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It's easy to get the best VPN for Mac to enjoy blazing fast speeds and improved privacy.


Sign up for an account from PrivadoVPN.


Download and log into our Mac VPN app.


Safely connect to our VPN servers and protect your Mac.

How to Connect to a VPN on Your Mac Device

Click the Keyhole Icon

Once you log in, you only need to click the PrivadoVPN logo in the center of the app window to connect to the faster VPN server for your location.
Select the dropdown menu at the bottom of the app window to bring up our server list. Pick a VPN server from any of the countries and cities we have available. You'll automatically connect to the new VPN server.
Activate the Kill Switch option under the country dropdown. If you lose access to the VPN network, all Internet activity on your Mac computer will stop until you re-establish the connection. That way you won't send unsecured data, even by accident. Kill Switch is one of the most useful VPN security features.

Why PrivadoVPN has the Best VPN Software to Protect Your Privacy

Hide Your Online Identity

Hide Your Online Identity

When connected to PrivadoVPN's servers, you hide your identity by changing your IP address. This is one of the most important VPN features because it keeps people from knowing your location, your ISP, or even that you're using macOS. It's the ultimate secure Internet privacy tool.
Unblock Censored Pages and Services

Unblock Censored Pages and Services

PrivadoVPN has the ability to help you unblock websites and services that have been censored by specific networks, including offices and schools. Open your connection by going through our global VPN servers. Just because you have to use a particular network doesn't mean that they can invade your privacy and watch your Internet activity.
Best Encryption for All Your Online Mac Activity

Best Encryption for All Your Online Mac Activity

One of the most important privacy tools that a VPN offers you is advanced VPN tunneling. "Tunneling" means creating an encrypted tunnel so that nobody can see what you're doing online. It keeps every byte of data coming to and going from your macOS system secure.

The Best Software to Combat MacOS Vulnerabilities

Mac systems can be vulnerable to all sorts of cyberattacks. And many of these could be mitigated or prevented by using a VPN. Here are just a few examples.

Race Conditions

Race conditions are problems that occur when processing is done on multiple "threads" at once. In order to speed up how fast computers work, engineers discovered that several processes can be done at the same time. But that can result in data issues that make your system more vulnerable.

The Big Sur update to macOS included several race condition issues that could have resulted in hackers gaining access to important system functions. Many have been fixed, but there are likely several that haven't even been found.

Remote Execution through Logic Issues

If a hacker gets into your Internet connection, they might be able to exploit logic issues in the macOS code to invade your privacy, download malware from their servers to your computer, or even reroute your Internet.

There have been several logic issues in macOS that would have allowed somebody to remotely execute a file on your computer, potentially installing malware or setting up new vulnerabilities that can be used to gain higher access.

State Management Issues

State management vulnerabilities are another kind of logic issue where a user can change their permissions or status on your system to give them more power. In the most extreme cases, a person can give themselves root access through a state management vulnerability.

Again, with the release of Big Sur, Apple had to correct several of these, but those may not be the only ones and when a new macOS update drops, there's a chance that even more can be introduced.

Frequently Asked Questions

Without question, yes, you need a VPN to secure your macOS devices. A VPN is the easiest way to foil many of the most common cyber attacks. It protects your privacy and keeps threat actors from accessing your network.

Beyond even that, your ISP might be recording your every web page visit, download, or streaming entertainment. This is a fairly common and almost flippant violation of your privacy. A VPN can stop this from happening and secure your connection end-to-end.

Speaking of your ISP, you might not realize it, but they could be throttling your speeds based on what kind of data you're transferring. Hiding that data can bypass throttling and give you the fastest possible connection.

A VPN defends your online privacy in two distinct, but complimentary ways.

  1. A VPN for Mac can hide your IP address by routing all of your traffic through a server located someplace else. With IP masking, your identity can't be seen by anyone who happens to be watching.
  2. A VPN can lock down all of your macOS data so that it stays encrypted while in transit to and from different servers. This not only foils packet sniffing and other online snooping, but it also keeps your ISP from recording your Internet activity or artificially slowing down your connection for certain types of data.

