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Review: NordVPN


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Here is our review of NordVPN.

This is how it is described:

“Imagine VPN as a secure, encrypted tunnel for online traffic to flow. Nobody can see through the tunnel and get their hands on your internet data. NordVPN gives you peace of mind each time you use public Wi-Fi, access personal and work accounts on the road, or want to keep your browsing history to yourself.”

Servers, data, and privacy

NordVPN is one of the few VPN providers that have such a huge and diverse collection of servers around the globe (5500+ servers in 60 countries, and the number tends to grow every week!). The service operates from Panama, which ensures a privacy-friendly jurisdiction with no data retention law. Because of the latter, NordVPN features a strict no-logs policy. PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, Switzerland has performed an industry-first audit on the company’s no-logging claims and confirmed them. That’s how serious NordVPN is about its business.

NordVPN doesn’t track, gather, or share any private data of its users and their activity online. The service requires just as little as your email address and billing information for payments and refunds. The rest is yours and yours only — that’s why it’s called personal information.

In addition, the encryption used by NordVPN isn’t just any encryption. With NordVPN, users’ online data and traffic get protected by 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard. The same AES is used worldwide by governments for securing classified information and is said to be virtually uncrackable. Impressive, right?

Quick & easy

Downloading the application, launching it on the computer and signing in for the first time takes only a minute or two. Once the app is active, you can choose from a great variety of servers tagged on the map. You get connected to a selected server in a blink of an eye. It’s that easy.

Having some unforeseen issues? NordVPN customer service provides assistance 24/7. You can have a live chat with an always-ready-to-help agent, email them, or try to find the answer in the help center. They are so nice that the company won the Best Customer Service award in 2018.

Security for every device out there

You can download and set up NordVPN on a wide range of platforms from Windows and macOS to Android and BlackBerry, including some less known ones. Not many VPN providers allow their users to simultaneously connect up to six devices with a single account. NordVPN does! You can now secure your computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other devices with one account.

A little tip: once you connect your router to NordVPN, it protects all the smart devices on your network. It uses only a single space out of the six available but provides security to all the gadgets connected. With one account and multiple connections, NordVPN grants maximum protection to all your office or household devices.

Extra features

NordVPN has some nice and handy additional features for extra security to your data and connection.

Automatic Kill Switch by NordVPN is a mechanism that terminates your device or your specified apps from accessing the web when the VPN connection drops (this may happen because of poor internet connection or software interference). This way, NordVPN secures your sensitive private data from accidental exposure.

NordVPN offers its users Double VPN solution for high-level online privacy and security. Double traffic encryption, maximum security level, IP protection, and complete confidentiality are what you get with this thoughtful feature.

In addition to NordVPN’s unbreakable encryption and secure access to the internet, you get CyberSec attribute which when enabled automatically blocks suspicious websites and protects you from annoying advertisements, malware and other kinds of cyber threats that could compromise your privacy online.


NordVPN is committed to giving you both privacy and speed, and that’s not just an empty promise. Their high-speed security experience was approved by Speedtest. However, sometimes connection might be not as smooth as needed for servers get overcrowded. Simply pick another server or location closer to you and enjoy uninterrupted browsing and continuous streaming.

NordVPN protects your IP address and makes sure that no one else can see which websites you visit or what files you download.

One NordVPN account enables you to protect up to six devices, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and even Android TV! For this review, we are using the Mac version of the app.

You can choose from over 5100 NordVPN servers in 59 countries very easily.

You can choose to automatically launch and run NordVPN when your computer starts, or you can just launch it whenever you need it. Whether you choose to launch automatically will depend on where you use your devices.

You can also choose to connect to trusted networks automatically and which country you want to connect to – all very easily.

There are even options you can choose showing we the application appears.

In terms of using the app and connecting to a server it really is as simple as clicking on or selecting a country and that’s it – you are connected and most importantly, you are protected. And having the ability to have it connect automatically so you don’t forget is really useful too.

You can sign up for a month, a year, 2 years or 3 years, the choice is yours. The prices start from £2.82 a month for a 3 year plan. The most expensive option is 1 month option at £9.68 per month. NordVPN often have great deals going on so make sure you check out their website. Whichever plan you choose, NordVPN offers a 30-day full refund guarantee.

NordVPN is a fantastic offering and if you are serious about protecting yourself whenever you go online then NordVPN is a must! There’s nothing else that really needs to be said, 12 million users cant be wrong.

You can learn more about NordVPN and purchase the service from their website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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