Manage General Settings - PureVPN Windows App

Explore the General Settings management in the PureVPN Windows app and gain control over your VPN experience. Learn how to customize various aspects, such as protocols, language preferences, startup behavior, and more. Enhance your VPN usage and tailor it to your specific needs with the comprehensive General Settings options available in the PureVPN Windows app.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at February 15th, 2024


Launch on system start

If you want the PureVPN app to open automatically when you start your computer, here's a simple guide to help you set it up.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, you will be able to see Launch on system start option.

  • Toggle Launch on system start to turn it on.


Hurrah! PureVPN app will now launch automatically on system start-up.

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Tracker Blocker

A tracker blocker is specifically crafted to hinder websites and online advertisers from tracking the online activities of internet users. PureVPN's tracker blocker enhances privacy and security for internet users, providing them with better control over their online privacy.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, you will be able to see Tracker Blocker option.

  • Toggle Tracker Blocker to turn it on.

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Auto connect after launch

Learn how to enable the auto-connect feature for PureVPN, ensuring that the VPN automatically connects every time you launch the application. Enjoy seamless privacy and security with this step-by-step guide on setting up auto-connect in PureVPN, eliminating the need to manually connect each time you start the app.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, you will be able to see Auto-connect after launch option.

  • Toggle Auto-connect after launch to turn it on.

  • Once it's turned on. You will be able to see a drop-down menu from where you can choose the desired option to let the application know which location to connect after launching the app. Following options are available to choose from: 

Recommended Location:

  • By choosing this option the application will automatically connect you to the best location server through the Smart algorithm. Click 👉 here to read more.

Recently Connected Location:

  • By choosing this option the application will automatically connect you to the last connected location.

Specific Location:

  • By choosing this option the application will connect you to your preferred location.
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Note: This won’t be applicable if your system is in sleep mode.

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Show notification

To ensure you stay updated with notifications from PureVPN, including connection status updates and the latest news, upgrades, and offers, follow these simple instructions to enable notifications.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see Show notifications option.

  • Toggle Show notifications to turn the notifications on.

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Internet kill switch

Protect your online privacy with PureVPN's Internet Kill Switch feature. Learn how to enable this powerful security measure that automatically disconnects your internet connection if the VPN connection drops, preventing any accidental exposure of your sensitive data. Safeguard your online activities and enjoy uninterrupted privacy and security with the Internet Kill Switch feature provided by PureVPN.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, You will be able to see the Enable IKS option.

  • Toggle Enable IKS to turn it on.


That’s it! You are now even more protected 😉 Your internet will automatically get disconnected upon disconnection.

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Show ping values

Discover how to view ping values within the PureVPN Windows app, allowing you to assess server performance and select the optimal VPN connection. Learn how to access and interpret ping values to ensure a stable and efficient VPN experience. Optimize your connection and enjoy reliable performance with PureVPN's ping value feature in the Windows app.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Show ping values option.

  • Toggle Show ping values to turn it on.

  • Once done you will be able to see the ping values on the beside locations.
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Clear preferences

If you want to reset the PureVPN app back to its default settings, follow these simple instructions. 

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Clear Preference option.

  • Click Clear to confirm.

Your app preference have been cleared successfully.

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Auto update

Stay up-to-date with the latest features, improvements, and security enhancements of PureVPN by enabling the auto-update feature. Discover how to activate this convenient option, allowing the PureVPN app to automatically download and install updates, ensuring you always have the most recent version. Keep your VPN client optimized and secure effortlessly with the auto-update feature provided by PureVPN.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Auto update option.

  • Toggle Auto update to turn it on.


Hurrah! PureVPN app will now get updated automatically whenever there is a new release.

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Personlise server selection

To enhance the user experience and connectivity PureVPN brings in personalise server selection feature which automatically connects you simply with those servers from which you had a good overall VPN connection experience. How to enable personalise server selection? Follow the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Personalise server selection option.

  • Toggle Personalise server selection to turn it on.

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Select languages

If you prefer using PureVPN in your native language, you're in luck! The PureVPN application supports multiple major languages. Here's how you can switch between languages. 

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app.

  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Select Application Language option.

  • From the drop-down menu, choose your desired language.

  • A pop-up will appear asking to confirm the language change. Click Yes to proceed.

  • PureVPN app will restart and launch into your chosen language.

  • C'est ça! Profitez d'utiliser PureVPN dans la langue de votre choix.
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