As long as your happy ! Yes if you turn off or disable the software then the protection stops from you original post. So if you want the the protection to continue then don’t close it. That’s why I assumed it must be crashing. Silly me. Nord VPN is based in Costa Rica so they don’t answer or follow US and EU jurisdictions or laws. TorGuard is based in the the USA. I prefer a service outside the Eyes Alliance.
Cool username you got and nice to meet you ! Good Luck . . .