For example if I am using a free VPN(I know vpn and proxy not the same) and it looses the connection, for this short period of time my real IP is exposed, before connecting back to VPN again.
Does this occur if I am using proxy server setup in Windows 10 settings?
Settings -> Network & Internet -> Proxy
Internetoptions -> “Connections” -> “LAN-Settings”->“Extended Options”
If yes, can I somehow prevent it from doing so.