How to block ads & other privacy threats with CyberGhost for Windows

CyberGhost's pre-protection additions, such as an ad, a malware and a tracking blocker as well as data compression for mobile traffic and a forced end to end encryption, are server-based Premium features, only available for subscribers. All functions are run directly on the respective chosen server:

  • Block malicious websites: Blocks malicious content and harmful websites
  • Block ads: Removes ads from web pages and apps
  • Block online tracking: Removes website content that might be used to track your browsing behavior
  • Data compression: Compresses images and web content thus saving mobile data usage costs
  • Automated HTTPS redirect: Automatically forces the use of HTTPS for websites, if available
  • Extra speed: Access to our fastest servers (always on for subscribers)

To get access to the extra features of CyberGhost you need to have one of the following subscriptions:

  • Premium
  • Premium Plus (includes also Premium)
  • NoSpy (includes also Premium and Premium Plus)
  • Offline Box Edition (only available in German speaking countries)

Furthermore you need to be logged in to your account.

Additional features are not available for:

  • Users of the Free Service
  • Subscribers of Special Edition packages
  • Subscribers of promotion packages (such as free subscriptions from magazines or other promotions)
  • Premium subscribers, who are not logged in their respective accounts
  • Users of native protocols

Please note that ALL extra features are server-based and therefore only work when you are connected to a CyberGhost server. The client itself doesn't provide any of these features, it solely works as a remote control.

To activate or de-activate a pre-protection feature inside the Windows client, first click on the wanted profile tile and then on the respective right handed switch in the connection settings window. Does the switch change its color to yellow, the respective feature is activated und will be processed as soon as a VPN connection is established.

Please note that each VPN profile addresses a different target operation and not all possible pre-protection features would make sense to use in a specific setting - and therefore not all features would be available in every profile:

  • Surf anonymously: All pre-protection features available
  • Torrent anonymously: Only those pre-protection features available relevant for this profile
  • Unblock Streaming: No pre-protection feature available
  • Unblock Basic Websites: No pre-protection feature available
  • Protect my Internet connection: All pre-protection features available
  • Choose my VPN server: All pre-protection features available



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