OH MY! It Can Work…  MacBook Pro (Sierra OS) & iPhone SE iOS v10.3.3
By Goat Rhythms
"WORKING AGAIN" (sorta) 3 Stars — FINAL UPDATE: REINSTALLED THE ORIGINAL SECURELINE APPLICATION VIA THE SECURELINE.DMG FILE - DO NOT INSTALL THE APP STORE VERSION!! GO TO THE WEBSITE (if you didn’t keep the original *.dmg file), AND INSTALL THAT VERSION OF THE APP! IT DOESN’T DEMAND YOUR KEYCHAIN PASSWORD AND ALWAYS CONNECTS! I WOULDN’T UPDATE THE iOS VERSION EITHER, AS THE CURRENT (last working iOS app), VERSION I HAVE WORKS FLAWLESSLY AND AN UPDATE, THAT BASICALLY CHANGES THE ICON AND BRICKS THE APP (adds more vpns it says and fixes some minor bugs, but it never had any), ISN’T WORTH IT! ALSO MAKE SURE YOU CREATE AN AVAST ACCOUNT AND DO NOT ADD ANY DEVICES, AS IT DEMANDS YOU INSTALL THE LATEST VERSION (from their website at least), AND IT ISN’T WORTH IT! JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR LICENSE EITHER WRITTEN DOWN, OR SAVE A SCREENSHOT IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT TECH SUPPORT. I DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME, SO I FIXED IT OLD SCHOOL: INSTALLING WHAT WORKED PRIOR. ONLY ISSUE IS THAT IT DOESN’T STAY CONNECTED 100% OF THE TIME, BUT AT LEAST IT RECONNECTS. IF YOU USE THE KEYCHAIN VERSION, THEN YOU ARE SCREWED! DEMAND A REFUND! THIS MAKES ME DOUBT IF I SHOULD BUY THE FULL VERSION OF THIER AVS, SINCE THE FREE VERSION IS PRETTY BOSS — TRY BITDEFENDER INSTEAD… 3 STARS NOW FROM 4 STARS AND THAT’S THE BEST THEY’LL EVER GET. IF AN UPDATE DOES WORK, OR THE APP STORE VERSION, THEN I WILL SHARE ON HOW TO MAKE THAT NONSENSE WORK… GOOD LUCK!
“THE HORROR” — 2 Stars UPDATE: AFTER UPDATING THIS APP, IT REMOVED MY PAID SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION AND I HAD TO CHECK FOR MY LICENSE CODE AND REACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE AND NOW IT DOESN’T CONNECT! SO MUCH FOR 4 STARS! I WILL BE REINSTALLING THE ORIGINAL VERSION THAT WORKED AND WOULD RECCOMEND THAT NO ONE UPDATES THIS SOFTWARE TO THE NEWEST VERSION AND TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM AVAST OFFICIAL PAGE AND NOT THE APP STORE! SOMETHING THAT WORKED FLAWLESS, IS NOW USELESS! THIS SOFTWARE IS DESERVING OF ALL THE POOR REVIEWS NOW! AT LEAST MY iPHONE VERSION STILL WORKS! TOO BAD, BECAUSE I WROTE A GLOWING REVIEW. TIP: KEEP YOU ORDER EMAIL AND SAVE THE LICENSE FILE TO YOUR MAC… WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! 2 STARS NOW!
Original Review — 4 Stars (too good to be true) — I have read a lot of poor reviews and I don’t know what they are talking about. This app does work for (previously had El Captain), SierraOS (haven’t updated to High Sierra-yet), and fairly well, plus it didn’t ask me once for KeyChain Permissions, so I don’t know what the other user was talking about. At times it does disconnect, but to relieve all the headaches; make sure you launch app at startuphave, ensure that auto-connect is enabled (yes i have noticed times it wouldn’t reconnect, perhaps due to an insane amout of data being sent/received), and personally I turn off 3rd party crash reporting (they most likely sell that data; anonymous or not, it’s not cool), for security purposes. I also use this on my iPhone and that version of the app is FLAWLESS! I just updated the MAC version and it’s connected as I type this and I enjoy having an extra layer of security. They only issue I had was when I original bought a 5 device license, I installed this app and before I could enter my License Code, it did Register me for this device costing me more money! To ensure these issues don’t happen, I suggest you only purchase the mobile version for a single device, so you have it for your iOS device and then install Avast for your Mac/MacBook/MB Pro/Air Book/etc. and buy the Activation Code for that device, to ensure you don’t get double billed. I don’t often connect to public WiFi, but if I do I’m using this! I primarly use it, so I can access the internet in countries where they limit internet access, in case something devestating happens, or so I can access websites/data that can only be seen via a connection to the internet, with a specific IP address. The only other complaint I have (besides double billing-yeah it does happen, so do what I said and check your subscription(s), [services] on your device), is that sometimes I cannot access data/websites in my home country, because I have a foriegn IP address, but that’s only due to the fact I have forgot to disable this service. Overall, this application is decent and until a real problem arises, I am sticking with the rating I give it now. Again: works for El Captain, SierraOS, iOS 10.X and any bugs complained about seemed to be fixed. note: i never updated the iOS version (one with the new icon), because i’ve read poor reviews (disconnects often), the new VPNs added are currently listed (no flag icon though), and since it isn’t broke… why update/fix it?