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We are opening up our free VPN to the general public – now available for download!

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by in Articles & News.

 

Back in June 2017, we launched ProtonVPN to provide a more secure VPN. Within 24 hours of launch, excessive demand meant we had to add a waiting list for our free VPN service. Today we’re happy to announce that free VPN signups are open again.

Get your free ProtonVPN account by signing up here.  

Afterwards, you can download free VPN here.

Today marks another important milestone in our mission to provide secure internet to the entire world. Now it is possible to get a free VPN account instantly without having to wait on a waiting list. In order to support this, we have been working hard over the past 3 months scaling ProtonVPN’s infrastructure. In the past month, over 100 servers were added to ProtonVPN’s global network, all connected to high bandwidth Gigabit connections.

ProtonVPN was born from our mission to safeguard privacy in the digital age. After creating the world’s largest secure email provider, we’ve repeatedly witnessed the increasing infringement on user privacy on the Internet, and we built ProtonVPN in order to counteract this, and ensure that the Internet remains a force for freedom everywhere.

While there are a number of free VPN providers in the market, ProtonVPN is the only free VPN service that is serious about user privacy. The vast majority of free VPN services available today actually provide the complete opposite of privacy because they are actually secretly selling user browsing data or connection for profit (Anchor Free, Hola, etc). Additionally, unlike other free VPN services (TunnelBear, Windscribe, Hide.me, etc.), ProtonVPN’s free VPN service does not actually monitor user traffic because we have no bandwidth limits or traffic caps.

In other words, ProtonVPN is truly an unlimited free VPN service that has a strict no-logging policy, and comes with a long list of VPN security features. This unique combination of factors has made ProtonVPN’s free VPN service much more popular than we expected, which is why we were not able to meet the initial demand. Thanks to the continuous work from our server team, we have finally been able to add enough server capacity to now remove the waiting list and we look forward to providing VPN security to millions of people around the world.

For those of you who wish to support ProtonVPN, purchasing a paid plan provides additional VPN security features such as our Secure Core network which adds an extra layer of protection against sophisticated network based attacks, and the ability to route traffic through the TOR network. ProtonVPN paid plans also come with much higher speeds, the ability to connect multiple devices at the same time, and support for P2P traffic. ProtonVPN is entirely funded by the support of paid subscribers, so by upgrading to a paid plan, you are also making it possible for us to provide secure internet to millions around the world who don’t have the means to pay for a VPN service.

If you’re ready to take back your digital privacy, sign up here and then go here for your free VPN download now.

Best Regards,
The ProtonVPN Team

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13 comments

  1. Loki

    Have s similar problem to Uber. But in my case, I registered long ago and my trial ran out long ago. Free service worked at first but like a week ago it just stopped doing anything. Even if server load reports to be 50%ish, I can’t open any webpage.

  2. George

    For those folks saying their free service stopped working.. you are trying to access the paid servers most likely. They stop working after the “trial” period is over. however the “free” servers continue to work in my experience. You just need to connect to the free ones instead.

  3. JIM

    hi, why do not use different port for example: 8080, 53, … for UDP and more?
    most VPN services use different port PIA VPN , AirVPN.
    AirVPN have SSH over VPN also

  4. Darren Chaker

    I am proud to see ProtonMail has taken security to the next level offering ProtonVPN without logs. This demonstrates a continued commitment to privacy and appreciate your efforts! Darren Chaker

  5. ProtonVPN Admin

    Thanks for your support!

  6. rami

    I have request No.(26223), I have not received a reply yet.

  7. ProtonVPN Admin

    We’ve updated your request, please check your email

  8. anon

    the best free vpn ever. I used to use VPNbook but now my ISP blocks it.

  9. Uber

    I created an account and installed ProtonVPN just last week. During the free trial period of a paid plan the service worked well with acceptable speeds. My free trial ran out today and reverted to “free”. The service became instantly useless. I tried just pinging a website, http://www.yahoo.ca. Normal round trip ping time is about 30ms. After 1000 pings I had 0 replies. That’s 100% failure. Very disappointing.

  10. ProtonVPN Admin

    Does this problem persists for you? Have you tried resolving different addresses when this occurs? If it does persist, please drop our support team a line via protonvpn.com/support-form and include any recent connection logs you have

  11. Yejayak

    Hello! Is it confidential? Do not hand over your users if something goes wrong?

  12. ProtonVPN Admin

    we don’t keep any logs and therefore do not have anything to hand over, see protonvpn.com/support/no-logs-vpn

  13. Marlon Ellazar

    You are securing this world to become a better place!

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