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2019 August 23
version 7.2.3

  • Fixed a problem where some Windows 7 SP1 users could not browse websites when connected to the VPN.

2019 August 8
version 7.2.2

  • Improved connection progress indicator when an attempt to connect fails.
  • Fixed various IKEv2 reliability issues.

2019 July 24
version 7.2.1

New features:

  • Added the IKEv2 protocol (for Windows 8 or newer).

Improved:

  • Activation & connection reliability in select countries.
  • Connection progress indicator when an attempt to connect fails.
  • User experience when signing in.
  • TAP & split tunneling drivers are WHQL-certified.
  • Reduced CPU usage on computer start.
  • Design of account details screen.
  • Start menu icon and tiles.

Fixed:

  • Issue where the app would be stuck on the “Signing in…” and “Unable to start service” screens.
  • Issue where the browser extension would not detect the app when using a different Windows user account.

2019 May 24
version 7.1.1

Fixed:

  • Issue preventing business customers from signing in.

2019 May 6
version 7.1.0

New features:

  • Added an option to start ExpressVPN with the app window minimized.
  • Added an alert message when user attempts to quit the app while connected.

Improved:

  • In-app notifications for customers related to subscription status.
  • Updated terminal access point (TAP) driver for improved security.

Fixed:

  • Issue where sign-out would not complete.
  • Issue where the app would not auto-connect on launch.
  • Issue where using the app on different user accounts causes app crashes.

2019 March 27
version 7.0.1

  • Reduced time to connect in some countries.

2019 March 18
version 7.0.0

  • Brand new user interface.
  • Added quick access to your recent VPN locations from the home screen.
  • “Automatic” protocol is now recommended in more places.
  • Resolved issue where some app settings would not get saved properly.

2019 March 2
version 6.9.2

  • Fixed a rare issue where web browsing would not work when connected to VPN.

2019 February 25
version 6.9.1

  • Resolved issue where the app would show “Unexpected Error” when clicking the “Choose Location” button.

2019 February 15
version 6.9.0

New:

  • Added ability to change VPN location while connected.
  • Added language support for: Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Improvements:

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Updated location picker design, making it easier to quickly connect to the locations you want.
  • Updated app onboarding experience.
  • Improved detection of internet availability: If the app detects your device isn’t connected to the internet, it will notify you and wait for internet connectivity before trying to connect to the VPN.
  • Added captive portal support: App now detects captive portals (sign-in screens sometimes seen on public Wi-Fi networks) and prompts you sign in first.
  • Reduced time to connect.

Fixed:

  • Resolved issue where the app would get stuck on the “Just a moment…” or “Unable to start service” screens.
  • Resolved issue where split tunneling would not work properly on recent versions of Windows 10.
  • Resolved issue where some app settings would not get saved properly.
  • Resolved issues where installation would not complete.
  • Fixed local escalation of privilege issue (discovered by John Heasman)

Other:

  • Removed support for the SSTP protocol.

2019 January 21
version 6.8.6

  • Improved IPv6 leak protection.

2018 November 9
version 6.8.5

  • Updated content related to L2TP.

2018 November 1
version 6.8.4

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Fixed an issue where app could have an incorrect size when using multiple monitors.

2018 October 15
version 6.8.0

  • Improved installation process.

2018 September 24
version 6.7.3

  • Fixed a rare issue where app wouldn’t launch.
  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.4.6.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.2p.
  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Improved app activation reliability.
  • Fixed a bug where connection could be slow to start.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 August 16
version 6.7.2

  • Bug fixes.

2018 August 3
version 6.7.1

  • Bug fixes.

2018 July 5
version 6.7.0

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Improved VPN speed on Windows 7.
  • Added ability to run speed-tests in a specific region.
  • Updated app content.
  • Fixed an issue where 2 smart location could be displayed.
  • Fixed a local escalation of privilege issue reported by Tomas Lažauninkas.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 May 28
version 6.6.2

  • Improved compatibility with Windows 10 (April 2018 update).
  • Resolved issues related to Smart Location.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 April 23
version 6.6.1

  • Improved application reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 April 12
version 6.6.0

  • Improved first run experience.
  • Improved Diagnostic information.
  • Added French language support.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 February 09
version 6.5.1

  • Fixed a bug where time to connect could be longer than expected.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 January 24
version 6.5.0

  • Improved leak protection.
  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Fixed a rare crash related to monitor settings.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 January 8
version 6.4.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 December 14
version 6.4.1

  • Improved DNS leak protection.

