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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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