It is quite common for users to get confused by the plethora of virtual private network (VPN) applications available for download on their smartphones and tablets. To help users get the most out of their VPN apps, we have compiled a short guide on how to turn off VPN on Microsoft Windows 10.
Turn Off VPN on Windows 10
To get started, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Open “Control Panel.”
To open the “Control Panel,” simply click the “Windows Key” on your keyboard and then click the “Control Panel” icon that appears in the search results.
Alternatively, you can click the “Start” button on your taskbar, then click the “Control Panel” icon that appears in the search results.
Step 2: Select “Network & Internet.”
On the left side of the “Network & Internet” control panel, you will see a list of network connections. Double-click the network connection labeled “Microsoft Virtual Private Network (VPN)” to bring up the connection’s properties page.
This page contains all the connection’s settings that you can change. To prevent your VPN connection from always connecting when you log on, you should uncheck the box next to “Connect automatically”.
To disconnect, simply click the connection and then click the “Disconnect” button on the VPN connection’s properties page.
If you followed these steps, your Windows 10 computer should be set up to never connect to the Microsoft VPN network.
VPNs can be useful for keeping your personal data secure when browsing the web or performing other online transactions. They can also be used for circumventing geographical restrictions that your ISP might otherwise place on you.
If you are worried about keeping your personal data secure online or if you frequently encounter online restrictions, it might be a good idea to invest in a VPN.