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A VPN is an investment, but it’s a risk-free investment thanks to our generous money-back policy. Just subscribe to whichever plan you want. If your first month doesn’t convince you that Surfshark VPN is the best VPN for your PC , you can request a refund within those 30 days.

Download a VPN for Windows PC and laptop

A VPN app for Windows is VPN software on Microsoft’s operating system. That means all online data transmitted from the Windows device is encrypted.

With Surfshark VPN you can:

  • Change your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Browse the web privately
  • Connect to your home region internet from wherever
  • Access the internet safely on public unsecured Wi-Fi

How to set up a VPN on Windows

1. Subscribe to a VPN

A premium service like Surfshark would be best

2. Install the app

You’ll need to download the installer for the Windows version

3. Connect and surf!

Connecting to the closest server to you means the fastest VPN experience

Manual setup for Windows VPN

Need to take a more hands-on approach? Surfshark can be set up manually on Windows PCs and laptops. Our support articles will guide you through the process depending on your approach:

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Embrace the potential of a Windows VPN app

Personalize your security with Bypasser

Some specific websites and apps will only work with your real IP address. Or sometimes, you just want some apps to skip virtual private network protection. Either way, with Surfshark VPN’s Bypasser (aka split tunneling) feature, you can be the lord of your internet connection domain.

Achieve ultimate privacy with Kill Switch

What if your VPN connection drops? Well, then you might be surfing without any safeguards — or be unaware it’s happening. To avoid that, the Kill Switch is an automatic safety net feature — available on the VPN app for Windows — that disconnects you from the internet if the VPN connection drops.

Avoid malicious ads with CleanWeb

Life would be unbearable without an ad blocker. Coincidentally, Surfshark VPN has this nifty feature called CleanWeb, which blocks malicious ads and trackers. That’s building up another layer of defense against parasitic internet marketing!

Ensure peak connection speeds with your own speed test

Worried about a server’s speed? The Windows app has a baked-in speed test utility that will analyze the connection to any Surfshark server. This way, you can always choose the best speed.

Save your eyes with dark mode

A small but necessary feature of the Windows app is the dark mode. Only vaguely related to the Dark Side, it cuts down on the number of photons searing your retinas as you’re looking for the one server that would unblock the website for your fancy.

Get double protection with Dynamic MultiHop servers

For added security, why not connect via two VPN servers? Dynamic MutiHop makes it a lot harder to track you online — and a lot more convenient for you, as you can choose the two servers yourself . And in some cases, it might even improve your VPN speed by routing your traffic via faster network connections.

A VPN for PC with the fastest servers

Surfshark maintains 3200+ servers in 100 countries around the world. This ensures that servers are never overcrowded and allows you to establish a secure VPN connection to a server near you for the best speed.

RAM-only VPN servers

We don’t track or collect your personal data. But if someone tries to seize that information by taking the server itself, all of it would be gone the second a server is disconnected from the power supply. That’s the beauty of RAM-only!

10Gbps server ports

Each of our high-speed servers has at least a single 10Gbps. Moreover, we’re currently updating the infrastructure to make every port on every server to 10Gbps.

Should I use a free VPN for PC?

Free VPNs can be tempting, but saving financially often means sacrificing your privacy. A free VPN for PC service does not have the resources to provide top-notch service.

No activity logs

Many free VPNs rely on selling your data to keep their service running. A secure VPN service will never do that.

Modern protocols

Modern protocols are optimized to deal with the newest threats and work with the latest systems. Free VPNs don’t offer them.

Unlimited data

Free PC VPNs will limit how long you’ve been connected or how much data you’ve downloaded. Premium VPNs won’t.

Prioritizing security

A paid VPN app has the resources to put your security first. Free Windows VPNs simply do not.

Thousands of servers

More servers means they’ll be less crowded, resulting in a faster connection. Paid VPNs have significantly more servers than free ones.

Good speeds

Maintaining fast servers and minimizing speed drops takes a lot of resources. Resources that free PC VPNs don’t have.

Experts recognize us

VPN Solution of the Year at CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards 2022

PCWorld Verified Product 2022 (Poland)

CanalTech’s Most Popular VPN Service 2022

Feel free with a 30-day money-back guarantee

A VPN is an investment, but it’s a risk-free investment thanks to our generous money-back policy. Just subscribe to whichever plan you want. If your first month doesn’t convince you that Surfshark VPN is the best VPN for your PC , you can request a refund within those 30 days.


What is a good free VPN for a PC?

Trick question! There is no good free VPN. Free VPN services are essentially unsafe, mostly because being free raises questions about their funding and budgets for research and maintenance. In other words, a free VPN provider is never good. In our dedicated article on free and paid VPNs , take a deeper dive into the subject.

How do I change my VPN on Windows PC?

To switch between VPN connections on Windows, all you need to do is:

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows menu icon at the left-bottom corner of your screen and choose Settings;

Step 2: Go to Network & Internet;

Step 3: On the right side of the screen, scroll down to the VPN section and click it;

Step 4: Here, you can manually add/change your VPN connections.

Does Windows 10/Windows 11 have a built-in VPN?

