Top 10 Free VPN Chrome Extensions for Safe and Private Browsing

In today’s world, almost everyone needs access to everything. You can be a person living in a restricted area or can be someone who is researching some content online or is just chilling watching content on Netflix. Whatever the case, we need a VPN Chrome extension to get access to blocked content.

Along with unblocking content, VPN also provides security by hiding your IP address, your internet access log, and your personal information so that you can unblock and access everything anonymously.

Well, searching for a free Chrome extension that does this all for you can be a tiresome and difficult job. So here to help you, we have come up with a list of the best Chrome VPN extensions you can use.

1. Touch VPN

Touch VPN is a 100% free VPN service currently with 8,000,000+ users. It has no bandwidth limitation, it’s free and unlimited.

You can unlock and unblock any website from any location and access it with full privacy. With Touch VPN the sites that are blocked or censored by the government, school, or workplace are just a click away.

You will not need to worry about hackers when you are connected to a public Wi-Fi Hotspot, your name, passwords, and personal information everything will be encrypted by Touch VPN, to provide you with banking-level security for the best protection. You can do all this and remain anonymous.

To keep your online identity anonymous, Touch VPN changes your IP address. At the same time, your internet activity is inaccessible to prying eyes and businesses.

Most of all it provides a one-tap connection, and no sign-up is required. Just download and install the extension and tap on “connect”.

Touch VPN Extension
Touch VPN Extension

2. SetupVPN- Lifetime Free VPN

SetupVPN is a free VPN with the promise of being free forever, so from nothing lower than 100 servers all over the world, you can access any content that is not available in your country and you can bypass restrictions of any website that has been blocked by your government, school or company.

It provides you with 4096-bit military-grade encryption to secure your browser over public Wi-Fi. As it provides you with unlimited bandwidth, there is no need to meter your usage.

You will not need to be tech-savvy to use this VPN extension, just install, sign up, and connect. It’s that easy. SetupVPN does try to keep itself updated to provide you with fast speed than the last time no matter which country server you choose.

SetupVPN Extension
SetupVPN Extension

3. Hotspot Shield VPN

Hotspot Shield is one of the world’s most trusted VPN & Proxy, now available on Chrome! Currently, with 2,536,080 users, Hotspot Shield simply lets you access blocked sites from around the world.

It is super easy to use and turns on with one simple click. No sign-up is necessary to get started with Hotspot Shield. Access blocked websites like Facebook, Twitter, and other popular sites while keeping your browser activities safe & private!

With its free version, you get access to 95% of its features. New features also include Ad Blocking, Tracker Blocking, Cookie Blocking, and Malware Protection. You can connect using one of many free Virtual Locations, or become Elite and access premium locations for quick and easy access.

Hotspot Shield VPN Extension
Hotspot Shield VPN Extension

4. ZenMate VPN

ZenMate is another simple and easy-to-use VPN service with a free unlimited plan for a lifetime. Other than Chrome, it also offers a VPN service for all possible platforms.

ZenMate has over 45 million users and offers over 2000 server locations to choose from. You can access unblocked content specific to a country by selecting a specific server.

ZenMate being a German company has a strict law for no-log policy. Just unblock and use the internet with ZenMate VPN and stay safe. It provides the fastest connection and you can use up to 5 devices per account.

ZenMate VPN Extension
ZenMate VPN Extension

5. DotVPN

DotVPN is a VPN with unlimited bandwidth and a permanent free plan. With powerful servers at 30 virtual locations, it works with a promise to unblock anything and everything for you. If some content is not available in one virtual location you can simply switch to another virtual location, unlimited times.

If case you can’t access what are you looking for you can even write to them and they will make sure to solve this for you. In their free plan, you get access to 80% of their features which I believe is sufficient.

DotVPN Extension
DotVPN Extension

6. Betternet Unlimited Free VPN Proxy

As the name suggests Betternet is a completely unlimited and free VPN service. No registration is required to start using it, simply install and tap to connect. It is an ad-free extension and so it won’t annoy you with any unwanted pop-ups.

