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    First post WIN 10 VPN


    Retired IT Professional.
    Current need for information on VPN removal.
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, which VPN have you been using?
    Did you install a program, or a browser addon, or is it provided with a security program?

    Or is it built in to your browser? E.g. Opera has one included.

    Or did you set the details for a proxy here?
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    A starting point would help. Thanks.
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    Win 10


    I used Surfshark but it was not what I expected so I ended the contract using supplier removal tool. I then started to get IP address errors infrequently but enough for me to think not as before. Looked in registry and found many keys seemingly created by VPN. I am reluctant to simply remove them. It is better now over time but I think I would be happier with a clean registry install, which only happens with a win10 reinstall ?

    Many thanks
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  4. Posts : 11,177
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #4

    Hi there

    @Davespain

    I'm surprised that a Paid for VPN doesn't have clean removal when you no longer wish to subscribe to its services. However as you've retired you might want a whole lot of different things on your computer - so why not go with a fresh install of Windows - especially now that 20H1 is about to be released into the wider community. If you have licenses for things like any version of Office they should re-install easily enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #5

    As stated, Press the Windows key+R . In the Run box type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter. In Internet Properties, go to the Connections tab. If there is a VPN setting, highlight it and press the Remove button, press Apply. Press the LAN Settings button. Make sure all boxes are Unchecked. Press Ok twice
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    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #6

    FYI: How to reinstall the Surfshark application on Windows? – Surfshark Customer Support

    EDIT: There are three components to uninstall.



    Suggest: Reinstall Surfshark then use a third party uninstaller to remove the three components and scan for leftovers.

    Geek Uninstaller - the best FREE uninstaller

    HiBit Uninstaller
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  7. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    A good approach to completely removing a program is to routinely use a program such as Revo Uninstaller or Geek Uninstaller (free/paid)

    Reinstall the program, then use one of those, and choose to uninstall the VPN program using Revo or Geek.

    The standard uninstaller runs, then the Uninstaller prog runs a further scan for leftovers which you can review and delete.
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