Opera VPN Not Working: What Do You Do?
You might have tried different VPNs and decided to use that one provided within the Opera browser; however, for some reason, it just does not work well. It is possible to find some other VPN to install on your device, but if you are just not ready to say to your Opera VPN “bye, bye!” you should find out how this problem can be fixed. Just keep reading this article to get an idea of what can be done to make Opera VPN work properly.
What Is Opera VPN?
So far, it is the only browser that comes with a VPN. This means that users of Opera do not have to install a separate VPN application to enjoy privacy and security when surfing the Internet. If compared to many other VPNs that you can use for free, the quality of Opera is pretty good. Currently, this VPN is run by the SurfEasy. However, on different forums, you can find lots of complaints regarding problems with the browser. So, what is a problem and how can it be managed?
How to Fix Your Opera VPN?
The following are a few recommendations that you should use if you have problems with the Opera VPN.
Switching On and Off
If there is something wrong with your Opera VPN, you need to switch it off and then turn it on again. You can find the required button through the VPN option located at the top of the browser.
Switching off Extensions
There may be an extension that comes with specific issues, which may affect the work of your VPN. Therefore, you need to turn off the extensions in your browser, which can be done in the following way:
- Go to the menu;
- Click on Extensions > Enabled (you will find it among the options);
- Now press the Disabled button.
Deleting the Browser Cache
Another thing that you can do is deleting cache in your browser. Not only may it fix the problem with your VPN, but also increase the speed of your browser. To do this, you need to go to Settings > Privacy&Security > Clear browsing data, where you need to select certain boxes, such as cookies, cached images/files. Once you have chosen everything you need, click on the “Clear Browsing Data” button. Your browser will restart.
Turning Off Your Antivirus Software
If you have antivirus installed on your device, this may be a problem for your VPN. This does not mean that you should uninstall your antivirus, but you can turn it temporary off when you need to use your VPN connection. You can do it by right-clicking the system tray icon and then the turn off option.
Checking for Updates
When something goes wrong, you should check updates that you might need to install. To test the latest updates, you need to do the following actions:
- Go to the menu;
- Click on “About Opera” and you will find the update window;
- Your browser will start checking for updates and will download updates that are currently available;
- Click on the “Relaunch Now” button.