Using VPN Plus


As you already know, intrusive ads can be one of the most annoying things on the internet. While some advertisements are welcome to support content creators and promote the free market, others only exist to annoy us and push irrelevant products to consumers.

On top of that, the internet is plagued with malware, backdoors, and other websites that may appear harmless at first, but can end up damaging your device and leaking your personal information to third-parties without your knowledge or permission.

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VirtualShield now offers an exclusive VPN Plus service that will automatically block ads, trackers, and malware from ever reaching your device for a safer, and more enjoyable browsing experience.

This setting is disabled by default, you must enable it yourself. You can also choose to leave this option disabled if you prefer to connect to the VPN just as you would normally.

VPN Plus

How to activate VPN Plus 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 VPN Settings from the popup menu.

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


Select Ad & Malware Blocking to expand the list of options.

If you do not have a VPN Plus or VirtualShield One plan, you may see a button prompting you to Upgrade your subscription.


You will see four different choices on this screen. Select your desired option, then click the  back arrow to return to the Home screen.

  • Block Ads - Automatically block intrusive advertisements from ever reaching your device.
  • Block Malware - Automatically block harmful malware, malicious websites, and location trackers.
  • Block Ads & Malware - Automatically block both intrusive advertisements and harmful malware/location trackers at the same time.
  • Off - Do not block anything, just connect to the VPN normally (disabled).

Common Questions

Why can't I activate VPN Plus on my device?
This feature is only included with our VPN Plus and VirtualShield One plans. You can upgrade your subscription at any time by visiting your Account Dashboard.
Why am I still seeing ads with this option enabled?
There are a few different reasons. First we recommend disconnecting and then re-connecting to our VPN network. If that doesn't work, try clearing the cache and history inside of your web browser.

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