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
Jul 27, 2022

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
58.9K reviews
August 5, 2022
This is a great feature to have just for having an email account with them. Have yet to get any sort of issue with it and very comforting that they have options to route through privacy rich countries for piece of mind. They offer all sorts of stuff for more technical people and people looking to bypass regional restrictions. Have no complaints at all it is very well built and quality is definitely there.
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Daniel Frazier
August 9, 2022
Works very well. I have to turn it off to print to my network printer from my phone and a few apps don't work with it on. Login won't come up for Ally Bank app unless I disable it. Might be able to fix problems by changing some settings but then would loose some beneficial features. Update. I was able to use split tunneling to allow the apps that don't work to bypass the VPN and work normally but that means they are bypassing the security as well.
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Proton AG
August 9, 2022
Hi! Thank you for your feedback. Please note that you can enable LAN connections in Settings → Advanced → LAN Connections. Also, please let us know which apps don't work with Proton VPN and which exact servers you were connected to. Contact us at to let us know so we can troubleshoot further with you.
July 25, 2022
Long term user, but the past few months, it's been unusable for anything more than basic internet browsing due to extremely slow speeds. They sent out an email saying it was an issue on their end, but that they had fixed it. It is not fixed. When I play online games, my ping is around 260-320, and sometimes even goes up past that. That is literally unplayable, I have to swap to a different VPN just to play. It also keeps connecting me to Netherlands instead of US unless I specifically choose US
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Proton AG
July 26, 2022
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: contact us through the 'Report an Issue' option in the app menu so we can further help you.

What's new

- Improves connection stability with poor network conditions.
- "Save to profile" now creates a profile for the server currently connected to.
- Fixes a bug with multiple profiles being shown as connected.