In version 1.5 of our desktop application, we have introduced the ability to exclude programs from the VPN.
Within the Network tab in the PIA application settings, click the check box for App Exclusions.
Once the box is checked, click the plus sign and allow for the application to search for programs on your computer. Once the list is available, choose the desired application, and then select exclude to add them to the app exclusion list. The search bar can be used if you wish to narrow down the available list to a specific program. Or you can perform a manual search of your computer if you do not see the application you are looking for by clicking the browse option next to the search bar.
Once an application is added to the exclusion list, the app you have added may need to be restarted in order for the changes to be applied. The applications added to the app exclusions list can always be removed by clicking on the ‘X’ for each entry on the list.