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What’s ProtonVPN.exe (Proton VPN)? Is it safe or a virus?

ProtonVPN.exe is the executable file for ProtonVPN, a virtual private network service provided by Proton Technologies AG.

When launched, it opens the ProtonVPN client, allowing users to connect to secure and private VPN servers around the world. The application encrypts the user's internet connection, making it more secure and anonymous. It also allows users to bypass geo-restrictions and access websites and content that may be unavailable in their region. Additionally, ProtonVPN.exe provides features such as a kill switch, split tunneling, and secure core servers to further enhance the user's online privacy and security.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes ProtonVPN.exe (Proton VPN)?

We’ve found Proton Technologies AG should be the publisher of ProtonVPN.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is ProtonVPN.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the ProtonVPN.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find ProtonVPN.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 8, 2024

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