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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 1:07 pm

hi there

I am running win 10 pro and latest version of FF

I foolishly installed Proton VPN free version, and am now experiencing problems.
I have tried using Revo Uninstaller and Control Panel Programs & Features to try and uninstall it, but it does not appear anywhere.

May I kindly ask how do I uninstall this pesky freeware from FF?

kindest thanks
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peter

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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 1:19 pm

#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 1:27 pm

thanks mightygglydd

Sadly the program or app does not appear in either Programs & Features nor Revo Uninstaller program.

May i kindly ask if there is another way to uninstall it

thanks
cheers

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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 4:01 pm

to everyone who may ever have this problem....

There are many solutions out in google search land, and none of them work simply because Proton VPN does not appear in uninstaller programs such as Revo or Programs and features.

I resolved the problem by doing a system restore.

As a habit I create a restore point every Saturday morning.

The restore took about 30 minutes, but the protonVPN is gone

good luck everyone

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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 4:05 pm

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this is not a Firefox Support issue.

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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 5:13 am

Sounds to me like your issue was most likely a Windows 10 issue. I have ProtonVPN installed on my Windows 7 system and its two installable components "ProtonVPN" and "ProtonVPNTap" both appear in "Programs and Features". I know from past experience that they can be uninstalled quite readily from Programs and Features.

Should say that I still use ProtonVPN, it's pretty good for a freebie. I don't understand why you don't like and regard it as "pesky".
OS: Windows 7 Pro. SP1 x64

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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 5:16 am

g'day Scotty <smiles>

My reason to dislike it was that it slowed my internet speed down 90% from 150Mb down to around 8Mb

Congrats it works great for you, and I believe millions of others

c'est la vie
best wishes
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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 10:37 am

So, you believe an internet service such as VPN or anonymizer that sends your traffic all over the internet to accomplish its function should perform as quickly as a direct path.

If you had bothered to to do a little research you would find that your results were exactly as expected.
A proud user of Mozilla Python's Flying Circus software!

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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 10:46 am

thank you dot guy

I did in fact learn about VPN;s and have been using one. I thought I would try Proton out.
I understood it would be slower, but not from 150Mb down to less than 10Mb.
My exisitng VPN does not have that drastic effect

Thank you for your time to respond
Have a good one m8
cheers

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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I don't know, sorry

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Post Posted July 20th, 2020, 5:34 pm

petergo wrote:My exisitng VPN does not have that drastic effect

What's your "existing VPN", was it installed when you tried Proton?
#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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