Upon subscribing to PureVPN, every user gets the Internet Kill Switch add-on for free. The purpose of this add-on is to ensure “Leak Proof” security is provided to all users.
It is for moments when your VPN connection drops and your online traffic becomes susceptible to various kinds of cybercrimes and online breaches or intrusions. Even though it only takes a few seconds for a VPN to reconnect, that tiny gap still makes your online data and identity vulnerable. It is for this reason that the Internet Kill Switch was introduced.
If you are using new Windows/Mac software then you should follow this tutorial
If you’re using an older version of Windows, then kindly follow the guide provided below:
Windows Old Software:
Before you can start using Internet Kill Switch, you will need PureVPN Software for Windows, along with an active VPN Subscription.
1 Click ‘Settings’
2 Check ‘Activate Internet Kill Switch’ and click on “Save Settings”
3 Connect to VPN using your required Country or Purpose and enjoy Internet Freedom!
There are three option in IKS:
Main option “Activate Internet Kill Switch”: It just stop internet activity if VPN drops and will not redial automatically until you select the sub option “Auto-redial if VPN connection drops”
Under “Activate Internet Kill Switch” there are two sub options:
A. Auto-redial if VPN connection drops:
Re-establishes the VPN connection as soon as it drops. This feature ensures that you stay secure at all times without you having the need to re-connect manually.
B. Stop Internet even if i disconnect the internet manually:
Terminates all the online activities even on manual VPN disconnection. Use this feature to ensure complete protection at all times against hackers, cyber-surveillance etc. even when you disconnect the VPN yourself to change the server, protocol or other settings.
In case you are not able to browse the internet after turning the Kill Switch off, you can do following things to resume browsing.
Unfortunately, this feature is only available for Windows, but our engineers are working hard to roll out on maximum operating systems. Help us prioritize this task by Voting your favorite ideas here.
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