Surfshark: Release Notes

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    Surfshark for Windows

    Surfshark Windows 4.5.0, 2022-11-24

    * Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.4.1, 2022-10-26

    * Use your Google or Apple account for hassle-free login via our new & improved login screen.
    * Access Kill Switch easier through our revamped dashboard.
    * Forget the tricky setup process for Trusted networks — this is now accessible on our updated home screen.
    * Get notified to turn on your Auto-connect once an unsafe network is detected.
    * Receive notifications once your preferred connection location is unavailable.
    * Right-click your files to scan them without even opening the freshly-boosted Antivirus app.
    * Enjoy smoother surfing with other bug fixes and slight app improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.4.0, 2022-10-24

    * Use your Google or Apple account for hassle-free login via our new & improved login screen.
    * Access Kill Switch easier through our revamped dashboard.
    * Forget the tricky setup process for Trusted networks — this is now accessible on our updated home screen.
    * Get notified to turn on your Auto-connect once an unsafe network is detected.
    * Receive notifications once your preferred connection location is unavailable.
    * Right-click your files to scan them without even opening the freshly-boosted Antivirus app.
    * Enjoy smoother surfing with other bug fixes and slight app improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.7, 2022-09-20

    * Enjoy improved login flow with even less unexpected log-outs.
    * Say goodbye to crashes while starting the app!
    * Experience smoother surfing with some minor performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.6, 2022-09-16

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.5, 2022-09-14

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.4, 2022-09-13

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.3, 2022-09-05

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.2, 2022-08-31

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.1, 2022-08-30

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.3.0, 2022-08-29

    * Easier control of your connections with the new dashboard design.
    * A new Antivirus option that allows you to safely quarantine the infected files until you decide where they go.
    * Option to follow system language. Now, you don’t have to log in to change the app language. Do it with your first interaction!
    * As always, we fixed a few bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.2.2, 2022-08-18

    * General improvements and bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.2.1, 2022-08-03

    * General security and bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.2.0, 2022-07-25

    * Implemented Antivirus reminder on Windows. Do you have an active subscription to another provider and want to use our Surfshark Antivirus once the current runs out? This function will let you do that! You’ll be able to set a reminder in the app when you would like to receive a promotion to get Surfshark Antivirus.
    * Smoother experience with our Auto-connect feature. You’ll be connected to the VPN automatically after turning on Auto-connect.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.1.0, 2022-07-07

    * Thou may be pondering “What hath Windows app in store for thee this time?” And to that we say: brace thy monocles and gaze upon our patch scroll where all thine questions shall be answered.
    * IKEv2 protocol was removed from Windows due to its low popularity and demand. This will allow us to pay more attention to the functionality of other protocols.
    * Old Kill Switch is back! We reimplemented our old Kill Switch to Windows that disables all your internet traffic if you’re disconnected from VPN. You can now choose between Soft (disconnects from internet if VPN connection drops by accident) and Strict (only allows internet access when VPN is on) Kill Switch.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.0.2, 2022-06-30

    * Antivirus real-time protection was finally cleared! Now you can enjoy full virus protection 24/7.
    * Upgraded the certificate validation of our updater to improve Antivirus updates.
    * Changed how our app setup extracts files to ease the installation process.
    * Unexpected logouts shall not happen anymore!

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    Surfshark Windows 4.0.1, 2022-06-07

    * Antivirus real-time protection was finally cleared! Now you can enjoy full virus protection 24/7.
    * Upgraded the certificate validation of our updater to improve Antivirus updates.
    * Changed how our app setup extracts files to ease the installation process.

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    Surfshark Windows 4.0.0, 2022-05-27

    * Antivirus real-time protection was finally cleared! Now you can enjoy full virus protection 24/7.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.6.0, 2022-05-09

    * The service will be running in the background without any problems.
    * Lag no more! Locations list will now load much faster!

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    Surfshark Windows 3.5.1, 2022-04-21

    * Revamped the VPN locations list to make more sense.
    * The quick connect options were moved from the main screen back to settings. This will make the connect screen even cleaner.
    * If you ever feel lost about using the app, you can access the onboarding any time in the Help menu.
    * You can now find our Refer a friend program in the main settings.
    * Background service installation process has been upgraded.
    * Many other small performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.5.0, 2022-04-20

    * Revamped the VPN locations list to make more sense.
    * The quick connect options were moved from the main screen back to settings. This will make the connect screen even cleaner.
    * If you ever feel lost about using the app, you can access the onboarding any time in the Help menu.
    * You can now find our Refer a friend program in the main settings.
    * Background service installation process has been upgraded.
    * Many other small performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.4.4, 2022-04-01

    * We went on a bit of cleaning binge and reorganized our settings to be less clunky and easier to navigate.
    * Changed our side menu icons to be bolder and more robust because clarity.
    * Your Antivirus will now scan faster through excluded files and folders.
    * The VPN Bypasser will work faster with .exe files now as well, yay speed!
    * If you’ve chosen Surfshark to automatically start on device startup, it will now appear in the system tray without opening a window.
    * Other various bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.4.3, 2022-03-22

    * We went on a bit of cleaning binge and reorganized our settings to be less clunky and easier to navigate.
    * Changed our side menu icons to be bolder and more robust because clarity.
    * Your Antivirus will now scan faster through excluded files and folders.
    * The VPN Bypasser will work faster with .exe files now as well, yay speed!
    * If you’ve chosen Surfshark to automatically start on device startup, it will now appear in the system tray without opening a window.
    * Other various bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.4.2, 2022-03-03

    * We went on a bit of cleaning binge and reorganized our settings to be less clunky and easier to navigate.
    * Changed our side menu icons to be bolder and more robust because clarity.
    * Your Antivirus will now scan faster through excluded files and folders.
    * The VPN Bypasser will work faster with .exe files now as well, yay speed!
    * If you’ve chosen Surfshark to automatically start on device startup, it will now appear in the system tray without opening a window.
    * Other various bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.4.1, 2022-03-02

    * We went on a bit of cleaning binge and reorganized our settings to be less clunky and easier to navigate.
    * Changed our side menu icons to be bolder and more robust because clarity.
    * Your Antivirus will now scan faster through excluded files and folders.
    * The VPN Bypasser will work faster with .exe files now as well, yay speed!
    * If you’ve chosen Surfshark to automatically start on device startup, it will now appear in the system tray without opening a window.
    * Other various bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.4.0, 2022-03-01

    * We went on a bit of cleaning binge and reorganized our settings to be less clunky and easier to navigate.
    * Changed our side menu icons to be bolder and more robust because clarity.
    * Your Antivirus will now scan faster through excluded files and folders.
    * The VPN Bypasser will work faster with .exe files now as well, yay speed!
    * If you’ve chosen Surfshark to automatically start on device startup, it will now appear in the system tray without opening a window.
    * Other various bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.3.0, 2022-01-26

    * Fixed the ‘Too many attempts’ error. You’ll no longer get this message at your first login attempt.
    * Fixed: The ‘Diagnostics failure’ error was diagnosed, treated with a healthy dose of code, and will no longer plague your troubleshootings.
    * Other various minor usability and performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.2.0, 2022-01-10

    * Introducing Preferred location! Now you can program the Connect button to take you to the VPN location of your choice.
    * Fixed: we stomped out an annoying bug that was logging people out of the app unexpectedly.
    * We implemented a feature for Surfshark Antivirus that lets you easily drag and drop files or folders to scan instantly.
    * We updated Kill Switch so now it’ll only activate if your VPN connection actually drops, instead of when the VPN is turned off. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 3.1.1, 2021-11-22

    * Fixed issue with DNS request leaks.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.1.0, 2021-10-26

    * Introducing log in with code! Now you can use any signed-in Surfshark app to get a code and log in on other devices quickly and conveniently.
    * WireGuard® is now faster and sexier than ever.

