Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access
2.7.0

3.0

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Private Internet Access free download for Mac

Private Internet Access for Mac2.7.0

26 February 2021

Protect your privacy with a VPN tunnel.

What is Private Internet Access for Mac

Private Internet Access using a VPN tunnel.

Features
  • Protect your privacy and identity
  • Unblock censorship filters
  • Connect through our VPN tunnel in seconds!

The quoted price is that of an annual subscription, paid yearly. Full pricing information can be found here.

What's new in Private Internet Access

Version 2.7.0:
  • Split tunnel on macOS no longer uses a network kernel extension
  • Split tunnel now supports macOS 11.0 (Big Sur)
  • Service notifications can now be shown below the Connect button
  • Added support for Linux ARM build configurations (armhf and arm64)
  • Linux builds are now made on Debian Stretch
  • Ubuntu 16.04 is no longer supported (libstdc++ 6.0.22 is now required)
  • Added support for renewing Dedicated IPs
  • "Bypass" apps on Linux now also bypass the PIA killswitch
  • OpenVPN now always uses RSA-4096 for the server authentication handshake
  • OpenVPN CBC ciphers now always use SHA-256 for data authentication
  • Removed the Data Encrytion "None" setting for OpenVPN
  • Updated to Qt 5.15.2, OpenVPN 2.4.10, OpenSSL 1.1.1i
  • Fixed an issue causing bypass apps on Linux to occasionally use VPN DNS
  • Fixed an issue on Linux causing OpenVPN to fail to connect when PATH exceeds 256 characters
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Built-in Resolver from working reliably on some Windows systems

