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Free VPN download for Windows

Browse securely with Proton VPN — the free, unlimited VPN you can trust. Available for Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11

  • Stay private online
  • Bypass government censorship
  • No ads and no speed limits
  • 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

  • Step 1

    Sign up for a Proton VPN account

  • Step 2

    Download and install our free Windows app(new window)

  • Step 3

    Log in to your account and click Quick Connect

Download Proton VPN for Windows free

Choose the free VPN with no logs, no ads, and no speed limits. Created by scientists who met at CERN, where the web was born, Proton VPN is a free VPN you can trust.

Stay private on the internet

Stop your internet service provider, WiFi networks, governments, and hackers from recording what you do online.

Free unlimited VPN

Get the only free VPN service with no logs, no ads, and no speed limits.

Defeat government censorship

Bypass firewalls and other government restrictions to access the truth online.

Get a free and secure VPN

  • No logs of your online activity
  • Free forever with no ads or speed limits
  • Open source and independently audited
  • Protected by Swiss privacy laws
  • Trusted by journalists and activists worldwide

Why Proton VPN for Windows?

Easy to use

Easy to use

Open Proton VPN and click Quick Connect to automatically connect to the fastest available VPN server.

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.

Kill Switch

Kill Switch

Our kill switch disables your internet connection if your VPN connection drops, keeping your IP address private.

Split tunneling

Split tunneling

Split tunneling lets you decide which apps and IP addresses use the VPN.

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

Proton VPN for Windows will never accidentally expose your real IP address.

Trusted VPN

Trusted VPN

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

Open source VPN

Open source VPN

All our apps are independently audited and open source, so anyone can check they’re secure.

Based in Switzerland

Based in Switzerland

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

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A trustworthy free VPN for Windows

  • No logs and no privacy-invading ads
  • Strong encryption to keep your internet secure
  • Alternative routing to beat censorship
  • Kill switch to protect your IP address private

Get more with Proton VPN Plus

Upgrade to Proton VPN Plus for even faster speeds, advanced security features, and access to our exclusive Plus servers.

Global network

Access over 1,900 servers in more than 65 countries

Worldwide streaming

Watch your favorite TV on popular streaming services anywhere in the world

10 Gbps servers

Connect to our high-speed Plus servers

NetShield Ad-blocker

Stop 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

1. Sign up for Proton VPN (if you don’t already have a Proton Account).

2. Download Proton VPN for Windows, and double-click the downloaded file to start the installation. A wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation.

3. To connect, open the Proton VPN app, log in to your account, and click Quick Connect.

Once you’ve installed Proton VPN for Windows, simply open the app, sign in to your account, and click the Quick Connect button. Proton VPN will automatically connect you to the fastest free server available.

If you’re on Proton VPN Free, you can connect to one of our free servers in the United States, the Netherlands, or Japan.

Proton VPN for Windows has both a kill switch and a permanent kill switch.

When you turn the kill switch on, Proton VPN disables the internet if the VPN connection drops to hide your real IP address.

When you turn the permanent kill switch on, your internet connection is blocked at all times unless you’re connected to a VPN server. That means your internet connection will also be blocked when Windows is starting up and shutting down and whenever you manually disconnect the VPN.

Proton VPN works on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11. To find out more, see our Windows VPN installation guide.