Installing the PIA App on Linux

For Debian-based Linux (including Ubuntu), we recommend that you try running our Linux client software. To download our Linux client please use the following download link:

Once the download is completed, please use the following steps to install the application.

From the terminal in the directory you downloaded to:

1) Extract file:

tar -xzf pia-v75-installer-linux.tar.gz

2) Tell OS to proceed:

chmod +x

3) Run installer:


Once the software is successfully installed, you should see a client icon in your system tray near the clock. The icon will appear to be a small, red robot icon if disconnected. and bright green if connected.

If you would like assistance setting this up, you can contact our support team 24/7 at

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