Install the Linux Application

This article will guide you through the simple process of downloading and installing VirtualShield on your Linux laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

VirtualShield Linux Setup

Follow the instructions below to install VirtualShield on your Linux PC. Once it's installed, it will appear on your Desktop and inside of your Launcher, alongside your other apps.

Note: Compatible with Debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Chrome OS, etc.) only. If your system is not supported, you can try installing one of our browser extensions instead.
1

Visit our Linux Download Page, or click the link below to download the installation files to your PC:

https://downloads.virtualshieldcdn.com/apps/linux/VirtualShieldSetup.zip

2
Extract the compressed VirtualShieldSetup.zip file to a location on your computer, such as your Desktop.

3
Open your Linux Terminal.

Tip: To open the Terminal, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard or go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal.
4

Launch the installation script by typing or pasting the command below into the Terminal:

~/Desktop/VirtualShieldSetup/install.sh

-OR-

sudo bash ~/Desktop/VirtualShieldSetup/install.sh

Tip: Replace ~/Desktop with the location where the contents of the .zip file were extracted.
5
The installation process will complete. Please do not attempt to close the Linux Terminal during this process.
Note: You will be required to enter your computer's Administrator/SuperUser password.
6
That's it! You can now open the VirtualShield application from the icon on your Desktop, and log in to connect to our secure network:
Note: For more help logging in and connecting, see our Getting Started: Linux App article.

Here's a quick animation showing the entire process above:

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