Whenever a web connection is made, a computer will first translate a domain name into an IP address. This lookup is done via DNS servers. Thus, DNS lookup records also contain a log of all websites visited.
To activate ProtonVPN’s DNS leak protection, please follow these steps:
- Open the ProtonVPN app
- Press Settings and select account
- Locate ‘DNS Option’, you can find it in the Preferences section on the right
- Click the box titled ‘Leak protection’