Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access

Defeat censorship, unblock any website and access the open Internet the way it was meant to be with Private Internet Access®

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What is Private Internet Access?
Private Internet Access is a high-speed, highly secure VPN and Proxy Chrome extension. It enables users to encrypt their network traffic, hide their IP address, and access blocked or censored websites. It features WebRTC blocking, gateway latency sorting, URL whitelist, and an easy on/off switch. With PIA, your data is protected even in public Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to its robust data encryption. Enjoy unlimited bandwidth, connect 5 devices simultaneously, with 24/7 customer support.
Users: 200,000+
Rating: 3.41 (603)
Version: 4.0.0 (Last updated: 2024-07-12)
Creation date: 2020-06-30
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • contentSettings
  • activeTab
  • background
  • tabs
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • proxy
  • unlimitedStorage
  • storage
  • cookies
  • alarms
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Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 2.74M
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Defeat censorship, unblock any website, and access the open Internet as it was meant to be with the Private Internet Access® Proxy Chrome extension.

Protect your privacy with Private Internet Access®, the world’s leading VPN and secure proxy service for Chrome users. PIA Chrome Extension enables users to encrypt their network traffic and stay protected when online, as well as allowing customers to change their location. Add privacy and security to private and public networks when you access the Internet at WiFi hotspots. All you have to do is install the Chrome extension, log in with your Private Internet Access subscription credentials, flip the on switch, and you’ll be protected.

The Private Internet Access Chrome extension features:

  • WebRTC blocking
  • Sort gateways by latency
  • Website URL whitelist
  • Easy on/off switch

Private Internet Access features:

  • IP Cloaking. Your IP address will be changed to a Private Internet Access IP address to hide your identity and location. Hide your IP address to stop data trackers, snoopers, and hackers from tracking your real browsing and search activity. Changing your IP address allows you to blend in with the crowd. Choose from 45 locations in 28 countries to tunnel your traffic through.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works great
  • Quick connection times
  • Reasonably priced
  • Simple to start and use
  • Limited server/country options
  • Fails open rather than failing safe
  • Problems with Chrome compatibility
  • Connection issues
Most mentioned
  • Connection issues
  • Not working
  • Not logging in
  • Extension not updated/fixed
Recent reviews
For anyone getting an error message and the extension asking for you to log in, there is now a Chromebook app. I connected using the app, but kept the extension and it's fine. No idea if it will revert to what it was doing before, but so far it's working.
by Tanya English Tanya English, 2024-07-16

by ömür acer ömür acer, 2024-07-05

To those people that are getting a connection error when trying to login try disabling your adblocker once you are logged in it should work fine just reenable after that. My concern now is it is not mv3 and chrome is going to disable mv2 ext. soon.
by jx jx, 2024-06-27
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Risk impact

Private Internet Access is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Private Internet Access if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Private Internet Access is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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