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    Surfshark Windows 3.0.2, 2021-08-19

    * Introducing Surfshark One! This is our new premium digital security account. It includes Alert, Search, and a newly launched Antivirus which lets you scan your system, identify and remove harmful viruses and malware, and keep your data and devices safe. You can find more info about Surfshark One by visiting the new Antivirus tab in your app, located on the new left-side menu that features all our different products.
    * We’ve fixed issues with accessing Antivirus and improved the overall app experience with some key bug fixes and performance boosts. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 3.0.1, 2021-08-10

    * Introducing Surfshark One! This is our new premium digital security account. It includes Alert, Search, and a newly launched Antivirus which lets you scan your system, identify and remove harmful viruses and malware, and keep your data and devices safe. You can find more info about Surfshark One by visiting the new Antivirus tab in your app, located on the new left-side menu that features all our different products.
    * Accessing Antivirus should come with no more issues.
    * Little obstacles were all smoothed out so now you can enjoy the app even more!

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    Surfshark Windows 3.0.0, 2021-08-04

    * Introducing Surfshark Antivirus and Surfshark One! Antivirus lets you scan your system, identify and remove harmful viruses and malware, and keep your data and devices safe. Surfshark One is our new premium digital security account. You can find more info and gain access by visiting the new Antivirus tab in your app, located on the new left-side menu that features all our different products.
    * Improved connectivity with WireGuard.
    * Fixed some bugs, gave the design a minor glow-up, and as always worked hard to beef up performance. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.6, 2021-07-15

    * Fixed: you’ll no longer have to restart the app after changing the language or appearance (dark or light mode).
    * VPN protocol selection is now smarter and more resilient, bringing you faster and more stable connections. This means our auto-protocol algorithm is more accurate in dismissing blocked protocols. Manual selection is also now better able to identify unavailable protocols.
    * We’ve added Finnish and Hindi to our available app languages. Kippis! Namaste!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.5, 2021-07-13

    * Fixed: you’ll no longer have to restart the app after changing the language or appearance (dark or light mode).
    * VPN protocol selection is now smarter and more resilient, bringing you faster and more stable connections. This means our auto-protocol algorithm is more accurate in dismissing blocked protocols. Manual selection is also now better able to identify unavailable protocols.
    * We’ve added Finnish and Hindu to our available app languages. Kippis! Namaste!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.4, 2021-05-26

    * We’ve improved connectivity for users accessing the internet from restrictive countries.
    * We fixed some bugs, improved performance, and beefed up security under the hood, as we always do. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.3, 2021-05-04

    * Diagnostics has a new and improved flow. These diagnostics help us investigate and improve, so please send them if you experience a technical issue!
    * Virtualization platform users rejoice! We fixed an issue that was showing “you’re offline” messages in error.
    * We fixed an annoying timeout issue on our Whitelister.
    * We also fixed a bunch of minor bugs and a few performance issues, including beefing up our OpenVPN security. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.2, 2021-05-03

    * Diagnostics has a new and improved flow. These diagnostics help us investigate and improve, so please send them if you experience a technical issue!
    * Virtualization platform users rejoice! We fixed an issue that was showing “you’re offline” messages in error.
    * We fixed an annoying timeout issue on our Whitelister.
    * We also fixed a bunch of minor bugs and a few performance issues, including beefing up our OpenVPN security. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.1, 2021-02-24

    * We’ve added in-app notifications to keep you informed about important account or payment issues.
    * Our location search is now much smarter, with smoother and more intuitive functionality. Now if you search for “LV” you’ll find both Latvia and Las Vegas, but unfortunately still no Louis Vuitton. If you’re into that, make sure to use Surfshark to find the best prices online.
    * We’re always working hard to make this app the best it can be so that we can give all our customers a safer digital life. Thanks for choosing and trusting Surfshark. Enjoy the update!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.8.0, 2021-01-25

    * For this release we optimized our Whitelister to reduce the amount of resources it was taking to compile app lists.
    * As part of our ongoing fight for your digital safety, we improved our customer support chat security.
    * As always, we’ve been hard at work making tons of small things a lot better and a few big things a little bit better.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.9, 2021-01-18

    * It’s a beautiful day to fix bugs, said no developer ever. But we did it anyway (it’s just like eating broccoli, you know?).

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.8, 2021-01-11

    * We’re bringing more transparency to you—our amazing customers.
    Now you’ll get in-app notifications about technical issues, and
    our team will do its best to detail these issues so you can understand
    what’s going on behind the scenes.
    * Our Whitelister now lets you select or deselect all apps,
    which makes choosing the apps you’d like to allow access to even easier.
    * Invisible on LAN ensures your connection won’t be seen on your local network.
    Now we’ve improved it to work only while your VPN is connected.
    * We’re working hard to bring you more helpful features and performance improvements in 2021.
    We appreciate you choosing Surfshark more than we can express,
    and can’t wait to blow your minds with product improvements this year!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.7, 2020-11-27

    * Yes, we’re releasing a ton of bug fixes on a Friday. On the bright side,
    we’re 99.99% sure this will make your app work much better!
    * In a mood to solve just about any VPN issue? Click the ‘Chat with us’ button
    in your app, and we’ll open a conversation on your browser. Easy.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.6, 2020-11-13

    * There’s now a button which when clicked shows latency and load
    next to server location names so that you can choose the less crowded ones.
    * And, as per usual, we’ve worked on general improvements and bug fixing.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.5, 2020-10-22

    * In case you missed it, we’ve recently rolled
    out the WireGuard protocol. And if you’ve been
    using it, we’ve gotten rid of some irritating bugs.
    * We’ve also dealt with other bugs here and there to
    make the app better, faster, stronger.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.4, 2020-10-13

    * In case you missed it, we’ve recently rolled
    out the WireGuard protocol. And if you’ve been
    using it, we’ve gotten rid of some irritating bugs.
    * We’ve also dealt with other bugs here and there to
    make the app better, faster, stronger.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.3, 2020-09-30

    * A bit overdue, but WireGuard is definitely worth the wait.
    More protocol options for you.
    * When I say “bug,” you say “fixes”! Yes, lots of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.2, 2020-09-29

    * A bit overdue, but WireGuard is definitely worth the wait.
    More protocol options for you.
    * When I say “bug,” you say “fixes”! Yes, lots of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.1, 2020-09-18

    * A bit overdue, but WireGuard is definitely worth the wait.
    More protocol options for you.
    * When I say “bug,” you say “fixes”! Yes, lots of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.7.0, 2020-09-17

