I am using Opera web browser and it has built in VPN. When AVG is active the VPN will not connect. I tried to add an exception "C:\Program Files\Opera\*" but it has no effect. using the most recent version of AVG and I don't see an option to disable firewall. Any way stop this conflict?
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Are you using the AVG 2017 version? If it is the 2017 version, you do have option to disable Firewall as it was in 2016 but the settings and way are different. Please open the AVG Free Antivirus interface, at the top click on "Menu" click on "Settings" To the left click on components, to the right scroll down to Firewall. You can find a green cursor, please move it to the left and click on Yes to disable it.
I created an account just to answer your question. I was having the same exact problem, and I found the solution. Feel free to try it.
1. Open AVG and go to Antivirus Free. 2. Click on "Menu" then "Settings." 3. On the left, click "Components." 4. Click on "Customize" next to Online Shield. 5. On the left, click "Exceptions." 6. Add *.operavpn.com* to URLs to exclude 7. Click OK. 8. Check to see if Opera VPN is working.
Hello Opera VPN User, We regret to hear about the inconvenience caused, could you please share us a screenshot Opera VPN working process after AVG disable and enable, so that we can check and help you. Please click on the link to show how to create a screenshot : http://avgread.me/1aZxsAV Also, please tell us the version of AVG you are using in your computer. Is it a free or paid version? Thank you.
Open tool User Account control - click "Yes" Windows safe mode - click "No" (we cannot recommend use the tool in safe mode, because there is a problem with compability) Choose installed version (AVG Free, AVG Internet Security) Click "Uninstall" Click "Restart computer"
Hello Joshua, Please try the previous post steps to uninstall and reinstall AVG program. Once you uninstall it , please check the VPN connection and then reinstall the AVG product to check the status again. Please let us know if you face the same issue. Thank you.
I added the *.operavpn.com* to exclusions as suggested in Michael P's (3rd) post and it worked after I turned off AVG and turned it back on. I am copying his instructions here and adding those steps for clarity.
Thanks Michael P for the solution. I hope you don't mind me adding to it.
1. Open AVG and go to Antivirus Free. 2. Click on "Menu" then "Settings." 3. On the left, click "Components." 4. Click on "Customize" next to Online Shield. 5. On the left, click "Exceptions." 6. Add *.operavpn.com* to URLs to exclude 7. Click OK. 8. Right-click AVG icon in the system tray and toggle the switch to Off for Protection. 9. Right-click AVG icon in the system tray and toggle the switch to On for Protection. 10. Check to see if Opera VPN is working.
I'm guessing I am giving up protections for anything I browse using the Opera VPN so be aware that may be the case if you choose to use this solution. Hopefully AVG will solve this problem and make it unnecessary to make that choice to use the VPN.