Stop VPN from reinstalling?
I have BitDefender installed on a MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I'm pretty sure BitDefender didn't have a VPN when I first started using it. I have another VPN that I use, which I've subscribed to for several years and am happy with. I've never used the BitDefender VPN, and don't want it on my Macs using up disk space and resources. The BitDefender VPN starts up every time I start my Macs, even though I have "Run at Startup" turned off. I've uninstalled it from both Macs several times now with the BitDefender uninstaller. BitDefender automatically reinstalls the VPN within a day or so every time I uninstall it. It does this without asking, and with no indication that it's reinstalling it. It just shows back up. I've looked through the BitDefender settings, and don't see any setting I could change that would stop the VPN from being automatically reinstalled.
This is completely obnoxious and uncalled for. I'm about ready to completely uninstall all of BitDefender and switch to another product because of this - even though I have a lot of time left on my license. Is there any way to stop this ridiculous behavior?? I Googled and found others having this same issue, but none seem to have found a solution. One person said they had contacted support about this, and support said it was a known issue they were looking into - but that was last year! Ugh.