VPN and SafePay issues.

I have the issue of BitDefender VPN not connecting in SafePay. I have VPN set to start with windows and it's set to connect when SafePay starts. I am using a fresh install of BitDefender for Netgear as of 1/23/2024 and it's still not connecting in SafePay. The build is 27.0.25.115. I was on version 26 when it started. The VPN version is 26.0.2.1. This happens on 2 different computers, one is Windows 10, the other is Windows 11. I have run manual updates and VPN continues to show as disconnected in SafePay.