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What is malware?

July 7th, 2022 in Security

Malware is a general term for any software designed to harm computers or computer systems — from viruses and worms to rootkits, spyware, and ransomware. We explain what malware is, how it works, and how best to protect yourself against malware attacks. What is malware?What does malware do?What are the main types of malware?How can […]

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What is malware?

July 7th, 2022 in Security

Malware is a general term for any software designed to harm computers or computer systems — from viruses and worms to rootkits, spyware, and ransomware. We explain what malware is, how it works, and how best to protect yourself against malware attacks. What is malware?What does malware do?What are the main types of malware?How can […]

Welcome to the updated Proton VPN

May 25th, 2022 in Articles & News

Today, we’re thrilled to present one of the biggest updates to Proton VPN since we set out to revolutionize the VPN industry in 2017. This update brings a new Proton VPN logo, colors, and the launch of Proton’s new privacy-by-default ecosystem. Proton VPN was not the world’s first VPN service, but it has always been […]

How to secure online banking with a VPN

April 28th, 2022 in How-to

Once an industry that revolved around paper (or, in the United States’s case, cotton) currency, banking has now, for the most part, moved online. Today you can cash your paycheck, transfer some money to savings, pay your bills, and reimburse a friend for dinner all from your bank’s app. This is undoubtedly more convenient, but […]

Supercharge peer-to-peer speeds with port forwarding

April 21st, 2022 in Releases

You asked and we listened. Following months of hard work by our engineering team, we are excited to announce a feature that you, our passionate and highly engaged community, have been clamoring for: port forwarding.  Now available for our Windows VPN app, port forwarding is a new feature that dramatically improves download speeds when using […]

Proton VPN’s no-logs policy confirmed by an external audit

April 13th, 2022 in Privacy & Security

Today, we are excited to announce we passed a new milestone in our drive to make Proton as transparent as possible with the completion of a third-party audit of our infrastructure that confirmed our strict no-logs policy. Now, when we say we are a no-logs VPN, it is not just a claim: it has been […]

What is internet censorship, and how does it work?

March 16th, 2022 in Articles & News

The internet was founded on the idea that it would be a free and open space for expression. Unfortunately, internet censorship is becoming more common worldwide. But while technology provides the tools for Internet censorship, it also offers ways to fight back. We explain what internet censorship is, how it works, and how to defeat […]

How to bypass internet censorship

March 10th, 2022 in How-to

A VPN is a powerful tool used by millions to bypass most forms of government censorship It is an unfortunate fact that more and more governments around the world are attempting to censor the truth and prevent their citizens from using social media to communicate and organize. A virtual private network (VPN) is a powerful […]

How to protect your privacy on dating apps

February 14th, 2022 in How-to

Back in 2019, we did a deep dive into what you can do to protect your privacy on dating apps while still matching with people. Now that it’s 2022, we have updated this article with the latest news and tips. Dating apps are now as much a part of modern courtship as going to the […]

What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in Articles & News

Everything you need to know about IP addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that uniquely identifies every device that connects to the internet. It is used to: Identify a device or network connected to the internet Route packets (containing data) so they can find a device or network that is connected […]

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