    * A bit overdue, but WireGuard is definitely worth the wait.
    More protocol options for you.
    * When I say “bug,” you say “fixes”! Yes, lots of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.9, 2020-08-31

    * As much as we’d like to have a cool new feature,
    it’s just bug fixes for today. But maybe we caught
    the one that was annoying you – fingers crossed.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.8, 2020-08-27

    * Auto-connect went through some self improvement classes,
    and now behaves in a much calmer manner.
    * Also, connection stability should be better now!
    * If you were waiting for the Hong Kong dialect of
    Traditional Chinese, great news! It’s finally here.
    * Apart from that, we also fixed bugs and improved some small,
    under-the-hood type of things to make the app feel much nicer to use.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.7, 2020-08-25

    * Auto-connect went through some self improvement classes,
    and now behaves in a much calmer manner.
    * Also, connection stability should be better now!
    * If you were waiting for the Hong Kong dialect of
    Traditional Chinese, great news! It’s finally here.
    * Apart from that, we also fixed bugs and improved some small,
    under-the-hood type of things to make the app feel much nicer to use.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.7, 2020-08-25

    * Auto-connect went through some self improvement classes,
    and now behaves in a much calmer manner.
    * Also, connection stability should be better now!
    * If you were waiting for the Hong Kong dialect of
    Traditional Chinese, great news! It’s finally here.
    * Apart from that, we also fixed bugs and improved some small,
    under-the-hood type of things to make the app feel much nicer to use.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.6, 2020-06-23

    * You can now search in the tray pop up menu. Pretty convenient.
    * NoBorders mode got a huge facelift.
    * Plus, we upgraded automatic protocol selection for restricted networks.
    Should work a breeze now!
    * Bug fixes (don’t want to bore you with the specifics).

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.5, 2020-05-28

    * Do you use manual connection a lot? Great news – you can now
    connect via OpenVPN(UDP) 1194 and OpenVPN(TCP) 1443 ports.
    * Plus, we’ve updated the connection animation. Now you get an insight
    into connection progress.
    * Bug fixes? We’ve got plenty. Update your app to enjoy the improvements!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.4, 2020-05-27

    * Do you use manual connection a lot? Great news – you can now
    connect via OpenVPN(UDP) 1194 and OpenVPN(TCP) 1443 ports.
    * Plus, we’ve updated the connection animation. Now you get an insight
    into connection progress.
    * Bug fixes? We’ve got plenty. Update your app to enjoy the improvements!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.3, 2020-04-23

    * Refer a friend initiative! Earn free months of Surfshark
    by recommending it to your friends. The more you get on
    board – the more gifts you receive.
    * Improved accessibility for visually impaired.
    Now it’s easier to navigate the app with screen readers.
    * The help section has become more intuitive to navigate and find the answers.
    * Check an inbuilt speed test tool. Now you can test
    the speed and latency of any of our servers before connecting to the VPN.
    * The manual connection to the VPN is now easier than ever before.
    We’ve made a special place for that, so you can be guided
    by a dedicated support agent if needed.
    * Also, there were some bug fixes to make things better.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.2, 2020-03-18

    * Check out your tray icon menu if you haven’t yet!
    We made it better so that you don’t need the minimode anymore (which is gone).
    * We also Marie Kondo-ed a couple of bugs out of the app. They did not spark joy.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.1, 2020-03-09

    * We made autoconnect better – make sure you try it out.
    * Minimode is gone now.
    * You won’t miss it too much, though, because we redesigned and improved the tray icon menu.
    * So many bug fixes. Seriously.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.6.0, 2020-02-17

    * It may be hard to make “bug fixes and improvements” sound exciting
    in a new release, but our developers insisted this one’s a great batch.
    Up to you to believe them (or not) when you try this version out!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.9, 2020-02-13

    * Great news – now you can also use the app in Ukrainian.
    * Remember that secret theme tributing a fan-favorite movie universe?
    We had a good run with it for two months, but now it’s time to say goodbye.
    But don’t worry – we’re going to release new fun themes in the future.
    * We also upgraded an important part of the app service, so everything should
    work much better for you. In case of any issues, please contact our 24/7 success team ASAP!
    * Plus, we made a laundry list worth of fixes and improvements to make everything smoother AND more secure.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.8, 2020-01-23

    * The first release of the New Year comes with a bang: from now on,
    our Windows app is available in Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Korean.
    * Autoconnect was causing a bit of trouble, so we put an end to that.
    It should work without any hitches from now on.
    * The tray icon will not be acting up anymore.
    * Notifications in the home view are now a little
    bit different & should be more useful.
    * We improved our login errors (so that it’s a
    little less annoying when something goes wrong).
    * Plus, we introduced some pretty essential security fixes.
    * Nothing like a bunch of bug fixes for the cherry on top
    of a new release! Hopefully, they’ll make your experience with the app a bit better.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.7, 2020-01-22

    * The first release of the New Year comes with a bang: from now on,
    our Windows app is available in Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Korean.
    * Autoconnect was causing a bit of trouble, so we put an end to that.
    It should work without any hitches from now on.
    * The tray icon will not be acting up anymore.
    * Notifications in the home view are now a little
    bit different & should be more useful.
    * We improved our login errors (so that it’s a
    little less annoying when something goes wrong).
    * Plus, we introduced some pretty essential security fixes.
    * Nothing like a bunch of bug fixes for the cherry on top
    of a new release! Hopefully, they’ll make your experience with the app a bit better.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.6, 2019-12-21

    * Your app should start up quicker now.
    * We also made some last touches before the holiday season, a.k.a. festive bug hunting.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.5, 2019-12-20

    * Your app should start up quicker now.
    * We also made some last touches before the holiday season, a.k.a. festive bug hunting.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.4, 2019-12-14

    * Can you find the way to enter hyperspace? Report back to us on Twitter if you do.
    * Also, a few bugs were eliminated to make your journey safe & sound.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.3, 2019-12-13

    * Can you find the way to enter hyperspace? Report back to us on Twitter if you do.
    * Also, a few bugs were eliminated to make your journey safe & sound.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.2, 2019-12-09

    * We found a bug that made your VPN a bit sluggish during the connection.
    After fixing it up with some caffeine and improved code, you should be
    able to connect much faster! We highly recommend updating the app right away.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.1, 2019-12-05

    * Dark mode is here! Now your Windows app can look just as slick as it feels.
    * If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about your IP address, you can click the
    icon next to where you see it on the app & explore.
    * It isn’t a new release without a few bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.5.0, 2019-12-04

    * Dark mode is here! Now your Windows app can look just as slick as it feels.
    * If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about your IP address, you can click the
    icon next to where you see it on the app & explore.
    * It isn’t a new release without a few bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.4.7, 2019-11-25

    * We’re on a quest to get rid of mediocre connections.
    So if yours is uninspired and you tell us as much, we’ll
    ask if we can chat to you about it (and hopefully, make
    your connection great again).
    * Bug fixes & general improvements may sound boring, but
    that’s only because they are. They make your app better though,
    so somebody’s gotta do it.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.4.6, 2019-11-08

    * Привет! This app now also speaks Russian.
    * NoBorders mode was remodeled and works better.
    * We also improved the diagnostics so that it’s easier for
    you to show us what went wrong (if it does).
    * Bug fixes. So many bug fixes! It’s like a whole new app.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.4.5, 2019-10-12

