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Why disconnect before shutting down? What happens if I don't?

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Hi! I have just started using Torguard VPN and proxy. While setting up the VPN, I noticed this admonition: "always disconnect before closing down the software or shutting down your computer." (Found here, under "Linux" and "Windows" tabs alike: https://torguard.net/gettingstartedvpn.php )

 

This warning seems important since it is set in bold. But it is ill-explained. Why must I disconnect from Torguard before shutting down my computer? What happens if I shut down my computer without disconnecting from Torguard? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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Hello SpectrumDT, welcome to the forums.

 

There is nothing to worry about. I am not exactly sure why it says that, doesn't make much sense to me. At some point there may have been issues with shutting down your computer while openvpn had connections open, causing a shutdown delay, or not shutdown at all until you were fully disconnected from the VPN.

 

If you wish to clarify with staff, you can open a ticket here: https://torguard.net/submitticket.php- they are quick.

All right. Thanks for the reply! :)

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All right. Thanks for the reply! :)

 

Hi there, - this does need to be updated, this is no longer an issue with the TG Client , the TG Client will now recover your original DNS state.

 

This message was in place before we had the DNS options enabled, the problem as that if a user shuts down without first disconnecting then our internal local DNS would be left on there system interface - this would then prevent them from resolving anything until they connected to the VPN again.

 

Again this is now fixed in newer versions and shutting down without disconnecting shouldn't be a problem.

 

Regards

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