In general, no, it is not illegal to secure your privacy with a VPN. However, there are some caveats to that.

First of all, illegal activity done through a VPN is still illegal. You can't download copyrighted material, for example, without breaking the law.

Secondly, not every virtual private network is legal in every jurisdiction. Some companies will put limits on what VPNs can operate within their borders or ban them outright.

Nothing here should be construed as legal advice. While most places have no laws in place restricting VPN use, you should consult your local government and a lawyer for the most accurate advice.

We use the best encryption in the world, 256-bit, for our VPN. Mac users can feel safe on our servers because of how strong this protocol is.

The "256" refers to how many numbers are used in the encryption key. In order to break that encryption, it would require a computer to try 2256 potential combinations. The world's fastest computer, which is roughly 1 million times faster than the average high-end macOS system, would still take 27,337,893,038,406,611,194,430,009,974,922,940,323,611,067,429,756,962,487 years to break 256-bit encryption. Put another way: 27,337,893 trillion trillion trillion trillion years.

PrivadoVPN's free account is, by far, the best free VPN you can use for your Mac devices. Here are just a few reasons why PrivadoVPN free for Mac provides better security and more features than other VPNs.

  1. You get 10 GB of data for free every month. That's more than most free VPNs on the market.
  2. You can access VPN servers from around the world, so it's possible to set your location for the fastest possible speeds.
  3. You'll be able to stream high quality content and use download services with a free VPN account.
  4. PrivadoVPN doesn't ask for anything other than a verified email to sign up, so your privacy is safe.

Protect your privacy right now by signing up for a free PrivadoVPN account.

We have optimized our servers to get you the fastest possible speeds. Every connection that goes through PrivadoVPN's servers is not only secure, but using the highest quality traffic routes. That means you won't have to worry about your speeds suddenly dropping during peak times.

It doesn't take much to try out our speeds for yourself. Download the PrivadoVPN app for Mac and connect to any of our super fast servers. You'll immediately see the difference.

Yes, we offer a full, 30 day money back guarantee on our paid plans. Try our VPN for Mac and see for yourself what kind of speeds you'll get on our servers, how useful IP masking can be, and the improved security that comes with 256-bit encryption.

If you are unhappy in any way with the service, we'll gladly refund your payment.

One of the features that we offer as part of a PrivadoVPN Premium plan is a SOCKS5 proxy. This is a security tool for people who want super fast download speeds on their Mac client without sacrificing the privacy that comes from IP masking.

Unlike a full VPN, a SOCKS5 proxy does not encrypt your data. However, that speeds up your connection by eliminating the time it takes to scramble everything in Mac, then put it back together on the other end.

A SOCKS5 proxy does improve your online security by hiding your IP address. Accessing the SOCKS5 servers will change your online identity so that you appear to be in another geographical region or simply preserve your online anonymity.

Protect Up to 10 Devices With One Account

Now you can protect up to 10 Internet connected devices with a single PrivadoVPN Premium account. You no longer need to worry about whether to activate your VPN on your Mac laptop or your smartphone, you can protect them both, as well as the phones, tablets, and streaming media devices of the rest of your family.

That means everybody can enjoy the security of a VPN with a hidden IP address and 256-bit encryption wherever they are.


Protect all your desktops and laptops from spying and anonymize your online activity on multiple simultaneous connections at home or out and about with the PrivadoVPN app.

Mobile Devices

On a phone or a tablet, you can make sure that everything you send and receive on it is encrypted, sent through a secure tunnel, and routed through our extensive network of global servers.

Online Entertainment Services

Whether you're watching on an Internet-ready TV or using an add-on device, you can ensure you're getting private Internet access and safe connections with PrivadoVPN.


You don't have to choose what devices to protect while you're at home. Install PrivadoVPN on your router and protect multiple devices connected to your network.

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No-Log Servers in Countries Around the Globe

Whether you're traveling the world and want to access the show from home that you started or simply want to hide from prying eyes, you'll be able to find the fastest VPN server to meet your needs.

Czech Republic
Hong Kong, SAR China
Korea (South)
New Zealand
Russian Federation
South Africa
Taiwan, Republic of China
United Kingdom
United States of America