    * We squashed bugs. A ton of them.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.4.1, 2019-10-03

    * Welcome a new feature – invisibility on LAN! If you enable it, none of
    the devices on your local network will see your computer. This helps you
    protect yourself against potential IoT attacks in which very simple “smart”
    devices that do not have proper security features are targeted.
    * Ever wanted to use BlindSearch or HackLock in your Windows app? Well, ta-da! They’re here.
    * You can now see all P2P locations by simply searching for P2P.
    * What’s in the next update? Glad you asked. You will now see what has been
    changed, added, or improved before installing the new version, right on your app.
    * A feature or a bug? Those were bugs. We got rid of ‘em.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.4.0, 2019-09-16

    * We fixed login issues that some people were having. Smooth!
    * Welcome to new location types – favorite for your best locations,
    and static IP ones.
    * If you use the IKEv2 protocol a lot, you’ll notice it’s gotten
    even more stable. And if you haven’t yet, give it a go.
    * Network errors can sometimes interfere with VPN connection quality.
    That’s why you can now reset your network in the app to fix it!
    * The automatic protocol selection got smarter, and should be more
    convenient and easier to use than before.
    * That said, we want to hear what YOU think. That’s why every once
    in a while, we’ll ask you about your connection quality and will
    work on any issues you may encounter.
    * To top it off, we fixed a few small bugs and made general improvements
    to the app under the hood.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.8, 2019-07-19

    * Ever wanted to only send one app’s traffic through a VPN?
    We made it happen. Meet reverse app Whitelister!
    * Our Windows app received a thorough caffeination process to
    make sure it connects to the correct location after the
    computer was in sleep mode.
    * We simplified error notifications.
    * The app doesn’t call the cluster’s endpoint when user is
    logged out anymore, which in English basically means
    resource optimization and a smoother experience.
    * CleanWeb only works with its favorite protocols – IKEv2 and OpenVPN.
    We’ll now remind you to switch to automatic protocol
    selection so that it’s hassle-free.
    * One of the developers was really excited about something he called
    “emergency service”… Today he removed it and called it “code cleanup”.
    This shouldn’t affect you in any way.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.7, 2019-07-11

    * We improved the auto-connect feature! Smooth.
    * The server load got an upgrade – it’ll be easy to tell now
    which servers are nearly full and which aren’t. Make sure to give
    it a go and see how your speed improves.
    * Some hot fixes were deployed regarding advanced settings, logging in,
    the Shadowsocks protocol and users’ feedback feature.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.6, 2019-06-20

    * Did you notice your app behaving strangely lately?
    Don’t worry – we talked about it, and sorted all the issues it had.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.5, 2019-06-19

    * こんにちは! Our Windows app is now available in Japanese.
    * The automatic protocol got an upgrade. Shiny.
    * You can now see current protocol in the advanced settings.
    * Surfshark’s newest Shadowsocks protocol received a few important fixes and should work even better.
    * Don’t care for stats? Turn off the transferred data option in the home screen!
    * Wi-FI settings are now easier to use and more intuitive.
    * Our diagnostics just got better: they now support Italian language and even do port probing.
    So that’s cool.
    * As per usual, we got rid of a bug here and there.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.3, 2019-06-03

    * We noticed a wobbly thing in our app, so we fixed it ASAP.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.2, 2019-05-31

    * Whitelister™ just got even better! You can now also allow specific
    IPs to bypass VPN.
    * A lot of work went into fixing bugs and making small improvements
    that will make this version much, much smoother.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.1, 2019-05-27

    * Not very exciting, but very necessary: we fixed a few particularly annoying bugs.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.3.0, 2019-05-23

    * Buongiorno! Surfshark Windows app is now available in Italian.
    * We also shaved off about 2 seconds from IKEv2 protocol connection time.
    Give it a go and tell us if you feel the improvement!
    * Also, our locations interface got an uplift & new optimal location types.
    It should be even easier to connect to the best server for you now.
    * There are new animations for when you switch a tab. We’ll keep working
    on this to make your Surfshark experience even better!
    * Plus, we fixed a bunch of annoying bugs to make using Surfshark much smoother.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.2.1, 2019-05-20

    * It’s not a bug, it’s a feature… except it was definitely a bug this time, and we got rid of it.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.2.0, 2019-05-15

    * Shadowsocks protocol is live! Make sure to give it a go if you live in a country
    where the internet is very restricted.
    * We also did some bug fixin’.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.1.5, 2019-05-10

    * We fixed a network routing bug that had to do with our Whitelister™ feature.
    Now everything will work even better!
    * Also, we revised the way we display changelogs. From now on, you can view them
    in .txt file, and only in English – that’s to make sure that all our updates roll
    out as soon as possible, and that we can squash any bugs the second they appear!
    * Another cool thing is that we upgraded the OpenVPN protocol. Both upload & download
    speed will be better – so make sure to give it a go if you usually use IKEv2.
    * As per usual, we fixed a few small annoying bugs.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.1.4, 2019-04-29

    * We love seeing your feedback – and sometimes, we want to connect with you
    & help you out if you’re having some issues. That’s why we’re now adding a
    checkbox which will ask for permission to contact you.
    * If you use mini mode a lot, you’ll notice that we’ll tell you that the app
    is still connecting if it takes a while.
    * In addition to all that, we’ve made some minor fixes and caught some bugs.
    You may not notice what changed, but you should feel that the app works smoother!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.1.1, 2019-04-12

    * Our diagnostics are now also multilingual! If you’re a pro user who helps
    us catch bugs, check it out – we’ve got French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), and German.
    * Speaking of bugs, we got rid of a few more. Not gonna miss them!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.0.9, 2019-04-05

    * Bugs are a hard no for us. That’s why we eliminated a few more!

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    Surfshark Windows 2.0.6, 2019-03-21

    * We’re always bug-hunting (caught a few annoying ones this time).
    On top of that, we’ve tossed in some general improvements to make the app smoother.
    * Can you feel the wind in your hair? OpenVPN is now crazy fast. Try it for yourself.

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    Surfshark Windows 2.0.0, 2019-02-19

    * Get ready for the big reveal: we’re launching the GRAND UI REDESIGN!
    Everything’s new, shiny, and even easier to use. We hope you love it just as much as we do.
    * In addition to that, we’re also introducing a mini mode! It works great
    if you want to manage your locations easily in the corner of your screen.
    * It’s not all just about the looks: your app will now auto-reconnect if your VPN connection drops.
    * Autoconnect now also has MultiHopT selection.
    * Still reading? Great! Here’s another new thing: automatic protocol engine
    is getting smarter, which means better experience for you.
    * Diagnostics’ UI needed a SPA day, and it looks much better now.
    * We also caught a few bugs and fixed a few things to improve the speed.

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    Surfshark for Android

    Surfshark Android 3.3.0, 2023-10-23

    Good news for Alternative ID users! You can now create and handle multiple emails at the once.
    As always, a few bug & performance fixes, this time focused on a more stable connection.

