Two wrapper scripts, addtap. I tried everything I could find — rebooting, running as admin, uninstalling other VPNs, disabling firewalls, disabling virus scanners, etc. Look at this page for a script that can be used to rename TAP-drivers. Now I’ve run addtap. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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My only malware protection was Windows Defender. Thank you pjoe, that solved the issue for me. Now I got a v9 TAP driver in Device Manager, but it still doesn’t work and shows virtuak in device manager with an exclamation mark, and not at all in my network devices.

Are you using Kaspersky Total Security by any chance? Two wrapper scripts, addtap. For details, look at these forum postings:. This will ensure the files are not blocked from installing by your security software, and the file exclusions can work properly. Virtuxl occasionally report tap-windows installation issues, assuming they are all caused by a single bug, because devcon.

There are a few other things might be worth trying. Install is complete when drivers networm updated Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


Could you please post a screenshot of the Control Panel with this? Now I’ve run addtap.

I didn’t think anything of it until a couple rap later, the exact same steps fixed the TAP driver problem on my other system, too. TAP drivers are used for TAP devices to work and they are designed with low-level kernel support for Ethernet tunneling.

Right click and rename this to something shorter and without embedded spaces such as “my-tap”. Some users have had success with Kaspersky by reverting back to the version. I’ve figured this out too!! The elevated system changes involved in running a Virrtual requires full admin privileges to run properly.

In this case you can use devcon. By installing multiple times, you will create additional TAP-Windows adapter instances, which can be used for multiple concurrent VPN tunnels.

Security software can still block passively win46 disabled.

What are TAP-Windows adapters? Where do I download this Driver?

Basically what happens when you install the TAP-Windows driver is that you get a new network adapter that shows up in your network control panel. New driver is v. All TAP-Win32 adapters on this system are currently in use.


The output of addtap. Sometimes tap-windows install failures are related to registry corruption. Right-click on it and select Disable. PIA opened and operating as should. The presentation linked to above also shows common debugging steps that should prove tal. If you’re still having issues installing the tap-windows driver, you should try installing it on another computer.


When you install our client, you must do so on a Windows admin user account, and launch the client by right clicking it and choosing “Run as administrator”. Sign up using Email and Password. Below are some common commands you can run from an administrator Powershell or cmd.

You will then have to download its setup and install the driver. Scott Presnell 5. I managed to get it working before your answer by installing an older version, but I forgot to check back on the question.