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
Nov 11, 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
79.7K reviews
November 25, 2022
Using the free version of Proton VPN, Mail, etc. No actual need has been found for any of the paid enhancements. The added convenience of more connection options is noted. I believe that any downside to Virtual Private Networks of any brand is that some websites will note the origin Internet Protocol Address and may reject it if it is outside of their area of operations. Using a server in the same country may be required and the free version is limited to three countries the last time I checked.
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Sylvia Moonlace
September 21, 2022
Edited: There's been some awesome improvements along the way...I've been able to connect to the servers in most of the regions all right... It comes with Multiple protocols and split tunneling. But the quick connect button fails most often; As in trying to connect to the plus servers even on a free plan. Server refreshment is quit a bit of a hassle as it takes forever to refresh them. I may be asking too much, but I'd be nice if they could add more free servers 🌀🙏
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Proton AG
September 30, 2022
Thank you for updating your review. Could you please report this to us by submitting a customer support request at or directly through the app with the "Report an issue" feature so we can help you troubleshoot?
That Dude Brent
October 26, 2022
Sometimes it gets stuck trying to reconnect. I have to cancel and reconnect. This isn't very common, but needs to be fixed I use the default settings. Servers are in Puerto Rico. Normally this happens when my screen has been locked several hours or it wakes from sleep mode. No errors reported, I only see the 'connecting'. I click 'cancel' then 'connect' and it is successful after that.
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Proton AG
November 3, 2022
Thank you for clarifying. Have you tried switching to the new "Stealth" protocol to see if that helps you get a more stable connection? Does this behavior occur when connected to a different server? Could you please report this to us through the "Report an issue" feature in the app menu? We'd be more than happy to help you troubleshoot.

What's new

- Improves reliability on restricted networks