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    Surfshark Android 3.2.0, 2023-09-18

    You can now swipe between server list tabs!
    Enjoy an even smoother navigation of our app with improved animations and an updated design.
    Experience effortless VPN connection with fixed bugs and improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 3.1.0, 2023-08-10

    We’ve enhanced your experience with Surfshark by increasing both the connection & app stability.
    You can now connect to your VPN more smoothly thanks to the brand new connection improvements!
    Navigate our app even more effortlessly with improved VPN screen designs.

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    Surfshark Android 3.0.1, 2023-07-12

    Fresh rebranded home and VPN connection screens are on their way! We are still experimenting with designs so you might see some changes in colors or design.
    We released the Alternative ID feature! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.
    As always, we added a few performance and visual fixes so you can surf more smoothly.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.7, 2023-04-25

    We strive to provide the best possible experience for you, and this release was focused on that. We did some slight app improvements & uplifts so you can enjoy smoother connections.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.6, 2023-04-07

    Dedicated IP is here! You can now get a static IP address that only you can use; minimize CAPTCHAs, avoid IP blacklists, and more without losing your VPN protection.
    We improved the connection to our servers. Our app can now connect to your desired VPN server faster than ever.
    As always, we added a few bug fixes and visual changes to keep your Surfshark connections seamless.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.5, 2023-03-22

    Enjoy an easier signing-up option, as you can now not only log in but also sign up using your Google or Apple account.
    Experience smoother surfing with a few bug & performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.4, 2023-02-20

    This time, we uplifted the app design, slightly improved app performance & did some minor fixes to the VPN connection stability. So install the update and enjoy an enhanced Surfshark VPN!

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.3, 2022-11-25

    Connect to a VPN confidently with the improved onboarding screen.
    Log in smoother with an uplifted login screen design.
    Customize your connection with a new Dynamic MultiHop. You can now manually select both MultiHop server locations.
    Manage your VPN connection easier with improved home screen animations & notifications.
    Experience smoother surfing with a few performance and visual fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.2, 2022-09-30

    Pause your VPN connection right from the home screen with the improved widget!
    Forget those visual bugs using a widget for manual connections!
    Log in smoother with a revamped and improved login screen.
    Enjoy an even faster login process using your Google or Apple accounts to log in.
    Experience smoother surfing with a few performance and visual fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.1, 2022-08-15

    Want to protect your whole network with one VPN connection? Do it now! Manual Wireguard connections are here for more devices and better speed!
    Now you can have even more control over your safety with an option to exclude apps from Antivirus scans.
    We did some cleaning and now have a new design for the app home screen!
    As always, we fixed bugs and made improvements for even smoother surfing.

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    Surfshark Android 2.8.0, 2022-06-27

    New day, new patch, one puzzle piece at a time getting closer but never too close to perfection. Just like life, huh? What’s new with Android:
    Login with code flow was made cleaner and easier to follow for easier access to your VPN app.
    Implemented A LOT of bug fixes and tweaks that compile and compound to better app performance.

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.9, 2022-05-16

    Hey, you! Hope you’re ok. The world’s a bit crazy now and it’s a rough period for many, but we keep going, right? One foot in front of the other, one patch at a time. Speaking of which, here’s what we’re bringing to you this time:
    Moved the quick-connect preferences to Settings to reduce clutter on the main screen.
    The app is more responsive now. This means that it’s sleeker and has smoother animations. Should run like a charm!
    Usual (many) under the hood fixes and improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.8, 2022-03-21

    We added our long-awaited Pause VPN function. You now can put your VPN connection on hold for a limited amount of time!
    Other various under-the-hood tweaks and fixes to make the app work just a tad bit better.

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.7, 2022-01-27

    The Antivirus is now more stable and works smoother.
    Optimized your Surfshark app to use a bit less battery life.
    Other various minor usability and performance fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.6, 2022-01-03

    Introducing Rotating IP Beta! This new feature changes your IP address every 5-10 minutes without changing your VPN location, adding an extra layer of privacy and security.
    Reorganized settings.
    Added Hindi language.
    Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.5, 2021-10-08

    Introducing log in with code! Use any signed-in Surfshark app to get a code and log in on other devices quickly and conveniently.
    Earning free Surfshark is easier than ever with our new referral program. Keep your friends and family safe and get free Surfshark for you and your loved ones by inviting them to join!
    Fixes and improvements to VPN libraries and service performance to reduce crash incidents.
    Improved communication of the app between servers to bolster longterm performance. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.4, 2021-08-04

    Introducing Surfshark Antivirus and Surfshark One! Antivirus lets you scan downloaded apps, identify and remove harmful viruses and malware, and keep your data and devices safe. Surfshark One is our new premium digital security account. You can find more info and gain access by visiting the new One tab in your app.
    Introducing VPN notifications. Choose to stay informed about location updates, alerts, and new security features.
    Fixed an issue with auto-connect resetting. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.3, 2021-06-18

    Introducing Notification Center! Now you can get updates on VPN availability, security tips, special deals, and more in your app.
    We changed fonts, so if the app looks a little bit different, you’re not crazy.
    We cleaned up some of the stuff that appeared on our main screen, so we keep the focus more on your connection.
    As always, we optimized and bug-fixed in our tireless pursuit of making Surfshark the best performing app ever. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.2, 2021-04-22

    We fixed a sizing issue where our widgets were taking up too much screen space.
    Searching Locations is smarter and more user-friendly, with abbreviations now searchable.
    Diagnostics collection has a new and improved flow. These diagnostics help us investigate and improve, so please send if you experience a tech issue!
    Android TV got a minor functional facelift, and moving between options is more logical now. Enjoy the update!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.1, 2021-02-18

    Did you know the word widget dates all the way back to the 1920’s, and maybe even earlier? It was used—and still is in economics—as an abstract unit of measurement. It’s like the original “thingamajig” or “thingy”. People think it came from the word gadget.
    Anyway, now it means your Surfshark experience just got better. Introducing widgets! We always try to make your life easier, so now you can check and change your connection without opening the app. Enjoy!

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    Surfshark Android 2.7.0, 2020-12-10

    Surfshark Search and Surfshark Alert were already amazing tools, but now they’ll both function more natively within our app
    We’ve beefed up our network and improved load and ping functionalities
    And as always, we proudly stomped out a few especially pesky bugs.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.8, 2020-10-15

    There’s now a live chat within the app, so reaching our support team just got a bit easier.
    We’ve also added latency and load next to server locations, so you can avoid
    overcrowded ones.
    And we’ve fixed some bugs to improve user experience.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.7, 2020-09-21

    A bit overdue, but WireGuard is definitely worth the wait.
    More protocol options for you.
    When I say “bug,” you say “fixes”! Yes, lots of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.6, 2020-08-17

    We’ve substituted QR codes for standard codes, so there won’t be any annoying pop-ups asking for you to give camera permission.
    Keep inviting friends to Surfshark! We have new sharing options for our Refer-a-friend program.
    Plus, you can now run diagnostics on TV when not logged in.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.5, 2020-07-27

    If Shadowsocks was acting up on your Android TV, it won’t anymore.
    We also improved connectivity in restrictive networks.
    And fixed a ton of bugs!

