Malwarebytes Privacy is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) application that encrypts your Internet activity to increase privacy and security. When Malwarebytes Privacy is ON, the Switch server location button allows you to choose a privacy server from a list of available countries. You may want to change your privacy server location based on your physical location or if you are experiencing slow Internet connection speeds. To test your connection speed, see our Internet speed is slow when Malwarebytes Privacy is on article.
When Malwarebytes Privacy is OFF, the button displays as Select server location. This article shows you how to change your private server.
Connect to a Malwarebytes Privacy server
- Open Malwarebytes Privacy.
- Toggle ON Malwarebytes Privacy.
- Click Switch server location.
- Under Choose new server, click a country to expand the drop-down.
- Click a city within the country's drop-down. A server location closer to your physical location may provide a faster connection.
- Click Select when you have chosen the location.
You can now privately browse the Internet from the private server you chose. We recommend that you enable the Auto connect setting to automatically connect to a privacy server.
Below the Select server location button, your Actual IP address and Private IP address display. Your Actual IP address is assigned to your device given by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). When you toggle the Malwarebytes Privacy switch on, your web traffic tunnels through a Private IP address shown at the bottom right of the application.
Return to the Malwarebytes Privacy guide.