Yes, Windows has a built-in VPN. However, it is less convenient and less functional than VPN software. It’s best used to connect to the network at your work. But if you want access to a variety of servers worldwide, you still need to subscribe to a service that maintains those servers to stay secure. At that point, using that service’s app is easier.

Does Surfshark work on Windows 11?

Surfshark works on Windows 11 — the app is fully compatible and supported. If it doesn’t work for you, try contacting customer support.

Does Surfshark VPN work on Windows 7?

Surfshark VPN works on Windows 7. However, as Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 7, Surfshark will no longer update the Windows 7 app.

Does Surfshark work on Windows 10?

Surfshark works on Windows 10 — the app is fully compatible and supported. If it doesn’t work, don’t worry — we have a great team at customer support waiting for you.

Does Surfshark work on a PC?

Yes, Surfshark VPN works on a PC, so feel free to download our VPN for Windows . We also have it on Android , iOS , MacOS , Linux , and FireTV . And if you’re looking at a VPN for desktop, we’ve got it for browsers like Chrome , Firefox , and Edge .

Stay safe & download a VPN Chrome extension

A VPN proxy extension that protects your connection no matter what.

  • Set up the Surfshark Chrome extension with ease
  • Use it on any device you can run Google Chrome on
  • Hide your IP by connecting to servers in different countries
  • Avoid internet restrictions
  • Browse without cookie pop-ups with the Cookie pop-up blocker

Surfshark VPN extension on Chrome

How to set up a VPN on Google Chrome

1. Get Surfshark

Subscribe to a premium VPN supplier like Surfshark to get the best possible VPN service.

2. Add the extension

Go to the Chrome Web Store, find your VPN supplier’s extension, and click Add to Chrome.

3. Connect to a VPN server

Log in to the VPN extension and click Quick-connect to connect to a VPN server!

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What are VPN extensions for Chrome?

What are VPN extensions for Chrome?

All VPN extensions for Chrome are proxy extensions. That is, you’re connecting to a proxy server, not a VPN server. The tech people say that it can’t be done any other way — unless the extension is used to control the already-installed VPN app. But not all proxies are configured the same, and Surfshark’s Chrome VPN proxy extension features all the security one could want from an HTTPS proxy .

Secure your Chrome browser and access the open internet

The Surfshark VPN proxy extension for Chrome does more than just increase your online privacy. It also opens the online world for you. It doesn’t matter if the blocks are imposed by the government, the internet service provider, your school, or your workplace. You can get past those blocks with a Chrome browser VPN proxy extension.

Hide your IP address

Websites can record what you do online by tracking your IP (Internet Protocol) address. This address leads back to you. Install a VPN Chrome extension to replace your real IP address with an IP from a VPN server.

Don’t worry about privacy

A quality and paid VPN like Surfshark operates under a no-activity-logs policy. It even maintains servers that would go blank if anyone tried to seize them. Plus, unlike free VPNs, a paid VPN allows unlimited bandwidth for all your devices.

Bypass local firewalls

When a school, dorm, workplace, or other similar internet supplier blocks your online activity, they use fairly simple methods. Using a Chrome VPN proxy extension helps you bypass them and many others.

Visit censored websites

Use Surfshark’s secure VPN to bypass restrictions and visit websites as normal — without regional limits. However, please be sure to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as Surfshark cannot be used for any unlawful purposes.

Disclaimer: We prohibit using Surfshark services for any unlawful purposes as it is against our Terms of Service. Please be sure to act in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of other service providers.

Enjoy the best Google Chrome VPN proxy extension tech can offer

Say bye to cookies

With our Cookie pop-up blocker, you will never have to accept any cookies again. Forget consent requests or content-covering banners and access your favorite websites without interruptions.

Be alerted about website breaches

Turn on website safety warnings and be notified about any incidents and breaches of the pages you visit. Nothing is hidden from you as the safety warning pop-up shows the exact date and information hackers exposed during the breach.

Preserve speed while increasing security

The distance to the server impacts your speed. With Surfshark’s 3200+ servers (some with 10Gbps ports) in 100+ countries, one will always be nearby. You can also choose to connect to the fastest server automatically.

Should I use a free VPN Chrome extension?

Free VPN extensions are as untrustworthy as free VPN apps. None of them can match paid versions in performance — and most have incentives to compromise your security in the name of profits. Here’s why you should choose premium instead of using a free VPN Chrome extension:

No activity logs

Premium VPNs don’t track your online activities and have less incentive to lie about it since they don’t need to sell user data to finance themselves.

Modern protocols

Research and development cost money. Premium VPN developers have their subscription model provide a steady flow of funds for such projects.

Unlimited data

Free VPNs often limit your speed or data to make you buy the premium version. A premium VPN doesn’t have such limits.

Prioritized security

Keeping a secure and modern VPN network requires a lot of money, something that premium VPNs have due to the subscription model.

Thousands of servers

It’s not just about the number of servers. It’s also about how many different countries the servers are in. Premium VPNs like Surfshark have more servers in more locations.

Good speeds

The steady flow of money from subscriptions allows for improved server infrastructure and more servers to ease congestion.