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.4, 2020-06-23

    Need help while on dark mode? It looks much better now.
    We’ve also improved the way you connect – if you happen to have any issues, they’ll be sorted out faster.
    Plus, we added some general fixes and improvements to the app.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.3, 2020-05-18

    Hello, dark mode! Try turning it on and see how sleek your app looks now.
    We also optimized navigation so that there’s less hassle for you.
    And we also fixed some pesky connectivity issues on top of another bug or two that were in the way.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.2, 2020-04-28

    Refer a friend initiative! Earn free months of Surfshark by recommending it to your friends. The more you get on board – the more gifts you receive.
    Our F.A.Q. got upgraded – check it out.
    Bug hunting is no joke. On top of it, we also fixed a few loose bits and improved the app.

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.1, 2020-03-04

    * Our F.A.Q. got upgraded – check it out!
    * We also made some changes to our settings so that it’s easier to manage things now.
    * Bug hunting is no joke. On top of it, we also fixed a few loose bits and improved the app!

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    Surfshark Android 2.6.0, 2020-12-03

    * Autoconnect got a big upgrade. Give it a go!
    * We’ve changed a few things to make the app more stable.
    * Plus, we’ve made bug fixes and improvements to crashes and connections.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.9, 2020-28-02

    * Speak Ukrainian? You can now use our app in it.
    * We want to hear your voice. That’s why we’ve introduced a new way to ask you for feedback!
    * Of course, we fixed a bug or two. Let us know if you can feel the improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.8, 2020-07-02

    * Good news – you can now use the app in Brazilian Portuguese.
    * We also made a few tweaks for a smoother performance.
    * Your app should start a little faster. Can you feel it?
    * Super important – we made a few crash fixes.
    * And to top all of that off, we also fixed bugs!

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.7, 2020-27-01

    * We’re adding no less than three new languages to your Android app! From now on, you can use Surfshark in Polish, Korean, and Turkish.
    * Our Android TV app got an upgrade with a new design and features. Check it out.
    * There’s always a bug (or two) to fix, so we did some cleaning up.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.6, 2019-10-12

    * Loving the server you’re connected to? Add it to favorites straight away!
    * Learn more about your IP address by clicking the icon near to where it’s displayed on the app.
    * Bugs are cute, but not when they’re in our apps. So we made a few go away.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.5, 2019-14-11

    * We made this app work better for users in restricted countries. Long live open internet!
    * A few tweaks here & there to make the app run smoother for everyone.
    * And, of course, we fixed bugs.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.4, 2019-29-10

    * We’re very excited about this one – you can now spoof your GPS location with your Surfshark app! From now on, you can go Pokémon hunting in Japan or New Zealand if that’s what you want.
    * Another thing a lot of you wanted to see was the option to have the app in Russian. Done!
    * We also did a bunch of small fixes and improvements that’ll make using Surfshark easier and smoother.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.3, 2019-10-08

    * HackLock and BlindSearch are now easy to access via your Android app!
    * Plus, you can bypass your LAN network so that you can use devices such as Chromecast or TV remotes while VPN is on.
    * Try searching for P2P servers – it works again.
    * Automatic protocol got improvements, and your connections should be smoother from now on.
    * If you’re curious about geeky details, here’s one: we improved OpenVPN on Android 10 that caused ‘permission denied’ issues. To sum up: it works better.
    * We also fixed a few bugs and made some general improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.2, 2019-09-10

    * Drumroll please – this app now works on Chromebooks, too!
    * We also added a features tab to make access easier.
    * Dive into Android Quick Settings menu – it works even better now.
    * We now have servers that offer static IP.
    * Meet a new, improved NoBorders mode that helps people connect in very restricted countries.
    * The always-on option now keeps the protocol that was selected at all times.
    * And last, but not least: a bunch of other small fixes and improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.1, 2019-08-06

    * OpenVPN and IKEv2 now use much less battery. Feels great, doesn’t it?
    * We also introduced tips & tricks to help you get the most out of your app.
    * Drumroll please: the annoying logout issue is now gone!
    * As per usual, we’ve been squashing little bugs left and right. We also made some general improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.5.0, 2019-07-18

    * Shadowsocks protocol is now available in the automatic protocol selection – so if you need to connect in a restricted country, we’ll make sure it happens for you hassle-free!
    * It’s all about convenience today. Auto-connect now works on mobile networks, as well as secured or unsecured networks.
    * Ever use our app in Italian or Japanese? The server list is now available in both languages, too!
    * We love to hear what you think about Surfshark, but we know that sometimes that questions pops up at the wrong time for you. You can now click Ask later and answer it at a time that works better.
    * As per usual, we’ve been improving our app and made some design & core fixes.

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.9, 2019-06-28

    * You can now enjoy our app in Japanese
    * You ask – we deliver. Introducing reverse Whitelister – select which apps you wish to be routed via VPN
    * Our team has prepared a short but useful how-to guide.
    Watch it during your first connection or find it in the Settings whenever you need it!
    * Not sure which location to choose to get the best speeds? Now a handy little bubble will indicate how loaded each server is
    * Add an extra layer of security on your TV – turn on MultiHop
    * As per usual, we have improved our UI and fixed a few minor bugs

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.8, 2019-06-03

    * We improved connectivity in restricted networks!
    * Our server list got a makeover. You can now see how busy the servers are, plus,
    we added categories for P2P sharing, and more.
    * Quick connection has been improved – it’ll work even better now.
    * If you have an Android TV, you can now log in with a QR code.
    * As per usual, we fixed bugs to make the app more stable and to improve your experience. That’s all, folks!

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.7, 2019-05-20

    * Buongiorno! Our app is now fluent in Italian.
    * We have also added automatic protocol selection –
    things will work even better with less effort on your part.
    * As per usual, we made some improvements to the user interface and fixed a few bugs.

    Love these updates? We would really appreciate you giving us a review on the Play store!

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.6, 2019-04-26

    * Love using Surfshark on your Android or Fire TV? Well, log in and check it out –
    we gave it a new sleek look.
    * If you like fiddling with advanced settings, we’ve got some great news.
    * You’ll be able to select the type of encryption (AES-256-GCM or Chacha20) manually.

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.5, 2019-04-02

    We have got a pretty new design! Here is what changed:
    * It is much easier to navigate now.
    * Features are much easier to reach & use.
    * You can now see recent MultiHop connections.
    * Ever wondered how much data was securely transferred? Well, you can now see it!
    * But do not worry – we still cannot see what you are up to, and never will.
    * We also made some general improvements and fixed a few annoying bugs to make the app work smoother.

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.3, 2019-02-21

    * Parlez-vous francais? Our app is now multilingual and you can use it in:
    French, Spanish, German, Chinese (simplified) and even Arabic.
    * You ask, we listen: open the settings to find a Kill Switch!

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.3, 2019-02-04

    * You will now get a notification with your connection status.
    * We also made quite a few changes under the hood:
    * A bug fix here and there, general user interface and performance improvements.

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.2, 2019-01-10

    * We have enhanced the performance of our app and fixed a few minor bugs.
    * Your smooth experience is our highest priority!

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    Surfshark Android 2.4.0, 2018-12-11

    * We have enhanced the performance of our app and fixed a few minor bugs.
    * Your smooth experience is our highest priority!

