence that actually works??


Well, SecureLine is a seperate product.
Removing avast will (and should) not remove SecureLine.
If it is still valid, it can be there is the auto-renewal.
When I uninstalled avast, the secureline icon dissapeared and no trace was left. So that's a bit odd. It's not showing up on my paypal ever either.

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2015, 11:32:18 AM »
Well, SecureLine is a seperate product.
Removing avast will (and should) not remove SecureLine.
If it is still valid, it can be there is the auto-renewal.

Yes, it a separte product but you can't have it without avast, there is no separate installer, it is a part of avast. And yes, I'd like to have a never ending trial for it :D :D

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 12:08:32 PM »
...but you can't have it without avast, there is no separate installer, it is a part of avast.
In fact, you can: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB63#idt_102
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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 01:03:38 PM »
OK, my bad... Seems you can install only SecureLine from avast installer...  :o

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 01:55:23 PM »
Seems you can install only SecureLine from avast installer...  :o
Nope, you have to use the standalone installer. ;)
-> http://secureline.tools.avast.com/tools/secureline/avast_secureline_setup.exe
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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2015, 06:11:02 PM »
Seems you can install only SecureLine from avast installer...  :o
Nope, you have to use the standalone installer. ;)
-> http://secureline.tools.avast.com/tools/secureline/avast_secureline_setup.exe

Just to add,  There has been a "stand alone" version of Secureline for about 2 years as I have used that version on a production machine that does not have Avast installed :)

https://www.avast.com/en-us/secureline-vpn
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 06:12:52 PM by schmidthouse »

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2015, 02:08:32 AM »
Also for added information, Secureline VPN Service came "pre-installed" with a 30 Trial Period on my new HP ENVY that I purchased 6 months ago. This stand alone version was installed along side of McAfee Internet Security on the laptop, which I uninstalled. :)

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Re: How did I get SecureLine?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2015, 02:23:35 AM »
Hi W :)

Yes I know from your 30 days trial period, but you had to activate it I presume ?
And I think it is the same for colby9494 : He must have activated the trial or a "licencse".

Greetz, Red.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 02:27:56 AM by Rednose »
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