2017 November 23
version 6.4.0

  • Improved activation reliability in some countries.
  • Resolved an issue where the app would not show the correct VPN status.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 November 6
version 6.3.0

  • Added Connection Per App (split tunneling) – choose which apps use VPN when connected to ExpressVPN. Read more about Split Tunneling.
  • Improved IPv6 leak protection.
  • Improved first run experience.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 October 30
version 6.2.7

  • Improved activation reliability in some countries.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 October 18
version 6.2.6

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 October 10
version 6.2.5

  • Bug fixes.

2017 September 28
version 6.2.4

  • Improved DNS leak protection.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 July 10
version 6.2.3

  • Bug fixes.

2017 July 3
version 6.2.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 June 16
version 6.2.1

  • Improved windows management.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 June 9
version 6.2.0

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Chrome and Firefox extensions.
  • Improved layout of Options screen.
  • Improved handling of links when no default browser is set.
  • Added links to IP Address Checker and DNS Leak Test.
  • Improved windows management.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 April 28
version 6.1.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 April 18
version 6.1.1

  • Improved how Smart Location is displayed.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 March 15
version 6.1.0

  • Improved Smart Location.
  • Resolved an issue with TAP driver on some Windows 10 devices.
  • Added an Account tab on the Options screen.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 February 13
version 6.0.9

  • Resolved an issue where the app would not work on Windows 10 Creators Update (Insiders Build).

2017 February 7
version 6.0.8

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2017 February 1
version 6.0.7

  • Resolved an issue where the app would not show the correct VPN status.

2017 January 23
version 6.0.6

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2017 January 4
version 6.0.5

  • Resolved an issue with TAP driver.

2016 December 8
version 6.0.4

  • Bug fixes.

2016 November 24
version 6.0.3

  • Resolved an issue where activation would fail on some devices.

2016 November 22
version 6.0.2

  • App is now compatible with Windows 7 and newer.

2016 November 10
version 6.0.1

  • Resolved an issue where the app would crash on launch.

2016 November 8
version 6.0.0

  • Brand new UI: Click the big On button to connect to your selected VPN location.
  • Added Smart Location: Smart Location is designed to deliver reliable speeds based on where you are.
  • Brand new Installer.
  • Resolved an issue where DNS resolution could take a few seconds to complete after connecting to VPN.
  • Updated TAP driver.
  • Bug fixes.
  • NOTE: This version is only compatible with Windows 7 SP1 and newer.

2016 August 30
version 5.3.0

  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.3.11.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.1t.
  • Updated TAP driver to reduce conflicts with other TAP adapters.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 July 13
version 5.2.0

  • Improved Network Lock: access your local network devices, such as network shares or printers, when connected to VPN.
  • Fixed a rare issue where web browsing would not work when connected to VPN.
  • Increased reliability of Speed Test results.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 May 13
version 5.1.0

  • Added Location Search: Quickly find and connect a VPN server location.
  • Improved speed when connected to VPN on a computer running Windows 7.
  • Improved Location Recommendations.
  • Shortened time to stop Speed Test.
  • Improved installation process.
  • Improved DNS leak protection.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Mar 16
version 5.0.1

  • Fixed an issue where the DNS could remain incorrectly set to 0.0.0.0.
  • Fixed an issue where the application could get stuck on the “disconnecting” screen.

2016 Feb 22
version 5.0.0

  • New and simpler UI.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Feb 5
version 4.2.2

  • Increased OpenVPN security settings. The app now uses a new 4096-bit CA and SHA512 to authenticate ExpressVPN servers, only uses TLSv1.2 with strong ciphers, and AES-256-CBC for stream encryption.

2016 Jan 7
version 4.2.1

  • Enabled Network Lock for Windows 7 SP1.
  • Bug fixes.

2015 Dec 28
version 4.2.0

  • Introducing Network Lock, built to protect your Internet privacy. Read more about Network Lock here. Note: Network Lock is currently only available on Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.
  • Fixed a problem where DNS would not be set correctly.

2015 Nov 10
version 4.1.0

  • Added a speed-test feature. Read more here.
  • Improved DNS leak protection. The app can be set to only use DNS service provided by ExpressVPN to offer the best security, privacy, and speed. For users who want to use other DNS servers, there is a checkbox in the Options dialog to control this.
  • Added an anonymous analytics feature allowing users to opt in to anonymously share data about VPN connection reliability.
  • Improved grouping and sort-order for VPN locations.
  • New ExpressVPN logo.

2015 Sep 04
version 4.0.6

  • Fixed a problem where installation on Windows 10 failed for some users.
  • Fixed a problem where some Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 users could not browse websites when connected to the VPN.

2015 Jul 16
version 4.0.5

  • Fixed the installer so users don’t need to re-enter the activation code after re-installing.

2015 Jun 30
version 4.0.4

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.
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