Install the Chrome Extension

This article will instruct you on how to download and install the VirtualShield extension for your Google Chrome browser.
This tutorial works with Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and more.
Note: If you already have our Windows or macOS app installed and working, you do not need this extension. The desktop application will protect all of your browsers, including Chrome.

VirtualShield Chrome Setup

Follow the instructions below to install our Google Chrome browser extension. Once it's installed, it will appear near the corner of your browser, alongside your other extensions.

Note: If you don't have the Google Chrome browser, download and install it from Google's website:
Open Chrome, and then visit the Chrome Web Store using the link below:

Tip: Open this link inside of Chrome, or copy and paste the link into your Chrome browser.
You will now see a screen that looks like the image below.
Click the Add to Chrome button: add-to-chrome_arrow.png
A message will appear, asking you to confirm the installation.
Click the Add extension button to continue:
That's it! VirtualShield is now added to your Google Chrome browser.
You can access it using the shield icon near the right-hand side of your address bar:

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


Note: For more help logging in and connecting, see our Getting Started: Chrome Extension article.

If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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