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Trusted and easy-to-use VPN app for Linux

Trusted and easy-to-use VPN app for Linux

The Proton VPN Linux app is easy to use and packed with advanced security features. Users of Ubuntu 20+, Debian 10+, Fedora 34+, Manjaro and Arch Linux (including their derivatives) should follow the instructions on our Linux support page to install the app. We are regularly supporting additional distros, and if you have any other Linux system, you can still connect to the Proton VPN servers by setting up an OpenVPN connection.

Download the Linux app, then log in with your Proton account. If you don`t have an account, sign up here.

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How to use the Proton VPN Linux app


Open the app and log in

Follow these instructions to install the Linux app.
Once the app is installed, open it by searching for “Proton VPN” in the application launcher. You’ll need to enter your Proton account credentials and continue. Proton Mail users can sign into a free Proton VPN account using their existing Proton Mail login details. To get a Proton VPN account, sign up here.


One-click connect

With the Proton VPN Linux app, you can easily connect to the fastest server in one click – by hitting the Quick Connect button. Additionally, you can connect to your favorite country/server from the country list in the Linux app.

Use the following labels to select the right server for you.


— Plus plan servers

— P2P file sharing

— Access to Tor network


And your internet is protected!

You can now securely and privately browse the internet. The data traveling between your device and the VPN server is encrypted, meaning:

  • Your internet service provider cannot monitor your activity
  • Websites see the IP address of the VPN server you are using

You can confirm your VPN server`s IP address here.

For step-by-step installation instructions, read our Proton VPN for Linux guide.

Security made easy

Our Linux app offers advanced features carefully designed to improve your online security.

Secure Core VPN

Secure Core protects your connection by routing your traffic through multiple servers before it leaves our network, defending you against advanced, network-based attacks.
Secure Core servers are located in hardened data centers in Switzerland, Iceland, and Sweden, protected by strong privacy laws, and operated on Proton`s dedicated networks.

Kill switch

A VPN kill switch keeps your IP address safe if something goes wrong with your VPN connection. If your VPN connection fails, the kill switch will prevent your device from connecting to the internet until your device reconnects to a VPN server.

Adblocker (NetShield)

NetShield speeds up your connection and protects you from malware by filtering out images, scripts, and other resources that are from domains known to host malware. Available for VPN Plus and Proton Unlimited users, NetShield can also block online trackers and ads.

Why use Proton VPN?

No logs VPN

We do not keep any logs that can identify what you do online

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

Our Linux app will never accidentally expose your real IP address

Easy-to-use interface

The new Proton VPN Linux app has an intuitive graphical user interface that lets you quickly activate features and connect to servers

P2P support

Share and download files using BitTorrent and other P2P protocols

VPN Accelerator

Free and available to everyone who uses Proton VPN, our unique VPN Accelerator technology can improve speeds by over 400%.

Strong encryption

Our Linux app uses the OpenVPN protocol at its strongest encryption settings

Swiss based

Switzerland has some of the world's strongest data privacy laws

Secure streaming

Unblock popular streaming services and watch your favorite shows

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Why choose the Proton VPN application for Linux

Proton VPN is brought to you by the team behind Proton Mail, the world`s largest end-to-end encrypted email service. Millions of journalists, activists, and citizens worldwide rely on Proton VPN to stay safe. Our VPN app for Linux:

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pro-democracy Hong Kong activist

Protects your privacy by encrypting your internet connection

Enables you to bypass censorship and access the truth

Keeps no logs of user activity

Lets you unblock and watch popular streaming services (Only with VPN Plus and Proton Unlimited plans)

Proton VPN is a community driven service with a mission to create a more free and open internet. Download our Linux VPN app to join our community.

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Kill switch keeps your IP address safe at all times

NetShield blocks malware, ads, and online trackers

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

Tor-enabled servers allow one-click access to the Tor network

Frequently Asked Questions

The Proton VPN app for Linux has been specifically engineered to be secure, fast, and easy to use. You can use Proton VPN to stream your favorite shows, share files over BitTorrent, access censored content and protect your privacy.

Our Linux app uses streamlined code to improve stability and performance. It also features strong security features, such an always-on kill switch, DNS and IPv6 leak protection, and requiring no sudo rights.

To use Proton VPN on Linux you`ll need a Proton VPN account. If you don`t have one, sign up here. The following short guide is for Debian-based systems, you can find a complete installation guide for other distros here.

First, download the DEB file.

Then, Open Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-get install {/path/to/}protonvpn-stable-release_*.deb

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install protonvpn

If your distro is not yet supported by our new client, you can still connect to the Proton VPN servers by setting up an OpenVPN connection.

Using the Linux app, you can connect to fastest server according to you location by clicking the Quick Connect button.

The Proton VPN app for Linux will allow you to access most content blocked by your ISP, government, workplace, or college.

If you have a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited account you can also access a large selection of popular streaming services by connecting to one of our Plus servers marked by a play icon.

Proton VPN operates over 1,000 servers in more than 60 countries around the world, so there will always be a VPN server nearby to provide you with a secure, fast connection. Users with a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited plan can access our large and expanding network of high-speed 10 Gbps Plus servers.

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