How to set up Surfshark on Linux?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Surfshark application on your Linux device. This client is the only thing you will need to protect your data and enjoy streaming content on your machine.

 

Currently supported distros:

  • DEBIAN 11 or higher

  • UBUNTU 20.04 or higher

  • MINT 20 or higher

Advanced requirements:

  • GNOME, KDE, and XFCE desktop environments supported
  • systemd service manager supported
  • amd64 architecture supported

 

We will go through these steps:

 

Install the application

 

  1. Open this link and download the installation package.

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  2. Open the Terminal on your Linux device, and enter the following command:

    sudo apt install ./path/to/downloaded/link

  3. Now enter the command below:

    sudo apt update

  4. Lastly, enter the following command:

    sudo apt install surfshark

Updating the application

 

The Surfshark application will always check for new updates automatically. However, it is also possible to update it manually if you wish to.

To update the application manually, enter the following commands into the Terminal:


sudo apt update


sudo apt upgrade

 

 

Connect to the VPN

 

Now the Surfshark application on Linux has a complete interface, just as the Surfshark apps on other operating systems.

 

To connect to the VPN, select a server you would like to connect to or use the Quick-connect feature.

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You will also find different protocol options, like OpenVPN UDP/TCP and WireGuard.

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Features

 

In the Surfshark app, you will also find the CleanWeb feature.

 

CleanWeb works as an ad blocker - it will block ads and malicious links on your browser before they can harm you.

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Make sure your connection was successful

 

It's always recommended to check whether your connection was successful after setting up a VPN for the first time. This can be quickly done by doing an IP leak test and a DNS leak test available on our website. Click here to find out how to make sure your connection was successful. 

 

Congratulations - you have successfully installed and configured your Surfshark VPN app! As long as you’re connected, your location is private, and your sensitive data is secure.


If you have any further questions, our customer success team is here to help you 24/7 over live chat or email.


You may also be interested in:

  1. How to make sure if my connection was successful?
  2. How to enable 2FA on your Surfshark account?
  3. How to set up a VPN-protected Wi-Fi hotspot using Windows?
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