FuboTV detects my VPN – what can I do?

Are you trying to watch FuboTV, but you receive a warning telling you that FuboTV has detected your VPN? Are you unable to stream FuboTV because of this error? What can you do about it?

A few days ago, I received a comment on one of the articles here in the IP Address Guide. It was written by a Premier League fan who wanted to stream Premier League football on FuboTV in Canada. But, after he connected to a VPN server in Canada and visited the FuboTV website, he received a warning telling him that he was using a VPN and that he would be unable to stream any content on the platform. What went wrong?

I immediately tested the VPN providers I have tested and normally recommend for FuboTV (in Canada and the USA). To my great surprise, I saw the same warning. Has FuboTV blocked all my favorite VPN providers? What has gone wrong?

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At first, I thought the problem was with the VPN. But, then I switched the operating system (to Ubuntu), and suddenly it worked. That made me suspicious. Why do I see a VPN error in Windows, but not in Linux (using the same VPN)? I immediately suspected that it was the AntiVirus program installed on the computer (running in Windows). As a result, I returned to Windows and disabled my AntiVirus protection. I then closed my browser and launched it once again. This time the VPN warning was gone and I was able to stream FuboTV online once again. To be exact, the Fake Website Shield, a part of AVG Internet Security, is what caused the error. In other words, I didn’t have to disable the entire virus scanner, only the fake website shield. Afterward, the VPN providers I used with FuboTV worked perfectly again.

What can you do if you get a VPN error on FuboTV?

Do you see a VPN error on the FuboTV website as well? What can you do about it?

Disable your antivirus protection, malware protection, or your firewall.

If you believe that you use a VPN that works well with FuboTV, but you still see the VPN warning, try to disable your antivirus program, malware scanner, or firewall. You are just disabling them temporarily to see whether it will make a difference or not.

If this works, you have found out how to solve the problem. If this doesn’t work, then you most likely need to use a different VPN.

Use a VPN that I know works with FuboTV.

The next step is to use a VPN that I know works with FuboTV in both the United States and Canada. I have tested and used both Surfshark and ExpressVPN for these purposes, and I can guarantee you that they work.

Visit the website ofSurfshark

Surfshark is the cheapest of the two VPN providers. It is fantastic for FuboTV, Netflix, PeacockTV, and many other streaming services. They have a full-refund policy valid for 30 days, so there is no risk in trying.

Visit the website ofExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is fantastic and has servers in nearly 100 countries. You can use one subscription on five devices at the same time and they also protect you with a money-back guarantee available for 30 days.

Are you ready to go? I had to do some research to find out what caused this error and how to solve it. I hope the information has helped you. If you have further comments or questions, please use the comment field below and I will do my best to help, answer, and assist!

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