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Free VPN for PCs

Stay private and secure on the internet with a free and unlimited VPN 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

  • Step 1

    Sign up for a Proton VPN account

  • Step 2

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

  • Step 3

    Log in to your account and click Quick Connect

Safe, unlimited VPN for your PC

Protect your data with the VPN created by scientists who met at CERN and are building a better internet where privacy is the default.

Privacy online

Browse the internet without anyone recording what you do. Hide your IP address from the websites you visit.

Internet without restrictions

Bypass firewalls and other government censorship. Access the free and open internet.

Use public WiFi safely

Secure your internet when using public WiFi hotspots. Protect yourself from hackers and WiFi hosts who sell your data to advertisers.

A free VPN with no data limits

  • No logs of what you do online
  • No speed or data limits
  • Open source and independently audited
  • Protected by Swiss privacy laws

Browse privately on your PC with Proton VPN

Easy to use

Easy to use

Our desktop PC apps are easy to install and intuitive to use — click Quick Connect to automatically connect to the fastest available server.

Trusted VPN

Trusted VPN

Journalists, activists, and ordinary people around the world trust Proton VPN to stay safe and bypass censorship.

Open source VPN

Open source VPN

All our Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS apps are open source, so anyone can check they’re secure.

Strict no-logs policy

Strict no-logs policy

We follow a strict no-logs policy, meaning we have no data to share with third parties.

Swiss privacy laws

Swiss privacy laws

We’re based in Switzerland, so your data is protected by some of the strongest privacy laws in the world.

Strong encryption

Strong encryption

We use only strong, secure VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard.

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.

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

Proton VPN will never accidentally expose your real IP address.

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Unlimited free VPN for desktop PCs and laptops

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

Get more with Proton VPN Plus

Upgrade to Proton VPN Plus for even faster speeds and advanced security features. Support our mission to give everyone privacy online.

Global network

Access over 1,900 servers in over 65 countries

Worldwide streaming

Watch your favorite content on popular streaming services wherever you travel

10 Gbps servers

Connect to our high-speed 10 Gbps servers on up to 10 devices at once

NetShield Ad-blocker

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

Proton VPN has apps for all popular desktop operating systems. If you're not sure which operating system your computer has, most PCs use Windows. We also have apps for Mac (macOS), Linux, and Chromebooks.

There are no speed limits or bandwidth restrictions on our free plan. If you're on Proton VPN Free, you can connect to any of our free servers in the United States, the Netherlands, or Japan. But our free servers can get busy at times, which may affect your internet speed.

Proton VPN Free will remain free forever. But if you upgrade to a paid plan, you'll get even faster speeds and advanced security features:

  • Choose from over 1,600 servers in more than 60 countries
  • Connect to our high-speed 10 Gbps servers on up to 10 devices at once
  • Unblock popular streaming services to watch your favorite TV anywhere
  • Stop ads, trackers, and malware with NetShield Ad-blocker
  • Protect yourself against network attacks with Secure Core

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.

But if you upgrade to a paid plan, you’ll get our NetShield Ad-blocker, which blocks ads, trackers, and malware.