Yes, a VPN hides your device’s IP address so it remains private and hidden. By hiding your IP address, the sites you visit cannot track you and collect your personal information.
Hide your IP address and protect your privacy
Secure your online privacy with Proton VPN
Proton VPN was created by the same team of scientists who met at CERN that founded Proton Mail, the trusted encrypted email provider.
Hide your IP address from advertisers
Online trackers use your IP address to deliver personalized ads to you. By connecting to Proton VPN, you can remain private and avoid having advertisers monitor your online activity.
Hide your browsing activity from your ISP
Your internet service provider knows your device’s IP address and can monitor your browsing activity. When you use a VPN, your ISP can only see the IP address of the VPN server you are connected to, letting you browse privately and securely.
Strong encryption standards
Proton VPN uses strong encryption to protect against two common IP leak vectors: DNS and IPv6 leaks. Your IP address will never be visible on the internet when you are connected to our VPN servers.
The VPN that you can trust
Used by journalists and activists
Journalists, activists, and everyday citizens around the world use Proton VPN to access websites and social media that have been blocked by repressive governments. Proton has also been recommended by the UN as an effective tool for bypassing censorship.
Audited by independent experts
Proton VPN apps have undergone independent security audits to ensure full transparency. The audits are available on our website so you can read a professional’s assessment of our apps’ security.
Thanks to our strict no-logs policy, Proton VPN never stores any information about the websites you visit, session durations, or any data that can identify or compromise you. We also block all trackers that log user activity.
Proton VPN defends your privacy
Based in Switzerland
Proton VPN is headquartered in Switzerland, which is not a member of the 5 Eyes or 14 Eyes intelligence-sharing agreements.
Secure Core VPN
Route your connection through Secure Core servers located in countries with strong privacy laws for an extra layer of security.
All of our apps are open source, meaning anyone can review their code and ensure they do what we claim.
Connect to our high-speed servers (up to 10 Gbps). With our VPN Accelerator, you can also achieve speeds up to 400% faster than other VPN services.
NetShield blocks ads, malware, and online trackers, letting you browse the internet faster and safer.
Proton VPN’s kill switch immediately terminates your connection to the internet if the VPN connection is dropped to prevent accidental IP address leaks.
No ads. Ever.
Proton VPN is fully funded by paid subscriptions, which means we do not need to show you ads.
Tor over VPN
Easily access onion sites through Proton VPN. Our VPN servers route your connection through the Tor network for better anonymity.
Frequently Asked Questions
With Proton VPN, you can hide your device’s IP address for free. Our Free plan is unlimited, designed for maximum security, and does not display ads.
Sign up for a Free plan and start protecting your privacy.
No, it is not illegal to hide your IP address. Hiding your IP address increases your online privacy and security so that it will be more difficult for advertisers, hackers, and governments to identify you or track you.
VPNs are also legal in most countries, but it is always a good idea to research the laws in a given jurisdiction before you connect.