The Right Way To Switch Between Different VPN Services

Since there are lots of VPN services that are available globally today, some people are constantly switching from one service to the next just to find out which one is best. This is a good thing to do, since it is better for you to experience each service yourself, so that you can make a decision about which service to use for long-term. However, many people don’t do it in the right way. For instance, they just use one service for a few hours, without analyzing whether it is good or not, and then switch to another service out of curiosity. This can create several problems for your device, especially if you need to install a software for each VPN service that you try.

One of the problems is that you might change the internet settings of your device, making the internet connection not working at all. In other words, if you switch between different VPN services carelessly, you might experience problems such as inability to connect to the internet, software clutters, modified proxy configuration, and so on. In the end, it would be quite troublesome for you to restore your device to its former settings. Many people will even re-install the entire OS just to make their device work normally again. That’s why it is important to do it the right way. Here are some tips to switch between different services in the right way:

1. Don’t Install More Than One Software In Your Device

This is very important because different VPN software will usually create conflicts with each other. That’s why it is not recommended for you to install two or more VPN software on the same device. You might think that you can switch between each of them easily by installing two of them at the same time. However, if they have different configurations, it will usually cause conflicts in the way your device connects to the internet. So, always test your VPN service one at a time to avoid any conflict in your operating system.

2. Uninstall The Previous VPN Software With Its Configuration

It is recommended for you to uninstall completely the previous software that you have before you install a new VPN software on your device. Again, to minimize or reduce the occurrence of conflicts in your operating system, you have to be able to uninstall any trace of your previous VPN software by removing its configuration settings as well. It is better to keep your operating system stable and clean, so that it can install the new VPN software properly. If possible, don’t use the regular uninstaller software on your operating system, but instead use a dedicated uninstaller software that will uninstall your VPN software deep on the registry level.

3. Restart Your Device Before Using The New Software

Do not switch between different services before you restart your device after the uninstallation of the previous VPN software. Also, make sure to restart your router or WiFi network as well to ensure a clean connection later. Without restarting your device and router, you will likely have a problem using the new VPN software, such as the software not performing well, inability to apply the new proxy configuration, and so on. By restarting your device and router, you can start the VPN software in a fresh state, allowing you to use it in the best possible performance.

4. Use A System Cleaner Tool To Eliminate The Software Clutter

Using different VPN software and switching between them too often will end up cluttering your device on the registry level, meaning that your device will become slower from time to time. It can also affect your overall device performance, due to the clutters that are left by the uninstalled VPN software that you have used previously. To keep your device in top performance, it is good to use a system cleaner tool to remove any clutters that are left by the previous VPN software.

5. Allow At Least Several Days To Test Each Service

If you are switching between different services because you want to know which private connection gives you the best performance, make sure to test each VPN software for several days at least. This will allow you to see the up and down of the service, and determine whether it is good for you or not. If you only test it for a few hours, you will not be able to see the overall performance of the software over a period of time. Since you want to find the best one for your long-term use, it is wise to give each VPN service a time to show its true performance.

Those are some tips to switch between different VPN services in the right way. If you want to make sure that you are testing each VPN software properly, it is better for you to follow these tips, since it can help you switch between different services smoothly, as well as reduce the occurrence of any potential problems.

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  1. Jay,
    I like your suggestions but it is impractical for me to have only one VPN on my system.
    I work have equipment at thousands of different companies with each company having multiple locations. I need to service the customers and this requires connecting to a location via a VPN.
    Most of the equipment typically has a ethernet port but not a typical operating system and requires a direct network connection to communicate via proprietary licensed software. My system can take weeks to setup installing one VPN just right so it will work and not disable the 10 VPN vendors configurations. I and trying to create multiple virtual machines to run one VPN and I am trying to figure out how to send the communication to the virtual machine VPN.
    Do you have any suggestions?

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