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Free VPN download for Windows

Proton VPN is the only trustworthy unlimited VPN that you can get for free on Windows. Available for Windows 7, 8, and 10.

  • No speed restrictions
  • Bypass government censorship
  • No privacy-invading ads
  • Open source and audited
  • Protected by Swiss privacy laws
  • Also available for Windows 7 and Windows 10

    How to connect to Proton VPN in Windows

    1. Step 1

      Sign up for a Proton VPN account

    2. Step 2

      Download and install our free Windows app(new window)

    3. Step 3

      Log in and connect to a server

    Download our secure, free, and unlimited Windows app

    Choose the free VPN with no data limits and no speed restrictions that was created by scientists who met at CERN where the web was born.

    Privacy on the internet

    Preserve your privacy. Prevent your network or internet provider from recording your browsing activity.

    Unlimited VPN

    Proton VPN is the only VPN service to offer a Free plan with unlimited bandwidth, without ads or selling your data. There are also no speed limits.

    Defeat government censorship

    Proton VPN provides true freedom on the internet. Bypass firewalls and other government restrictions.

    Get a free and secure VPN

    • Does not spy on you
    • No data limits
    • Open source
    • Based in Switzerland
    • Recommended by the UN

    Proton VPN Free for Windows offers many advanced features

    Open source

    Open source

    We believe in transparency. Being open source means that anyone can review our code.

    Kill Switch

    Kill Switch

    Kill Switch disables your internet connection if your VPN connection drops, keeping your IP address private.

    Strong encryption

    Strong encryption

    Our Windows app uses OpenVPN, a proven VPN protocol with a 20-year track record. It is secure, reliable, fast, and open source.

    Split tunneling

    Split tunneling

    Split tunneling gives you control over your VPN tunnel, allowing you to decide which apps and IP addresses use the VPN.

    DNS and IPv6 leak protection

    DNS and IPv6 leak protection

    Keep your real identity hidden on the internet when using Proton VPN on your PC. DNS leak protection also ensures that your internet provider can’t track you online.

    Easy to use

    Easy to use

    Proton VPN makes it simple to protect your connection. Simply install the app and click the Quick Connect button. We handle everything else automatically.

    Based in Switzerland

    Based in Switzerland

    Protect your data with some of the strongest data privacy laws in the world.



    Proton is used by journalists and activists worldwide, supported by the European Commission, and recommended by the UN.

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    A trustworthy free VPN for Windows

    • Kill Switch to protect you when the app is running
    • Alternative routing to defeat censorship
    • Strong encryption to keep your internet secure
    • Keeps you safe on public WiFi

    Upgrade to Proton VPN Plus for more features

    Proton VPN Plus lets you use the internet faster with fewer restrictions and more peace of mind than any other VPN available.

    Global network

    Access over 1400 servers in over 60 countries

    Global streaming

    Watch your favorite videos anywhere in the world with support for streaming services

    10 Gbps servers

    Connect to our highest-speed servers

    Adblocker (NetShield)

    Prevent malware, ads, and trackers from slowing down your browsing

    BitTorrent support

    Use BitTorrent to download and share files 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

    How do I download the free Proton VPN app for Windows?

    Sign up for a Proton VPN account, download our Windows app, and double-click the downloaded file to start installation. You will be guided through the rest of the process.

    How do I connect to a VPN server in Windows?

    Simply sign in to the app and pick a free server in the United States, Netherlands, or Japan to connect to. Alternatively, click on the Quick Connect button to automatically connect to the fastest server for your location.

    Where are Proton VPN's Free servers located?

    Proton VPN operates servers for users of our Free plan in the United States, Netherlands, and Japan.

    What is Permanent Kill Switch?

    Our Windows app features both a Kill Switch and Permanent Kill Switch. Another advanced feature available to free users, when Permanent Kill Switch is enabled, your internet connection is blocked at all times unless you are connected to a VPN server. This includes if you manually disconnect the VPN and when Windows is starting up and shutting down.