How to Use Split Tunneling on Windows via Old PureVPN Software

Now you can experience the joy of PureVPN’s split-tunneling function on your older Windows systems. Just stick to this guide and we will show you how you can get that done in as little as no time.

Things to Consider:

Before you start, please take the following into account:

  • A working internet connection.
  • A device with complete Windows support
  • An older or previous version PureVPN software.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

Please follow below listed steps to enable Split Tunneling on Windows via PureVPN Old app

Right click on PureVPN Icon and select Run as Administrator OR follow below listed steps to make it permanent.

1 Right click on PureVPN Icon and click on properties

2 Click on Compatibility tab, select “Run this program as an administrator”, click “Apply” and “OK“. Double click on PureVPN App to execute

3 Click on “Yes” to execute the application

4 On Dashboard tab insert / select following details:

  • Select desired protocol or use Automatic
  • Select your desired country / purpose from drop down menu
  • Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN.( Important Note: Your email address is not your VPN login username. )
  • To save login details check “Remember Me”

5 Click on Split Tunneling Tab:

  • Click to Enable
  • Check “Make Permanent

6 Press to Search Application Or click on “Add an Application” to manually add desired application

7 Once you get the applications list then “Connect VPN

8 Once VPN will connect then click on “Launch” to execute desired application

9 You are good to go. 

Close the application before launching from Split Tunnling, also check Task manager if any process is already running, kill the session. If you get your real IP then disable your Anti-virus/3rd party firewall temporarily as some of the Anti-virus/3rd party firewall blocks this feature. If it works fine then allow PureVPN app through your Anti-virus/3rd party firewall. Some 64-bit applications doesn’t work with Split Tunneling, please install 32-bit version if available.

Please use the comment box for your suggestions & feedback. For additional help, please submit support ticket with errors and screen shots (if possible) or contact our 24/7 live chat.

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  • PureVPN Team

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  • Khan

    Hello… I want to split the connection of my utorrent from PureVPN. because when i connect VPN, my torrent don’t work, almost die in terms of speed. what i want is that utorrent should bypass the vpn, not under the vpn… it should connect simply as before.
    NOTE: i am using dedicated IP (Singapore)
    Area: China

    • PureVPN Team

      Hi Khan,

      Thanks for reaching out. You can download our latest Windows app from this page, it contains “Split Tunneling” feature

      Once the app is downloaded, run it as admin and enable “Split tunneling” and add your desired applications there.

      Its very easy to use but still if you face any issue then feel free to join us on 24/7 live chat and we will guide you step by step!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Split tunneling works on principle that whenever any application launch from PurVPN app then it is intended to go through VPN tunnel, if you launch any other application from out side PureVPN app then it means you do not want its traffic to go through VPN.

    I hope you are clear, feel free to contact us if you still have any question/confusion!

  • PureVPN Team


    I apologies for the inconvenience. We have noted your complaint, and We request you to kindly wait for a while our developers will try to fix it as soon as possible.

    Thanks for being patient!

    • Eaglegreen

      One more question. Do I need to launch the app from the split tunneling section? If i launch the app from purevpn split tunneling window, it doesnt seem to function 100% correctly. Would i be fine just opening the app while purevpn was running?

      • PureVPN Team

        Thanks for your query. You can use both methods, they should work fine.

        Let us know if you have further question!

  • Danny Leung

    I really love how PureVPN has Split Tunneling function for specific apps, but this function doesn’t work with all apps. Please make it so it works with all apps. I been trying to look for other VPN providers that has Split Tunneling that could work with every app, but I could not any

    • PureVPN Team

      Hi Danny,

      I am Glad you like our Split Tunneling Feature, I would like to update you that we have already launched this feature on our Android app along with our latest Windows app. And soon we will also launch it on other apps as well.

      Let us know if you have further questions/suggestions!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Danny,

    I apologies for the inconvenience you faced, there could be multiple reason for crashes first action should be to disable Firewall that might work.

    Let me know if it helps!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I would like to inform you that Split tunneling is currently in Beta version so some applications work and some does not, we will try to make it stable as soon as possible then hopefully are valuable users like you will not have to face any inconvenience.

    Thanks for understanding!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Dan,

    I apologies for the inconvenience. Kindly try “Opera” browser and let me know it works out!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Marina,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to add Opera browser in Split Tunneling and then check.

    Let me know if it works out!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi David,

    I apologies for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to exit PureVPN software from system tray. (Right click on PureVPN icon and click on exit.)
    Then go to desktop, right click on PureVPN icon and click on run as administrator

    Try this and let me know if it is working now!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi ben,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. We are planning to launch SmartDNS first then we will release split tunneling, I cannot give you the exact date but you can expect split tunneling feature by the end of February or Mid-of-March.

    Let me know if you have any further questions!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Hansa,

    Good day. Its a good suggestion and I have forwarded it to concerned dept and they will look into it. If you have any other suggestions, do write to us, we would be more than happy to work on your suggestions. I will be waiting for your further comments.