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Free VPN for PCs

Stay private and secure on the internet with a free and unlimited VPN from a company you can trust.

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Zero ads
  • No speed restrictions
  • Open source
  • Apps for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and Linux
  • How to connect to Proton VPN on your PC

    1. Step 1

      Sign up for a Proton VPN account

    2. Step 2

      Download our free VPN app for your PC’s operating system

    3. Step 3

      Log in and connect to a server

    Safe, unlimited VPN app for your PC

    Protect your data with the VPN created by scientists who met at CERN who want to make an internet where privacy is the default.

    Privacy online

    Proton VPN lets you browse the internet without anyone monitoring or recording what you do and hides your IP address from the websites you visit.

    Internet without restrictions

    Proton VPN bypasses firewalls and other government censorship measures so you can access the free and open internet.

    Use public WiFi safely

    Proton VPN secures your internet connection when using public WiFi hotspots, protecting you from hackers and WiFi hosts who sell customers' data to advertisers.

    A free VPN with no data limits

    • Respects your privacy
    • No bandwidth limits
    • Open source
    • Swiss data protection laws

    Browse privately on your PC with Proton VPN

    Trusted

    Trusted

    Journalists, activists, and ordinary users around the world use Proton VPN to stay safe and bypass censorship

    Open source

    Open source

    All our PC apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS are open source so anyone can examine our code.

    Fully audited

    Fully audited

    Our apps have been inspected by independent security professionals and the reports are available on the Proton VPN website.

    Strict no-logs policy

    Strict no-logs policy

    Based in privacy-friendly Switzerland, Proton VPN keeps no logs that might compromise your privacy.

    Swiss privacy laws

    Swiss privacy laws

    Switzerland has strong data privacy laws and is not subject to US and EU surveillance legislation or part of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing agreement.

    Easy to use

    Easy to use

    Our desktop PC apps are easy to install, intuitive to use, and feature a 1-click Quick Connect button.

    Strong encryption

    Strong encryption

    We never log user data. Even if authorities request information, we have nothing to share.

    Kill Switch

    Kill Switch

    All our PC VPN apps have a Kill Switch feature to keep your IP address secure if the VPN connection is interrupted.

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    An unlimited free VPN for desktop PCs and laptops

    • Strong encryption protocols
    • Defeat government censorship
    • Easy-to-use PC apps
    • No bandwidth or speed limits

    Upgrade to Proton VPN Plus for more features

    Proton VPN Plus gives you access to premium features, allowing you to connect to a faster, more secure internet.

    Global network

    Access over 1,400 servers in over 60 countries

    Global streaming

    Access your favorite content anywhere in the world with support for streaming services

    10 Gbps servers

    Connect to our highest-speed servers

    Adblocker (NetShield)

    Keep your PC clean and running fast by blocking malware, ads, and trackers

    BitTorrent support

    Use BitTorrent without compromising your privacy

    Secure Core VPN

    Send your traffic through multiple VPN servers to protect against advanced network attacks

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will Proton VPN work on my PC?

    Proton VPN has apps for all popular desktop operating systems. If you are not sure which operating system your machine is running, most PCs use Windows. We also have apps for macOS, Linux, and Chromebook.

    Are there any limits on your Free plan?

    Users with our Free plan have no bandwidth restrictions. There are also no speed restrictions, but our free servers can get busy at times, which may affect speed performance. Free users can connect to servers in the United States, Netherlands, and Japan.

    Our Free plan will remain free forever, but upgrading to a paid plan gives you access to a number of premium features:

    • Connect up to 10 devices at once
    • Servers in over 60 countries
    • Unblock many popular streaming services
    • Adblocker (NetShield) DNS filtering, which can also block malware and website trackers
    • Secure Core VPN
    • Tor over VPN

    Does using your Free plan compromise my privacy?

    No. Proton VPN’s strict no-logs policy applies equally to all our users, and our apps use the same encryption settings for all plans.

    However, if you upgrade to a paid plan, we offer Adblocker (NetShield), a DNS filtering feature that also blocks malware and prevents website tracking.