TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

This forum is for general conversation and user-user networking.
Post Reply
Taurean75
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:24 am

TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

Post by Taurean75 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:50 pm

I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 on Windows 10 x64, and it has issues with driver version .21. Fortunately, my VPN service (TorGuard) provides two driver versions for compatibility reasons -- .9 and .21.

So I was wondering if .9 is still safe to use.

Please advise.

User avatar
TinCanTech
OpenVPN Protagonist
Posts: 5021
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:17 pm

Re: TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:12 pm

TAP 9.0.0.9 is the NDIS5 version shipped with OpenVPN 2.3 which is for use with Windows XP.

TAP 9.0.0.21is the NDIS6 version shipped with OpenVPN 2.4 which is not for use with Windows XP.

Taurean75
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:24 am

Re: TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

Post by Taurean75 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 pm

So .9 on Windows 10 is not safe to use?

flint2003
OpenVPN User
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:48 am

Re: TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

Post by flint2003 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 am

I think - yes.
Check whether is ok without antivirus at first

Taurean75
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:24 am

Re: TAP Driver Version 9.0.0.9 Question

Post by Taurean75 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks!

I've switched to Windows Defender.

Post Reply