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Without a VPN you are exposed to real online threats


Data thieves look for unprotected devices, and those that do not use encryption are easy targets.

Malware & phishing

These types of attacks are common, and it’s difficult to avoid them without protection.

Identity theft

If you don’t use security software, you might end up getting your login credentials stolen.

Ad manipulation

It is easy for advertisers to influence your behavior if you expose all your browsing habits.

ISP tracking

Without a VPN, your internet provider can collect & sell your data to advertisers.

Price discrimination

Online businesses might show you higher prices if they see you are in a more affluent city.

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How does a VPN hide your IP address?

How does a VPN hide your IP address?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) hides your IP address by replacing it with the IP of the VPN server you choose. Hiding your IP ensures data brokers and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can’t track what you do online. You can quickly change your location and have unrestricted and fast access to any blocked websites by simply changing the server.

How to hide your IP address in 3 easy steps

Sign in to your account

Step 1

Sign in to your account, or create a new one.

Open the Surfshark app on any of your devices & click ‘Connect’.

Step 2

Open the Surfshark app on any of your devices & click ‘Connect’.

Your IP is hidden and your traffic is encrypted.

Step 3

That’s it! Your IP is hidden and your traffic is encrypted.

Need a more detailed guide? Check out our article on different ways to hide your IP address.

Different IP hiding methods compared

Surfshark VPN Tor Proxy Incognito/Private mode DNS changer
Encrypts data YES YES NO NO NO
Allows quick
server switching
Bypasses blocks YES Some Some NO Some

Why hide your IP with Surfshark VPN

Browse blocked websites

Government censorship, GDPR, school or workplace preventing you from going where you want to go? With Surfshark, you can overcome their blocks with a single click.

Stream in complete privacy

Connect to the right server to hide your IP and watch your favorite content privately wherever you are. Choose any of 3200+ Surfshark’s servers and you’ll be good to go.

Get better prices

The prices for plane tickets, hotels, and so on can be different depending on which part of the world you’re connecting from. Change your virtual location and hunt for bargains.

Speed your internet up

Some ISPs limit your internet bandwidth if they see you downloading files or streaming movies online. A VPN hides your traffic from your ISP and can help you get the speed you paid for.

Protect your data on the go

Do you travel often? Are you a wanderer or a free Wi-Fi connoisseur? With the security and data encryption that Surfshark provides, you can use public Wi-Fi free from hackers and snoops.

Hide your IP on every device

You can use Surfshark with an unlimited amount of devices. And if the device doesn’t allow new software to be installed, protect your entire home by setting up a VPN on your router.

Disclaimer: Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the law or Terms of Service of other service providers.


Is it illegal to hide your IP address?

In most of the world, hiding your IP address is perfectly legal. However, some countries forbid the use of privacy tools like a VPN or Tor for censorship purposes.

Before hiding your IP address, make sure it’s ok with the local legislation.

How do I know if my IP address is hidden?

If you connect to a VPN server, you can check your displayed IP address and virtual location with any online IP tool. You can check out our What is my IP page to see if your VPN works as intended. We also have a DNS leak checker to see if your DNS requests are exposed.

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