Best VPNs fully compatible with Windows 11

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Do you want to protect your Windows 11 PC with a VPN? Here are some solutions that work natively with the latest Microsoft operating system.

Windows 11 is said to be safer and more secure than its previous version, Windows 10. However, that doesn't mean users need to be relaxed with their security as threats are everywhere, especially with everyday internet usage. Thankfully, a VPN can help keep you and your system safe. But not all VPNs are the same in terms of stability and effectiveness, so choosing one is difficult.



Don't worry; We've listed the best VPNs that are fully compatible with Windows 11, so you can rest easy browsing the internet.

ExpressVPN

 is one of the most popular VPN programs for Windows 11. In addition to its compatibility, it offers exceptional performance, excellent speed, and privacy features that are often rare in many VPN services.

It also has an easy-to-use interface, so users who are not familiar with using this service will have no difficulty navigating the program.

With all the VPNs currently available, it's hard to find someone you can trust, especially with security features you can trust. The main reason for using a VPN is to protect you and your system. Unfortunately, many providers take advantage of this need and offer services with poor security. But that's not the case with ExpressVPN.

Utilize some of the most powerful, including IKEv2 / IPSec, L2TP / IPSec, OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), and PPTP that will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

At the same time, it offers security features like VPN Kill Switch which automatically turns off the internet when you are disconnected from the internet.

ExpressVPN also offers SmartDNS and a Split Tunneling option, giving you more control over internet usage. These features allow you to access geo-restricted content and websites on apps via an encrypted VPN, while other programs have direct access to the internet.



It also uses 256-bit AES encryption, known as the strongest encryption standard today. This ensures that your data is safe from any malicious people who wish to collect and exploit it.

Hide.me

Don't want to splurge on your VPN? offers a free plan that doesn't require credit or an alternative payment method to use. Plus, it won't require you to sign up for an account, and each free plan comes with 10GB of data usage per month with no bandwidth limitation.

Unlike other free VPN providers who sell your data and show you ads in exchange for the free service, this provider has a zero-logging policy. This means that your data, connections and online activities are not stored elsewhere. In addition to zero-logging, Hide.me has other security features that provide you with the anonymity you need to stay safe while browsing online.

It uses IKEv2 / IPSec, OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), SoftEther, SSTP and WireGuard protocols which keep your data away from hackers looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. It also offers a 256-bit AES encryption level, bolstering its other security features. Like ExpressVPN, it also provides DNS Leak Blocking and VPN Kill Switch.

 offers a that does not limit the use of data. This plan also allows you to access its 75 servers located around the world, unlike the free plan, where you can only use 5. It also allows you to connect up to 10 devices to one account, unlike the free version, where users get only one device.

As for compatibility, you can be sure that Hide.me works perfectly on Windows 11. There are no problems installing and starting the program. It also does not conflict with any of the operating system settings. So if you feel this is the best option for your needs, you know your device will be in good hands.



Proton VPN

 is another provider that allows you to use its services for free. Unlike Hide.me, this VPN doesn't impose any bandwidth limits on its users. Because of this, you can safely browse the Internet and access millions of geo-restricted sites as much as you want at no cost.

Sound good to you? It gets better: The free plan also gives you access to two dozen servers in three countries. That's almost 5x more than other free VPNs for Windows 11 can offer.

Plus, its free service is also one of the fastest you can find. This allows you to stream video quickly, even with HD settings. It also has security features like DNS and IPv6 leak protection, VPN Kill Switch, and 256-bit AES encryption, all available with free and paid plans.

But unlike the free plan, the paid plan comes with a free ad blocker that protects and speeds up your device by blocking trackers and ads every time you browse the internet.

Finally, ProtonVPN is based in Switzerland, which means users are protected by Swiss privacy laws, one of the strongest privacy laws in the world.


SurfShark

Another VPN compatible with your Windows 11 device is. This provider offers one of the fastest services, making it perfect for streaming video and downloading large files. It also takes security seriously and has a controlled zero-log policy, so you know your data is safe.

SurfShark offers four types of protocols: IKEv2, OpenVPN, WireGuard, and Shadowsocks. This allows you to choose how you want to be protected when you go to the internet. It also uses 256-bit AES as its primary encryption. This ensures you excellent protection.


When it comes to security features, it offers the usual features like VPN Kills Switch and Split Tunneling. It also has a camouflage mode, where others, even your internet provider, won't know you're using a VPN service.

Additionally, you can double your VPN connection where you can send your traffic to 2 servers instead of 1 by using its Double VPN feature, perfect for those who are hyper-vigilant about their privacy. This VPN also works smoothly on Windows 11 computers and does not cause any errors in your system settings.

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