Using Protection Plus


Our Protection+ servers are much faster than our standard VPN servers, due to a lower volume in traffic, since they are used by only a small fraction of our customers. They are also equipped with an extra layer of protection that scans and blocks even the most malicious DDoS and cyber attacks.

Protection Plus allows you to surf the web for long periods of time with peace of mind, knowing your network remains fully protected against cyber attacks in addition to encrypting your data and masking your location.

Protection Plus

Assuming you have already subscribed to the VPN Plus or the legacy Protection Plus add-on, follow the steps below to access these exclusive servers on your favorite device. It doesn't matter which device you're using, this article applies to Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and more.

This add-on is entirely optional. It is mostly intended for users or families that broadcast/stream lots of data, or businesses that do not want to experience any downtime.


Open VirtualShield and log in to your account, if you are not logged in already.

For more help logging in and connecting, see our support article.

Your current location will be displayed on the Home screen, below Selected Location.
It might say Fastest if you're not connected. Press the down arrow to choose a new location.

By default, we automatically select the closest and fastest server to protect you based on your physical location.

The list of Virtual Regions will appear.
Select one of the United States locations, then choose Confirm.

This only applies to our new apps. If you are using the Legacy application, these servers will appear with a (P+), to distinguish them from our regular VPN servers.

That's it! You are now connected to our exclusive Protection+ servers.

You can surf the web just as you would normally. You will be fully protected against DDoS and other cyber attacks while you're connected to our state of the art network.

Common Questions

Does Protection Plus protect me against viruses?
Answer: Protection+ works a little bit differently from an anti-virus, but it will protect your security in a similar way. You can use this add-on in combination with your existing anti-virus/firewall to help provide an additional layer of security.
Do I need Protection Plus to be protected?
Answer: No, Protection+ is entirely optional. All of our VPN servers are fast, secure, and unlimited. In most cases a standard subscription is all you need in order to be protected. However if you broadcast/stream lots of data, this add-on is recommended.

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