Installation on Windows

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In this guide, we will go through the installation process of the Atlas VPN application on Windows devices. This app is a simple way to secure your internet traffic and bypass various geo-restrictions on your Windows device.

Note: the Atlas VPN application is only available on Windows 10 or newer. Older versions of Windows are not supported.

Table of contents:

  1. Downloading and installing the app
  2. Logging in and connecting
  3. App settings overview

Downloading and installing the app

To start, head to this page and click on Download now. This will download the installation package to your computer.

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Once the download is complete, locate the installation package in your Downloads folder and double-click it.

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The installation process is fully automatic and once it is complete, the Atlas VPN application will launch. You will be greeted by the free version of our application that has a limited selection of servers.

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Logging in and connecting

To log into your account, navigate to the Settings tab on the left side of the application and click on Sign in.

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Once you enter your email address and click Sign in, a verification email will be sent to your inbox with a code that is used instead of a password.

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Note: the screenshot is only an example and your code to complete the login process will be different.

Enter the code that you have received into the Atlas VPN application and you will be logged in.

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You will be redirected back to the Settings tab where you will be able to see your User ID as well as some information about your subscription if you have purchased a premium plan. At the bottom of the page, you will find the settings of the Atlas VPN application.

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Once you are logged in with an account that has a premium subscription, you will gain access to all of the server locations that we offer. If you wish to purchase a premium subscription, you can do so here.

The registration process is the same as logging in if you do not have an account.

To connect to a VPN server, there are two options. You can click the Quick connect button on the application window, which will select the best server according to a few criteria, those being distance to the server and server load, and will automatically connect you. Alternatively, you can click on a country in the server list which will connect you to a server in that specific location.

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After you select a server based on your needs, or by using the Quick connect feature, you will connect to a VPN server and the connection status in our application will change to protected.

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To disconnect from a server, you will need to click the Quick connect button once more.

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App settings overview

In the Settings tab, you will be able to see a few toggleable options - Start on launch, Killswitch, Allow Push Notifications, Analytics, and Protocols.

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Here is a quick rundown of the options:

Start on launch - once enabled, the Atlas VPN application will automatically start once you turn on your Windows device.

Killswitch - this feature will disable the internet connection on your device if the VPN connection is unexpectedly interrupted. This ensures that no unsecured browsing can occur until the connection to a VPN server is restored.

Allow Push Notifications - will inform you regarding your connectivity status as well as other information relevant to you.

Analytics - gathers basic information about the app for our developers such as errors and crash reports. No information is gathered outside the application in accordance with our strict no-logs policy.

Protocols - there you can choose from different connection protocols, depending on your needs. WireGuard connection protocol will provide you with incredible speeds, whereas IKEv2 protocol encrypts your data with the highest level of security.

On the left-hand side of the application, you will also find the Assitant tab, where you can enable the Tracker Blocker and Data Breach Monitor.

Tracker Blocker - provides an extra layer of privacy while surfing the web. It prevents data brokers from using third-party trackers to gather insights about your online activities, which data brokers then sell to companies and advertisers. 

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Data Breach Monitor - a security feature designed to track any data breaches related to your online accounts. It automatically scans leaked databases and informs you of any past or recent breaches where your personal information was exposed.

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In case you encounter any issues with the Atlas VPN application, drop us an email at support@atlasvpn.com!

 

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