Surfshark Features

In this article, you will learn all about Surfshark features. To use the majority of them, you need a base Surfshark subscription. For some exclusive additional Surfshark products, you need to purchase a Surfshark One or Surfshak One+ plan.

We will cover the following:

  1. CleanWeb
  2. CleanWeb on browser extension
  3. Bypasser
  4. Kill Switch
  5. Cookie pop-up blocker
  6. Dynamic MultiHop
  7. Pause VPN
  8. IP Rotator
  9. NoBorders
  10. Override GPS location
  11. Smart DNS
  12. Auto-connect
  13. Static servers
  14. Small packets
  15. Alternative ID
  16. Surfshark One products


Surfshark CleanWeb blocks ads, trackers, malware, and phishing attempts so you can browse safely. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

CleanWeb on browser extension

Surfshark CleanWeb on browser extension blocks ads, pop-ups, and offers data breach alert and malware alert options. Available on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.


Surfshark Bypasser (VPN split tunneling) allows you to remove certain apps or websites from VPN protection when connected to a VPN server. Available on Android, Windows, and the Surfshark browser extension.


Surfshark Kill Switch cuts off the internet connection if your VPN connection suddenly drops. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Cookie pop-up blocker

Surfshark Cookie pop-up blocker avoids the annoying cookie consent pop-ups. Available as a Surfshark browser extension feature for Chromium-based browsers and Firefox.

Dynamic MultiHop

Surfshark Dynamic MultiHop allows you to connect via two different VPN servers simultaneously. You can select both countries from all the servers we offer. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

Pause VPN

Surfshark Pause VPN allows pausing the VPN connection for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours. The connection automatically resumes once the selected time ends. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

IP Rotator

Surfshark IP Rotator changes the user's IP address on the chosen location every 5 to 10 minutes without disconnecting from the VPN. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows.


Surfshark NoBorders allows the use of a VPN through network restrictions such as geoblocking or government censorship. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

Dedicated IP

Surfshark Dedicated IP is a private static IP address that helps bypass CAPTCHA prompts, access services that are sensitive to IP changes, and more.

NOTE: Dedicated IP is not included in Surfshark bundles and needs to be purchased separately.

Override GPS location

Surfshark Override GPS location (GPS Spoofing) tricks GPS-enabled apps such as Google Maps and Uber into thinking you’re elsewhere. Available on Android.

Smart DNS

Surfshark Smart DNS allows private DNS while streaming on SmartTV if it doesn’t support the Surfshark app.


Surfshark auto-connect connects your device to the VPN when it finds a Wi-Fi or ethernet connection. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Static servers

When connecting to Surfshark's servers, you might get a different IP address each time. If you connect to a static server, you'll get the same IP address every time. Available on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

Small packets

Reduces the size of each transmitted packet, which may improve the connection speed and stability. Available on Android.

Alternative ID

It’s a tool that generates a brand new identity and an email to use online that offers the following features:

  • Maintains your email address and name private
  • Minimizes the possibility of getting spam emails
  • Prevents your info from the hands of data brokers or other malicious actors

Surfshark One products


Surfshark Alert

It’s a data breach warning system that offers the following features:

  • Alerts you if your email address appears in breached online databases
  • Informs about the security status of your personal identification number
  • Checks your password's vulnerability
  • Monitors your credit cards

Surfshark Antivirus

It’s an officially certified antivirus software that offers the following features:

  • Detects and removes viruses and malware from your devices
  • Offers real-time protection
  • Prevents ad companies and bots from tracking your online activity
  • Allows performing full scans or narrowing them down to frequently used folders

Surfshark Search

It’s an ad-free private search tool that offers the following features:

  • Performs private web search queries without any ads, logs, or trackers
  • Provides accurate and relevant search results
  • Searches without leaving any digital footprints

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