If you are using a VPN to securely download files, whether it be for anomynous reasons or anything else, if the VPN connection gets dropped, your PC may revert to an unsecured connection to continue the operation.

VPNetMon is an application that montors your VPN connection and if it drops, the application can be configured to close certain apps.

So if you are using a BitTorrent client and using an anonymous VPN connection to download content this will make you feel much more secure indeed.

You can get it at http://vpnetmon.webs.com/

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3 thought on “VPNetMon – close programs when VPN drops”
  1. Sorry, confused here! If you setup a home VPN by yourself, doesnt that defeat the purpose of hiding your IP? When you connect to one of these VPN providers your traffic simply appears as coming from wherever they are located instead of your home. If you made a home VPN your traffic would still look like its coming from your home.

    1. This is an old article, but it had nothing to do with creating a vpn, only connecting to a vpn.

      The tool in question monitored your vpn connection. And if it dropped out, the tool could “kill” specific software.

      So, for EXAMPLE:

      1. You connect your windows computer to nord vpn
      2. You open your torrent downloader, “tozzie downloader”
      3. You start to download the latest Spice Girls album
      4. Half way through, your vpn connection fails

      With the VPNetMon software, the “tozzie downloader” software is closed, so you don’t inadvertantly download the album through your regular home connection

      Without it, your torrent software would use the next available connection and you’d have Mel B shouting at you.

      (The above is all theoretical, obvs)

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