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    Surfshark for iOS

    Surfshark iOS 3.15.0

    We upgraded Alternative ID! You can now handle up to three alternative emails at once. You can also create a custom email alias and customize your details like name, surname, birth date, and more.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.14.1,

    This time we focused on your experience. We slightly improved app performance & implemented some minor visual fixes.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.14.0,

    What’s new:

    • Log in faster on additional devices by scanning the QR code on the device you’re already logged in.

    • Connect to our server even quicker. We optimized the time it takes our app to reach your desired servers.

    • Monitor your VPN connection more easily – you’ll now get notified once your Surfshark app auto-connects.

    • Surf smoother, as our app will offer you the fastest server in your selected location.

    • As always, we added a few bug fixes and minor improvements!

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    Surfshark iOS 3.13.2,

    What’s new:

    • The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.

    • If you’re an iOS 16 user, you can now resume your VPN connection straight from your lock screen or check when it will reconnect automatically.

    • A few bug fixes and improvements, so you can surf even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.13.1,

    What’s new:

    • The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.

    • If you’re an iOS 16 user, you can now resume your VPN connection straight from your lock screen or check when it will reconnect automatically.

    • A few bug fixes and improvements, so you can surf even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.13.0,

    What’s new:

    • Monitor and control your VPN connection effortlessly with a redesigned VPN dashboard!

    • You can now connect to your VPN even more smoothly, thanks to a few freshly implemented bug fixes.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.12.1,

    What’s new:

    • The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.

    • If you’re an iOS 16 user, you can now resume your VPN connection straight from your lock screen or check when it will reconnect automatically.

    • A few bug fixes and improvements, so you can surf even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.12.0,

    What’s new:

    • The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.

    • If you’re an iOS 16 user, you can now resume your VPN connection straight from your lock screen or check when it will reconnect automatically.

    • A few bug fixes and improvements, so you can surf even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.11.3,

    This release includes various app performance improvements to better your Surfshark experience.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.11.2,

    What’s new:

    As much as we’d like to have a cool new feature, it’s just bug fixes for today. But maybe we caught the one that was annoying you – fingers crossed.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.11.1,

    What’s new:

    • Dedicated IP is finally here! You can now get all the benefits of a VPN connection with a static personal IP address. Use it to minimize CAPTHAs, avoid IP blocklists, ease online transactions & more!

    • As always, we added a few performance fixes to make your VPN connection even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.11.0,

    What’s new:

    • Dedicated IP is finally here! You can now get all the benefits of a VPN connection with a static personal IP address. Use it to minimize CAPTHAs, avoid IP blocklists, ease online transactions & more!

    • As always, we added a few performance fixes to make your VPN connection even smoother.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.10.1,

    It’s just bug fixes for today. We heard your feedback & implemented minor improvements, so update the Surfshark app today!

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    Surfshark iOS 3.10.0,

    What’s new:

    • You can fully operate your Apple or Google accounts when logging in or creating a new Surfshark account. You can also link your Surfshark account to these authentication providers for smoother Surfshark app usage.

    • If you’re an iOS 16 user, we added some lock screen widgets to make your connection to a VPN even easier.

    • We created a requested Pause VPN shortcut for our Siri users, so you can pause, connect & disconnect VPN by using voice commands or the Shortcuts app.

    • We implemented several connectivity speed improvements, so your app can connect to your desired VPN server faster than ever.

    • As always, we added a few visual fixes, this time to our authentication screens.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.9.1,

    The new update is finally here! Install it and get:

    • Automated security online with the new Siri Shortcuts. Create your custom app automations & use them to manage your VPN connection;

    • A few visual and performance bug fixes.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.9.0,

    The new update is finally here! Install it and get:

    • Automated security online with the new Siri Shortcuts. Create your custom app automations & use them to manage your VPN connection;

    • A few visual and performance bug fixes.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.8.1,

    As much as we’d like to have a cool new feature, it’s just bug fixes for today. But maybe we caught the one that was annoying you – fingers crossed.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.8.0,

    – Our new dashboard voice-over feature for better app accessibility.

    – Dynamic MultiHop is finally here! Install the update and:

    • Enjoy complete customizability of your MultiHop VPN connection.

    • Create your own server duos if you need specific locations.

    • Make it twice as difficult to trace your connection!

    To turn this feature on, update your app, go to Locations -> MultiHop -> Preset.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.7.3,

    Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.7.2,

    Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.7.1,

    Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.7.0,

    • Manage your VPN connection right from the iOS 16 lock screen with our new widgets!

    • From now on, iOS 13 will be the oldest officially supported device version. While older versions will still work, newer ones will offer faster updates and better app performance.

    • As always, the Surfshark app got a few bug fixes and minor improvements.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.6.3,

    • Prepare yourself for an even faster login process as you can now use your Google email or Apple authentication to log in!

    • Want to pause your VPN connection from your home screen? Now, you can by using medium or large iOS widgets.

    • For even smoother surfing, the Auto-connect feature is now available when you switch your network to mobile data.

    • As always, the Surfshark app got a few bug fixes and minor improvements.

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    Surfshark iOS 3.6.2,

    • Prepare yourself for an even faster login process as you can now use your Google email or Apple authentication to log in!

    • Want to pause your VPN connection from your home screen? Now, you can by using medium or large iOS widgets.

    • For even smoother surfing, the Auto-connect feature is now available when you switch your network to mobile data.

    • As always, the Surfshark app got a few bug fixes and minor improvements.

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    Surfshark for macOS

    Surfshark macOS 4.12.1,

    We upgraded Alternative ID! You can now handle up to three alternative emails at once. You can also create a custom email alias and customize your details like name, surname, birth date, and more.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.12.0,

    What’s new:

    • Control your VPN connection more easily — our app will notify you once your VPN auto-connects.

    • Our redesigned VPN dashboard will also help you monitor your connection effortlessly.

    • Surf smoother, as our app will offer you the fastest server in your selected location.

    • As always, we added a few bug fixes and minor improvements to boost your VPN experience.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.11.2,

    This upgrade has some minor performance improvements.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.11.1,

    What’s new:

    • The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.

    • A few bug fixes and improvements, so you can surf even smoother.

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    Surfshark macOS  4.10.1,

    What’s new:

    • A fresh, rebranded Antivirus dashboard is on its way! Now, you’ll have an even clearer view of your device’s security status.

    • Besides changing the looks, we also improved our Antivirus performance for faster security.

    • It’s not a new release without a few bug fixes and minor improvements — enjoy smoother surfing!

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    Surfshark macOS 4.9.5,

    What’s new:

    As much as we’d like to have a cool new feature, it’s just bug fixes for today. But maybe we caught the one that was annoying you – fingers crossed.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.9.2,

    What’s new:

    • Dedicated IP is finally here! You can now get all the benefits of a VPN connection with a static personal IP address. Use it to minimize CAPTHAs, avoid IP blocklists, ease online transactions & more!

    • As always, we added a few performance fixes to make your VPN connection even smoother.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.9.1,

    What’s new:

    • Dedicated IP is finally here! You can now get all the benefits of a VPN connection with a static personal IP address. Use it to minimize CAPTHAs, avoid IP blocklists, ease online transactions & more!

