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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2022, 05:50:26 PM »
Sorry my mistake it should have been Yes it should, as effectively it is just an executable file. 

The emphasis is on running the executable from windows normal mode.
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2022, 06:25:26 PM »
Thanks David. Hopefully this will help with the nordvpn connection issue.
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2022, 09:23:45 PM »
You're welcome.

I recall some other mentions about nordvpn recently, but for the life of me I can't remember or find it.

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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2022, 10:51:30 PM »
You're welcome.

I recall some other mentions about nordvpn recently, but for the life of me I can't remember or find it.
might have been my post a few months back.
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2022, 11:47:44 PM »
Unfortunately I don't run any VPN, so I can't speak from personal experience.

Really testing my memory here, but I seem to recall it being to do with the Avast Firewall (even in Avast Free, which I also don't use) not being set to Private and Trusted network, etc.  Which may get in the way of letting a VPN through the firewall.

Given that this is still troubling you, I would suggest setting aside some time to report the issue, or accepting this would continue to trouble you.  Its a bit of which is the lessor of two evils :)
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2022, 02:29:06 PM »
Unfortunately I don't run any VPN, so I can't speak from personal experience.

Really testing my memory here, but I seem to recall it being to do with the Avast Firewall (even in Avast Free, which I also don't use) not being set to Private and Trusted network, etc.  Which may get in the way of letting a VPN through the firewall.

Given that this is still troubling you, I would suggest setting aside some time to report the issue, or accepting this would continue to trouble you.  Its a bit of which is the lessor of two evils :)
Thanks David. you are correct of course and will try and report it tomorrow when i know ill have a couple of hours free.
Not the firewall as auto sets to private but thanks for your reply.

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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2022, 04:05:23 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2022, 08:03:27 PM »
Due to illness I haven't tried any of those kind fixes that you all have helped me with, but I'll report back as to what the results are once I have.

The laptop is very slow unfortunately, I really do need to purchase a new one.

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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2022, 11:11:26 PM »
Really testing my memory here, but I seem to recall it being to do with the Avast Firewall (even in Avast Free, which I also don't use) not being set to Private and Trusted network, etc.  Which may get in the way of letting a VPN through the firewall.


I'll take a look at that, thanks DavidR
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2022, 08:58:35 AM »
I already have avast clear on the laptop, is it recommended that I download a fresh copy?
Yes.
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2022, 09:12:57 AM »
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2022, 08:54:54 PM »
Unfortunately I don't run any VPN, so I can't speak from personal experience.

Really testing my memory here, but I seem to recall it being to do with the Avast Firewall (even in Avast Free, which I also don't use) not being set to Private and Trusted network, etc.  Which may get in the way of letting a VPN through the firewall

Is there a setting I should change on the windows firewall do you think?
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2022, 09:14:39 PM »
I think it may be a setting on the Avast free program.

I don't have the Avast Firewall enabled only the windows firewall.
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2022, 09:26:07 PM »
Okay, so after some tests I've found that NordVPN connects only if I disable Avasts Web Shield.

Is there anyway round this?
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Re: Connection issue with nordvpn using latest free avast.
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2022, 10:01:46 PM »
Fixed it by adding the following to the Avast exception list.

https://api.nordvpn.com/
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