How can I configure my trend micro antivirus to exclude Express VPN?

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I am trying to connect to my Express VPN service and having trouble. I have been chatting with one of their agents who suggested to reconfigure my antivirus protection (you) to exclude the Express VPN. i had no idea how to to do that and was hoping you could assist me. Thank you
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Hi. I believe the answer is to go into your "settings" (the little cog on your scan start page) and you will find "exceptions" there. Put the url of Express VPN in the box and I think that will do it for you. I hope someone else can confirm this.

You realize that we are mostly users of Trend Micro here and attempt to help one another with problems. Often, a few of the techs at TM will drop in to assist also.

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Hi Tim, thank you for helping again!

Hi @patstaceyjackson, welcome to Trend Micro Community! 

For your question, as @woodartisan55 mentioned, please try adding Express VPN to the exception list. We have a support document which explains how to add programs/folders/websites to the Exception List. Here's the link for your reference:
Configuring the Exception List of Trend Micro Security software

Please let us know if the above procedures work for you.

Also, thank you for being a subscriber of our premium support service! Premium Service Plan gives you 24x7 priority access to a Trend Micro support specialist. For the VPN issue you're having, you can optionally call the Premium Service hotline directly to speak to someone live, who is also equipped with advanced tools to quickly diagnose and resolve your issues. Please find the premium service phone number in the "Call Premium Support" section in this page

Thank you!

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