    • As always, we added a few performance fixes to make your VPN connection even smoother.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.8.0,

    What’s new:

    • You can now use your Google or Apple accounts to log in or create a new Surfshark account. You can also link your existing Surfshark account to your Google or Apple account for a smoother user experience.

    • Exciting news for Siri users! You can now pause, connect & disconnect Surfshark VPN by using voice commands or the Shortcuts app! You can also use the Siri Shortcuts app to automate your VPN connection.

    • We added a notification center where you can catch up on the latest Surfshark news, updates, and other useful info on securing your digital life.

    • We have improved our scheduled scan feature. Surfshark Antivirus users will find improvements to UI/UX, as well as performance and accuracy.

    • You’ll find that our connection status icon has been updated. It’s now even easier to tell what your connection status is!

    • As always, a few minor fixes and changes have been made for an even smoother, safer experience with Surfshark.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.7.1,

    The new update is finally here! Install it and enjoy:

    • A new Dynamic MultiHop that allows you to create your server duos if you need specific locations & makes it twice as difficult to trace your connection;

    • Updated connection onboarding screen that guides our new users;

    • A few minor bug fixes to make your connection smoother.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.7.0,

    The new update is finally here! Install it and enjoy:

    • A new Dynamic MultiHop that allows you to create your server duos if you need specific locations & makes it twice as difficult to trace your connection;

    • Updated connection onboarding screen that guides our new users;

    • A few minor bug fixes to make your connection smoother.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.6.0,

    Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.5.1,

    • Prepare yourself for an even faster login process, as you can now use your Apple or Google authentication to log in!

    • From now on, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) will be the oldest officially supported device version. While older versions will still work, newer ones will offer faster updates and better app performance.

    • As always, the Surfshark app got a few bug fixes and minor improvements.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.5.0,

    • Prepare yourself for an even faster login process, as you can now use your Apple or Google authentication to log in!

    • From now on, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) will be the oldest officially supported device version. While older versions will still work, newer ones will offer faster updates and better app performance.

    • As always, the Surfshark app got a few bug fixes and minor improvements.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.4.2,

    Breaking news: we did some bug fixin’. It may not sound like much, but it’s honest work.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.4.1,

    Breaking news: we did some bug fixin’. It may not sound like much, but it’s honest work.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.4.0,

    It’s really hot outside our offices today. But it’s not as hot as this new, slick iOS release:

    • Implemented a new Pause VPN feature. Now you can temporarily stop your VPN connection for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours.

    • Updated the WireGuard library to its latest version. The protocol is now more stable.

    • Improved the Trusted Network user journey. Adding and removing trusted networks have never been easier.

    • Bunch of other small fixes and tweaks our melting brains could produce under summer heat.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.3.0,

    Are you in the mood to update your app? Well, please do it anyway. We tightened a few loose bolts, and it’ll work better.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.2.1,

    We hope you didn’t notice that weird hiccup in the app (it’s kind of embarrassing). We fixed it, and highly recommend to update your app!

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    Surfshark macOS 4.2.0,

    Ever wake up, look in the mirror, and just feel a bit different? We looked at our app the same way the other week and gave our connection screen a slight makeover. Hope you like it!

    – Pulled recently used locations to the locations tab to make space for more information about your VPN connection.

    – Updated our login system to get rid of the “too many attempts” error.

    – Lots of small improvements and bug fixes as always.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.1.0,

    Breaking news: we did some bug fixin’. It may not sound like much, but it’s honest work.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.0.1,

    Breaking news: we did some bug fixin’. It may not sound like much, but it’s honest work.

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    Surfshark macOS 4.0.0,

    Breaking news: we did some bug fixin’. It may not sound like much, but it’s honest work.

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    Surfshark macOS 3.13.1,

    It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new patch from us. And we’re feeling good! Hope you do too.

    • You can now find the Refer a Friend program on the initial settings page. Just in case you didn’t know – you can earn free months of Surfshark if you participate!

    • You can now purchase Surfshark One on iOS – a full cybersecurity package with a VPN, a private search engine, an antivirus, and a breach detection tool.

    • Other various little tweaks and fixes to make you happy when using Surfshark.

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    Surfshark for Linux

    Surfshark Linux (1.7.2), 17 Oct 2023

    * Improved incorrect account credentials handling.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.7.1), 09 Oct 2023

    * Ability to suspend unsafe network dialog.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.7.0), 09 Oct 2023

    * Unsafe (not password protected) network dialog.
    * Fixed online state capturing.
    * Other improvements.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.6.0), 07 Sep 2023

    * Turkish language removal.
    * System notifications about auto-connect behavior.
    * Other improvements.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.5.2), 27 Jul 2023

    * Bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.5.1), 15 Jul 2023

    * Local network access fix.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.5.0), 12 Jul 2023

    * Updated VPN locations screen.
    * SysVinit service manager support.
    * Utilising static flag icons.
    * Ability to launch the app in minimized mode (“–hidden” flag).

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    Surfshark Linux (1.4.3), 06 Jun 2023

    * Better attribution of restricted networks.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.4.2), 30 May 2023

    * Improved bug reporting.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.4.1), 29 May 2023

    * Addressing minor stability issues.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.4.0), 25 May 2023

    * Improved OpenVPN connection stability.
    * Support of additional locations.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.3.0), 10 Mar 2023

    * Introduced an ability to login via Google/Apple.
    * Prefetching fastest and nearest locations before connecting.
    * Improved handling of “window initialization timeout” cases.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.2.7), 20 Feb 2023

    * Fix service restart issue.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.2.6), 27 Jan 2023

    * Tray icon fix (MATE DE).

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    Surfshark Linux (1.2.5), 23 Jan 2023

    * Self-healing improvement.

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    Surfshark Linux (1.2.4), 17 Jan 2023

    * Multihop pairs rely on the Surfshark Nexus technology.
    * Improved connection time while Kill Switch is enabled.
    * Other improvements.

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    Surfshark for Browser Extensions

    Surfshark Firefox 4.7.0, 2023 Nov 14

    – Enjoy a fresh look and enhanced performance with our improved Cleanweb feature.
    – Various bug fixes for a smoother experience.

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    Surfshark Firefox 4.6.0, 2023 Oct 23

    – Managing your privacy is easier with support for multiple emails via Alt ID.
    – Additional bug fixes to improve app stability.

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    Surfshark Firefox 4.5.0, 2023 Oct 16

    – Now you can log in seamlessly using my.surfshark.com for an optimized experience.
    – We’ve squashed some bugs in Cleanweb to keep your browsing clean and uninterrupted.

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    Surfshark Firefox 4.4.1, 2023 Sep 22

    – No more hiccups with proxy connections, thanks to our latest round of bug fixes.

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    Surfshark Firefox 4.3.1, 2023 Sep 5

    – Cleanweb is now more reliable than ever, enhancing your browsing experience with improved performance.

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    Surfshark Firefox 4.2.1, 2023 Aug 7

    – The Alternative ID feature is here! Use it to create your internet persona, keep your email address & name private, minimize the risk of getting spam emails & more.
    – Stay informed with detailed information on pages blocked by our Malware Alert for your safety.

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    Surfshark for TV app

    Surfshark TV 3.3.1

    – As always, a few bug & performance fixes, this time focused on a more stable connection.

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