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How would you rate Private Internet Access?
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Stringer
Stringer
Aug 20 2020
2.3.0
5.0
Aug 20 2020
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
Awesome VPN servers all over the world to pick from and great speed! Been a happy user for about 2-3 years now with no problems. Would definitely recommend this App.
jlee5201
jlee5201
Jul 19 2019
1.3.3
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
Top-notch VPN, excellent performance, lots of servers to choose from, and competitive affordable pricing. Been a user for three years, no complaints so far.
Anomia
Anomia
Jul 14 2019
1.3.2
0.0
Jul 14 2019
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
Does anyone know what the last 32bit Mac OS version available was? Also, the app info states 10.10 Mac OS compatible, when 1.3.2 is 64bit and requires 10.12?!? Running 10.11, and want to be running the latest for my system; thanks.
Mcr
Mcr
Jun 5 2019
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 5 2019
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Been using this service and the app for 7 years. I've tried others (Nordvpn, IPVanish, most of the ones that are frequently in a Top Five list by reviewers). I come back to PIA because: 1) Apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux, along with browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Cross platform is important to me. 2) Variety, number and locations of servers, virtually all parts of the globe covered. 3) I get full bandwidth that my ISP offers even when connected. 4) No logging (of course this is matter of belief with any VPN). 5) RARELY any connection drops, and I'm on all the time. All my personal machines are on VPN from the time they boot up, 24/7. 6) ten connections per account, up from 5 last year. NordVPN only up to six. Many of the other 'top ten' are still only five devices. If you have a lot of devices, something to consider. 7) truly anonymous purchasing, you can use V/MC gift cards (bought with cash), and no billing address required (use a bogus address, tech support confirmed to me doesn't matter), can also accept store gift cards for Payment (Walmart, Amazon, Target, STarbucks, and so on) There was a significant price hike this year, after being in the $35/year range for the longest. Now it is $70/year, but if you purchase two years in advance it is only $84 total for the 2 years, or $42/year, plus you get 3 months free, so it's 2yr and 3 months.
Barry5p
Barry5p
Feb 18 2019
1.0.2
5.0
Feb 18 2019
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
Works reliably and very fast.
dvh
dvh
Jan 15 2019
1.0.0
4.5
Jan 15 2019
4.5
Version: 1.0.0
I've been signed up with Private Internet Access for about 5 years. Just installed their Version 1.0 app which is a big update from the previous versions and works fine on Mojave 10.14.2. No issues. Good speeds - I checked today and was getting 150 Mb/sec downloads. I don't worry about using the VPN kill switch which looks like it has caused issues for some. For an average user I'd definitely recommend it. I've never needed to try to contact their support so can't speak for that (other than that implies their VPN service / software is pretty solid)
capefun
capefun
Sep 14 2018
75.0.0
1.0
Sep 14 2018
1.0
Version: 75.0.0
Blocked my printer from printing. Still waiting to hear back from Tech Support. Garbage
marlib0b
marlib0b
Feb 12 2018
75.0.0
3.0
Feb 12 2018
3.0
Version: 75.0.0
It was OK to try
Samadams
Samadams
Oct 11 2017
72.0.0
1.0
Oct 11 2017
1.0
Version: 72.0.0
Unlike some other reviews here this review is for the PIA app (isn't MacUpdate for reviewing Mac apps?) not the PIA vpn service. The PIA app is utter crap and daily causes innumerable problems for many PIA customers, and that's across all platforms -- OSX, Windows and Linux. Any cursory review of PIA's forums will provide an overwhelming amount of evidence to prove that point. The same can be said of PIA's so-called "customer support." Absolutely pathetic and some of the worst I've ever encountered. If you need anything that goes beyond what they can read you off a script you're screwed. The PIA app since at least ver. 54 (currently at ver. 72) has been riddled with bugs and utterly insane "features" such as disabling the OSX firewall and disabling your LAN connectivity entirely. Can anyone name even one other app in the world that deliberately takes down the OSX firewall? Only PIA is crazy/arrogant/stupid enough to do that. PIA has been called to task on that and numerous other issues for many months but has no plausible explanation for why they disable the OSX firewall. Their coders are networking ignoramuses and incapable of following Apple best practices. Plainly put the PIA app cannot be trusted. If they take down the firewall who knows what other hazardous things they do without our even knowing it? The kill switch feature is horribly implemented. If it gets triggered you're forced to reboot your Mac before you can access the internet, or even your own LAN, at all. Over the span of multiple versions if you connected using the PIA app it killed your LAN connections. This is "networking"? PIA claimed that was another one of their ingenious "security features." PIA is a marketing company, and they do very well at marketing. Their entire focus is on signing up new customers. They have zero interest in putting forth any effort in retaining those customers. They are not a tech company, and they are definitely not a competent software developer. They write some of the most idiotic code I've ever seen, cobbling together "fixes" to potential network exploits that other vpn services know can only be properly fixed on their vpn servers. Rather than fixing their server vulnerabilities PIA patches vulnerabilities in a bassackwards fashion by foisting "upgrades" on the customer. But their upgrades inevitably result in actual downgrading of the user experience, often with no actual security improvements at all. If you run into problems don't expect to get any support from PIA tech supt. However, we PIA customers do a pretty decent job of helping one another out on the PIA forums, which PIA tech support pretty much just ignores (unless it's someone demanding a refund on the forum after they've already submitted a ticket demanding a refund which PIA often ignores -- which happens daily). PIA's vpn service itself is average -- better than some in terms of connect times and speed. But they're awful when compared to several others that have excellent service, customer supt, and even offer good apps. PIA is at least reasonably priced for those who can support themselves when they run into issues. I would strongly advise against using their app at all though, or if you do use it then do so with the utmost of caution and have only the lowest of expectations. For my part I use Viscosity instead which mates well with PIA. Note however that Viscosity, Tunnelblick, etc. do not have kill switches. If you're concerned about your vpn dropping and being exposed (a reasonable concern when torrenting) config your BT app to also use the PIA proxy server (easy to set up with qBittorrent). I configure my bittorrent app "Network Interface" to connect only through the vpn (in my case "utun1"). Should the vpn go down all bittorrent traffic dies immediately. Not all bittorrent apps allow for this, so select one that does (e.g. qBittorrent). This configuration is far more dependable and certain than any so-called kill switch.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Aug 2 2017
72.0.0
5.0
Aug 2 2017
5.0
Version: 72.0.0
Works for me every time without a hitch and for a low yearly subscription. No complaints – at all.
$39.96Buy Now

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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