In this guide I’m going to show you how you can install the IPVanish VPN service on a Windows PC.
It’s relatively easy but if you’re new to VPN services then downloading, installing and using the VPN client from IPVanish can be a daunting prospect but it need not be.
Below I break down the simple process into a step-by-step guide that you will be able to follow to complete the process from start to finish and if you want to access more advanced options I even cover these too.
So let’s get installing!
How to install IPVanish on a Windows PC
Firstly you need to sign-up to the IPVanish service if you haven’t done already.
You can do this by visiting the IPVanish website using this link and click Start Now.
You should now choose a subscription period between 1 and 12 months. The longer you subscribe the cheaper the monthly price becomes.
Once subscribed and paid you need to download the Windows software.
On the IPVanish website click Apps. Then click Windows.
Click Download Windows App.
You will now be prompted to save the file “ipvanish-setup.exe”. You can save this to your desktop or anywhere else.
Locate the file on your desktop or where you chose the save it and double click it.
First select the language you wish to install from English and German and press OK.
Agree to the Terms & Conditions by selecting “I accept the agreement“.
Press Next when asked which folder you wish to install the software in.
Press Next when asked to create a start menu shortcut.
Press Next when asked to create a desktop shortcut.
On the final installation screen press Install.
You will be asked if you want to restart the computer. Make sure “Yes, restart the computer now” is selected and press Finish.
Once your computer has restarted the software is now fully installed and ready to use.
A new icon should be available on the desktop called IPVanish.
Double click this icon and select Yes when prompted “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”.
You will firstly need to log in using the username and password supplied when you signed up to IPVanish. If you wish to store these details select “Remember Me” and then press Login.
You will now be presented with the IPVanish client main screen.
Highlighted in red you can select the country you wish to connect to and then press the Connect button.
The software will take care of connection and once connected you can access the internet like normal safe in the knowledge your privacy is protected.
If you want to customise the software more then you can access further server options by pressing the location icon in the top left corner.
Here you can select individual servers in list form, map or by using a filter to find the correct type of server for your need by VPN protocol, country or even latency.
Further advanced options are located by clicking the cog icon in the top left hand corner of the window.
Here you can change general, connection and IP settings. You’re also able to access log files if required.
From any screen you can press the Off or On switch in the top right hand corner to connect or disconnect quickly.
I can't get to the website via my PC (windows 10), is there any settings I have to change ?
Hi Jim, The IPVanish website? Do you have any firewall apps installed? Or your local ISPs internet filters can sometimes block VPN websites as 'proxy' related. You would need to search for your ISPs family filter and disable that.