Using Application Guard


In case the VPN unexpectedly disconnects, Application Guard will terminate specific programs of your choice.

This adds an additional layer of security to the VPN, by preventing any unwanted (private) information from leaking across your regular (public) network without your knowledge or permission.

 Windows  Linux (Coming soon)


This setting is only recommended for advanced VPN users. If you have a poor or unstable internet connection, Application Guard will shut down one or more applications automatically any time the VPN connection is lost.

This feature is entirely optional, and can be enabled or disabled at any time.

Application Guard

How to use Application Guard on your Windows computer:

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.

Click More Options (three vertical dots) near the corner of the app, and choose Advanced Settings from the popup menu.

You can also right-click the shield icon next to your clock, then navigate to VPN > Advanced Settings from the popup menu.


Select the Application Guard setting to expand the list of options.


Click the Add button to add an app to the list of programs to be terminated.
Locate the program's executable (.exe) file on your computer, then choose Open.


Click the  back arrow to save your changes and return to the Home screen.

You will receive a notification in your Alerts any time an application is terminated successfully.

Common Questions

Do I need to open the app again once I'm connected?
Yes, you will need to open the app(s) again manually once the VPN connection has been established.
Why can't I see this option on my device?
We'll be adding this option to more devices very soon, including macOS, Linux, and more. Contact us for more detailed information.

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