I seem to have more network adapters listed in Device Manager-Network Adapters than I had a few weeks ago. I have Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Atheros Wireless Network Adapter, Microsoft Virtual Wireless Miniport Adapter, Tap-Windows Adapter V9, and Tap-Windows Adapter V9#2. Some of these might have been downloaded with other software. I am experiencing problems with my VPN and believe that an adapter my be the cause of it. I'm also experiencing problems with my internet connection when I use my VPN.
Can I remove any of these, and if they are causing my VPN to cease functioning correctly, what should I do? One adapter may be linked to my current VPN, but as it is no longer working well (it's not unblocking certain sites), I may get rid of it, so the adapter can go with it.
My computer is an ASUS K53E-SX051V notebook. It has an i3-2310m processor (2nd Gen), 2x 2.10 Ghz (frequency?), and a 3MB cache. And it has a 4096 MB memory (I think this is working memory).