Troubleshooting and general information


 

Using Adobe Cloud, OneDrive or Office 365 while connected to Proton VPN

If you are experiencing issues with Adobe Cloud or Microsoft services such as OneDrive or Office 365 while connected to a Proton VPN server on your Windows device, please follow the steps below to resolve your issue: 1. Open the Network and Internet Settings by right-clicking on the network settings […]

 

What browsers can I use with Proton VPN?

Proton VPN supports most popular Internet browsers. However, Proton VPN uses cutting-edge technology that is only supported in the latest versions of these browsers. To maintain the level of security expected by our users, we occasionally need to drop support for outdated browser versions that do not have the security […]

 

How to prevent IPv6 leaks on your device

With the massively increasing amount of IP addresses required by the global network each year, IPv4 can no longer meet the demand. That’s why IPv6 was introduced — to allow more unique TCP/IP identifiers to be created for each user. While most of the internet uses the IPv4 protocol, there […]

 

Enabling Cookies

Why do you need Cookies? Chrome If you’re using Chrome, go to Chrome > Preferences and you’ll see a settings menu appear within the browser window. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings… to bring up the privacy options.   Now, click the Content settings button, and then, to enable cookies, click Allow local data to be set (recommended). […]

 

Allowing sessionStorage

ProtonVPN uses the latest in web technologies to secure your data, and requires sessionStorage. This article will explain what sessionStorage is and address common issues. What is sessionStorage? sessionStorage is a new web technology that lets you store website information securely on your device. We use sessionStorage to store your authentication token which is […]

 

Enabling JavaScript

Why do you need JavaScript Chrome PC To the right of the address bar, click the icon with 3 stacked horizontal lines. From the drop-down menu, select Settings. At the bottom of the page, click the Show advanced settings… link. Under the Privacy section, click the Content settings… button. Under the JavaScript heading, select the Allow all sites to run JavaScript radio […]

 

Why does OpenVPN on the iOS app drain my battery so fast?

The Proton VPN iOS app offers its users the choice of the OpenVPN, IKEv2, and Wireguard VPN protocols. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of different VPN protocols. Some users have noticed when they select OpenVPN in our iOS app, the amount of battery power our app uses dramatically […]

 

What is WireGuard?

WireGuard® is a new VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server.  Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard uses state-of-the-art cryptography to keep your connection secure and, at just a few thousand lines of code, it is extremely lightweight. This makes it faster […]

 

Streaming troubleshooting guide

We would like  to remind you that you should check the VPN Streaming Guide to get step-by-step instructions on setting up your VPN connection and securely watching your favorite content on various streaming platforms. We also want to remind you that our streaming feature is only available on VPN Plus, […]

 

How to enable the base filtering engine

If the base filtering engine (BFE) is not running on your Windows device, the Proton VPN app will show the following error messages: The most likely reason the BFE is not running is that a virus disabled it to perform malicious actions on your device. For Proton VPN to work […]

 


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