The Application Guard feature will terminate specific programs of your choice when you lose VPN connection unexpectedly.
This allows VirtualShield to terminate one or more applications automatically if the VPN connection is lost. This helps protect your system by shutting down any applications that may leak private data across your public network without your knowledge.
This feature is entirely optional, and can be enabled or disabled at any time.
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 X 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.
Linux (Coming soon)
Our new Linux app is not yet available, but it will be coming soon to both Debian and Arch based platforms. Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be more than happy to notify you via email when the new Linux app is available for download.
In the meanwhile, you can install our Legacy Linux application or one of our Chrome/Firefox/Opera browser extensions instead. That will allow you to stay protected until the new version of our Linux app becomes available.
The extensions only protect what's inside of your browser. They will not protect the other programs running on your device. To protect all of your online activity, our desktop/mobile app is recommended.