It never logs any data in any form keeping its promise of being a simple, hassle-free, secure, and anonymous unblocker. It automatically connects you to the nearest and fast server. It also lets you select server locations if you wish to access anything specific.

Betternet VPN Extension
Betternet VPN Extension

7. TunnelBear VPN

TunnelBear is a popular VPN with limited free features. It is lightweight and easy to use. Once you install the VPN, just select a country to get connected and start safe browsing.

It has servers in over 20 countries and does not log any of your data. It uses AES 256-bit encryption by default. It will unblock content and hide your IP, but for more, you have to opt for a paid plan.

TunnelBear VPN Extension
TunnelBear VPN Extension

8. VeePN

VeePN is another free and unlimited VPN service on the list. With 2500+ servers all over the world, VeePN ensures internet privacy and security for everyone.

It is simple and easy to use without any configuration required. It is a cross-platform app with a no-log policy. So you can choose to use this any day to have safe and secure content unblocking.

VeePN VPN Extension
VeePN VPN Extension

9. Hola VPN

Hola VPN is easy to use and commits to providing faster and more open internet. To achieve fasted unblocking it uses split-tunneling technology.

It does log some of your data and shares it with the third party to implement a faster network. If you are looking for 100% anonymity, you should avoid this.

Hola VPN
Hola VPN

10. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is the no one Trusted leader in VPN. ExpressVPN offers you unrestricted access to any content worldwide with a promise of security and anonymity. It has 160 servers located in 94 different countries.

The groundbreaking approach for ensuring your security is that no data is ever written to the hard drive. It will not even log anything like traffic data, DNS queries, etc, that could be used in your identification.

Although it’s not free it surely can be a great choice for someone who requires a VPN for a short time. You can simply get their 30-day trial and cancel it later. It does provide support and real people are available 24/7 via email and live chat as and when you need any help with setup and troubleshooting.

ExpressVPN Extension
ExpressVPN Extension

That’s all folks! We hope the list suffices your requirements and helps you browse unblocked sites! Please make sure that you use these extensions on your private laptop which is not accessible to children without your permission.

Feel free to comment below with your favorite blocked site and the VPN extension you used to unblock it! Also, if you know of more free and good-quality free VPN extensions then share them with us to help our audience. Till then, enjoy a safe and secure unblocking.

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Free VPN Chrome Extensions for Safe and Private Browsing”

  1. Thanks. I like to use Ivacy’s extension on Chrome. Works with most streaming sites/services, especially the different NF libraries.

  2. Thanks for the streamlined way of explaining these VPNs! This helped me start my own little research on some newer VPNs and AtlasVPN caught my attention in a techradar article.

    It is a free VPN and it claims that it doesn’t collect any logs. This is a bit beyond my expertise and I wonder if someone could check it out to validate such claims.

    • According to Atlas VPN, they don’t log user data. However, their privacy policy discloses that they hold on to data containing your app settings/preferences and the dates & times you connect to their service.

      Apart from that, the only data I can say they keep is info on your operating system, device model, language, and time zone.

    • As the other user below stated some may keep user data but don’t let that scare you to find out how they log it. If you are simply logged user 129756595 for it to recognize the connection and the settings but user 129756595 has no information connected to it then you are still anonymous to the world and your VPN provider.

      It’s simply an action required to be taken in order to provide a service they could not do. There has to be some way of identifying the connection in order for them to provide it the way you wish every time. That said it should not need to happen it can be stored on your desktop with the VPN application.

      Be sure it’s not located in one of the 5 eye areas because if it is they are straight out lying to you concerning anonymity. They are required to keep logs and provide them to the government at its request or they are not allowed to operate.

      I’m not going to bother to look the others up but I can tell you Tunnel Bear is in Canada and they are a member so anything you do on it is available to any member of that group.


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