PIA VPN Chrome Extension — Get Unbeatable In-Browser Protection

Put your browser on security detail with PIA’s advanced Chrome VPN extension.

  • Browse without borders using our global server network
  • Cut out ads, disable trackers, and block WebRTC detection
  • Protect your webcam and microphone from unauthorized access

*Requires Chrome v48 or Newer

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What Is a VPN Chrome Extension?

A VPN extension is a lightweight VPN add-on for your Google Chrome browser. A VPN masks your IP address and encrypts your browser traffic so you can explore the web with more privacy.

PIA’s VPN Chrome extension adds even more privacy and security layers than most. You can set it to prevent websites from accessing your camera, microphone, and location. You can also use our integrated MACE feature to block ads, trackers, and malware,

A VPN Chrome extension is great if you only want to encrypt your browser traffic. However, you’ll need a full-featured VPN app to secure your traffic across all other apps.

What Is a VPN Chrome Extension?
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Under the right circumstances, a VPN can actually reduce your ping by helping you avoid complications along the way. Whether the problem is ISP-related, a matter of congested networks, or game net code that hasn't been optimized, a VPN can create a more direct connection, lowering your ping.

Play FFXIV With Friends From Anywhere

While you can visit other data centers with your existing characters at will, playing on other data centers can cause problems even beyond lag. Connecting to a VPN server can help smooth out the issues when you're playing with people far away. Given that FFXIV’s community is global, it can help a lot.

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Avoid DDoS Attacks

Avoid DDoS Attacks

FFXIV does not expose your IP address to other players, thankfully. However, they can still find it on some VoIP apps and other means of communication. Routing your internet traffic through a VPN hides your IP address, preventing DDoS attacks.

Set Up PIA VPN for Chrome in 3 Steps

Installing PIA’s Chrome extension is a piece of cake. In 3 simple steps, you’ll get ultimate Chrome protection. Enjoy cutting-edge security, more anonymity, and total peace of mind online.

Step 1

Sign up for Private Internet Access

Step 2

Set up PIA

Step 3

Choose a server & start browsing Chrome

PIA’s Top Chrome VPN Extension Features

Global Server Network

Unlimited Bandwidth

Stream, game, and download files all you like — we’ll never cut you off

Fast Speeds

Anti-Tracking Tools

Block tracking scripts, cookies, and URLs to keep your browsing habits private

Strong Encryption

Stream When Abroad

Maintain access to your favorite streaming platforms when traveling abroad

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Ad Blocking

Cut annoying ads out of your life and hide your data from advertisers with PIA MACE

Unlimited Bandwidth

WebRTC Protection

Shield your public and private IP addresses with WebRTC blocking

24/7 Customer Support

No Logs Policy

Trust in RAM-only servers to delete your browsing data automatically

Get Device-Wide VPN Protection

Protecting your Chrome browser is great, but for maximum security, you need our full VPN app. PIA protects your entire device with unbreakable encryption, advanced security features, and access to servers in 91 countries — at no extra cost.

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PIA VPN for Chrome vs. Free VPN for Chrome

Free VPN extensions may seem like a good deal, but nothing is ever truly free. Free VPNs usually track your browsing data and sell it to advertisers. Download PIA for Chrome to get ultimate privacy and safety online.

PIA VPN for Chrome

  • Includes full VPN app
  • No Logs policy
  • Server locations worldwide
  • Block ads
  • Blocks trackers and malware
  • WebRTC protection
  • Optimized for fast connections
  • Unlimited bandwidth and data
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Free VPN for Chrome

  • Only works in Chrome
  • May sell your data
  • Limited server locations
  • Ad-supported
  • May contain malware
  • IP may be exposed
  • Slow, unreliable connections
  • Limited data transfer
  • No support

Why Choose PIA Chrome VPN

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PIA hides your IP address and encrypts your data to protect every aspect of your digital identity.

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VPN Expertise

We’ve spent 10+ years developing a world-class VPN with cutting-edge security features.

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Our VPN apps are 100% open-source so you can see for yourself we have nothing to hide.

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We use 10 Gbps connectors and lightning-fast protocols for consistently fast and stable connections.

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One PIA account gives you unlimited simultaneous device connections to secure your digital life.

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24/7 Customer Support

Our VPN experts are available 24/7 via on-page chat or email to resolve all your PIA-related issues.

When Should I use the Chrome VPN Extension Versus the VPN app?

When you’re surfing the web or streaming, use the Chrome Extension. It blocks unwanted trackers and ads while giving you a streamlined connection. When privacy really matters, and especially when you’re using multiple apps, you’ll need the full VPN.

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Isn’t Chrome’s Incognito Mode Enough?

Chrome’s incognito mode doesn’t offer much protection at all. It only clears cookies and trackers, and stops the browser from recording new ones. It doesn’t stop third parties from seeing your data. Only a VPN keeps your information really private.


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You should be able to keep a VPN on while using Chrome, but if you’re having issues, your VPN might need an update. You can also try clearing your browser cookies. An accumulation of cookies can interfere with your VPN. "Allowlisting" your VPN on your antivirus can also reduce possible interference.

PIA VPN’s Chrome extension works flawlessly with your Chrome browser. It lets you mask your IP address and secure your browser traffic in just a few clicks. You can also activate PIA MACE to block ads, trackers, and malicious content automatically.

Most VPN apps make it easy to see when your VPN is running. When you open the app or the extension, it will usually say “Connected” and display the VPN server location you’re connected to. You can also go to whatismyip.com to see your IP address and your location. If it’s different from your actual location, you’re connected to a VPN server.

A VPN secures all your device traffic, including your shopping, streaming, gaming, banking, and social media apps. On the flip side, a VPN extension is a lightweight alternative that secures only your browser traffic.

It’s best to download PIA VPN on your device if you want to secure the traffic across all your apps. If you only need some extra privacy and security when browsing, get a PIA’s Chrome browser extension.

PIA has the safest VPN browser extension around. Aside from encrypting your browser traffic and masking your IP address, it also has a number of other useful online safety features.

For example, you can rely on PIA MACE to block trackers, ads, and malware. You can also set our extension to block websites from accessing your camera, mic, and location or prevent your browser from auto-filling your address and credit card info.

PIA’s VPN Chrome extension makes it super easy to change your IP address right from within your browser. To start, subscribe to PIA VPN and download the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Then, open your browser and click the puzzle piece icon at the top right of your screen to find the PIA extension and sign in. Select your preferred server location, and that’s it. In seconds your browser traffic will flow through a remote VPN server which changes your IP address and location to that of your selected server.

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