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Using 4.8.1

Here are the settings under the Network tab: https://i.imgur.com/zEPgU1u.png

I've only been using the Google DNS servers for a few minutes as I initially thought that using OpenDNS could be the issue, but switching to Google didn't seem to resolve.

My banking websites are all blocked, when I use YouTube or Google I have to do captcha's almost every time to prove I'm a real user, Imgur is blocked, a couple days ago the Razer website wouldn't load until I turned off my VPN, etc.

I like using a VPN, but it's very frustrating to constantly have these issues.  Does anyone know if there's a way around it?

 

 

 

 

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I've also been experiencing this issue. I use the UK VPN, and over the past month or so I've noticed a significant decline. I'm getting much lower speeds than normal, much higher pings, high jitter, compared to how it normally performs (as someone that's been using TorGuard for years). But also I'm noticing an extremely high amount of blocked websites, as well as frequent captchas.

It's basically every day that I run into multiple websites blocking TorGuard, giving 403 / Forbidden / Access Denied error messages when I try to access them. I understand that it's out of TorGuard's control if a server administrator decides to blacklist a VPN IP address. But on the other hand, there's absolutely no point to paying for and using a VPN service if it's impossible to use said VPN to access online content! So it's really up to TorGuard to solve this issue, either by communicating with server administrators to unlock IP addresses, or by changing the IP addresses to unblocked ones, in order to ensure a smooth and working service for customers.

I can provide a short list of websites I encountered just today alone (7th Jan @ 11:33), that are blocked using the UK VPN with an IP address of 146.70.83.234:
https://www.amd.com
https://www.hm.com
https://who-called.co.uk
https://forum.bodybuilding.com
https://www.adobe.com
https://www.tesco.com
https://bank.tescoplc.com/contacts/general
https://www.millets.co.uk
https://www.very.co.uk
https://www.freeletics.com
https://buyee.jp
All of the above websites give a 403 / Forbidden / Access Denied error message with TorGuard, but work instantly if the VPN is disabled. I know one of the links is for a bank website and they often block VPNs, but I'm pretty sure that worked before, and none of the others are in that category.

I've also noticed a significant increase in captchas over this past month. If I attempt to use Google to perform a search query, I almost always get a captcha screen first before I can see the search results. I also get this almost always when trying to look up Amazon price comparisons on the website CamelCamelCamel.com. These captchas are the very bad ones that Google shows when it really doesn't like somebody. They make use of fuzzy and blurry images, have very slow switches between images, and frequently say the captcha was entered incorrectly even when it was definitely correct. This results in having to go through the captcha 15+ times before it finally works and lets me through.

With all of the above, using TorGuard has become an extremely frustrating and almost unusable experience over the past month, at least with the UK VPN.

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5 hours ago, CautiousHedgehog said:

I've also been experiencing this issue. I use the UK VPN, and over the past month or so I've noticed a significant decline. I'm getting much lower speeds than normal, much higher pings, high jitter, compared to how it normally performs (as someone that's been using TorGuard for years). But also I'm noticing an extremely high amount of blocked websites, as well as frequent captchas.

It's basically every day that I run into multiple websites blocking TorGuard, giving 403 / Forbidden / Access Denied error messages when I try to access them. I understand that it's out of TorGuard's control if a server administrator decides to blacklist a VPN IP address. But on the other hand, there's absolutely no point to paying for and using a VPN service if it's impossible to use said VPN to access online content! So it's really up to TorGuard to solve this issue, either by communicating with server administrators to unlock IP addresses, or by changing the IP addresses to unblocked ones, in order to ensure a smooth and working service for customers.

I can provide a short list of websites I encountered just today alone (7th Jan @ 11:33), that are blocked using the UK VPN with an IP address of 146.70.83.234:
https://www.amd.com
https://www.hm.com
https://who-called.co.uk
https://forum.bodybuilding.com
https://www.adobe.com
https://www.tesco.com
https://bank.tescoplc.com/contacts/general
https://www.millets.co.uk
https://www.very.co.uk
https://www.freeletics.com
https://buyee.jp
All of the above websites give a 403 / Forbidden / Access Denied error message with TorGuard, but work instantly if the VPN is disabled. I know one of the links is for a bank website and they often block VPNs, but I'm pretty sure that worked before, and none of the others are in that category.

I've also noticed a significant increase in captchas over this past month. If I attempt to use Google to perform a search query, I almost always get a captcha screen first before I can see the search results. I also get this almost always when trying to look up Amazon price comparisons on the website CamelCamelCamel.com. These captchas are the very bad ones that Google shows when it really doesn't like somebody. They make use of fuzzy and blurry images, have very slow switches between images, and frequently say the captcha was entered incorrectly even when it was definitely correct. This results in having to go through the captcha 15+ times before it finally works and lets me through.

With all of the above, using TorGuard has become an extremely frustrating and almost unusable experience over the past month, at least with the UK VPN.

 

Hello,

Shared IPs can get blocked on certain sites for various reasons, we do offer alternative subnets and Dedicated IPs but we are refreshing IPs and increasing our pool over the coming month and adding additional locations in the same cities.

Regards

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On 12/19/2021 at 1:28 PM, sharktopus said:

Using 4.8.1

Here are the settings under the Network tab: https://i.imgur.com/zEPgU1u.png

I've only been using the Google DNS servers for a few minutes as I initially thought that using OpenDNS could be the issue, but switching to Google didn't seem to resolve.

My banking websites are all blocked, when I use YouTube or Google I have to do captcha's almost every time to prove I'm a real user, Imgur is blocked, a couple days ago the Razer website wouldn't load until I turned off my VPN, etc.

I like using a VPN, but it's very frustrating to constantly have these issues.  Does anyone know if there's a way around it?

 

What would you like to hear ? The IP addresses the Torguard network is using are already blacklisted by the majority of banking and shopping websites all around the world. They want to avoid that scammers and others are able to use the VPN to access their services anonymously. This is understandable. Why should you use a VPN to access your banks webpage ? Is there any benefit ? Simply disable the VPN for these pages, and you're good to go. That's the fastest solution I can provide. 

 

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