Using IPv6 Leak Protection


VirtualShield offers IPv6 Leak Protection by disabling all IPv6 traffic while connected to our VPN, thus providing you with a guarantee that no Internet traffic leaks out over your regular connection while the VPN is active.

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If you are using an IPv6 address to connect to the internet, we recommend enabling this option. This helps protect your system by preventing any data from leaking across your regular network without your knowledge or consent.

If you are unsure, you can use this Google link to verify if your network is using IPv6 or not.

IPv6 Protection

How to disable IPv6 traffic 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.

In the Secure VPN section, click  More and choose VPN Settings from the menu.

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


Toggle the IPv6 Leak Protection option on or off, then click the  back arrow to return to the Home screen.

You may need to re-connect to the VPN after saving your settings before the changes will be applied.

Common Questions

Do I need to disable this option if I'm not using IPv6?
No, your regular (IPv4) address will still be fully protected. However, we recommend enabling this option in case your network changes, or your Internet Provider offers IPv6 in the future.
Why can't I see this option on my device?
On most devices our app will disable IPv6 traffic automatically when the VPN is active. Depending on the device you're using, you may need to disable it manually.

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