I use Private Internet Access and recently switched from using the OpenVPN connection protocol to WireGuard, because my connection speed increased from ~36 Mbps to over 100. However, every time I connect to the VPN, Kaspersky Security Cloud gives me an alert that a new ethernet connection is detected. It prompts me to choose the level of network activity I want to allow and I have to type in my password every time.
I have tried adding an exception to the WireGuard network adapter (Settings→Additional→Network→Encrypted Connection Scanning→Manage Exclusions). This doesn’t work because every time I connect to the VPN, a new IPv4 address is assigned to the adapter (seen under Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections Status→Details), rendering the previous exclusion useless.
Is there a way to exclude the WireGuard network adapter from this alert or disable this notification feature entirely?
Best answer by Schulte
Go to 'Settings->Protection->Firewall'.
Scroll down and click 'Available Networks'.
Double click your VPN (in my case Kapersky's VPN).
In the next window select 'Automatically move new networks to the group: [whatever you think is appropriate]'.
I prefer 'Public network for standard VPN connections.