How to install VPN Unlimited Application
on Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
This guide contains detailed steps that will help you to get started with the VPN Unlimited application, and easily manage it.
1. Installation of the application
To download the application, please go to the following page and select Standalone Version.
Save the file to your computer, and launch the downloaded installer.
If User Account Control is enabled on your OS, you may receive the following alert:
To follow the installation process, please click Yes.
Select the path to install the program, or leave the default path and click Next.
Choose a folder name in the Start menu, where shortcuts of the program will be created, or leave the default name and click Next.
If you want to create a shortcut to launch the program from the Desktop, please leave the checkbox ticked.
In the next window, click Install to start the installation.
The copy process of the application files will start.
If the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package, required to run the program, is not installed, the installer will offer to setup this package. To follow the process, please accept the license agreement and click Install.
After the installation process is completed, click Close.
The next step is to install TAP Adapter. To do so, please select the checkbox labeled Always trust software from ”OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.” and click Install.
Click Finish after successful installation.
In case you leave the checkbox ticked, VPN Unlimited will launch automatically after you click Finish.
The installer will create a shortcut in the Start menu for launching the program: Start -> All Programs -> VPN Unlimited -> VPN Unlimited
For a quick launch of the program, right-click on the VPN Unlimited shortcut and choose Pin to Start.
After that, the VPN Unlimited shortcut will appear on the main screen in the Start menu.
If at the start of the application, Windows Firewall or any other Firewall, installed in the system, requests permission for the openvpn.exe and vpn-unlimited.exe files to access the network, allow the access.
If you accidentally denied access for these files, please open Windows Firewall by going to Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Firewall. Choose Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
Find VPNUnlimited in the list, click the Change settings button, and set both checkboxes for VPN Unlimited and OpenVPN. Then click OK.
2. Removal of the VPN Unlimited application
To remove the application, please go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features. Select VPN Unlimited and click Uninstall.
3. Update to the latest version of the application
The program checks for updates automatically every time when starting. However, you can check for a new version manually: right-click on the VPN Unlimited icon in the system tray, and select Check for Update.