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Avast SecureLine

  Avast SecureLine was on my HP Envy Laptop (Notebook) computer when I bought it brand new. My nephew set up my computer and I noticed that AvastSecureLine was marked disconnected in the taskbar. I asked him about it, and he said he would uninstall it if I wanted him to do so. I said just leave it on as I wasn't sure what it was. By the way he had installed Norton Security for me too. The Norton has been working fine. But do I need Avast SecureLine? When I googled the name it said the following:  "A single click launches a VPN and hides your IP address, allowing you to enjoy true privacy. ... On public or private Wi-Fi, open or secure, or on a wired connection. ... Available for your PC, Mac, Android, and iOS."

Should I uninstall the Avast SecureLine  or just leave it disconnected? Maybe it got disconnected when Norton Security was installed by my nephew because it wasn't compatible with Norton?  




Re: Avast SecureLine

As Avast SecureLine is a VPN product it should not have any conflicts with Norton products.

If you are not going to use the VPN, you might as well uninstall it.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

Re: Avast SecureLine

It is fine to use with Norton, if you are not going to use it, then uninstall as advised.  VPN's are used to secure your information, but they come with the price of slowing down your connection speed a lot.  I have tried several out, and found one I liked.  VPN's well they are a strange thing, they make a secure turn and encrypt your data so your ISP and others can't see it.  So if you were in a coffee shop, people wouldn't be able to see what you were doing online.  The problem with the VPN's is that they can be very slow, I found one that has good speed, but the server that I use is in the USA, so it may or may not be protected, but they claim to keep no logs.  The thing other than speed is can you trust the company, to keep your information confidential, and not sell it, do they really not keep logs, do they say what they say they do, there is really no way to know, that I know of.  Anyways, I use one, and after trying several this is the one I like, and I only use the US site, as it is fast, any others will make my computer run like a snail.  So you can leave it on, and use it when you are not at home, at hotel's, coffee shops, and other places people may try to spy on your activities, it is good to have, and if you have to use your computer in those places, a hit in speed, may be a pain, but you are keeping your information safe, if you are doing any kind of financial, personal, or other things, that should be kept confidential like your social security number.  Though, VPN's will not encrypt your emails, just your web browsers.

I hope this helps. 

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