/etc/resolv.conf is not a symlink, this may break DNS

When I’m using Windscribe-cli to connect to a server I get
“/etc/resolv.conf is not a symlink, this may break DNS”
the Internet works fine for few minutes and then a Notification popsup about Limited Connectivity (I still works after)

``Connecting to Turkey Istanbul Ataturk (UDP:443)

Firewall Enabled
/etc/resolv.conf is not a symlink, this may break DNS
Connected to Turkey Istanbul Ataturk
Your IP changed from x to x ``

System info:

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

  Kernel: 5.10.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=60c1e63a-0416-40a5-9450-d64778e4765d rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=475208a7-56e7-4fcb-8264-6132f4981a7c 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Notebook 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 8216 v: 83.18 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.55 
  date: 07/01/2020 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: N/A condition: N/A volts: 7.5 min: 7.7 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A 
  status: Unknown 
  RAM: total: 7.66 GiB used: 3.05 GiB (39.9%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) 
  stepping: 9 microcode: DE cache: L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 21607 
  Speed: 3100 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3100 
  2: 3100 3: 3100 4: 3100 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat 
  arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts 
  epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase 
  fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt 
  invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe 
  mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm 
  pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed 
  rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec 
  xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, 
  SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: 
  conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: nvidia v: 460.56 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm 
  bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:134d class-ID: 0302 
  Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide Vision HD 
  integrated webcam 
  type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 05c8:038e 
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: modesetting display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
  s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 
  size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl 
  bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.23-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.23 running: yes 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] 
  driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:3 chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001 
  Report: This feature requires one of these tools: hciconfig/bt-adapter 
  Message: No LVM data was found. 
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 490.46 GiB (52.7%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: HGST (Hitachi) 
  model: HTS541010A9E680 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: A7G0 scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: hp model: DVDRW GUE1N rev: UE00 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 79.95 GiB size: 78.14 GiB (97.74%) 
  used: 24.32 GiB (31.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda11 maj-min: 8:11 
  label: N/A uuid: 60c1e63a-0416-40a5-9450-d64778e4765d 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) 
  used: 82.4 MiB (32.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  label: LOCAL DISK uuid: 6605-7490 
  ID-3: /mnt/028098C28098BE1B raw-size: 243.54 GiB 
  size: 243.54 GiB (100.00%) used: 117.92 GiB (48.4%) fs: ntfs 
  dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 label: N/A uuid: 028098C28098BE1B 
  ID-4: /mnt/Local Disk raw-size: 154.88 GiB size: 154.88 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 83.53 GiB (53.9%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
  label: Local Disk uuid: 2810C5C310C597E8 
  ID-5: /mnt/New Volume raw-size: 232.95 GiB size: 232.95 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 132.49 GiB (56.9%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  label: New Volume uuid: 74BEF488BEF443E0 
  ID-6: /mnt/Rakesh raw-size: 203.79 GiB size: 203.79 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 132.2 GiB (64.9%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
  label: Rakesh uuid: CE6E96456E9625ED 
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.46 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda10 maj-min: 8:10 label: N/A 
  uuid: 475208a7-56e7-4fcb-8264-6132f4981a7c 
  ID-1: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-2: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 576 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 04387227387217BE 
  ID-3: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8 size: 980 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: A83A1B163A1AE15C 
  ID-4: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9 size: 13.15 GiB fs: ntfs label: RECOVERY 
  uuid: 126850E76850CADD 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide 
  Vision HD integrated webcam 
  type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 500mA chip-ID: 05c8:038e class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-7:3 info: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth 
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 
  speed: 5 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 211 Uptime: 2h 52m wakeups: 2 Init: systemd v: 247 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1330 
  lib: 345 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running-in: konsole 
  inxi: 3.3.03 ```

that depends on your resolver

when you are using systemd-resolved then the resolv.conf is expected to be a symlink

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however, if you are using NetworkManager, like in a rather default installation,
is managed by it (NetworkManager) - and isn’t a symlink, and isn’t supposed to be

Perhaps there are instructions to install/configure windscribe with respect to different solutions to manage the network?
… don’t know