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How to install ProtonVPN Linux Early Access on Kali Linux

How to install ProtonVPN Linux Early Access on Kali Linux


Our Linux app officially supports Kali Linux.

These instructions explain how to download a file ProtonVPN Linux Early Access Version. Early Access gives you access to new features before they are released to the public, but they are still in development.

By using the Early Access version and sharing your feedback, you help us find and fix bugs. However, if you are new to Linux or concerned about your threat model, we recommend that you download the stable version of our ProtonVPN Linux app.

How to install the stable version of ProtonVPN Linux App for Kali Linux

Importance: You cannot upgrade from the early access version of a Linux application to the stable version. You will need to uninstall the Early Access app and then install the official app. Likewise, if you are using the community developed version of our Linux app or the stable version of the ProtonVPN Linux app, you must uninstall it before installing the new app. Look Notes Section at the end of this article for instructions.

1. Get the early access version of the DEB setup package for ProtonVPN Repository

Download the early access version of the ProtonVPN DEB package

2. Install ProtonVPN Repository

Double-click the downloaded DEB package to install the repo using your default package manager.

3. Update the apt-get package list

Then enter:

sudo apt-get update

4. Install the app

And finally:

sudo apt-get install protonvpn

ProtonVPN Linux is now ready to secure your internet browsing and allow you to access the internet without blocking censorship. However, please note that the system tray icon may not work on Kali Linux. This is because the system tray icon requires deprecated dependencies.

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1. How to uninstall the official app

To uninstall the official app:

sudo apt-get autoremove protonvpn

Then uninstall the static app’s repo with:

sudo apt purge protonvpn – stable release

Remove any remaining files:

rm -rf ~ / .cache / protonvpn


rm -rf ~ / .config / protonvpn

2. Uninstall the Early Access app

The instructions for uninstalling the early access app are identical to the instructions for uninstalling the official app (see above), except that to remove the early access repo and keys, use the following command instead:

sudo apt purge launch protonvpn beta

3. How to uninstall the old community ProtonVPN app

The old community Linux app must be uninstalled before installing our new official app. To do this, open Terminal and enter:

config protonvpn

Select option 7) disinfection composition. Then uninstall through your usual package manager. If the package is installed system-wide, use the command:

sudo pip3 uninstall protonvpn-cli

If not, use:

pip3 uninstall protonvpn-cli

4. How to disable the lock switch if you uninstall the official app

You have to disable the lock key before uninstalling our official app. If you don’t, your system may become unable to access the Internet. To remove the lock key after uninstalling the app:

a) Determine ProtonVPN connection names by running the command:

View nmcli connection – active

This will display a list of all active connections to your system.

b) Look for any connections with pvpn – this usually includes pvpn-killswitch and pvpn-ipv6leak-protection and may include pvpn-routed-killswitch. Delete all these connections with the following command:

delete nmcli connection [connection name]

For example:

nmcli connection delete pvpn-killswitch

c) Rerun the following command to check if ProtonVPN connections have been deleted:

View nmcli connection – active

If any ProtonVPN connections remain, delete them as described above.

5. Required dependencies

Our Linux app needs One Of the following dependencies installed in order to work. It is not recommended to install both dependencies as this can cause problems:

Note that most distros come preinstalled with one of these dependencies, so no additional configuration is usually required.

Also required:

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