WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is a tool that allows browsers to initiate real-time, peer-to-peer connections with the websites you’re trying to visit.
WebRTC allows your browser to do multiple processes such as sending live audio and video feeds back and forth between you and another participant online. The functionality eliminates any need of downloading any additional software.
This process happens to communicate with the website you’re visiting and exchange information including, your IP address. This is a vulnerability that reveals your real IP address, hence exposing your true digital identity.
While there are a few ways to do this, the easiest and safest method to stop WebRTC leaks is by using PureVPN’s WebRTC Leak Protection.
Whether you’re using our VPN app (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Android TV) or our browser extensions for Chrome or Firefox, they all come with WebRTC Leak Protection default.
The functionality will stop any unwanted IP address leaks through WebRTC while allowing authorized WebRTC connections to continue under your anonymous IP address.
WebRTC requests can also be blocked from your browser, but this process will be a bit more complicated.
Furthermore, unlike with PureVPN, blocking WebRTC leaks using these methods will often disable WebRTC functionality altogether.
Disabling WebRTC on Chrome is tricky, and we strongly suggest not to mingle in the settings as that may cause your Chrome browser not to work altogether.
The best way to disable WebRTC on Chrome is by using PureVPN extension. PureVPN Chrome VPN extension comes with WebRTC Leak Protection by default. The extension makes it easy for the users as it doesn’t involve a configuration process. Here is the process:
Firefox does not have an innate process to disable WebRTC Leak. The fear of having your IP exposed can be frustrating and detrimental. To disable WebRTC leak on Firefox, you will need to install PureVPN add-on. Here are the steps:
That’s all it takes to secure your IP address from being leaked.
Similar to installing a web extension or an add-on, PureVPN offers WebRTC Leak Protection functionality on its applications (Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS).
It doesn’t matter which browser you’re using, as long as you’ve got PureVPN app installed on your device and connected to the VPN server, you’re secured against WebRTC leaks.
You also have the option to switch on and off the WebRTC option. Naturally, you should have it switched on at all times to ensure that your internet activities are secured.
PureVPN takes user’s online privacy and security seriously. It is this dedication that ensures we’re always developing new features that not only enhance our user’s online experience but make it secure.
Once connected with PureVPN, you can rest assured that your online activities are secured with robust AES 256-bit encryption along with ingenious features that make sure your actual IP is never revealed under any circumstances.
Here’s why you need PureVPN’s WebRTC Leak Protection: