It has been recommended that I learn to set firewall rules to only allow connections through airVPN. I guess I need to do this because it is not a reliable VPN otherwise. I suggest to anyone reading this, if you are serious about privacy, DO NOT use airVPN unless you know how to configure your firewall to block everything else. Seriously. Recently, in the past month, I have noticed that sometimes I am not connected to the VPN even when airVPN says that I am connected. As an example, I may connect to the Netherlands, I open my browser and Google shows that I am in the Netherlands. But later on when I go to google to do a search, I am no longer in the Netherlands. when I check the icon in the system tray it says that it is connected. This is completely bogus. And this has happened several times. And I can't help but wonder how many times has this happened and I didn't even notice it? Also, a few times I noticed that it disconnects altogether for no apparant reason. And sometimes it disconnects and reconnects on it's own. I see the little notification pop up saying that airVPN is now connected. But it was already connected prior to this. Now here's the thing. And I have complained about this before. When airVPN disconnects, it just lets your bare connection right on through. So it can disconnect and reconnect again and you may never even know it. So why is that? When I used Xerobank and my connection was interupted, the icon turned yellow and all of my internet was blocked, period. It never reconnected. In fact, you had to manually tell it to disconnect and then wait for it, and then reconnect again. Otherwise you did not have internet service at all. Same with Cryptohippie. Out of curiosity, I decided to do an experiment with Riseup VPN. I connected and then turned off my internet for a couple of seconds. The icon turned yellow. I turned my wireless card back on. And guess what? No internet connection whatsoever. I waited and tried again just to make sure. And sure enough, I had to manually disconnect Riseup and then reconnect t have internet again. I haven't tried this with Autistici yet, but I will. The reason that I switched to airVPN was becuase I didn't want to pay for a full year of Cryptohippie right now. I am in a situation financially and I need to pull back, for now anyway. Plus, I like the idea of having different exit nodes to choose from. airVPN is fast, inexpensive, and has a lot of exit nodes. But if it disconnects and allows your true IP to go through, then that's just completely unacceptable. So anyway, Xerobank blocked internet connections when the VPN was interrupted, Cryptohippie blocks all internet when the VPN is interrupted, and Riseup does the same. So why doesn't airVPN do this? Does it take some knd of special knowledge that they don't have? Is it really that difficult to do? I'm going to try it with Autistici too just to see, but I bet their VPN blocks all connections too when it's interrupted . I will post my results. I am wondering too, does Boleh block all connections when they are interrupted, like Crypthippie and Riseup? How about Mullvad? Does anyone know? I guess I need to look for another VPN. I'm really upset about this. Upset, disappointed, and to tell you the truth, a little shocked! Edit: I can't use Riseup in the same way that I use an ordinary VPN because I will use up too much bandwidth.