Reenabling Opera VPN

  • Hello,

    Opera VPN has stopped working in my browser about a week ago. I have reinstalled the browser but the service still does not work. I would like to know how to make the service work again.

  • Explain what do you mean:

    • Connection - Disable the Antivirus - create a rule.
    • Speed - Opera has made changes on its VPN service.

    At the other hand,
    Look at How to report problems in Opera steps.

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    • Opera Help > Find solutions.
      | - And rename the profile folder -.

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  • The antivirus program which I am using does not block VPN connections. Opera VPN worked on my browser very recently. Do you know what the reasons many be why the VPN service has stopped working in my browser?

  • I even don't know what do you mean with "The VPN stopped working".

    Orange Icon?
    Speed?
    Connection interruptions?

  • For me there is nothing to select in 'Select a virtual location' so I can't connect to VPN.

  • @boritua said in Reenabling Opera VPN:

    For me there is nothing to select in 'Select a virtual location' so I can't connect to VPN.

    Connection - Disable the Antivirus - create a rule.

  • Well, for many European countries the VPN of Opera will work slowly, but it works, but in some others as it is my case does not open and is already doing a few dias, happy those who are asking for higher speeds ...

  • @zalex108 said in Reenabling Opera VPN:

    I even don't know what do you mean with "The VPN stopped working".

    Orange Icon?
    Speed?
    Connection interruptions?

    When I click on the icon and select "On," the icon turns orange and continues in this state without any changes. (It should turn orange and then blue, which means that a connection has been established.) The Internet does not work for me while the icon is orange, so that I have to turn off the VPN.

  • @berndstrauss

    If you didn't tested disabling the AV try it.

    Despite has worked before - as you said -, Opera made some VPN changes, maybe could be related.

    And/or,
    any recent DNS changes?

  • @zalex108 Yes , you can choose the country server for the VPN.
    Now I can see only 3 options ...Americas, Asia and........
    Can you said me something about this changues .
    I want to choose specific location for trademark software services .

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  • Read the Blog post about: Renewed VPN.

    Despite that, since the beginning of the change, the speed is not enough for some scenarios and the location it's shown usually as Norway despite the VPN Server.

    I recommend to try Free VPN extensions from Opera or Chrome Store, at least until they fix or disable the service.

  • I have disabled the antivirus program, and the browser was again able to use the VPN. Do you know where I can learn what needs to be changed in the settings of Kaspersky Internet Security? Will the antivirus still be able to scan the connection? (It often blocks malicious links which I accidentally visit. I need the antivirus to continue protecting the system on the Internet.)

  • @berndstrauss

    Don't know where to look inside the AV, maybe exceptions, connections...
    Look for "add an exception in Kaspersky" on Google to know how to do it.

    If worked before - same AV -, try contacting with Kasperspy and explain them about since the Opera VPN changes, Kaspersky blocks the connection.

    In my case, I use uBlock with some lists and a hosts file - StevenBlackHostsFile -, it blocks adds and those links to be loaded - mostly, at least in my case, no problems -.

  • Thank you for the information. The same antivirus program did not block the VPN some time ago. I can see that the VPN starts working when I select “Do not scan encrypted connections” in the Settings. However, this may undermine security, since the antivirus program often blocks malicious links which I visit accidentally. Perhaps I will have to install a newer version to see whether it works better with the VPN.

  • @berndstrauss said in Reenabling Opera VPN:

    The same antivirus program did not block the VPN some time ago

    Then, ask to them.
    With the uBlock option you will be safe too.

    Apart of that, try a VPN extension and check if Kaspersly blocks the connection also, if works, you will be able to use a VPN, at least until the Opera VPN will be usable again

  • There is a bug in the Kaspersky Anti-virus
    “Opera VPN does not work with enabled encrypted connections scan”

    Temporary solution: https://freesafety.info/kaspersky-does-not-work-with-opera-vpn/

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