What is a VPN proxy extension and how does it work?
A VPN proxy extension (or VPN browser extension) is a lightweight version of a VPN app. VPN extensions keep online spies at bay by encrypting your browser’s traffic and changing your IP address. The NordVPN extension also improves your browsing experience with useful features, like blocking ads and dangerous links with Threat Protection Lite.
Your browsing is safer with NordVPN extensions
Not all websites are configured to provide a secure connection (HTTPS), which encrypts traffic. When you connect to a site that isn’t secure, you become an easy target for online spying.
NordVPN extensions for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox protect your browser traffic from prying eyes — even if the website is not secured, you are.
Secure your connection with a VPN proxy extension
Privacy and security are just a few clicks away.
Upgrade your browser with a VPN proxy extension
You can connect to a NordVPN server with one click. Or go the extra mile — select the country you want to connect to with two clicks.
Why do you need a VPN proxy extension?
If you’re looking for lightweight, super-fast, and customizable security for your browser, the NordVPN proxy extension is the way to go. It’s a great choice for when you need some extra protection without the powerful security features the NordVPN native app offers.
Don’t worry — the NordVPN proxy extension won’t interfere with your existing online habits. The extension only protects your browsing activities, letting other apps and services use your real IP to access local content. You won’t even have to switch off the extension to visit your favorite websites thanks to split tunneling!
What is the difference between proxy extension and a VPN?
The proxy extension for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox is a lightweight version of the NordVPN app. With a NordVPN subscription, you’ll get access to all the extensions and apps (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux), and secure up to six devices at the same time.
VPN proxy extensions
For Chrome, Edge, Firefox browsers on your computer.
Secures HTTP traffic on your browser, giving you more flexibility.
Extremely light and fast – supports an almost instant connection to VPN servers.
You cannot choose a particular server within a selected country. However, the algorithm behind it does utilize the full NordVPN network of 5900+ servers.
For Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux.
Encrypts all your internet traffic. Maximum security on a system level.
Sturdy and versatile — offers plenty of custom security features and specialty servers.
Choose a particular server from the 5900+ available. Or use Quick connect, and the algorithm will find a server that best suits you at that moment.
Frequently asked questions
Should I use a free proxy extension?
Are VPN extensions safe?
What is the difference between a VPN and a proxy extension?
Do I need a proxy extension?
How do I set up the NordVPN browser extension?
If you need any more help, we have a detailed guide on how to set up the NordVPN proxy extension available in our Support Center.