How to Setup Astrill VPN on Windows in 4 Steps
2018-07-13

How to Setup Astrill VPN on Windows in 4 Steps

Thank you and congratulations for choosing Astrill! Here’s a concise guide on how to setup Astrill VPN on your desktop machine in 4 simple steps.

Setting up a virtual private network on your Windows computer is as easy as surfing the web. This easy-to-understand guide will help you register for the service (if not done already) and set up the software on your system. You can then bypass all geolocation restrictions and surf the web without any limitations while keeping your data safe from prying eyes.

How to Setup Astrill VPN – Windows

Follow the steps outlined below to experience restriction-less and fast, anonymous web surfing:

Step 1 – Register

Go to astrill.com and select a plan that best suits your needs. We recommend the one-year plan for maximum savings and seamless surfing. Then register using your email ID, name, and a handy password that you’ll always remember.

Astrill VPN pricing

A screenshot of the Astrill Pricing page

(You can optionally choose our 7-day free trial to get a hang of our service before opting to pay. This does not require credit card details.)

Step 2 – Download and Install Astrill VPN

After the payment, you will be redirected to our downloads page where you can get the Windows application. As of July 2018, Astrill supports Windows versions from Windows 2000 and above including Windows 7, 8, and 10. Click here to download the installer directly.

(The process hereafter is nearly the same for Mac as well as other devices such as Android and iOS. Make sure you download the correct application before processing.)

Once you have downloaded the application (approx. 6MB) onto your system, you need to install it. This process will take less than a minute, and you might have to reboot your PC afterward.

How to Setup Astrill VPN

Installing Astrill on Windows

Step 3 – Using Astrill VPN

After restarting, you will find that Astrill has been successfully installed. Note the easy access icons on your desktop, Start menu, and tray bar. Click on any one of them to open Astrill’s interface.

Atrill on Windows

The ‘star’ tray icon of Astrill on Windows

After ensuring that you are connected to the Internet, enter your login details and connect to the Astrill network. Use the drop-down menu to select the location by country. In the screenshot below, we have selected Australia – Sydney. After selecting, click on the toggle switch to turn ON your virtual private network.

Installing Astrill VPN

Astrill VPN’s interface

You will now be routing all your network pings through our servers that point your IP and location to Australia.

Step 4 – Using Protocols

You can further enhance your VPN experience by choosing the best network protocol according to your needs. We have OpenWeb, OpenVPN, StealthVPN available to choose from. Refer our guide for more information about VPN protocols. (This is an advanced feature.)


If you are an advanced user, you can also go through the Settings tab to customize the application and your network. You can also subscribe to some of our advanced features such as VPN sharing and app guard. We will cover this in our next article. Check out our features guide in the video below for more information.

 

Once you have signed up for Astrill VPN, you can use it around the clock throughout the year till your plan expires. The upshot of using Astrill VPN is that you get 24/7 access and support without compromising on speed. An extension will be available as soon as your subscription nears expiry, and we will be sending you periodic alerts so that you never stay unprotected on-line.

We hope that you have managed to successfully install Astrill on your computer. If you need assistance on how to setup Astrill VPN, you can check out detailed Wiki guide for Windows here. If you need professional help, please get in touch with our customer support at https://www.astrill.com/support. For more such guides, tips, and general information about the world of VPN follow our blog.

Author: Tejas

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