Bitdefender Firewall is Blocking Windows VPN connection

Ever since I installed Bitdefender on my machine, my VPN connection (created in Windows, not a 3rd Party VPN application) has not been allowed to connect. I can't figure out how to whitelist it in the firewall. I have searched the internet and it always says to AddRule>Browse and then choose the "VPN application" executable file. But this VPN connection is not through an application. This is my wife's work VPN that she wants to connect to and there is no client installed. It is a VPN connection set up inside of Windows, so I don't know which file to choose when I get to the Browse portion of the AddRule.


  • I had this issue and found that the firewall -> settings -> adaptor settings were setting wireless networks to "Public". Switched to Home/Office and it started working.

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