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How to Install and Use ProtonVPN on Desktop Linux

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    A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an encrypted tunnel that extends over a public network. It allows users to securely browse and access resources over an internet connection with utmost privacy and confidentiality.

    Sign Up for a ProtoVPN Account

    1. Get a free account.
    2. Create a free account
    3. Once logged in, head over to the left sidebar and click on ‘Account’ then ‘OpenVPN / IKEv2 username’ option. This will display the OpenVPN / IKEv2 username & password details.
    4. Copy and paste these details into Mousepad for later.

    Install ProtonVPN

    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt install openvpn dialog python3-pip python3-setuptools
    $ sudo pip3 install protonvpn-cli
    $ sudo protonvpn init

    $ sudo protonvpn connect

    After selecting the options you want, you should see this.

    Now go to https://whatismyip.com to check and see if your IP location has changed. If it has changed, you have done everything right.

    How to disconnect from the VPN

    $ sudo protonvpn disconnect

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