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Free VPN download for Windows

ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN in Windows

  1. Step 1

    Sign up a ProtonVPN 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

ProtonVPN 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

ProtonVPN 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

ProtonVPN 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 conception 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 ProtonVPN on your PC. DNS leak protection also ensures that your internet provider can’t track you online.

Easy to use

Easy to use

ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN Plus for more features

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

Global network

Access over 1000 servers in over 50 countries

Global streaming

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

10 Gbps 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 attack

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download the free ProtonVPN app for Windows?

Sign up for a ProtonVPN account, download(new window) 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 ProtonVPN's Free servers located?

ProtonVPN 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.