Does VirtualShield protect me from Google?

While VirtualShield does protect Google from tracking your IP and some identifiable elements, this protection is nullified if you are logged into your google account. This is due to the simple fact that once you are logged in, Google knows exactly who you are and what you're. To make matters worse, you are essentially giving them permission to track you by logging in. 

How do I prevent this?

To stop Google from tracking, you can go to under your Google account.

1. On the left-hand menu, click Activity Controls:

Tip: You can also access your Activity Controls by visiting this link.

2. Toggle off Web & App Activity and Location History to stop Google from storing your precise locations on your account:

Once you've disabled your Location History, you can safely browse on Google while you're connected to the VPN. Google will only be able to see the IP address/location of the server you're connected to. They will not be able to recognize your actual location.

Note: We also recommend deleting your previous Location History in order to be fully protected. See this Google support article for more information.

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