Connect to a Virtual Private Network and anonymize your web traffic, preventing trackers or websites from monitoring your online activity
What's new in Private Internet Access 3.1.0:Added support for Wayland display server on Linux Improved OpenVPN TCP timeouts when the server isn't reachable
Private Internet Access is a user-friendly yet quite advanced software solution designed to provide you with the means of cloaking your Internet activity from website trackers as well as ill-intended individuals who may benefit from any personal data that you may leak.
The program goes through an uneventful setup, after which you will need to provide your account credentials to connect to the Virtual Private Network. This takes place in the ‘Settings’ window, where you can also customizing the functioning preferences of the utility.
Among the adjustable options for Private Internet Access, you can find the connection type and select either UDP or TCP. The remote and local port can also be customized, and you can enable or disable ‘Port Forwarding’ capabilities, depending on your needs.
Moreover, the application supports a ‘VPN Kill Switch’, as well as ‘DNS Leak Protection’, allowing you to activate or deactivate these features at will, by checking the corresponding box. Similarly, you can use ‘IPv6 Leak Protection’, as needed.
Private Internet Access also lets you configure the encryption preferences, allowing you to opt between several algorithms, namely AES-128, AES-256, Blowfish or None. ‘Data Authentication’ can be SHA1, SHA256 or None while the ‘Handshake’ feature offers you multiple RSA and ECC alternatives to choose from.
Once you have set up the utility to function as you need it, you can right-click the notification area icon and select the location you wish to connect to or rely on the ‘Auto’ option, which will assign you a random country.
While under the protection provided by Private Internet Access, you can browse the web anonymously, without having to worry that someone may be spying on your and your online activity. It also enables you to access regionally restricted websites, which you would otherwise be unable to use, under your real IP address.