Proton VPN: Private, Secure

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About this app

Proton VPN is the world's ONLY free VPN service that is safe to use and respects your privacy. Proton VPN is created by the CERN scientists behind Proton Mail - the world's largest encrypted email service. Proton’s VPN offers secure and encrypted internet access with advanced security features and access to blocked websites and streaming platforms.

Used by millions worldwide, Proton’s secure no-logs VPN offers 24/7 private internet access, and does not record your browsing history, display ads, sell your data to third parties, or limit downloads.

FREE VPN features available to ALL users:

1. VPN accelerator - increases Proton VPN's speeds by up to 400% to give users an express service
2. Unlimited data with no bandwidth or speed restrictions
3. Strictly NO logs
4. Full disk encrypted servers protect your data
5. Bypass geo-restrictions - smart protocol selection automatically overcomes VPN bans and unblocks censored content
6. Perfect forward secrecy - encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later
7. DNS leak protection - DNS queries are also encrypted to ensure that your browsing activity cannot be exposed through DNS leaks
8. Split tunneling support allows you to select which apps go through the VPN tunnel
9. Always-on VPN/kill switch offers protection against leaks caused by accidental disconnections

PREMIUM features:

1. 1400+ high speed servers across 60+ countries
2. Fast VPN: High speed servers with connections up to 10 Gbps
3. Connect up to 10 devices to VPN at the same time
4. Stream films, sports events, and videos on any streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ etc)
5. Access to blocked or censored content
6. File-sharing and P2P support
7. Adblocker (NetShield) - a DNS filtering feature that protects users from malware, blocks ads, and prevents website trackers from following you across the web
8. Secure Core servers protect against network-based attacks with multi-hop VPN
9. Tor over VPN provides automatic integration with the Tor anonymity network

Why Proton VPN?

• No personal data required to sign up
• Proton VPN's Secure Core architecture allows our secure VPN service to defend against network-based attacks
• Unique VPN Accelerator technology increases your VPN speeds by over 400%
• Uses only VPN protocols that are proven to be secure: OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard (no PPTP and L2TP/IPSec).
• Independently audited by SEC Consult with all results published on our website
• Physical data centres accessible only via biometric verification
• Trusted open-source code that can be reviewed for security by anyone
• Data protection using AES-256 and 4096 RSA encryption
• Multi-platform support for use across Android, Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS and more

Join the privacy revolution
Your support is important as it allows us to continue our mission to bring online freedom and the right to privacy to people around the globe. Get our private VPN free today and enjoy fast VPN connections and a secure internet, from anywhere.

Experts’ opinion:

Mozilla: “There are many VPN vendors out there, but not all of them are created equal. Proton VPN offers a secure, reliable, and easy-to-use VPN service and is operated by the makers of ProtonMail, a respected, privacy-oriented email service... As a company they have a track record of fighting for online privacy and they share our dedication to internet safety and security.”

PCMag: “[Proton VPN’s] focus on exacting security at an affordable price tag makes it a compelling choice. Plus, its free version is the best we've tested so far.”

Follow Proton VPN on social for all the latest news and offers:
Facebook: /proton
Twitter: @protonvpn
Reddit: /protonvpn
Instagram: /protonprivacy

Notice for users in China and UAE - Proton VPN may be blocked due to government restrictions outside our control.
Updated on
Jan 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
86.1K reviews
January 11, 2023
Free version. PRO: When it works it works well. CON: When it doesn't work is not good. Getting speed fluctuations which causes drops... Lots of drops! Graphic interface is janky. Expensive compared to other quality VPNs. I'm really trying to like this app, but I have a feeling it's not going to last long. It's making my last VPN client seem a lot better!
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Proton AG
January 11, 2023
Hi! Thank you for your feedback - we've shared it with our team. Could you please report these connection issues to us directly through the "Report an issue" feature in the app menu so we can assist you accordingly? We'd be more than happy to help you troubleshoot. We'd appreciate it if you revisited your rating once your issue has been resolved.
Jacob Zimmerman IV
January 22, 2023
When I first started using this I was pleased. Lately, the speeds suck. I downgraded from the paid version and it was horrible. So I upgraded because I needed the features of P2P protocols and now the speeds are almost just as bad as the free version. Fix this please. EDIT - Dropped to 1*, servers are constantly dropping my connection and I'm able to watch this. Again please fix these issues.
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Proton AG
January 18, 2023
Connection speeds may be influenced by factors such as your native ISP speed, location, server load, network setup, etc. You could try some of the tips in this guide to improve your connection speeds: If the issue persists, please report it to us through the "Report an issue" feature in the app.
Luke Dickeson
December 7, 2022
I really like Proton overall and everything they do. Reason for review is sometimes the vpn gets stuck on the initial connecting stage. I'll see it's not connected, cancel connection, restart connection and it'll connect like normal. I did recently enable netshield to it's fullest extent, but doubt that's the cause. Important note: the connection doesn't drop (I don't think), it's when I turn it on and don't check to make sure it's truly on.
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What's new

- Improves login on restricted networks
- Improves bug report layout for better accessibility on small screens