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Colin RobertsColin Roberts 

AVG VPN

Hello my friends once again!

Can you assist me please?
Whenever I log on my pc my AVG VPN is already on making it very slow to get online.

I dont have it set to "Automatically start on log on", and I would like it to not start on auto..can anyone tell me what to do please?
Thanks very much

Colin
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Rakshith RajkumarRakshith Rajkumar (AVG)
Hi Colin, 

We understand your concern.
The slowness with internet speed with VPN turned on is an expected behavior.
This is because VPN encrypts traffic and data before sending it to a server.
Depending on the distance and capacity of the server, this process may cause a slightly slower, but safer, internet connection.
You can change the location in AVG Secure VPN and check whether you could see a change in internet speed.

And to turn off the 'Auto Connection':

Open AVG Secure VPN and go to ☰ Menu ▸ Settings.
Select the Network Security tab in the left panel, then tick the box next to Automatically when connected to the Internet.

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Trevor SetfordTrevor Setford
Hello Colin , My Name Is Trevor Setford , Have You Gone Into Start Up Apps On Your Pc Aswell As The App Its self To Turn "Off" Start Up Apps ? START MENU Then Settings , Then Apps !      Don't Forget To Turn Off  "Auto-start " On The App Its Self From The Desktop Aswell . Hope This Helps You .
Rakshith RajkumarRakshith Rajkumar (AVG)
Hi Colin, 

We understand your concern.
The slowness with internet speed with VPN turned on is an expected behavior.
This is because VPN encrypts traffic and data before sending it to a server.
Depending on the distance and capacity of the server, this process may cause a slightly slower, but safer, internet connection.
You can change the location in AVG Secure VPN and check whether you could see a change in internet speed.

And to turn off the 'Auto Connection':

Open AVG Secure VPN and go to ☰ Menu ▸ Settings.
Select the Network Security tab in the left panel, then tick the box next to Automatically when connected to the Internet.
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Colin RobertsColin Roberts
Thanks Trevor...but I dont see AVG VPN in apps ?? and I open the auto start on the VPN page and it wont turn off??
Colin RobertsColin Roberts
To Rakshith    I open the AVG VPN page but the on/off auto switch wont let me switch off "auto start". just 
Colin RobertsColin Roberts
To Rakshith and Trevor
Chaps, im sorted out now thanks to you both...... I wasnt gollowing Rakshiths steps properly....and I realised and solved the problem. Thanks to you both for your kindness..Im quite old and have mental health issues so things can be hard for me to understand.... so thanks to you both for your help and care about me.

Colin
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