Best VPN for privacy and anonymity
ExpressVPN's best-in-class encryption ensures a safe and private online experience.
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We keep no activity or connection logs
ExpressVPN believes everyone has a right to privacy. That’s why we never keep logs of your online browsing activity. Stay private, stay secure, and enjoy a higher degree of anonymity.
How does a VPN protect your privacy?
When you connect to ExpressVPN, your internet traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that third parties—including your internet service provider, hackers, and government agencies—cannot see into.
Here are some ways a VPN is great for privacy:
Mask your location online
Keep your whereabouts to yourself and surf with peace of mind. When you connect to any of ExpressVPN’s server locations, you get a different IP address and can make yourself appear to be in a different country. Avoid price discrimination based on location, and help keep your identity private.
Increase your security
With a VPN, you’re protected from security breaches that can occur through untrusted public Wi-Fi networks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and more.
ExpressVPN: The best privacy VPN
ExpressVPN has been a vocal advocate for internet privacy since 2009. We proudly support nonprofit organizations fighting to protect your right to online privacy, online security, and free speech. Today ExpressVPN is one of the world’s leading providers of premium VPN services.
Browse with privacy
ExpressVPN never logs your internet traffic or VPN connections. Therefore nothing can match you with an IP address or timestamp. Shared IP addresses cannot be traced back to you.
When you connect to ExpressVPN, your data is protected with best-in-class encryption. What's more, ExpressVPN has its own private and encrypted DNS on every server.
When you pay with Bitcoin via BitPay, the only information you need to provide is an email address, so you never need to reveal your identity. You can also use a wide range of other payment methods.
Limitations on anonymity
However, there are a few limits when it comes to staying anonymous.
For one thing, even the best VPN connections can sometimes drop when your computer goes to sleep, the power flickers, or you change Wi-Fi networks. ExpressVPN’s Network Lock kill switch is in place to protect you anytime this happens, blocking all internet traffic until your VPN connection is successfully restored.
For more complete advice on staying anonymous online, including signing out of or deleting your online accounts, defeating trackers, and using tools like Tor, check out our How-To Privacy Guides.
Why ExpressVPN is better than a free VPN
Free providers can’t match our network of VPN servers optimized for speed and powered by next-generation technology.
Works seamlessly everywhere
Experience the internet the way it was meant to be. With server locations in 94 countries, there’s always one close to you.
Safe access on any network
Securely access all your apps and services on any network—even public Wi-Fi. We’ll never cap your bandwidth, either.
No logs privacy protection
ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, a jurisdiction without data retention laws. We keep no activity or connection logs.
Protect your data and online activity with 256-bit AES encryption, DNS/IPv6 leak protection, and a kill switch.
Live, 24-hour customer support
Email or chat live with our Support Team anytime. ExpressVPN offers the kind of service you just can’t get for free.
Frequently asked questions
Is a VPN enough for privacy?
Anyone who cares about their privacy online needs to use a VPN. A VPN replaces your IP address and encrypts your internet connection, so your online activity cannot be monitored by your internet service provider, Wi-Fi operators, or other third parties.
But there’s always more that you can do. For further information about maintaining your privacy online, check out our Tips & Tricks. And if you want the ultimate in protection, try pairing ExpressVPN with Tor.
Do free VPNs offer privacy?
Free VPN services could offer privacy, but they’re unlikely to match what a premium VPN has to offer in terms of service quality.
Does a VPN make you anonymous?
By masking your IP address, a VPN makes it harder for websites and third parties to track your activity, which helps you stay more anonymous online. However, no VPN service will provide 100% anonymity.
How do I make my VPN anonymous?
Using a VPN helps anonymize much of what you do online, though this does not guarantee that you’ll be completely anonymous.
If you’re looking to enhance your anonymity even further, consider using a VPN with Tor.
Can you be tracked if using a VPN?
A reliable VPN will keep your IP address and data encrypted so that no one else can see what you’re doing online. For added protection, ExpressVPN also offers Threat Manager—a built-in tracker blocker feature that automatically detects and blocks hidden trackers lurking in websites and apps.
How do I know ExpressVPN is secure?
Security is at the forefront of what we do at ExpressVPN. Not only do we aim to design our apps and systems to offer a high level of privacy and security, but we also routinely engage independent auditors to validate our security claims. It’s one of the best ways for our users to know if they can trust our services to protect them. See the full list of audits and read the full reports.
What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
With ExpressVPN, you can bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Google. You can also browse the web privately and securely (using a browser extension like the one for Chrome), including services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max/Go.
You can also use ExpressVPN on streaming media consoles like Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, and Roku. To connect other Wi-Fi-enabled devices like gaming consoles or smart TVs, try ExpressVPN for your wireless router.
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