NordVPN Announces New Malware Threat Protection

NordVPN Threat Protection Announced

NordVPN is adding a new malware protection feature called “Threat Protection,” the company announced on Wednesday. Threat Protection is designed to provide VPN users with an extra layer of cyber security protection, securing the user’s device by stopping several threats.

Currently, Threat Protection is only available for macOS users, but the feature is being rolled out to Windows users gradually. The feature is automatically added to NordVPN, so users don’t need to download new software.

This addition to NordVPN allows Nord Security to step into the malware protection space. “With the introduction of Threat Protection, we will be able to offer more services and more comprehensive protection that doesn’t depend merely on your VPN connection,” NordVPN product strategist Vykintas Maknickas said.

How Does NordVPN’s Threat Protection Guard You from Malware?

NordVPN’s Threat Protection feature helps users avoid three primary types of cybersecurity threats: malware, tracking, and ads or popups.

NordVPN’s Threat Protection feature protects the user from cybersecurity threats in several ways. These include:

  • Protects the user from accessing malicious websites and notifies the user of the threat
  • Scans every file downloaded for malware and removes the threat immediately so that it does not do any damage to the device
  • Stops trackers from gathering information on the user, even when not connected to a VPN server
  • Does not allow malicious ads or popups from loading which means the user never even sees them

How Can You Get Threat Protection from NordVPN?

Users do not have to worry about purchasing another service from the company. Threat Protection is built into NordVPN. Users don’t even need to connect to a VPN server to start enjoying the additional protection. They do, however, need to enable the feature.

To enable NordVPN Threat Protection, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for or sign in to NordVPN.
  2. Download the OpenVPN version of the NordVPN app directly from NordVPN.
  3. Open the NordVPN app and sign in to your account.
  4. Click on the shield icon on the left side of the app.
  5. Click the toggle to turn on NordVPN’s Threat Protection.

Who is Nord Security?

Nord Security is a leader in the cybersecurity space with several top-ranking products, including NordVPN, NordPass, NordLocker, NordLayer, and NordWL. From its beginning as a passion project, until its present-day status as an industry leader, the company has always stood behind its promise to bring the Nordic ideals of confidence, trust, and innovation to its customers.

For more information on the Nord Security products, read our in-depth reviews below:

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