Kaspersky Free for Android

About Kaspersky VPN

August 24, 2023

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In some regions, using a VPN is legally regulated. To learn more, refer to this article.

Kaspersky VPN hides your real location and encrypts all data sent and received by your device.

How it works

Public Wi-Fi networks may be under-protected, for example, a Wi-Fi network may use a vulnerable encryption protocol or popular Wi-Fi network name (SSID). When you make internet purchases over an unsecured Wi-Fi network, your passwords and other confidential data may be transmitted without encryption. Hackers can intercept your confidential data, find out your bank card details and then access your money.

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, the app checks the network. If the Wi-Fi network is unsecured, the app prompts you to enable a secure connection via a specially allocated virtual server. This way, the app sends and receives your data over an encrypted secure connection. This process guarantees that no one in the Wi-Fi network can intercept your private data.


Kaspersky VPN provides the following advantages:

  • Safe use of payment systems and booking websites. No one in the Wi-Fi network will be able to intercept your bank card details when you make online payments, book hotel rooms, or rent cars.
  • Protection of your privacy. Others can't determine the IP address of your device or your location.
  • Protection of your personal data. No one in the Wi-Fi network will be able to intercept and read your email, chats, and private correspondence on social networks.

By default, you have the free version of Kaspersky VPN. You can switch to the unlimited version.

Now you can use VPN in the upgraded all-in-one app — Kaspersky app for Android. This app has everything you need for your protection and privacy and it includes all other Kaspersky Security Cloud and Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection features, too.

When you install Kaspersky app, tap VPN and follow the instructions on the screen to transfer your VPN settings.

After these settings are transferred, the VPN will work via Kaspersky app. At the same time, VPN functionality will stop working in Kaspersky Security Cloud and Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, and you can delete these apps.

The secure connection will be automatically turned off while the VPN settings are being transferred to Kaspersky app.

If you want to transfer VPN settings, both apps should be connected to the same My Kaspersky account. If you have different subscriptions and want to use them at the same time, you'll have to contact Customer Service.

You can still change your mind and use Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection instead of Kaspersky app. However, settings cannot be transferred back from Kaspersky app. If you decide to keep using Kaspersky Security Cloud or Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, you will have to configure the VPN settings manually.

About the subscription

If you have a My Kaspersky account with Unlimited subscription to Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, you can sign in to it in Kaspersky app and use the subscription.

If you used an anonymous subscription for Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, you will have to connect to your My Kaspersky account. As a result, your subscription will become deanonymized.

Use of VPN may be regulated by local legislation. You may use VPN only in accordance with its purpose and without violating local legislation.

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