How to connect to ProtonVPN on your PC
- Step 1
Sign up for a ProtonVPN account
- Step 2
Download our free VPN app for your PC’s operating system
- 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.
ProtonVPN 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
ProtonVPN bypasses firewalls and other government censorship measures so you can access the free and open internet.
Use public WiFi safely
ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN
Journalists, activists, and ordinary users around the world use ProtonVPN to stay safe and bypass censorship.
All our PC apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS are open source so anyone can examine our code.
Our apps have been inspected by independent security professionals and the reports are available on the ProtonVPN website.
Strict no-logs policy
Based in privacy-friendly Switzerland, ProtonVPN keeps no logs that might compromise your privacy.
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
Our desktop PC apps are easy to install, intuitive to use, and feature a 1-click Quick Connect button.
We never log user data. Even if authorities request information, we have nothing to share.
All our PC VPN apps have a Kill Switch feature to keep your IP address secure if the VPN connection is interrupted.
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 ProtonVPN Plus for more features
ProtonVPN Plus gives you access to premium features, allowing you to connect to a faster, more secure internet.
Access over 1000 servers in over 50 countries
Access your favorite content anywhere in the world with support for streaming services
10 Gbps servers
Connect to our highest-speed servers
Keep your PC clean and running fast by blocking malware, ads, and trackers
Use BitTorrent without compromising your privacy
Secure Core VPN
Send your traffic through multiple VPN servers to protect against advanced network attacks
Frequently Asked Questions
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 50 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. ProtonVPN’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.