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I've just reinstalled Malwarebytes and it is again blocking numerous IPs that my VPN uses to route traffic. It did this at first on my previous install before stopping, but I had to reinstall it after installing a new version of Bitdefender. As my VPN will ping these IPs even when not in use, the pop ups are extremely annoying! 

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7 minutes ago, RachelCM said:

As my VPN will ping these IPs even when not in use, the pop ups are extremely annoying! 

This is normal for PIA. If you wish to continue using it you can add PIA to play mode.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038518074-Hide-Malwarebytes-notifications-using-Play-Mode-

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18 minutes ago, Porthos said:

This is normal for PIA. If you wish to continue using it you can add PIA to play mode.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038518074-Hide-Malwarebytes-notifications-using-Play-Mode-

I was looking at that, would not adding the PIA service executable to my allowed list for connecting to the internet not be the better way to address this? I have just done just that and since doing so I have not had a pop up? Fingers crossed it stays that way ;-) 

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4 minutes ago, RachelCM said:

would not adding the PIA service executable to my allowed list for connecting to the internet not be the better way to address this?

If you do that, you allow complete unprotected access to the web when using PIA. Play mode just hides the blocks while PIA is being used and keeps protections on.

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5 minutes ago, Porthos said:

If you do that, you allow complete unprotected access to the web when using PIA. Play mode just hides the blocks while PIA is being used and keeps protections on.

so will adding the PIA service app to Play Mode stop it popping up even when the app in inactive in the system tray? I will change it to play mode and stay protected. Thanks for your advice :) 

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