Auto Connect
With auto connect enabled, Protect will initiate a connection to the last server you used as soon as the app is started up.

Launch on Startup
Passel Protect will automatically starts when your computer turns on. If you’d like Protect to connect to a server automatically, make sure Auto Connect is enabled.

Choose Fastest Protocol
By default Passel Protect will choose between OpenVPN, IKev2, and L2TP and select the fastest server available based on ping, server load, and protocol before initiating a connection. By disabling this setting Passel Protect will only connect using OpenVPN.

Ad Block
Passel Protect’s Ad Block uses massive filter lists to block advertising networks, web trackers and malware. With this setting enabled, multiple DNS servers may come up when running a leak test, but they are all our servers and all requests are encrypted and sent through the VPN tunnel.

When Ad Block is enabled Passel Protect will only connect using OpenVPN.

Kill Switch
The kill switch feature will disable your internet automatically anytime you disconnect from a server or even while Passel Protect is in the process of reconnecting. This additional security feature which will keep your IP address hidden under any circumstances.

It should be noted that to work properly the kill switch must make changes to your firewall settings and this may cause problems with certain applications. Toggling the Kill Switch back off will correct any system issues.

TCP Override
With TCP Override enabled, Passel Protect will use the slightly slower, but more reliable TCP protocol (instead of the default UDP protocol). If your internet connection frequently breaks after a few minutes or if you have trouble streaming video this might be caused by your internet provider throttling (or in some cases even blocking) UDP traffic, in which case enabling this setting can help.

With TCP Override enabled Passel Protect will only connect using OpenVPN.

DNS Leak Protection
By default Passel Protect routes all DNS requests through the VPN tunnel to our no-log, encrypted DNS servers. This security feature prevents web requests from “leaking” to your internet provider and allowing them to see your web activity. We recommend always leaving this setting enabled unless you have your own DNS service that you use and trust.

Obfuscation
Obfsproxy was introduced with the Passel Protect 4.0.0 update. This setting makes OpenVPN traffic look more like regular web traffic and thus extremely difficult to block. This is particularly useful for users with snooping internet providers or in countries that try to block and censor information.

With Obfuscation enabled Passel Protect will only connect using OpenVPN.