If you’re new to VPNs, or just need a refresher on how they work, check out our introductory article What is a VPN? How does it work? For this walkthrough, we’ll be using FydeOS’ built-in OpenVPN client. However, the same instructions should apply regardless of which client you use.
First off, you’ll need to make sure that you have a VPN account. We recommend that you use a reputable provider like ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Once you’ve signed up for an account and downloaded their app, open it up and sign in with your credentials.
Now that you’re signed in with your VPN provider, it’s time to connect to a server. With ExpressVPN, simply select a location from the list of servers and tap “Connect.” With NordVPN, select a country from the map interface and then choose a specific server within that country. Once you’ve chosen a server, tap “Connect” and wait for the process to complete.
You should now be connected to your chosen server! To test this out, try loading up any website in your browser – if everything is working correctly, you should see yourself as being located in whatever country or location that server is based in. That’s all there is to it! Now all of your internet traffic will be routed through the secure VPN tunnel – happy browsing!
First, delete the VPN app from your phone, tablet, computer, or router. This should be all that’s needed to remove most types of VPNs. If you were using a service like TunnelBear, for example, simply uninstalling the app would take care of everything.
In other cases, however, you may need to take additional steps. For instance, if you were using a custom OpenVPN server set up on your own computer, you’ll need to delete the configuration files associated with it. These will typically be stored in the C:Program FilesOpenVPNconfig folder (or wherever else you installed OpenVPN). Just delete the files with names that correspond to the servers you were using – e.g., “us-west-1.ovpn” for a server in California – and that should take care of things.
Finally, if your goal is simply to stop using VPN entirely and don’t plan on ever connecting to another server again, then it might make sense to just disable IP forwarding on your system entirely. This will prevent any traffic from being routed through the VPN connection – meaning that even if someone tries to connect to one of your previously configured servers they won’t be ableto succeed. To do this on Windows 10:
Open File Explorer and navigate to Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections Right-click on the adapter corresponding to your active VPN connection and select Properties Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list Click Properties again Under General uncheck “Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” Click OK twice Disable IP Forwarding
If that doesn’t work, or if you’re still seeing the Hola extension in your list of extensions, try restarting your browser. That should do the trick!
Thank your for reading!