ExpressVPN Engine Unavailable – Easy Troubleshooting Guide 2024

If you’re having trouble launching the ExpressVPN app and seeing errors like “Engine Unavailable”, “Unable to Start Service” or “Service Unreachable”, then this knowledge base is perfect for you. Today, I’m going to show you a simple troubleshooting process to start the ExpressVPN app as normal.

Download the latest version of ExpressVPN

To first and most obvious option you can try is to get the latest version of ExpressVPN. You can simply download a fresh app for your device and you should be good to go. Here’s how to download the latest version of ExpressVPN:

  1. Quit the ExpressVPN app if it’s already running in the background.
  2. Uninstall ExpressVPN from your device like you would any other app.
  3. Download, install and set up your new ExpressVPN app.

Here are some setup instructions for different operating systems:

Try other troubleshooting steps

If the above-mentioned process didn’t work for you, you can check out a few more troubleshooting guides for some other devices below:

Still not convinced with the process? Check out our review of popular VPN services.

Other ExpressVPN Guides

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About Sebastian Riley

Sebastian Riley is a cyberlibertarian activist and an internet freedom fighter who strongly believes in an unsegregated and uncensored internet. With a cybersecurity degree, Sebastian is a professional bug hunter and a freelance opensource penetration tester.