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How Do I Remove Viscosity Drivers & TAP Adapters for Good?

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    win 8.1

    How Do I Remove Viscosity Drivers & TAP Adapters for Good?


    Ho do I permanently get rid of Viscosity Virtual Drivers and TAP Adapters? They prevent solid and fast internet connection. Each time I uninstall them from Device Manager they end up coming back.

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    For the TAP drivers, are you running CyberGhost?
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    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    For the TAP drivers, are you running CyberGhost?
    No I'm not.
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    windows 8.1


    To remove Viscosity use these steps from the developer of Viscosity
    Remove all unknown devices from Device Manager. If they have the option to "Delete driver software for this device" when you right click and select Uninstall, check this before clicking OK.
    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers, locate visctap0901.sys and delete it.
    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and delete any folder that starts with "oemwin2k.inf". There might be one or several.
    Uninstall Viscosity.
    Restart your computer.
    source: SparkLabs Forum
    Don't know if there is any connection with the TAPadpater.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by sileebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    For the TAP drivers, are you running CyberGhost?
    No I'm not.
    Or any other type of Open VPN? TAP driverīs are usually for VPN connections.

    https://community.openvpn.net/openvp...dowsTAPDrivers

    TAP VPN adapter...how do I remove it? - Ars Technica OpenForum

    windows - Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears - Super User
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