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  • Android App Setup

    This article will guide you through the simple process of downloading and installing VirtualShield on your Android phone, notebook, or tablet. VirtualShield Android Setup Follow the instructions

  • Android App Removal

    There are two different ways to remove the VirtualShield app from your Android device. From the App drawer, or from the App info screen. Option #1 Follow the instructions below to remove

  • Check Android App version

    This article will help you determine if you have the latest version of the VirtualShield app installed on your Android phone, notebook, or tablet. Which version of VirtualShield am I using? Follow

  • Troubleshoot connection issues (Android)

    If you're experiencing any sort of connection/speed issues with our Android application, please try each of the troubleshooting solutions provided below. Solution 1 The first thing we suggest is to

  • IPv6 leak protection (Android)

    VirtualShield now offers IPv6 leak protection by disabling all IPv6 traffic while connected to our VPN, thus providing you with a guarantee that no Internet traffic leaks out over your regular

  • Getting Started: Android App

    This article will walk you through logging in to your account, and connecting to the VPN using the VirtualShield Android Application. Logging In (First-time setup) The first step to using the

  • Manual App Setup (Android)

    If you reside in a country/region such as China, Cuba, or Myanmar, you may be unable to access or purchase apps directly from the Google Play Store. Manual Setup If your device lacks access to the

  • Launch on startup (Android)

    The VirtualShield Android application will open automatically each time you power on your device. This will ensure you don't have to open it every time you want to connect. Launch VirtualShield on

  • How to connect automatically (Android)

    The VirtualShield Android application allows you to automatically connect to our VPN servers as soon as the app is started. This will ensure that your device remains protected at all times. Connect

  • Is my Android device supported?

    This article will help you determine if VirtualShield is compatible with your Android phone, notebook, or tablet. Check Device Compatibility VirtualShield is fully compatible with all modern Android

  • How to change your connection protocol (Android)

    The VirtualShield Android application supports both the UDP and TCP protocols to connect to our secure network. This article will instruct you on how to change your protocol (Connection mode).

  • How to increase your connection timeout (Android)

    If you're using public WiFi or if you have a slow internet connection, it may take a bit longer to establish the VPN connection than usual. To alleviate this, you can increase the duration the app

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Smart TV?

    Some TV manufacturers (such as Sony) support Android apps and others don't. If you can access the Google Play Store and install other apps on your TV, then it is likely that you can install

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Kodi Box?

    Yes, you can! Technically Kodi Boxes are Android devices, but you may not be able to install apps the normal way, from the Google Play Store. Manual Setup (Kodi) Our Android app is only available on

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Chrome browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Google Chrome web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Chrome will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Google Chrome Extension There are two different options

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my nVidia Shield?

    Yes, you can! nVidia Shield devices fully support Android applications. That means you can install our Android app by visiting the Google Play Store. nVidia Shield Setup Follow the instructions below

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Fire Stick/Fire TV?

    Yes, you can! Technically Amazon Fire Stick/Fire TV is an Android device, but it is running a custom version of Android, called Amazon FireOS. Manual Setup (Fire Stick) You can install our Android TV

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Kindle/Fire tablet?

    Yes, you can! Technically Amazon Kindle & Fire tablets are Android devices, but they are running a custom version of Android, called Amazon FireOS. VirtualShield App Setup (FireOS) Follow the

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Chromebook?

    Yes, you can! As a matter of fact, there are 3 different versions of VirtualShield available for Chromebook devices. Our Google Chrome extension, our Android application, and our brand-new Linux

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Firefox browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Mozilla Firefox web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Firefox will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Mozilla Firefox Extension There are two different

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Opera browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Opera web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Opera will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Opera Extension There are two different options available if you'd

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Tor browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Tor web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Tor will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Mozilla Firefox Extension Tor is built on top of the Mozilla Firefox

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Vivaldi browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Vivaldi web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Vivaldi will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Google Chrome Extension Vivaldi is built on top of the Chromium

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Brave browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Brave web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Brave will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Google Chrome Extension Brave is built on top of the Chromium

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Waterfox browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Waterfox web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Waterfox will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Mozilla Firefox Extension Waterfox is built on top of the

  • Will VirtualShield protect my Chromium browser?

    Yes, it will! Your Chromium web browser and all of the websites you visit inside of Chromium will be fully protected using VirtualShield. Google Chrome Extension Chromium is built on top of the

  • How to disable VPN for specific apps

    The VirtualShield Android application allows you to disable the VPN connection for individual apps of your choice. This can be useful if you don't want your speed(s) to be hampered while making video

  • How to enable/disable the Sticky notification

    On Android phones and tablets, you will see a "key" shaped icon near the top of your screen to indicate when the VPN connection is active. Sticky Notification On some devices you will also see a

  • Which version of VirtualShield should I choose?

    There are two different versions of VirtualShield available, our desktop/mobile applications and our Chrome/Firefox/Opera extensions. The version you choose to install is entirely up to you. The

  • Can I use the app and the browser extension at the same time?

    Yes, you can! However this is entirely up to you, it is not required. You only need to install one or the other, the app or the extension. You don't need both. If you try to connect using both at the

  • How can I tell if I'm protected? (All Apps)

    As long as shield icon appears green when you open VirtualShield, you are fully protected. If you're not connected, this icon will appear red or gray in color: This icon may appear slightly different

  • Can I use BitTorrent/P2P software safely?

    Yes, you can! Our desktop/mobile application will protect and encrypt your entire internet connection. It also scrambles your IP address for additional privacy. This ensures that your incoming and

  • VPN permissions weren't granted

    A "Connection request" screen may appear on your device the very first time you connect to our servers. Tapping the OK button will grant permissions to VirtualShield and establish the VPN connection.

  • I just signed up, what's next?

    First of all, congratulations on signing up. We're glad you took the first step to reclaiming your privacy. You've done the hard part already, signing up. Now getting protected is going to be a

  • Why are streaming sites (such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO) blocked?

    Certain sites (primarily streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and more) often restrict access based on your geographic location. Because of this, they completely block anybody who is using

  • Does VirtualShield protect me from Facebook?

    VirtualShield works just like any other VPN (Virtual Private Network). It will only protect you from Facebook if you are not logged into your personal account. Why does this happen? For example, if

  • Can I use VirtualShield on my Roku device?

    Roku streaming devices currently come with a few pre-installed apps. Roku regularly adds new ones, but unfortunately you can't install your own. Alternatively, you can set it up on your PC or Mac