TunnelBear is the world's easiest to use consumer VPN software that securely "tunnels" your internet connection to locations around the world. TunnelBear can be used to protect your privacy, to bypass internet censorship and to experience the internet as people in other countries experience it.

Simple and Handsome

On/off simplicity paired with a handsome map to visualize your connection. An app so thoughtfully designed, a bear could use it.

VigilantBear

Don't worry if you lose your Wi-Fi connection, TunnelBear has your back. It will block all unsecured traffic until everything has safely reconnected.

Strong Encryption

TunnelBear uses strong AES 256-bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn't even an option.

GhostBear

Is your VPN blocked in some countries? With GhostBear, you can make your VPN-encrypted data less detectable to governments, businesses and ISPs.

Trusted Networks

Have your TunnelBear conveniently connect or disconnect based on a list of networks you trust.

Browse privately

Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.

Experience the Internet as if you're in another country

A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.

Zap creepy trackers

Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.

A TunnelBear is really, really simple

On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.

Download a free TunnelBear today and enjoy an open and unrestricted Internet.

How does TunnelBear work?

TunnelBear hides your location using a virtual private network, or VPN for short. We'll try to explain what exactly that is without all the technonerd vocabulary.

When you use the internet, each time you click on a link to open a new page, you send a signal to the website you're accessing saying something like "hey, show me the page where I can watch that cool new video". In internet terms, this is called a request.

Each of these requests contains a unique identification number called an "IP address", which is basically your online mailing address when you're connected. It's used to say to the internet "hey, this request came from here, send any pages I request to this address".

Your address will be unique to the internet connection you're using so it's different when you're at the coffee shop versus at home. However, because this request contains your location, websites are able to find out where you're located and block you from accessing certain information.

What's New

macOS

  • macOS version updated to 4.0.0
  • Took the Bears to the groomers. Just love that New Bear smell, don't you?

Windows

  • Windows version updated to 4.6.3.0
  • Took the Bears to the groomers. We've cleaned up the app a bit, and made some design improvements.
  • WireGuard officially supported. Bear speed +9.
  • New connection settings allow better control over the VPN. For advanced users, you can now select which VPN protocol you wish to use.
  • Break-ups can be tough, but we've said goodbye to the Trusted Networks feature. Users will no longer be able to bypass select networks.
  • Thanks to the localization support from Localization Lab (localizationlab.org/contributor), our Bears are now fluent in Ukrainian.
  • Brushed out a few bugs.
  • 18% more Bears

Android

  • Android version updated to 3.7.0
  • Took the Bears to the groomers. Just love that New Bear smell, don't you?