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Protect Your Internet Connection with a VPN Kill Switch

Keep your network secure with an Internet Kill Switch.

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Protect Your Internet Connection with a VPN Kill Switch

Turn on the Kill Switch VPN Feature in 3 Easy Steps

Keep your network secure with an Internet Kill Switch.


Sign up for a Premium account with PrivadoVPN.


Download and log into any of our easy-to-use apps.


Toggle the Kill Switch button on the first screen.

What is a VPN Kill Switch?

Your VPN only works when you're connected to the virtual private network. However, what happens if you're downloading a file at home and you somehow get disconnected? Or you temporarily disconnect on your phone while you're out? That's what PrivadoVPN's Kill Switch is for.

A Kill Switch is designed to constantly monitor your connection to the VPN. If you somehow get disconnected, it could reveal your actual IP address, allow snooping third parties the ability to read transmitted data, or let your ISP create a log of your activity. To prevent this, the PrivadoVPN app can temporarily block transmission of data to and from your device until an encrypted tunnel is re-established or you disable the Kill Switch.

Why You Might Lose VPN Connectivity

We work very hard to provide the most stable VPN on the market, but no system is perfect. Using the Kill Switch will have no effect on your connection, but it could protect your personal information in case of a failure. Here are some reasons why that might happen.

System Restart

If you haven't adjusted your device settings to make sure that you connect instantly to the VPN as soon as you boot up, a reboot related to system updates or technical issues might leave you unconnected to the VPN. Even if you've set your VPN to auto-boot, software updates and installations might change that setting without you knowing. If Kill Switch is active, you won't have to go hours or even days not noticing that an overnight OS update has left your personal data vulnerable.

Unstable Internet

PrivadoVPN requires an Internet connection to make an encrypted tunnel for your data. While our VPN software is capable of handling a certain amount of uncertainty, factors like especially weak signals or frequent timeouts can cause you to lose connection to the PrivadoVPN network temporarily. With the Kill Switch, you'll be ready to go once your connection stabilizes.

Dropped Connection

Sometimes you may be temporarily disconnected from your VPN. If you ever lose connection to our servers, we'll still be able to protect your personal information. Using a Kill Switch means that you don't have to risk your data in the meantime. The Kill Switch closes down your Internet connection so you don't send unsecured data while you re-establish your VPN connection.

You can't predict the future, but you can prepare for it. Kill Switches are just one more way that PrivadoVPN protects your privacy.

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How VPN Kill Switches Work

VPN Kill Switches do three specific things to keep your online activity safe.


Using a VPN Kill Switch keeps your data protected from sudden disconnections. An Internet Kill Switch will watch for these temporary VPN losses.


The Kill Switch ensures that if you lose VPN connection, it will lock down all of your Internet activity. That way you won't accidentally send unsecured data.


When your VPN is connected again, the Kill Switch feature will restore your Internet, allowing you to safely browse, download, game, and stream.

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So sign up for a Premium VPN account today, risk free for 30 days, and see how different your online experience is when you're connected to a high quality VPN like PrivadoVPN.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are all sorts of reasons that you might lose your VPN connection suddenly.

For example, sometimes you can lose a VPN connection by going from one WiFi network to another. This is especially prevalent when you're connected to public networks.

If your device reboots without you noticing, you might not automatically connect to your VPN.

You might even find that unstable Internet can cause temporary disruptions to your VPN.

By using the Kill Switch feature, you can be sure that if your VPN connection drops, you won't be sending unsecured information for even a fraction of a second.

The amount of data that you transfer, even when your phone is being passive, is enormous.

First of all, without a VPN, your IP address is fully displayed. An IP contains a lot of identifying information about you, threatening your online anonymity.

You might lose VPN access just before logging into a banking app or paying for something with your credit card. Without a Kill Switch active, you may even be infected with malware while your data is vulnerable.

A Kill Switch on your VPN is a simple, but vital component to your digital security.

Yes. Whenever you are connected to your VPN, you should be using the Kill Switch. It is the best, easiest way to ensure that all of your online activity remains protected by a VPN. With a reliable network like PrivadoVPN, you shouldn't have to use the Kill Switch often, but when you do, you can be confident that our VPN apps will do what's necessary to keep you safe.

Yes, you can, but we don't recommend it, nor is it necessary. The Kill Switch will only stop your Internet if you lose access to the VPN server. Once VPN protection is established again, the Kill Switch will restore your Internet.

A VPN is a necessary security tool for all your online activity. Every device that uses the Internet is vulnerable to spies and cybercriminals. Just having your IP address visible can lead to compromised passwords and, in the worst case scenario, identity theft. A VPN helps you avoid all of that.

First of all, by connecting to a VPN server, you are immediately changing your IP address. This helps you maintain your anonymity when you browse the Web, play online games, stream media, or download files. Masking your IP is a simple, but necessary way to increase your online security.

Moreover, with a VPN, you're getting the benefit of encryption. Encrypting your traffic means that it is systematically scrambled before it's sent out, and doesn't get unscrambled until it reaches the destination computer. Our VPN service uses 256-bit-AES encryption, the gold standard for encryption around the world.

Yes. We offer a full 30 day money-back guarantee on our paid plans. That includes any deals you get from reviews or other sales. Our money-back guarantee is twice as long as many of the best VPNs, so you can get a full idea of how well you'll be able to hide your connections and free your Internet with PrivadoVPN.

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