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Kudos0

WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

I'm in US / Connecticut and my Windows 10 laptop boots up and WiFi Privacy Manager automatically establishes a vpn tunnel to a Norton site in the US … well, that's what the picture shows in WiFi Privacy Manager indicates. This morning it showed a vpn tunnel to Florida. OK, fine, so I start using my laptop …. but, pages loading real slow and I notice they are all UK sites. Google News is all UK news. Amazon and GreatBigCanvas.com have all the prices in British pounds. I drop the vpn tunnel and then I'm back to running fast and on US sites in dollars. This happens intermittently, weird and frustrating. Is WiFi Privacy Manager actually establishing a tunnel to the UK sometimes ?  Joe in CT.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

You can go into NWP and have it only use US virtual locations.  Click on the Virtual Location tab, then choose United States as your virtual location. Restart your computer and test the working of the VPN again.

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

Ah … ya mine appeared to be set for "auto" … it should be now nailed up for US … thanks

Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

Please keep an eye on things for a couple of days and let us know if you are no longer getting redirected to the wrong country web page versions.

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

I have followed instructions as above but still receive sites either in uk or canada.  I have tried to hard code to US but still foreign results.  I also get errors of unusual activity from google search and need to pass a test to move forward.

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

Highmpgscoot

For your getting UK and Canada sites, in what country are you actually located? Maybe try uninstalling NWP, restart your computer and reinstall and test.

For the Google search issue. Are you logged into a Google Account when you are doing your searches? I see a similar issue when accessing my Gmail using Thunderbird with NWP enabled. Especially when NWP is using another country from my home country. Google thinks that someone has gotten my password and they block access until I verify it was me logging in. I have found no settings in my Google Account that will stop this happening. I have just gotten used to not using NWP when accessing my email.

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

I am located in the US.  Have set NWP to use US as the default.  Logged into Google and have set location as the US as well.

Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

 Logged into Google and have set location as the US as well.

Are you always logged into Google when you are using your computer?

Have you tried reinstalling NWP?

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

yes, it's been working good now locked on US … I have another problem that I haven't had time to attack yet … intermittently the NWP client doesn't connect, usually for a whole day, just says "connecting" in blue and stays that way no matter how many times I relaunch relogin reboot … been busy with work, a battle for another day. thanks

Kudos0

Re: WiFi Privacy Manager - getting UK sites

How are you relaunching your NWP? Are you clicking on the Settings icon in the NWP window and click on Quit Norton Wifi Privacy? I just had a no connection indication after waking my laptop from sleep. I used that process to shut down NWP, then just restarted it from my desktop icon. No system restart required, and NWP was again connected.

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