Killswitch

The killswitch function is extremely important, when it comes down to securing your data. It also doesn’t matter which packages you’ve selected, because the killswitch is included. A VPN only secures you as long as there’s a connection. Once you lose connection to your VPN your protection is dropped. This makes you vulnerable for potential data theft and further threats. In many cases it takes several seconds to reconnect to your VPN. During these seconds your online privacy is exposed to unneccessary risks. With a killswitch you can minimize this risk.

The killswitch works like an emergency stop switch. If your killswitch is active and you lose your VPN connection, the killswitch interrupts all other internet activities. You won’t be exposed to any threats, while reconnecting to your VPN. If your killswitch is active and your VPN connection stops, the killswitch takes all network connections offline. Then you can finish your work and secure your sensible data. After you’ve finished all critical activities, you can take your network connections online again and start reconnecting to your VPN.

How to secure your online privacy via killswitch

1. Create an account

In order to secure your data traffic, you first require a SpyOFF account. You can do this here and try out the service for 15 days, free of charge and on all of your devices. You should also take a note of your user name and password, as you will be required to log into the VPN client using these details later.

2. Download the VPN client

The next step is to call up the download overview on our website. Then select the operating system with which you would like to browse anonymously and securely. Here you can choose from the following operating systems: Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows. Downloading our VPN software is free of charge on all platforms, however, a valid, activated account is required in order to use it.

3. Install the VPN client

The next step is to call up the download overview on our website. Then select the operating system with which you would like to browse anonymously and securely. Here you can choose from the following operating systems: Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows. Downloading our VPN software is free of charge on all platforms, however, a valid, activated account is required in order to use it.

4. Log into the VPN client

Open the VPN app and login with your login details. It may, however, take a few seconds to check your details. Alternatively, you can also follow the instructions of the previous step as the login process for each operating system is described. Simply follow the instructions of the guide for your platform.

5. Select and connect to a server

For more anonymity and security there are more than 300 different server IPs available on any device, in 21 different countries. Simply choose a country and a server in order to connect and get a new IP address. You can switch between IP addresses without any restrictions.

6. Activate your killswitch

In the last step please open the settings of your VPN client. Now choose the option Activate killswitch. Then, after you lose the connection to your VPN server, all other network connections will be disconnected. As a result all of your sensible data will be secured and you get the opportunity to close all your running activities.