It sounds like this has resolved, but a reminder to be sure to use the most current widget release
! This is always available at widget.cryptostorm.is
and, so long as you approve the "check for updates" option in your own widget install, it will automatically check for new versions every time you launch and let you know if one should be installed.
There was a bug a version of the widget earlier this month that related to one version of the Tap driver running on some versions of Windows 8.x. So in addition to performance improvements, being sure the most current widget is running on your machine is also best security practice
If this issue you report above is still occurring, let us know and we will get directly in contact with you to resolve.