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February 20, 2020 - Desktop v1.8 Release - News / Announcements - PIA Support Portal

Feb 20 2020

February 20, 2020 - Desktop v1.8 Release

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We are happy to announce that our Desktop team has a new version of our application that includes some important updates to OpenVPN, QT and our Windows Tap Adapter. You can find this update's changelog here:

  • Split tunnel apps can be configured to use the VPN only or to bypass the VPN 
  • The default behavior can be set to "Bypass VPN" to use the VPN only for specific apps 
  • Fixed TCP localhost connections for split tunnel apps on Windows 
  • Fixed split tunnel for Mac apps that bind to specific ports 
  • Fixed focus behavior on Mac when closing windows with the keyboard 
  • Updated Qt to 5.12.6 
  • Updated OpenVPN to 2.4.8 
  • Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.1d 
  • Updated TAP adapter to 9.24.2 on Windows 

If you would like more information regarding split-tunneling and its functionality (including the inverse split-tunnel feature), please refer to the following guide: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/helpdesk/kb/articles/desktop-application-split-tunneling-feature