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.
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
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.
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.
Browse privately on your PC with Proton VPN
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.
Journalists, activists, and ordinary people around the world trust Proton VPN to stay safe and bypass censorship.
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
We follow a strict no-logs policy, meaning we have no data to share with third parties.
Swiss privacy laws
We’re based in Switzerland, so your data is protected by some of the strongest privacy laws in the world.
We use only strong, secure VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard.
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
Proton VPN will never accidentally expose your real IP address.
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.
Access over 2,900 servers in over 65 countries
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
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
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