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How to set up a VPN on Google Chrome

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1. Get Surfshark

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

Add the extension

2. Add the extension

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

Connect to a VPN server

3. Connect to a VPN server

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

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What are VPN extensions for Chrome?

What are VPN extensions for Chrome?

A VPN browser extension protects your data by encrypting your internet connection and routing Chrome browser’s data through a server in another location.

Remember, all Chrome VPN extensions are proxy extensions. That is, you’re connecting to a proxy server, not a VPN server. The tech people say that it can’t be done any other way — unless the extension is used to control the already-installed VPN app.

Extensions with verified security

Cure53, a German cybersecurity team, examined our browser extensions. The report read that our extensions’ findings stand out as extremely rare for VPN browser extensions.

Here’s what Cure53’s founder, CEO and security researcher, Mario Heiderich, had to say:

“To sum up, Cure53 is highly satisfied to see such a strong security posture on the Surfshark VPN proxy extension, especially given the common vulnerability of similar products to privacy issues.”

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Enjoy the benefits of a VPN Chrome extension

Block ads and cookies

Block ads and cookies

With CleanWeb 2.0, block all ad banners, videos, and cookies. Forget consent requests or content-covering banners and access your favorite websites without interruptions.

Get alerts about website breaches

Get alerts about website breaches

Turn on website safety warnings and be notified about any incidents and breaches of the pages you visit. The safety warning pop-up shows the exact date and information hackers exposed during the breach.

Hide your IP address

Hide your IP address

Installing a VPN Chrome extension will replace your real IP address with a VPN server’s IP and protect you from hackers and targeted ads.

Bypass local firewalls

Bypass local firewalls

Using a Chrome VPN proxy extension helps you bypass restrictions on school or office networks and access your favorite content safely.

Maintain high-speed connection

Maintain high-speed connection

The distance to the server impacts your speed. With Surfshark’s 3200+ servers with up to 10Gbps ports in 100+ countries, one will always be nearby.

Retain your privacy

Retain your privacy

Surfshark has a no-activity-logs policy, which means we don't track or store user activity. So no one, including your ISP, can see what you do online when your VPN is on.

Disclaimer: Please note that using Surfshark services for any illegal activities is strictly forbidden and violates our Terms of Service. Make sure that any use of Surfshark services for your particular activities conforms to all relevant laws and regulations, including those of any service providers and websites you access using Surfshark.

Should I use a free VPN Chrome extension?

It would be best if you didn’t use a free VPN extension. Most free VPNs rely on selling user data to keep their service running, whereas premium VPNs rely on keeping their users private, which is the direct lifeline of the service.

In 2022 alone, the data of 25 million users was exposed by free VPNs. Don’t risk yours — choose a premium VPN provider instead.

If you don’t mind your data being sold, consider this: free VPNs can’t match paid versions in performance and speed; they usually limit used data and have small server pools and fewer locations to connect to.

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

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FAQ

Do I need a VPN extension for Chrome?

You should consider using a VPN extension on Chrome because it can block ads and protect your data from snoopers and cybercriminals, so you can feel safe online, even while using public Wi-Fi.

We advise getting Surfshark. It allows unlimited bandwidth, unlimited simultaneous connections, and it’s compatible with all major operating systems, including Chromebook.

How do I add a VPN extension in Chrome?

  1. Find a VPN in the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Select a VPN extension and click Add to Chrome.
  3. Run the extension from your toolbar and connect to a VPN server.

Don’t worry — we have an in-depth guide on how to set up the Surfshark browser extension on Chrome.

How do I get a VPN extension for Google Chrome on Android?

Mobile versions of Google Chrome do not support extensions. The best you can do is find a Chromium-based browser that does support them and then install a VPN extension as you would on the desktop version.

How do I get a VPN extension for Google Chrome on iPhone?

Google Chrome on iPhone doesn’t support extensions — VPN extensions included. The best you can do is find a Chromium-based browser that does support them and then install them as usual. 

What’s the difference between a Chrome extension and a Chrome proxy extension?

There is no difference between a Chrome extension and a Chrome proxy. It’s the same product. We just updated the name for additional clarity.

What is a WebRTC leak?

WebRTC leaks happen when a person tries to make a video or audio call with another person via a browser that uses WebRTC technology. A browser then reveals your IP address. Such leaks usually happen when using a VPN extension on a browser.

WebRTC stands for Web Real-Time Communication and allows real-time communication between browsers without an intermediate server. It is a technology developed by Google to enhance video and audio chats.

We recommend using extensions like WebRTC Network Limiter or uBlock Origin on Chrome to prevent it. If you’re interested, we’ve got a detailed article on performing a WebRTC leak test.

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