Internet Kill-Switch


In case the VPN unexpectedly disconnects, Kill-Switch stops your device from accessing the internet. As soon as you are re-connected to the VPN server location, your internet traffic will be restored automatically.

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.

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This setting is only recommended for advanced VPN users. In most cases, you do not need to adjust this option. However if you have a poor or unstable internet connection, Kill-Switch can help by blocking any unencrypted traffic before it reaches the other end.

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

Internet Kill-Switch

How to use the Kill-Switch 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.


Toggle the Internet Kill-Switch option on or off, then click the  back arrow to return to the Home screen.

If used in combination with the IPv6 Leak Protection option, your public data will be fully protected against any type of leaks.

Common Questions

Why can't I find the Kill-Switch option on my device?
It is possible you have an older/legacy version of our app installed on your device. We recommend installing the latest version of the app in order to be fully protected against the latest threats.

Why would the VPN unexpectedly disconnect in the first place?
This can happen for a number of reasons, including a poor/unstable connection, when your network changes, or when your device enters Sleep/Hibernation mode.

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