I am using the V 184.108.40.206 Viewer. I have had the problem twice now where after I click on one of my connections and enter the password, I get the world map full screen saying "Connecting to xxx. Please Wait." and iy stays stuck on this screen. If I do Ctl-Alt-Del, most of the time nothing happens. Maybe one time out of ten, the screen comes up where I can click Task Manager, but then Task Manager flashes and it goes back to the World Map. Alt-Tab doesnt work. Alt-F4 to exit doesnt worn and WindowsKey+X doesnt work.
Yesterday, if i waited a while, the World Map wold eventually close. Today, I waited ten minutes, it didnt go away and I had to do a hard-reset and lost a lot of work and corrupted my email program files.
I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do with your workaround. I only do Full Control sessions. I have no control over my computer to do anything else!