A VPN is an investment, but it’s a risk-free investment thanks to our generous money-back policy. Just subscribe to whichever plan you want. If your first month doesn’t convince you that Surfshark VPN is the best VPN for PC, you can request a refund within those 30 days.
How to set up a VPN on Windows
Surfshark is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11
Need more details? See our thorough guide on how to set up a VPN on Windows.
Embrace the potential of a Windows VPN app
Personalize your security with Bypasser
Some specific websites and apps will only work with your real IP address. Or sometimes, you just want some apps to skip virtual private network protection. Either way, with Surfshark VPN’s Bypasser (aka split tunneling) feature, you can be the lord of your internet connection domain.
Achieve ultimate privacy with Kill Switch
What if your VPN connection drops off? Well, then you might be surfing without any safeguards - or being aware that it’s happening. To avoid that, the Kill Switch is an automatic safety net feature - available on the VPN app for Windows - that disconnects you from the internet if the VPN connection drops.
Avoid malicious ads with CleanWeb
Life would be unbearable without an ad blocker. Coincidentally, Surfshark VPN has this nifty feature called “CleanWeb,” which blocks malicious ads and trackers. That’s building up another layer of defense against parasitic internet marketing!
Ensure peak connection speeds with your own speed test
Worried about a server’s speed? The Windows app has a baked-in speed test utility that will analyze the connection to any Surfshark servers you can use. This way, you can always choose the best speed.
Save your eyes with dark mode
A small but necessary feature of the Windows app is the dark mode. Only vaguely related to the Dark Side, it cuts down on the number of photons searing your retinas as you’re looking for the one server that would unblock the website for your fancy.
Get double protection with MultiHop servers
For added security, why not connect via two VPN servers? MutiHop makes it a lot harder to track you online, even using very smart methods. And in some cases, it might even improve your VPN speed by routing your traffic via faster network connections.
A VPN for PC with the fastest servers
Surfshark maintains 3200+ servers in 95 countries around the world. This ensures that servers are never overcrowded and allows you to connect to a server near your country for the best speed.
RAM-only VPN servers
Our strict no-logs policy means that we don’t collect your personal data. But if someone tried to seize that information by taking the server itself, all of it would be gone the second a server is disconnected from the power supply. That’s the beauty of RAM-only!
1Gbps server ports
Each of our high-speed servers has at least a single 10Gbps port. This allows for good bandwidth output on all of them. That’s why your connection speed will always be top-notch with Surfshark.
Surfshark VPN vs. free VPNs
Free VPNs can be tempting, but saving financially often means sacrificing your privacy. A free VPN service does not have the resources to provide a top-notch service.
Many free VPNs rely on selling your data to keep their service running. A secure VPN service will never do that.
Modern protocols are optimized to deal with the newest threats and work with the latest systems. Free VPNs don’t offer them.
Free VPNs will limit how long you’ve been connected or how much data you’ve downloaded. Premium VPNs won’t.
A paid VPN app has the resources to put your security first. Free VPNs simply do not.
Thousands of servers
More servers means they’ll be less crowded, resulting in a faster connection. Paid VPNs have significantly more servers than free ones.
Maintaining fast servers and minimizing speed drops takes a lot of resources. Resources, which free VPNs don’t have.
Hear from the people who already chose Surfshark
Top service. I have never had any serious problems, and when I have had even the slightest difficulty, the online assistance offered by them has always been impeccable. Leia is the nicest and kindest customer assistant ever.
This is a really good tool, trustworthy, and has the best customer service team! They really go above and beyond to help!
I’ve been using Surfshark for just over a month, on Windows 10 and Android, and so far everything is working fine! Connections are superfast and it fulfills their purpose. The support is very good, responds quickly, and is willing to resolve any issues.
Experts recognize us
Cybersecurity Excellence Award Gold 2021
Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards Gold 2021
Top 3 fastest VPN 2021
PCMag editor’s choice 2021
What is a good free VPN for a PC?
Trick question! There is no good free VPN. Free VPN services are essentially unsafe, mostly because being free raises questions about their funding and their budgets for research and maintenance. In other words, a free VPN provider is never good. Read a deeper dive into the subject in our dedicated article on free and paid VPNs.
How do I share a VPN connection from Android to PC?
If you want to share a VPN connection from Android to PC, you need to:
Step 1: Make sure your Android has cellular data or is connected to Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Connect your Android device to a VPN.
Step 3: Then, go to your Network settings and find Hotspot & tethering.
Step 4: Here, you have two options:
- Either create a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect your Windows device to it.
- Or use a USB cable to tether the connection directly.
How do I change my VPN on Windows PC?
To switch between VPN connections on Windows, all you need to do is:
Step 1: Right-click on the Windows menu icon at the left-bottom corner of your screen and choose Settings.
Step 2: Go to Network & Internet.
Step 3: On the right side of the screen, scroll down to the VPN section and click it.
Step 4: Here, you can manually add/change your VPN connections.
Does Windows 10/Windows 11 have a built-in VPN?
Yes, Windows has a built-in VPN. However, it is less convenient and less functional than VPN software. It’s best used to connect to the network at your work. But if you want to have access to a variety of servers around the world, you still need to subscribe to a service that maintains those servers to stay secure. At that point, it’s easier to just use that service’s app.
What does Kill Switch do on Surfshark VPN?
When enabled, the Kill Switch feature disconnects you from the internet if the VPN connection goes down. That way, you aren’t accidentally exposed online if some technical issue interferes with the VPN.
What protocol is used automatically with Surfshark VPN?
Surfshark defaults to our WireGuard implementation as it’s the most universally suitable protocol for everyday use. Our users are still free to switch to another protocol in the settings.
How does Surfshark VPN work?
Surfshark VPN works like any other VPN:
- The VPN client (app) establishes an encrypted connection with the server.
- The VPN client encrypts all the data going out of the device.
- The server decrypts the data before forwarding it to the destination.
- The server encrypts any response before forwarding it to the VPN client.
- The VPN client decrypts the data for use.
All of that happens without your input, in the background and in the blink of an eye.
Is Surfshark VPN extension safe?
Surfshark VPN extension is safe, and we have an audit to prove it.