The Proton VPN app for Windows has been specifically engineered to be secure, fast, and easy to use. You can use Proton VPN to stream your favorite shows, share files over BitTorrent, access censored content and protect your privacy. Proton VPN is a community-supported VPN service and our mission is to create an internet where privacy is the default. Founded by CERN scientists to ensure everyone can protect their right to privacy, Proton VPN offers one of the only free VPN services with no data limits, no logs, and no privacy-invading ads.
Get Proton VPN for Windows
The Proton VPN app for Windows is the best way to stay secure and private when surfing the internet. It is open source, easy to use, and packed with useful security features.
Download and install the Windows app, then log in with your Proton account. If you don't have an account, sign up here.
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How to use the Proton VPN Windows app
For step-by-step installation instructions, read our Proton VPN for Windows guide.
Security made easy
Our Windows app offers advanced features carefully designed to improve your online security.
Secure Core VPN
Secure Core protects your connection by routing your traffic through multiple servers before it leaves our network, defending you against advanced, network-based attacks.
Secure Core servers are located in hardened data centers in Switzerland, Iceland, and Sweden, protected by strong privacy laws, and operated on Proton's dedicated networks.
A VPN kill switch keeps your IP address safe if something goes wrong with your VPN connection. If your VPN connection fails, the kill switch will prevent your device from connecting to the internet until your device reconnects to a VPN server.
NetShield speeds up your connection and protects you from malware by filtering out images, scripts, and other resources that are from domains known to host malware. Available for VPN Plus and Unlimited users, NetShield can also block online trackers and ads.
Why use Proton VPN?
We do not keep any logs that can identify what you do online
DNS and IPv6 leak protection
Our Windows app will never accidentally expose your real IP address
In places where VPN connections are blocked, the app will attempt to establish a connection to our servers using alternative networks
Include or except websites from the VPN
Free and available to everyone who uses Proton VPN, our unique VPN Accelerator technology can improve speeds by over 400%
Share and download files using BitTorrent and other P2P protocols
Switzerland has some of the world's strongest data privacy laws
Unblock popular streaming services and watch your favorite shows
Secure your internet
- Strict no-logs policy
- All apps are open source and audited
- High-speed servers (up to 10 Gbps)
- Based in Switzerland
- 30-day money-back guarantee
Why choose the Proton VPN application for Windows
Proton VPN is brought to you by the team behind Proton Mail, the world`s largest end-to-end encrypted email service. Millions of journalists, activists, and citizens worldwide rely on Proton VPN to stay safe. Our VPN app for Windows:
- Is open source and fully audited by third-party professionals
- Enables you to bypass censorship and access the truth
- Can use alternative routing(new window) to unblock our servers when they are censored
- Lets you unblock and watch popular streaming services (Only with VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited plans)
- Proton VPN is a community driven service with a mission to create a more free and open internet. Download our Windows VPN app to join our community.
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I highly recommend @ProtonVPN for an extremely secure VPN with a great reputation. And you can bundle it with @ProtonMail to make your email private instead of having google or yahoo, etc from scraping your inbox and selling your data
Download a Windows VPN you can trust
- Always-on VPN & Kill switch keeps your IP address safe at all times
- NetShield blocks malware, ads, and online trackers
- Split tunneling to give you control over what goes through your VPN tunnel
- Tor-enabled servers allow one-click access to the Tor network
Frequently Asked Questions
Sign up for a Proton VPN account, download(new window) our Windows app, and double click the downloaded file to start installation. A wizard will guide you through the rest of the process.
If you sign in to the app and click "Quick Connect", Proton VPN will automatically connect you to the fastest server depending on your location. It's that easy. You can also manually connect to a server in a particular country or a specialized server (for example, a Tor-enabled server).
You can use the Proton VPN Windows app to access content that has been blocked by your internet service provider, government, workplace, or college. To access it, simply connect to a VPN server in an area where that content is not censored. If you have a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited account, you can also access popular streaming services by connecting to a Plus server.
Proton VPN operates over 1,900 servers in more than 65 countries around the world, so there will always be a VPN server nearby to provide you with a secure, fast connection. Users with a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited plan can access our large and expanding network of high-speed 10 Gbps Plus servers.
The "Quick Connect" feature in our Windows app automatically chooses the fastest server available for your location. You can also use the server load information shown next to each server's name to help you manually select the fastest server for your needs.