"The overall performance was extremely smooth, we did not experience any dropouts, and we are happy to say that we did not detect any IP or DNS leaks"
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows
Get secure, private, and unrestricted access to the internet
- Free: 500 MB /month
- Private: Masks your IP address
- Secure: Bank-grade encryption
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"Avira Phantom VPN is fast"
"Quite fast and very easy to use"
Access your favorite content wherever your are
With a choice of virtual locations from around the globe, we help you access your favorite news and streaming services securely and privately
Secure your communications on public Wi-Fi
By routing your data through a secure “tunnel,” we protect you while you shop, surf, and email on public Wi-Fi hotspots such as cafes, hotels, and airports.
We do not track the websites you visit nor any info that can link activities back to you.
We do measure how much traffic is consumed, and collect some diagnostic data (e.g. bugs), which you can disable from within the product.
Our policy is as follows: we cannot share what we don't know.
We must legally comply with the legislation in countries we operate, so we ensure we have nothing sensitive to share.
To calculate our costs for hosting the infrastructure.
Think of it as a secure piping service: we offer the infrastructure (“VPN tunnels”), you decide how you use it (streaming, shopping, gaming, etc.), and all we know is how much volume flows through it.
Avira uses the 256 Advanced Encryption Standard.
This encryption standard offers more combination possibilities than there are stars in the universe (1042). It would take billions of computers longer to crack the encryption than the age of our universe (13.8 billion years).
Avira Phantom VPN is the best free VPN for Windows
Avira Phantom VPN for Windows is the easiest way to protect your privacy while surfing the Internet – wherever you are. The free VPN for Windows solution offers military-like security: With an active VPN connection all data is encrypted and protected from cybercriminals.
Stop hackers and keep your connection safe when using public WiFi
Surfing the internet is inherently insecure, especially while using public WiFi. To protect your privacy and data, our free VPN client for Windows is one of the best solutions available – and easily activated with just one click. With an active VPN connection, all your personal data – including passwords, bank account details and other sensitive information – is encrypted and cannot be intercepted by a third party. This means you can safely connect to public WiFi in hotels, cafes, and airports without the risk of cybercriminals intercepting your data.
Why choose Avira Phantom VPN for Windows?
- Leave fewer traces
While browsing through the internet and visiting websites, you get tracked by many different companies. They want to know what you read and what you click on. With our best VPN for Windows 10 you can protect yourself from tracking activities – even your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will not know which websites you visit. Thanks to our free VPN for Windows 7 and 10, you surf anonymously, and your IP address is hidden.
- No censorship
Some websites restrict access to their content by region. For example, some TV channels allow only visitors from their home country to access their shows and movies. If you are abroad, you lose your access. With the free VPN for Windows, you can use your laptop abroad. Simply select to connect through to a server in your home country to regain access. You can change your virtual location with just two clicks and use 36 server locations worldwide.
- More than 1 million downloads
We believe that it is the unique functions that make our free VPN client for Windows so successful and popular. Our Avira Phantom VPN detects the safety of your current WiFi and we don’t save any logging data on our servers. You can benefit from German privacy rules and our 30 years of security experience. Your privacy is protected, it takes just one click to activate the VPN connection and become an online phantom.
The Windows Desktop version vs the Microsoft Store app
Choose the best version of our free VPN for Windows to suit your needs. The Windows Desktop version can start on system start-up when you install the software from our website, so your secure connection to the internet is always just one click away. The app from the Microsoft Store doesn't support this automatic start but both versions let you choose the country to connect through to gain access to regionally-restricted content. Also, both versions allow for maximum speed to connect to the nearest location. A detailed country selection with additional information such as speed is only available in the Windows Desktop Solution.
Download our free VPN for Windows and Windows 10
You can download your free version of Avira Phantom VPN for Windows 7 and Windows 10 from our website or download the app for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store. Both versions can be upgraded to Avira Phantom Pro with unlimited traffic volume and unlimited access to all available server locations.
Register now and get 1 GB/month for free
Without registration, our free Avira Phantom VPN covers traffic up to 500 MB per month. Register now for free and benefit from 1 GB per month. With our service, you protect your online privacy, browse the internet anonymously and become an online phantom.